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July 13, 2020

HOW TO STAY POSITIVE AND SANE IN TOUGH AND CRAZY TIMES

Some are saying that the world has finally gone crazy, while others are saying that this is a time for opportunities.

However, the reality is, if we are going to survive these tough and crazy times, we need to all come together and stay positive, which can be hard to do.

The entire world has been impacted (on some level) with the outbreak of COVID-19, Internet outages, random ongoing computer and tech issues, stock market crashes, violence and riots, just to name...

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July 06, 2020

WHAT THE ATO SAYS ABOUT TAX TIME AND RENTAL PROPERTIES

The Australian Taxation Office has published a very comprehensive booklet with a wealth of information called Rental Properties 2020 that will assist property investors to determine:

  • which rental income is assessable for tax purposes
  • which expenses are allowable deductions
  • which records you need to keep
  • what you need to know when you sell your rental property.

Many, but not all, of the expenses associated with rental properties will be deductible. The booklet explains:

  • how to apportion your expenses if only part of them are tax deductible
  • what...

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June 23, 2020

THE HIDDEN TRAPS THAT CAN DEVALUE A PROPERTY

When buying or selling property, there are many different factors that can impact on the price achievable.  The size of the property, size of the land and location are elements that generally cannot be changed.  Then there are factors that can be changed or controlled that will impact on the sale price.

To avoid the hidden traps that can devalue a property’s achievable sale price, consider the following:

DIY renovations

In the short-term DIY renovations can save money, however when an agent appraises...

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June 16, 2020

We All Like A Little Privacy

Whilst we are all created differently, it seems most of us enjoy a little privacy.

That’s the view of Maria Selleck, Director at Maria selleck Properties

Maria has over 18 years’ experience in helping buyers and sellers fulfil their real estate dreams.

“A private leafy, peaceful rear garden can add the wow factor to a property. This makes it very popular with families and individuals and adds to its saleability,” explained Maria

“It’s the same reason why quiet streets are so popular with purchasers....

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June 04, 2020

Property listings increase and consumer confidence rises as restrictions ease. Canberra’s home values rise amid National decline

AS HOUSING values dropped across most of the country, Canberra is one of the few Australian capital cities that posted a rise last month, as restrictions ease and confidence grows.

The 2020 CoreLogic Home Value Index found the first month-on-month decline in national housing values since June last year was recorded in May.  Melbourne's housing market had the biggest fall in May, down 0.9 per cent. Sydney was down 0.4 per cent and Perth down 0.6 per cent. Nationally, there was...

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May 19, 2020

THE OTHER SIDE OF COVID-19

PROPERTY PRICE DROPS AND THE BEST TIME TO SELL

Everything came to a halt almost overnight, including the property and stock market. 

Property sale listings declined, the stock market took a dive and buyers stayed indoors.  However, times are once again changing, as our doors are opening back to family and friend gatherings, business activities and schools, as well as, ‘open house’ property inspections getting the green light to go ahead, albeit with some residual restrictions

With global changes, comes global uncertainty; and...

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March 20, 2020

COVID-19

Hope you are all safe and well.

 

During this time of uncertainty regarding COVID-19, here at Maria Selleck Properties we felt it was important to update you on the extra precaution’s we, as a team, are taking to help protect the health and safety of others and our own team.

 

We are closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation and Australian Government regarding minimising the spread of the virus.

 

We wanted to ensure all...

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May 01, 2019

Renovation Is The New Innovation

Renovating a home is a major step in any family’s life. It is a chance to add something new and fresh to a familiar space, adapt a home for desired changes or improve functionality to suit your changing family needs. 

A renovation is exciting as well as stressful, and since most families only renovate their homes once in a decade or two, it is crucial to get the renovation right. Here are a few tips to help you with your home...

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March 13, 2019

Ideas For The Perfect Canberra Staycation

Whether you're tight on time or budget, or you want to splash out a bit, a Canberra staycation is great value for money.  Moreover, if you decide to stay longer, we can help you ‘make the smart move’.

Here are some great ideas for the perfect staycation for you to enjoy alone, with your family or with friends. 

Let's start with breakfast!

Our Capital City offers an eclectic array of amazing cafés that offer scrumptious, mouth-watering breakfast menus that...

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