Frequently Asked Questions


Property Investors


How do I pick the best area for an investment property? Why choose property over shares? Are units better than houses for an investment property? How do I maximise the tax benefits from investing in property? What is negative gearing and is it here to stay?     How do I pick the best area for an investment property?    Return to top of Page In recent years, the Housing Industry of Australia (HIA) has claimed Australia is going to have a shortfall of 500,000 houses by 2020.  More than 30% of the population rent their place of residence, and this percentage has continued to increase over the past 10 years.  These statistics indicate that as new properties come onto the market there will always be a pool of tenants looking for quality rental accommodation. Supply and demand in rental properties is cyclical and vacancies can and do occur from time to time.  The key to picking the best area for an investment property is to ensure you genera...


National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)


NRAS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S) Download 'What is NRAS?'    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bCOSpV9h5IM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> 1. How does the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) increase my investment returns?      Capital Growth Many NRAS properties that we sell and manage are located in subdivisions where there is little or no differentiation between the types of ownership.  Properties are either brand new or recently built and have been constructed to meet all State and Commonwealth building standards.  Being new or near new also means they are covered by statutory building warranties.  Given the properties are part of new housing estates or new strata titled developments, there is no reason for differences in capital gains for properties purchased under the NRAS scheme.  In fact, many of these new subdivisions are attractive and have the...

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