Borrowing to Renovate

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.   You’ve been dreaming of that new kitchen and dining room for as long as you can remember, and now the time has come to put your plans in motion. But do you really have the budget to afford the works? Here are a few things to think about before making the leap from Pinterest … Read More

Renovating the Smart Way

AVOID THESE FOUR MISTAKES Never renovated a property before? Here are four mistakes to avoid when it’s home improvement time.   Mistake 1: Not doing enough research Don’t start work without knowing the details. You need to research building materials and tradespeople, and understand the legal and regulatory aspects of a renovation. Find out how much materials and tradies cost. … Read More

Depreciation Explained

Property Investors: Save Money on Your Tax Property investing can be complex and confusing. It’s important for property investors to be aware of all aspects of investing, particularly tax depreciation. To explain simply, depreciation is a tax deduction available to property investors. As a property investor, your investment property earns income through rent from tenants, for example, which means there … Read More