Families

Alert for Foreign Residents – Changes to the Main Residence CGT Exemption

Written by Matthew Stewart - Director, Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

For Australian residents, your home is generally exempt from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) subject to meeting the ATO’s requirements. Australians living abroad have also been able to claim the CGT exemption on the family home. This exemption has been available to foreign residents, so long as the home was rented out for no more than six years at a time.... Read more

Preparing for a Loan: How Your Living Expenses Affect Your Borrowing Power

Written by Tricia Williams, Manager - Edney Ryan Mortgage and Finance

If you’re looking for a home loan, one of the first things your lender will ask about is your living expenses. That’s because, under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act, lenders must allow for living costs when deciding how much an applicant can afford to borrow. While some lenders will simply require a rough estimate of your weekly or monthly... Read more

Superannuation – It’s Never Too Late to Take Control

Written by Kate O'Brien, Director - Edney Ryan Wealth Management

Despite almost 30 years of compulsory super contributions in Australia, reports show women are retiring with 40 percent less superannuation than men. Currently, the average superannuation balance for a man (aged 60 to 64) is $270,710. For a woman of the same age it’s $157,050 – a difference of $113,660. There are several reasons for this. Women Take More Time... Read more

Ensure Your Say in Your Estate with a Valid Will

Written by Andrew O'Donnell, Director - Edney Ryan Legal

What do Amy Winehouse, Abraham Lincoln, Barry White, and Bob Marley have in common? They all died intestate; meaning they died without leaving a valid Will.   A Will is a legal document that sets out how you want your assets to be distributed when you die. It allows you to make your own choices about your estate and gives... Read more

Family Provisions: Who Can Make a Claim on an Estate?

Written by Andrew O'Donnell, Director - Edney Ryan Legal

By Andrew O’Donnell, Director – Edney Ryan Legal In the era of longer life expectancy, marriage, divorce, de-facto relationships and blended families, it is important to be aware of the law around family provisions from estates, both for Willmakers and potential applicants. A Family Provision claim is a legal application by an eligible person for a share (or larger share) of... Read more

Parents Helping Children Into the Property Market

Written by Tricia Williams, Manager - Edney Ryan Mortgage and Finance

As house prices rise across Australia, more and more clients seek advice on ways they can help their children enter the property market. In fact, reports suggest up to 80 percent of parents are prepared to provide some sort of financial support. But What is the Best Way to Help? There are several ways parents can give their children a... Read more

Sydney & Melbourne Property Prices: Are We Headed for a Crash?

Written by Kate O'Brien, Director - Edney Ryan Wealth Management

By Kate O’Brien, Director – Edney Ryan Wealth Management Australian dwelling values slipped 0.1 per cent lower in May, according to the latest CoreLogic housing market update. The fall marked the eighth consecutive month-on-month fall and took the annual change (-0.4%) into decline for the first time since October 2012. CoreLogic Head of Research, Tim Lawless, said the biggest declines... Read more

Before You Buy a Property: Checklist

Written by Tricia Williams, Manager - Edney Ryan Mortgage & Finance

                  Buying property, for many of us, is the biggest financial decision we will make  – one influenced by both emotional and rational factors. Here is a simple checklist of recommended steps to take before making an offer or bidding at auction. Obtain finance pre-approval (read more below) Research the area (we... Read more

Edney Ryan Group is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the Balmoral Swim for Cancer, a family-friendly open water, charity event raising funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute. It is a unique event as it is one of the few swims held within the safety and beauty of Sydney Harbour. A great event for all comers. The swim is... Read more

Kate O’Brien Wins Hillross Adviser of the Year 2017

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

I am delighted to announce that Kate O’Brien has been named Hillross Adviser of the Year for 2017. This national award recognises the adviser who has demonstrated the highest  level of professionalism and excellence through client service, advice delivery and implementation. Importantly, client advocacy, undertaken by the Beddoes Institute’s Client Experience Survey was an important part of the judging process, and we thank our... Read more