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Rainfall in the Capital
30 September 2016 comments

Rainfall in the Capital


The month of September welcomed spring to Canberra, this came with higher than average rainfall. As of today we have already received more than double the average September rainfall with predictions of more to come. With this level of downpour, followed by the much missed sun and increase in temperature, it would be wise to consider investing in a gardener for your rental property as this weather [...]


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Life Insurance - All The Facts
30 September 2016 comments Capital Insurance Brokers

Life Insurance - All The Facts


We all get sick sometimes – that’s life. But having a serious illness such as cancer or a heart attack is a different matter. It’s also something that many of us will experience – ready or not. The good news is that you can be ready to cope financially. Because you don’t always just bounce back. Serious illness is serious business. Could your family cope fina [...]


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Canberra's Very Own Celebrity
30 September 2016 comments

Canberra's Very Own Celebrity


Canberra locals would be excited by the fact that we finally have a representative who has made it to the grand finale of a reality TV series, something we haven’t come close to before. A friend of Badenoch, Ali King, has been competing on Zumbo’s Just Deserts over the past few weeks achieving some amazing, mouth-watering results missing out on the title of dessert queen by just one [...]


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Christmas is Coming!!
30 September 2016 comments

Christmas is Coming!!


We would like to take this opportunity to remind our clients of the upcoming Christmas rush. Just a reminder to those of you who are visiting Canberra during the Christmas period and wish to view your property that unfortunately due to the busy period in December and January we aren't able to conduct inspections with tenants and their families as they prepare for Christmas. We would be [...]


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Outside Focus- The 7 Things Buyers See First
22 September 2016 comments

Outside Focus- The 7 Things Buyers See First


Many people concentrate on interiors when putting their house up for sale, and for good reason - the inside is where the purchaser will be living, but overlooking the exterior of the house can undo some of the good work home sellers have done inside when they de-clutter, paint and generally pay attention to maintenance. Purchasers start making judgements from the minute they step out of the car - [...]


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Houses versus units
31 August 2016 comments BMT Tax Depreciation

Houses versus units


ATO ruling makes common area claims less complex One question we’re often asked by investors is ‘will a house or a unit provide better depreciation deductions?’ This is a frequent question asked during the pre-purchase stage and a range of factors will be considered by a specialist Quantity Surveyor when calculating depreciation deductions.   This includes: &m [...]


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Development application reveals changes to Belconnen mixed-use precinct
31 August 2016 comments Emma Kelly

Development application reveals changes to Belconnen mixed-use precinct


A cull of one-bedroom apartments, a pool and a dedicated dining precinct are among changes to a 24-storey mixed-use development to be built next to Westfield Belconnen. Two new development applications lodged with the ACT government reveal fresh details of the town centre project, which comprises three towers reaching 13, 18 and 24 storeys high, plus ground-floor commercial space. Per-se [...]


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RSPCA Cupcake Day
31 August 2016 comments

RSPCA Cupcake Day


On Tuesday 16th August some of the team at Badenoch had the pleasure of attending a morning tea at Capital Insurance Brokers (CIB) in Deakin to help raise money for the RSPCA as part of their Cupcake Day campaign. We got to taste some delicious treats & desserts created by the team at CIB, have a cuddle with a cute RSPCA pup named Evie who is looking for a forever home and had the opportunity to [...]


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Depreciation; is it all it seems?
31 August 2016 comments Ken Raiss Director Chan & NaylorAustralia’s Leading National Property Accounting Group

Depreciation; is it all it seems?


There is more to depreciation than first meets the eye. As a property investor you know the benefits of being able to have the effect of wear and tear on your property as an expense. Depreciation and any other expenses are available on investment assets used to create assessable income. However unlike most other expenses depreciation is not a cash drain on your cash flows. It can actually boost your [...]


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Buying property without a cash deposit
31 August 2016 comments MO'R Mortgage Options

Buying property without a cash deposit


You generally need a cash deposit to buy a house. But did you know there’s a way to purchase another property – perhaps an investment, or even your next family home – without using cash?  If there’s available equity in your existing property and there’s no issue with servicing, an equity loan might be an option. What is equity?  How is it calculate [...]


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