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How to Get the Banks to Lend You the Most Money

By | 2017-09-18T02:26:17+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Blog|

Author - Jonathan Millar, WBP Property Group In this article, we'll talk about how to best increase your lending capacity and get every cent possible from the banks. How much you can borrow will depend on your deposit, your spending habits, your equity in current property and your credit history, but there are actions you

Top 5 Fastest Selling Suburbs in Brisbane

By | 2017-09-18T02:26:26+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Blog|

Seven News named Nudgee and Wishart among Brisbane's top five fastest selling suburbs, as the latest interest rate cut continues to fuel the local property market. Popularity of these suburbs was attributed to proximity to the CBD, established infrastructure and ongoing demand for properties in the medium price bracket.  This only continues to verify AR Development's

Depreciation Schedule FAQs

By | 2017-09-18T02:26:32+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Blog|

Edward de Wet, GRC Quantity Surveyors   Q: DO I NEED A TAX DEPRECIATION SCHEDULE FROM A QUANTITY SURVEYOR? Yes. The ATO requires that your Depreciation Schedule is prepared by a qualified and registered Quantity Surveyor, and registered Tax Agent. Q: WHAT IS A TAX DEPRECIATION SCHEDULE? A Tax Depreciation Schedule can help you pay

Property Investors – Save Money on Your Tax

By | 2017-09-18T02:26:37+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Blog|

WHAT IS TAX DEPRECIATION? To explain simply, depreciation is a tax deduction available to property investors. Your investment property earns income (through rent from tenants for example), which means there are various tax deductions available to you. These deductions are usually things you have spent money on such as council rates. You can claim depreciation

Savvy Investors Now Prefer Middle Brisbane Properties

By | 2017-09-18T02:26:43+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Blog|

Source: IBuyNew, 1st August, Fiona Bennett Inner Brisbane is no longer the most popular place for investors to buy property according to Place Advisory’s 2016 Investor Sentiment Survey, which states that 43% of investors now prefer to invest in properties within Middle Brisbane (5km – 10km from the CBD). Over the last few years, the

RBA rate cut: Cheapest home loans in 40 years?

By | 2017-09-18T02:25:35+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Blog|

Vanessa Paech, 3 Feb 2015 Source: Realestate.com.au In its meeting today the Reserve Bank of Australia have moved to cut interest rates to 2.25% p.a., paving the way for the cheapest home loans in 40 years.  The decision was one most experts were predicting, though the majority had pegged it to occur later in the year.Economists

We are ready for a big 2015

By | 2017-09-18T02:25:05+00:00 January 18th, 2015|Blog|

Summer holidays are now just a distant memory and it's time to get moving on the new year, with 2015 shaping up to be a big year for AR Developments. Our two current projects should be settled by mid year, with building set for completion on Tingalpa Green in May, and Lindum Reserve following in

2014 Housing Market Review

By | 2017-09-18T02:25:12+00:00 January 18th, 2015|Blog|

Cameron Kusher, December 12 2014 Source: RP Data Combined capital city dwelling values fell by -0.3 per cent in November 2014 according to the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index.  Over the month, values increased in four cities and fell across the remaining four.  Values were higher over the month in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and

Outlook for South-East Qld in 2015

By | 2017-09-18T02:25:20+00:00 January 18th, 2015|Blog|

Louis Christopher, 3 Feb 2015 Source: SQM Research We have been receiving increasing enquiries about the South East Queensland property market. And given what happened with the state election over the weekend plus new developments on the interest-rate front, I thought I would provide the following frank update. Gold Coast The market is recovering, however, the

What’s in store for 2015

By | 2017-09-18T02:25:27+00:00 January 18th, 2015|Blog|

Source: Terry Ryder 11/12/2014  Here’s what I see coming up next year. I expect Brisbane to continue its rise.  2014 was a year of recovery for Brisbane markets and that process should continue in 2015. The places with the strongest momentum are Brisbane Northside, the Moreton Bay Region and Logan City in the south.  We