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May 10, 2019

THE ELECTION & THE PROPERTY MARKET

The 2019 Federal Election is to be held on Saturday 18 May. We wanted to help you come to a better-informed decision by providing the latest, and best, details available on all the promises.

There are many promises which seem too good to be true, but one thing is for sure: there are many promises that come into play that will affect the property market. Both residential and commercial markets will feel the changes, especially if there is a Labor win.

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May 09, 2019

THE ALP

Labor have presented a range of ambitious promises for this month’s Federal election. The main promise that has sent fear through the property market is their proposed changes to Capital Gains Tax. The polls currently predict a Labor win; however, if this happens, Labor plan to scrap negative gearing for existing properties. They also plan to halve the CGT discount from 50% to 25%. If this happens, it will affect more than 1.25 million Australians who currently negatively gear investment...

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May 08, 2019

LIBERAL NATIONAL PARTY COALITION OVERVIEW

This election the coalition has promised a $158 billion 10-year income tax cut bundle which includes doubling the low and middle-income tax offset to benefit 10 million taxpayers.

This will include raising the 19% tax rate threshold from $41,000 to $45,000  and the flattening of tax brackets so everyone earning between $40,000 and $200,000 will pay a marginal rate of 30%.

They aim to continue to give franking credits rebate cash payments to self-funded retirees. This election, like many before it, the...

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May 07, 2019

WHAT THE NATIONALS, ONE NATION AND KATTER’S AUSTRALIAN PARTY WANT

Although we would most likely never see these parties leading the country in full, their input with preference leanings will make a difference in parliament as to what does and does not become legislation. Here is a quick look at what each of the minor parties want for Australia.

NATIONALS

This election, the Nationals leader is Michael McCormack. The National Party are attempting to hold onto 16 Lower House seats, several of which are held with very slim margins. The country-based party has...

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May 06, 2019

THE GREENS PARTY

This election Greens Party have announced many ambitious plans that pledge a high-taxing platform to pay for higher social spending. It includes protection of low-income earners shielded with middle and high-income employees bearing more of the load through bracket creep. Greens will accept the current proposed low-income tax offset if elected but repeal the $144 billion in income tax cuts from the 2018 budget. They will also oppose fluctuations in the 2019 budget to flatten tax rates. They also aim...

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April 10, 2019

Easy Commercial Property Energy Upgrades

For commercial property owners, energy is a cost that is always going to be prominent. It's going to be prominent in the eyes of owners, and tenants. The way prices are continually increasing in Australia, it's very unlikely it will be gone from our thoughts any time in the future. Energy bills can be costly to tenants, which can affect how future leases play out.

So, What Can You Do About It As A Commercial Property Owner?

The simplest solution is, of...

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April 09, 2019

Buying Strata Property - What You Need To Know

With increasing demand for available property in our capital cities, strata title properties are becoming a far more profitable and desirable option for investors in Queensland. Whether you are looking to purchase or are already searching for your own strata title property, there are some essential components of strata investment that you should research before settling a purchase agreement.

Here are some tips for purchasing strata title property:

Each strata titled asset is represented by an owner’s corporation, which has the responsibility...

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April 08, 2019

Industrial Investment: Things to consider

In Brisbane’s current market, there is no doubt that industrial property has a lot of potential to reach substantial yields.  Compared to retail or commercial investments, industrial property also has the capacity for capital growth. Average income for industrial investment properties comes in at least 2% higher than the average retail or office space, making it a much better investment. Capital growth can be as high as 2.5% on top of that, which is undoubtedly a better option for anyone...

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April 06, 2019

Tips For Relocating Your Office

The second half of the year is statistically the busiest time for businesses to move offices. When an office moves, the time that goes into it can take as much as two years of preparation.

However, now it can be much more difficult to find available property in advance that can suit your needs, and planning times may actually be closer to three years. A recent survey of southern state major cities found just that, and it’s no different in Queensland.

Because...

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April 05, 2019

Tips To Finding A Great Space For A Restaurant In Brisbane

 If your dream is about to become a reality of opening your very own restaurant, there are many things you must consider when choosing the right location. Things like council fees for alfresco dining options are important, as well as the amount of foot traffic in the area, future developments in the area and vicinity to other dining options.

Each of these considerations requires planning and research, and to get the dynamics right before you even choose the location is more...

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