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Depreciation Changes 2017 – Early Observations

At May 26, 2017
In his recent federal budget speech, the Treasurer, Scott Morrison ‘Scomo’ announced changes to the rules around claiming depreciation on residential properties. Tax depreciation specialists Capital Claims have published a blog on the slated changes. As noted in the blog, there are further...
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DHA rent reviews – quick guide

At Jan 31, 2017
Defence Housing Australia (DHA) reviews the rent of all investment properties they manage for investors. Depending on the version of lease, the method and detail of the rent review can vary. We’ve put together a quick guide of what generally happens. Who? The review is performed by a property...
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Canberra property market update: rent & price performance

At Sep 30, 2016
The Canberra residential property market benefits from a set of the most solid fundamentals of any capital city market across Australia. Low unemployment, high average wages, strong population growth and good housing affordability. To top it off, Canberra is also one best cities in the world to...
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What happens at the end of a DHA lease?

At Aug 24, 2016
What happens at the end of a Defence Housing Australia (DHA) lease? This is a question potential investors may want to clarify before making the choice to invest. Existing investors with a DHA leased property may have a lease expiry coming up and wondering what to expect. Typically, DHA leases...
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Capital Defence Homes in the Canberra Weekly

At Jul 26, 2016
We recently had the exciting opportunity to be invited by the Canberra Weekly to share some basics of how a DHA investment works with their 90,000+ readers! If you manage to get hold of a copy you'll find the editorial on page 57 of the 21 July edition. If you can't get a copy but are keen to...
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Expert insight: increasing investment returns with depreciation

At Jul 14, 2016
Sean Loftie-Eaton, ACT Director at Capital Claims, has prepared some fantastic insights into the importance of using depreciation to increase returns from investment properties. Sean stresses the importance of getting the depreciation schedule drawn up by a professional in the field. “So many...
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DHA repair and maintenance; saying goodbye to the ‘hassle factor’

At Jun 16, 2016
Australians still choose a residential property as their number one investment option to build wealth. Yet, there are others who miss out on this opportunity because of what I term ‘the hassle factor’. The thought of organising routine maintenance such as replacing washers in taps or...
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The federal budget & Canberra’s property market

At May 19, 2016
The recent Federal Budget was closely watched by many across the country.  Business owners, pensioners, families with kids in daycare and self funded retirees amongst other groups tuned in to see how the latest budget would effect them. Anyone with an interest in property (just about everyone)...
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How-to guide: selling your DHA-leased property

At Apr 18, 2016
There are many reasons why investors may decide to sell their DHA-leased property mid-lease, such as a change in circumstances or opting for a different investment strategy. Regardless of the reason, they would naturally want to get the best selling price possible and maximise the return on their...
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Sydney investors should be setting their sights on Canberra

At Mar 15, 2016
In the property investment space, Canberra is often referred to as the ‘quiet achiever’ of Australia’s capital cities. It does not seem to experience the same ‘market hyperventilation’ that cities like Sydney or Melbourne do. Instead Canberra offers investors solid fundamentals, a sound...
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