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New Depreciation Legislation for Australian Property Investors

IN ONE OF THE most dramatic changes to property depreciation legislation in more than 15 years, Parliament has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 as at Wednesday 15th November 2017, with the Bill now legislation.

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You Can Turn Your Mortgage into an Asset

DO YOU VIEW your mortgages as liabilities or assets? The way you look at it can actually determine your financial success.

People often think that debt is bad and you should repay your loan as soon as possible. However, the truth is, some debt is good if used to own appreciating assets.