Investment Properties

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 19th February 2020 Shane Oliver’s latest article addresses the concern that central banks are distorting market forces, leading to overvaluation of prices for assets like shares and property. Key Points: Shares are vulnerable to a short-term correction. But with inflation low, and as long as... Read more

Prices on the Move – What is Your Property Worth Now?

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

Talk of Australia’s housing market recovery is back, with our biggest markets – Sydney and Melbourne  – increasing property prices once again this month. For a concise overview of the Sydney Property Market’s latest performance, click here to watch a short video from CoreLogic. If you’re considering your options, now is a great time to get an estimate of your... Read more

Low Fixed Rate Mortgages – Not Always What They Seem

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

The record low interest rates we currently have in Australia has put borrowers squarely in the box seat when it comes to choosing a home loan. There are some highly competitive loans available as lenders eagerly battle for new business. However, it is important buyers are aware of the hidden dangers that may come with some of the cheaper home... Read more

How Your Credit Cards Affect Your Borrowing Power

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

In the last edition of our newsletter, we looked at how living expenses can affect a client’s borrowing power. This time around we’re looking at credit cards and, more importantly, the impact they have on your capacity to borrow. Why Credit Cards Affect Borrowing Power Owning a credit card can have a real effect on a person’s borrowing power. And... Read more

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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

Changes to Residential Investment Property Deductions

Written by Matthew Stewart, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

As we reach the end of another financial year, there are a number of legislative changes worth recalling which took effect from 1 July 2017. Here we highlight the changes to residential investment property deductions, which will be relevant for many of our clients. Changes to Residential Rental Property Travel Expenses Under legislation that took effect 1 July 2017, travel... 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

If you are a foreign person who owns residential land in NSW, you must pay a land tax surcharge in addition to any land tax you already pay. The surcharge will be 0.75% for the 2017 land tax year and 2% from the 2018 land tax year onwards. You may be required to pay the surcharge even if you do... 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