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Navigating tax time as a property investor

It’s the start of a brand new financial year and that means it’s tax time, which can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are a property investor.Here is a rundown of expenses you can claim now as a property investor, according to the very latest information from the ATO.For... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 03 Jul 2020 0
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8 tips to help first homebuyers enter the market in 2020

Given the health and economic crises we have been facing in 2020, many first homebuyers are understandably nervous. Is now a good time to get a foot on the property ladder or would it be better to wait until things settle? According to the experts, now is as good a time as any. The key is to be... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 26 Jun 2020 0
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8 home features Aussie buyers want in 2020

When you’re selling your home it pays to think like a buyer. Realestate.com.au keeps track of what buyers look for in a home and they say it changes over time. Recent data has revealed that Australian buyers are seeking the following right now:1. Two living zones & seamless flowOpen... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Jun 2020 0
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Have you put the sale of your home on hold?

One of the most commonly asked questions we have been hearing during the COVID-19 global pandemic is, ‘Who would want to buy or sell property now?’ Even now that we are coming out the other side of this crisis in WA and Australia, many property owners and buyers are still wary to act... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Jun 2020 0
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Why is stamp duty such a hot topic & what’s in it for me?

Stamp duty has certainly been in the news a lot lately, not only in WA but also in NSW and Victoria. So why has it all of a sudden become such a hot topic? What exactly is stamp duty anyway? And how might the changes impact you?This blog breaks down the basics for you.What is stamp duty?Stamp... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 05 Jun 2020 0
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5 first homebuyer myth busters

For most of us, buying our first home is the biggest financial decision we’ll ever make. So is it any wonder that first homebuyers have reservations about the process, especially given there is so much advice floating around, including advice from well-meaning friends and relatives, who may... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 29 May 2020 0
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Beat the cold without breaking the budget this winter

With plenty of people working from home at the moment, electricity usage will no doubt be higher for most people this winter. Not only would you be using more electricity on computers, printers and other equipment for your home office, but as temperatures drop and winter sets in, you’ll need to... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 22 May 2020 0
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8 things you should disclose about your home when selling

Did you know that a Seller’s Disclosure Statement is not mandatory in WA?  Despite this however, there is an expectation that a seller should disclose any material facts that could affect a potential buyer’s decision to buy. That’s because a buyer can always request to have a... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 14 May 2020 0
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Where is all the Govt. Assistance Money Coming From?

There is no question that we live in the lucky country. It is times like this that this statement rings truer than ever. With Treasurer Josh Frydenberg declaring “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures”, the Morrison Government unleashed a $130 billion wage subsidy for... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 May 2020 0
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5 ways pets can improve your health & wellbeing

Anyone with a four-legged friend at home will understand how much happiness pets bring to our lives. Whether it’s the energetic, joyful greeting of your dog when you when you walk in the door or snuggling up on the lounge with your cat, there is nothing that compares to the unconditional... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 May 2020 0