Monthly Archives: August 2010

Budget Review

The effects of the budget on residential property investment will have been well-digested by most clients.  In short, property investors can breathe a collective sigh of relief. There will be no: Capital gains tax Ring fencing of tax losses Deemed rate of return tax Land tax Although the removal of depreciation claims on buildings will [...]

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Rental Market Review

The recovery from the recession has not been as smooth as forecasters initially predicted. Although the economic conditions initially worked in favour of rental property (tenants spent longer renting before buying a house and, therefore, the occupancy rate initially improved), the downturn is now having an effect. Property managers report that with tighter budgets, tenants [...]

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Hamilton Real Estate Report – July 2010

Although sales of Hamilton residential property remained low during July there was increased activity in the lower quartile of the market. Both investors and first home buyers have started to appreciate the value which exists in some of these properties. Sales of properties priced between $200,000 and $300,000 have grown from 28% of the market [...]

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