June 2011

Tax Deductions For Investment Properties

By realestateSydney - June 20th, 2011, 23:14, Category: General

Investment properties are becoming a way of life for many people who wish for added financial back up in retirement years. This is good planning for those who can do it, especially if it is in the hands of a property manager. Property managers take care of everything for you, from advertising your premises for rental, screening prospective tenants, having the tenancy agreement signed, rental collection, needed repairs and regular property inspections. They can also arrange landlord insurance on your behalf, which helps with expenses for damage and to defray legal costs incurred through defaulting tenants.

 

Investors also need the services of a good accountant to make sure all allowable deductions on their real estate agents campbelltown are claimed. While the average individual has some idea of deductions, without an accountant they will be missing out on many benefits. There are taxable deductions for yearly depreciation of premises and fittings, the amount of which depends on the age of the home and purchase price. It also depends on the depreciation schedule chosen, (long or short term) as to how high the deductions are at first. In the event of a natural disaster depreciation for damage to the investment can be claimed, the amount depending on the residual value of the investment and whether or not it is insured.

 

The cost of property management Sydney  is tax deductible, as is the cost of any repairs to the fixtures in the home. Fixtures can include installed dishwashers, stoves, hot water systems and carpets. If the property includes a swimming pool, the cost of replacing the pump is also tax deductible. If you have advertised your home for rent in order to have it tenanted that is another deduction you can claim. Other claims that can be made are for pest control, carpet cleaning, and rates for water use as well as council rates. Also if the purchase of your investment has involved getting a home loan, fees for setting it up and the interest on the mortgage is deductible as well as bank fees on the account used for your investment. Even property insurance can be claimed as a tax deduction.

 

There are so many things to be aware of when tax time comes around. Instead of doing it yourself and missing out on possible deductions that can be a sizeable amount, get an accountant to do it for you and benefit through his knowledge. Teaming up with property management and a good accountant is the best way to ensure the success of your investment.

Real Estate Agencies Starting Anew

By realestateSydney - June 14th, 2011, 17:14, Category: General

Often when people are choosing a real estate to use, they are hesitant to hire an agency that is new or not well known to them. They are dubious about their experience in real estate and wonder how long the agency has been in business. Naturally they want the best agency for a successful sale or purchase. New agencies are springing up quite frequently as real estate is big business, but this does not necessarily mean they are all just starting out and inexperienced. Of course this could apply to some. However many have resulted from previous partnerships that have decided to part company and start up separately.

 

The best thing to do is to visit the agency and find out whether they are new and inexperienced, or if they have been in the business for a long time and formed a new company. This is sometimes done because they have better ideas in marketing strategies that former partners have not agreed on and the resulting split allows the newly formed company to use those strategies themselves. This being the case companies may have a new name, but a wealth of experience and new ways of marketing that are more successful than conventional ideas. Therefore instead of automatically crossing new real estate Sydney agencies off your list, check out their history.

 

A reformed real estate agents  Campbelltown  may have newer marketing strategies for selling your home with less stress, better sale prices through appraisals, and faster results. A variety of selling methods created to suit individual needs ensures the client is always consulted and advised of the best way to sell. One of the advantages of using a real estate to either buy or sell homes is the range of homes in their portfolio. If you are selling, they will find you prospective buyers, and if buying they will try to match your preferences with homes they have for sale. This save you time looking at ads in the newspapers each day, and contacting the owners for a time to inspect a home you think is suitable.

 

From the time you list your home with the agency right through to signing the contract, whether you are buying or selling, you can be sure of professional service and courtesy. Taking into account the time and stress they save you by doing it yourself, enlisting the help of a real estate agency is by far the best decision you could make.

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