Please enable javascript to use this site effectively.

Articles

28
Jul

Wealth Creation V Tax Saving

Had an interesting few days at the Perth Mining Expo. Lots of exciting things happening in the mining industry in WA and right across Australia. It was great talking to so many people about different aspects of wealth creation but I digress. One common theme was the desire amongst many individuals to 'save tax'. So often did we hear this comment that it almost became a mantra and chant amongst expo-goers. To a certain extent the desire for tax saving is very understandable in…

Continue Reading...
11
Jul

The Ripple Effect of Property Values

The increase in property values tends to mirror the effects of ripples on a pond. Imagine for a minute you are standing at the edge of a pond and you throw a stone into the centre of the pond. We know from experience that the largest waves are those closest to the point of impact. The waves then spread from the middle of the pond towards the outer edges. As the waves spread they tend to get smaller and further apart. A similar effect generally occurs with property values. His…

Continue Reading...
06
Jul

Being Financially Independent

I’m just back from two weeks on the beach in Ningaloo. For those that don’t know Ningaloo, north of Carnarvon, is a coral fringed stretch of white sand above the 26th parallel.  Warm days, calm seas and a spectacular coral reef.  People camp on the beach for months on end, fishing, snorkeling and developing an alcohol dependency.  An idyllic lifestyle! What struck me, was the significant number of couples who could afford to spend the entire winter on holidays.  Natural…

Continue Reading...
29
Jun

Choosing A Property Advisor

Many people employ a property advisor to help them with their property decisions. The reasons for this can be many and will vary from individual to individual and can include any of the following; lack of time, confidence and/or knowledge about property selection. For these reasons property advice is a growing service industry. Selection of someone as your property advisor is not very different to any other service industry. Interpersonal skills will be a key determinant when…

Continue Reading...
25
Jun

Perth Mining Expo

Eos Property Group is having a stand at the 2011 Perth Mining Expo. Dates 5th - 7th July, 2011 Come along and visit us at stand 1007. Grab some of our time and have a chat to find out how you can use property to reduce tax and create wealth at the same time. While tax saving is admirable an unhealthy focus on tax savings can be counter productive to your wealth creation plans. Come along and find out how a more balanced approach is a better option which can save tax and at th…

Continue Reading...
22
Jun

Counter Cyclical Investing - Of Elephants, Cows and Property Investors

Before you hit the ‘delete’ button read on to see how the three fit together in one intriguing sentence. Now don’t for one minute think I am calling you an elephant or cow! Right at this very moment it would seem as if every time we turned on the news, opened a web page or a newspaper and we are being inundated with negative messages about a whole range of subjects, including property. Many sections of the media is hammering us into believing we are in for a major period of d…

Continue Reading...
17
Jun

Port Hedland Real Estate

For some time Port Hedland real estate opportunities have been the focus of attention amongst some property investors. The reason for this is pretty clear. Port Hedland is the key port facility for much of BHPs mining operations in the Pilbara. In more recent years Fortescue Metals Group has also become a major player in Iron Ore mining in the Pilbara. Together the two companies have provided much stimulus to the Pilbara community of Port Hedland resulting in outstanding resu…

Continue Reading...
08
Jun

Choosing an Investment Property

Many beginning and/or unsure property investors tend to choose their investment property for emotional reasons rather than maintaining ‘business like’ decision making processes. In this first in a series of articles on property investment tips we will focus on choosing an investment property. Don’t think for a minute that we are advocating throwing emotions entirely out of the window as it is important to remember that the investment property you choose will still need to be …

Continue Reading...
25
May

Property and de Bono

Some people would be familiar with the work of Edward de Bono www.edwdebono.com.  De Bono is credited with, amongst other things, developing a thinking tool more commonly referred to as the “Six Thinking Hats.” So how do property and de Bono fit together. “The Hats” provides individuals and groups with a structured way of thinking by encouraging a more focused approach to exploring issues and options.  “The Hats” have been used by many individuals and organisations throughou…

Continue Reading...
11
May

Negative Gearing of Real Estate - Unplugged

Now before we get too far into this topic, let me just say I am not an accountant and if you are seeking professional guidance then make sure you consult with someone suitably qualified. Some investors make clever use of current Australian tax laws to maximise the dollars they have to invest. They do this through clever and prudent use of the tax laws associated with negative gearing of real estate. The concept of negative gearing of real estate is recognised in the Australia…

Continue Reading...
Get this feed