Repairs and maintenance vs. capital improvements

As a property investor, knowing your entitlements at tax time can make a huge difference to the amount of profit you make on your investment property. If you are renting your property to tenants, you are entitled to a few … Continued

Minimising property investment tax

When you purchase an investment property, you need to think about the potential for returns. Is your property likely to increase in value? Are your rental rates competitive? And are you doing everything you can to minimise your property investment … Continued

Changes to WA’s Strata Titles Act

In 2016, the Minister for Lands announced that the West Australian government would go ahead with reforms to WA’s Strata Titles Act 1985. Whilst the reforms are still being drafted, the proposed changes aim to address the state’s growing population … Continued

Tax implications of granny flats

With an ageing population and a rise in property prices, granny flats are becoming increasingly popular amongst Australian home-owners. Traditionally used to house relatives, but increasingly seen as an additional source of rental income, granny flats seem a smart step … Continued

Different types of residential real estate investment

Real estate is one of the most popular investment assets around, but have you ever thought about the different types of real estate investment and how these could impact your bottom line? Different investments will perform and behave in different … Continued

Common property investment traps for first-time buyers

As with any new investment venture, property investment isn’t always a plain sailing process.  For first-time buyers who are new to the Perth property market, it’s often easy to overlook common traps that could prove detrimental to the future of … Continued

Five tips to get a better home loan on your investment property

The decisions you make when selecting a home loan and choosing how to manage your Perth property can have a huge impact on your success as a property investor. Just as you shouldn’t invest in the first property you see, … Continued

How to maximise returns on your rental investment

The end of the financial year is fast approaching, which means one thing for Perth’s property investors – it’s time to start thinking about how you can maximise returns on your rental investment. The amount of money you make on … Continued

Support the Salvos this Christmas

With Christmas approaching, our minds naturally go to those less fortunate. This year we are proud to be one of REIWA’s REInvest Christmas appeal designated collection points. You can drop donations for the Salvation Army at our office from now … Continued

10 ways to keep your cool this summer

While we can’t do anything about the oncoming onslaught of hot weather, we can do a few things to save money on power bills and keep our cool. Keep the hot air out during the day by shutting all doors, … Continued