TAX DEPRECIATION SCHEDULE - SHOULD I HAVE ONE?

July 1 is quickly approaching and while this marks the beginning of Christmas in July season (yay!) it also heralds the dreaded tax deadline.According to the Australian Valuers website, Kerry Packer is quoted as saying ‘I am minimizing…

SUSTAINABILITY AND THE VALUE OF A VEGGIE PATCH

After much “reminding” from my darling wife, this week I installed a new veggie garden. She thinks it is just for fresh produce, but little does she know that it also makes sense as a value add to our home.Along with a rising global…

MY LIST OF DOS AND DON'TS FOR DIY

I recently met my new neighbours, a lovely young couple – they brought me freshly baked biscuits which means that we are now fast friends. They have just moved into a house that to all appearances is beautifully renovated and their dream first…

MAY - INTERNATIONAL SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

May is a great month for special days, Mother’s Day, May the fourth (be with you), Labour day – but you may not be aware that the whole month of May is dedicated internationally to skin cancer awareness. What does skin cancer awareness have…

IS YOUR PET SABOTAGING YOUR SALE?

This Easter, along with a plethora of chocolate, our family got a kitten. Much. To. My. Disgust. Yes, yes, I may be guilty of the occasional snuggle- but lets be honest- they are disgusting. The poop, the scratching, the stinky cat food, yuck!As…

Go on - Take the plunge!

I have a small problem at home – and that problem is my wife. Not that she isn’t lovely, all five foot nothing of her, but she is always coming up with ideas for our home that I don’t necessarily want. Whether it be a blackboard wall,…

ATO crackdown on rental properties

The Australian Taxation Office is ramping up scrunity of the rental property market in a bid to stamp out dishonest lodgement claims.The ATO will be looking closely at the dishonest practise of investors declaring their rental properties…

5 Tips for a Decluttered Home

New Year, new me…Right? If, like me, you have done your two minute New Year detox and are already over the rigorous exercise routine you were determined to stick to, lets look at a more realistic way to improve your life. Clutter in a home…

Happy New Year 2018

Welcome to 2018! I hope your Christmas and New Years were full of joy and family. As the new year rolls around, many of us will be looking ahead to the changes which may come. For some of us it may be a career move, a new set of personal goals…

A slice of Buderim history

One of the great aspects of my role in real estate is hearing the stories of the vendors and the properties they have owned and cherished.One particular vendor, the owner of 35-37 Townsend Road, provided me with the historical information…