You can still pick up a piece of commercial real estate under $200,000, despite residential real estate skyrocketing during COVID…

There’s no doubt residential home rates are exponential and continue to rise. But while some businesses struggle with the COVID landscape, especially the retail sector,  more commercial premises under $200,000 are hitting the market as some investors are nervous about the future. According to investment property expert, Anna Porter, we are seeing a lot more […]

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Is your uber driver giving bad investment properties the green light for a quick cash grab? Dodgy Buyers agents EXPOSED!

Property investment firms and buyers’ agents that buy interstate for their clients are getting very creative outsourcing inspections and the property selection process. Drawing on recent, on the ground experience, Anna Porter, Suburbanite principal, property commentator and value shares that one of her staff was approached by a local competitor to her in southern Sydney […]

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Can I claim depreciation on a second-hand or existing property

Have you purchased or already own a property which is second hand or existing? It is a common misconception that existing properties do not yield any worthwhile depreciation. Duo Tax actively educating investors on the relevant laws and tax deductions available within investment properties and find that the above is not always the case. To qualify, […]

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Covid-19 has revealed a broken property system

Since the world was challenged with COVID-19, the number of buyers unable to complete a property purchase has increased significantly, with some reports saying as many as 1 in 10 new purchases are unable to settle. According to property expert and market commentator, Anna Porter, this means that we’re seeing more and more buyers enter […]

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COVID-19 Proof Markets: Do they really exist?

Stability is referred to as the strength to stand or endure and according to Suburbanite Principal, Anna Porter, despite COVID-19’s efforts to take down some property markets, there are still some stable ones. With the share market being so volatile, and the returns on invested cash being so low, property is a very stable option […]

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Has the time finally come for Airbnb to re-disrupt? The impact of COVID-19 on the short and long term rental market according to a property professional…

Life has been brought back into the accommodation industry, and Airbnb’s bookings have begun bouncing back, with a twist. But with sweeping changes to the property landscape likely to have more of a lasting impact, is it time for Airbnb to pivot? According to Suburbanite Principal, market commentator and valuer, Anna Porter, Airbnb will have […]

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