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Brad Minhinnick

Deduction Depreciations that Often Go Unclaimed

By Brad Minhinnick / July 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Depreciation is one of the most common deductions missed by property investors. In fact, only 20% of property investors actually maximise the deductions they can claim. With an average expected claim sitting between $5,000 and $10,000 in depreciation for the first financial year alone, many property owners are missing out on a huge boost to…

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Brisbane Rental Market Update June 2019

By Brad Minhinnick / July 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Brisbane has been a standout strong performer amongst each of the state capitals in June’s rental market update. It continues a steady increase that has been observed across 2019 in both apartment and housing rentals. Median Rent Of all the state capitals, this month Brisbane saw a rise in both apartment and housing medium rent.…

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Why You Should Know What Your Investment Property is Worth

By Brad Minhinnick / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Do you know how much your investment property is worth? Sure, you may know how much it was worth when you purchased the property, but the market is constantly shifting. The value of your investment is only as high as what a buyer is willing to pay for it.  There is power in knowing the value…

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Tips on Appliance Repair and Replacement Legislation

By Brad Minhinnick / June 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

All too often Property Owners will consider inserting a special condition into the tenancy agreement regarding appliances, against the advice of their Property Manager. These special agreements state that, should an appliance cease operating during the tenancy, the Landlord will not repair or replace them. This type of clause can shock tenants when they find…

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Brisbane Rental Market Update May 2019

By Brad Minhinnick / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

With the release of the May 2019 rental snapshots across the country, there is a lot of positive news for Brisbane. Increases across median rent, price per room, and price trends shine a positive light on property investments in Brisbane. The recent trends highlight Brisbane’s current rental stability and present a correction on last month’s slight downturn. …

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4 Ways to Secure the Best Tenant

By Brad Minhinnick / June 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Having your property tenanted is the key component to getting a return on your investment let alone maximising your return on investment. That doesn’t mean you should take anyone. Part of getting the most out of your investment is finding a great tenant.    Here are 4 tips to help you secure the best tenant possible.   Make your house shine  What people can see from the road is your…

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The Difference Between a Repair and an Improvement

By Brad Minhinnick / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

It is vital for all property investors to understand the difference between repairs, maintenance and improvements. The Australian Taxation Office constantly pays particularly close attention to each of those three on annual tax returns. So, if you have no understanding of the differences you may have made an incorrect claim on your tax return. Fortunately, just…

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4 Reasons Why Corner Agencies Aren’t Top Priority

By Brad Minhinnick / May 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Local, corner agencies used to be vital for anyone looking to rent, buy or find a property manager. Previously you would need to stop by all the local agencies, look at their listings in the window and then talk to an agent. All of this was before you could even inspect the property, not to mention agents…

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Brisbane Rental Market Update – April 2019

By Brad Minhinnick / May 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

The latest Australian rental market snapshot for April 2019 has been released. It provides some great insight into the shifts seen across the Brisbane rental market, with house and apartment prices, rental affordability, and days on the market. Overall Brisbane saw a decrease in the median rent for houses across April 2019. This coincided with…

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