Benefits of Investing | ParkTrent Properties Group

Benefits of investing

Benefits of investing

Building a successful property investment portfolio means different things to different investors. Perhaps you want to develop a nest egg for retirement, or maybe you’d like to create a better financial future for your family. Whatever the reason, bricks and mortar is considered by many to be a sound investment.

We believe that investing in property in Australia is a secure way of developing future wealth. If you use the advice given by ParkTrent, you’ll be in a better position than most.

Why invest with ParkTrent?

At ParkTrent we’ve been helping property investors build a secure financial foundation for more than 35 years. As one of Australia’s most trusted privately owned real estate companies, we place a high value on strong market research; it’s the cornerstone of all our property investment plans. It is our business to know the market inside and out, and it is this knowledge that we put to work for you.

We take great pride in being a leader in our field. If you’re considering purchasing an investment property, the ParkTrent team will be with you every step of the way.

Four key benefits of property investing

If starting an investment property portfolio is something you are considering, the ParkTrent team will guide you through the process. We know that investing in property works for creating future wealth.

Historical growth

In most cases, Australia property prices have doubled every ten to 12 years. For example, if you purchase a property today for $350,000, it could be worth $700,000 in ten years. As ParkTrent CEO, Ron Cross, often asks new clients, “Knowing what you know today, how many investment properties would you have purchased ten or 20 years ago?”

Property investment won’t take up a lot of your time

Owning an investment property can be very rewarding for long-term thinkers. Investors who hire a property management company to take care of the day-to-day running of the property don’t have to spend much time working on the property at all. Hiring a property manager means you can sit back and watch your investment grow.

Investing in property is easier to understand

Houses are familiar to us because we live in them. This familiarity is one of the reasons why property investment is so popular. Compared to the share market, the property market is straightforward. Using ParkTrent as your guide to the property market means that we’ll do all the hard work for you.

You are in control of your property investments

While we may formulate an investment strategy, locate potential investments for you and assist with property management, you are still in control of your property investments. You can choose who lives in your property, when repairs are made and when to sell it or move on. We may provide advice, but the ultimate power to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ is in your hands.

Taking advantage of current market conditions

The property market in Australia is currently experiencing very favourable conditions for investment property owners. If you’re considering entering the investment property market, we urge you to consider making your move sooner rather than later.

Why invest now?

  • Interest rates are at a 60-year low and they look like they’ll be staying at this level for some time.
  • With immigration boosting our population there is increasing demand for more housing in capital cities.
  • The value of existing stock in capital cities is expected to rise to reflect growth in underlying demand. Demand is driving these prices higher.

Investment property tax benefits

As a property investor your goal is to maximise your investment. In order to help you achieve this we can take advantage of some tax deductions, benefits and different structuring of loans.

Some of the most common deductions that property investors can claim include:

  • advertising for tenants
  • bank charges
  • body corporate fees
  • cleaning
  • council rates
  • electricity and gas
  • garden maintenance
  • insurance
  • interest in loans
  • legal costs
  • repairs and maintenance.

Prepaying interest

One of the greatest expenses associated with having an investment property is interest accrued on the investment loan. Did you know that the amount of interest paid on a loan can significantly reduce the amount of tax paid? If you can afford it, we suggest pre-paying the next year’s interest on your loan. Here’s why:

  1. You may be able to claim interest paid as a deduction. This is especially beneficial if your income increased in the year that the interest was paid.
  2. You don’t need to worry about fluctuating interest rates affecting your monthly interest payments. Pre-paying interest means you have a better idea of cash flow, which helps with budgeting.
  3. It saves time. One payment means less paperwork and less stress.

Need more information about property investment tax deductions? We invite you to attend one of our free property investment seminars. Alternatively, if you’d like more information about your property investment options view our property investment evaluation page.

Making the most of government grants

If you are a first home buyer and your goal is to build income outside of your wage or salary, investing in residential property provides an ideal foundation.

Purchasing residential property can provide considerable benefits aside from the actual value of the property. These benefits include:

  • subsidies afforded by local government grants for first home buyers
  • capital growth
  • tax benefits
  • secure income stream
  • prospect for adding additional value, which in turn offers further capital growth.

Local government grants for property buyers

The states and territories offer a range of grants for home buyers. The details for these grants differ from state to state. Find out the grants you are eligible for in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

It doesn’t matter if you are a first-time home buyer or experienced property investor, our friendly team can give you the information you need to make property investment a reality. Call us on 1800 652 224 or visit our property investment seminars page to register and attend one of our wealth changing seminars.