August 20, 2019

Tax Talk: Renovations Versus Repairs

Upgrading your investment property can propel it into its next stage of growth, but it can cost a pretty penny along the way.

Knowing which costs are immediately claimable from a tax perspective, and which ones are not, can make all the difference when preparing your reno budget.

Early on, the question must be asked: which repair costs can be funnelled back to you through the means of a well-prepared tax claim? And which costs are...


August 15, 2019

7 Important lessons all property investors should remember in 2019

  1. Don’t let emotions drive your investment decisions
    Market sentiment is a key driver of property cycles and one of the reasons why our markets overreact, overshooting during booms and getting too depressed during slumps. Most of us think we’re making rational choices but when it comes to financial matters, but in reality, we’re not. So an important lesson is to never get too carried away when the market is booming or too disenchanted during property slumps.  FULL ARTICLE

August 09, 2019

Rocky, Capricorn Coast & GKI set to take the stage on Channel 7 – Sat 10th August

Recently, over four action packed days, Capricorn Enterprise commissioned popular lifestyle show, Queensland Weekender to produce a full half hour episode broken into four short stories which will go to air on Channel 7 at 5:30pm on Saturday 10th August.

Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll said that a significant financial collaboration in partnership with several of our operators including Empire Apartment Hotel, Capricorn Caves, Great Keppel Island Hideaway, Salt Yeppoon and Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant has enabled us to showcase some...


August 06, 2019

Louver Love

As the beautiful Capricorn Coast is a tropical beachside paradise we love louvers. The versatility of horizontal blades / slats of glass, wood or even aluminium are ideally designed to regulate airflow or light penetration.

Louvers are perfect for making the most of coastal breeze, such as fully open to allow the full breeze or just slightly a jared to allow just a little of the breeze. Careful placement of a bank of louver can reduce cooling costs, by encouraging natural...


July 26, 2019

Applying for a first home owner grant

The Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant is a state government initiative to help first home owners to get their new first home sooner.

Depending on the date of your contract, you’ll get $15,000 or $20,000 towards buying or building your new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000). The grant is paid per new home and not to each of the applicants for the same home.

You can buy off the plan or choose to build yourself.

To be eligible for...


July 19, 2019

Residential real estate – foreign non-residents

Non-resident foreign persons generally need to apply for and receive foreign investment approval before purchasing any residential property in Australia.

This Guidance Note sets out the factors that will be considered when assessing an application and the conditions that will normally apply to an approval.

Who needs to apply

Foreign non-residents are individuals not ordinarily resident in Australia (except Australian citizens), including a holder of a visa that permits the individual to remain in Australia for only a limited period.

For the purposes of...


July 10, 2019

Why Winter 2019 is a great time to sell

The @ Real Estate Sales team have been experiencing increased buyer activity over the winter months. Now is a great time to make the most of the local property market conditions by selling your home, here’s why;

  • The market you sell in, is the market you buy in, if you wait for the price of your home to increase, the price of the home you want to buy will most likely increase too.
  • Since the election there has been an increase in...


July 08, 2019

When moving consider...

When moving to a new house there are many factors you need to take into consideration. For example;

  • Rooms
  • Yard size
  • Location
  • Schooling zones

On the Capricorn Coast all our school have great reputations for excellent education systems and caring staff. However, buying in a suburb will dictate where your children will attend school, it is something you should think about.

Follow this link to see where the catchment zones are for your area.

Follow this link to learn about the Capricorn Coast Schools

July 03, 2019

Commuting on the Capricorn Coast vs Australia

52 countries around the world were asked about their daily commute to their work place. Australia came in 12th following Israel, United Arab Emirates, India, Hong Kong, Kenya, Singapore, Pakistan, Philippines, Egypt, South Africa and Malaysia.

Time is valuable and precious, we can’t buy more. 

Between a 2011 and 2016 Census study showed there was a surge from 890 in 2011to 1303 in 2016 travelling to the Capricorn Coast to work.

Capricorn Enterprises chief executive Mary Carrol said ‘it has been long established that...


June 21, 2019

The Capricorn Coast Business Community Survey Results Are In.

The T@ble Capricorn Coast Business Community has conducted an anonymous survey of its members. Local business owners were asked 16 questions about their business and the Capricorn Coast. The results provide a collective voice for the Capricorn Coast business community and will be used to improve The T@ble Capricorn Coast Business Community and lobby local, state and federal government.

The first questions was, ‘How long has your business been operating for?’

  • 12.9% answered 1 to 2 years
  • 27.4% answered 2 to 5 years
  • 22.6% answered 5...


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