Tax Time: Possible Deductions available to Property Investors

Tax time may be a few months off, but it pays to be organised – and by getting your ducks in a row now, you can save yourself a giant headache come tax time. Also, if you know exactly what you can claim, you can actually start enjoying the savings in your pay packet each week, rather than waiting til End of Financial Year. For instance, if you know that your property-related tax deductions amount to $6,000, that equates to a tax refund of $1,890, if you pay tax on a standard 31.5% tax brac...
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iPhone Apps: The Top 10 Finance Apps

Since the release of the iPhone, there has been a frenzy of software developers coming up with new applications to make our lives more fun, more productive and more informed. Now with over 200,000 apps already on the market (and growing), there really is an app for everything. But sorting the useful from the useless can be time consuming. Your Investment Property Magazine has done the heavy lifting for you to find the best money apps on the market to help you with all your financial needs: 1....
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9 Steps to reach a Successful Settlement

The settlement process can be daunting for both sellers and buyers. Whether you are buying or selling, it is always good to keep everyone involved informed. Keep written confirmations of any verbal decisions and agreements. If there are any issues regarding the settlement, these will provide assurances. As for the contract itself ensure that any actions required clearly outline an understood standard. Avoid situations like the one recently where a bare brick wall was required to be render...
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Moving mortgages, bank staff perks and mortgages at Christmas

After last week's news about banning horrendous exit fees on mortgages taken out from July 1 next year, I've been wondering about whether I need to look into my current mortgage arrangements - even though I won't be eligible for the no-exit-fee deal, the talk is that even for existing mortgages it could well be worth changing. The Herald Sun had a useful article this week on moving your mortgage and its step by step approach is pretty logical - do the research (online), then get information from...
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