Investment services - ParkTrent

Investment services

Investment Services

ParkTrent is one of Australia’s most trusted privately owned real estate groups. Each year we help hundreds of Australians, from all walks of life, achieve their dream of investment property ownership.

Who we help

ParkTrent Properties Group is a full-service firm. This means that we can assist you with all aspects of buying and selling properties, property management and property investment. Thanks to our close relationship with our network of professionals we can also organise services from solicitors, financial advisors and industry experts on your behalf, saving you time.

At ParkTrent we provide comprehensive property investment services for every type of investor. Over the past 35 years we have helped everyone from first home buyers to retirees find investment properties that suit their individual circumstances and future financial goals.

Our proven 3-step real estate investment plan will get you started on the investment property path. Here’s what we can offer you:

  1. Attend a free property investment seminar.

                Our free property investment seminars are the best way to get an introduction to the market or, if you are an experienced investor, to get a refresher. We share the most up-to-date and innovative methods for property investment success and we’ll show you how you can grow your investment property portfolio on any budget.

  1. Speak to a ParkTrent investment consultant.

                After you attend one of our seminars we will put you in touch with a ParkTrent investment specialist. They will be able to provide you with a comprehensive real estate investment plan that is tailored to your situation.

  1. View properties that have been selected for you.

                After you have received your plan and meeting with your investment consultant, we invite you to view the properties or real estate investment plans we’ve found that best suit your needs. If the property is located nearby we can even organise an inspection.

Property investment services we provide

We know that no two investors are the same, which is why we tailor each of our investment strategies to your unique circumstances. Our property investment services include:

  • Industry-leading knowledge of the Australian investment property market.
  • Access to thorough property investment research which identifies where you should invest and what you should invest in.
  • Direct access to real estate industry experts like solicitors, insurance brokers and quantity surveyors.
  • In-house investment property management services.
  • Sourcing of property that meets our benchmark investment criteria.

Our property investment services will help you secure your financial future. Get started by requesting an in-home appointment at your convenience on 1300 652 224 or visit our property investment evaluation page for more information.

Got an investment property? You need a depreciation schedule

As your investment property and the items within it get older, their value depreciates. When your investment property is bringing in an income, you are allowed to claim a rental and investment property depreciation deduction. This deduction essentially reduces your taxable income, which means you will pay less tax. Here’s what you need to know about depreciation:

  • New properties offer the maximum depreciation benefit.
  • Elements in your property, including parts of the building itself, eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
  • Fixtures and features like carpets and curtains depreciate in value too.
  • A lot of these items are recognised by the Australian Taxation Office, making it easier for investors to claim tax benefits for them.

Benefits of an investment property depreciation schedule

It is estimated that thousands of dollars go unclaimed by investors who ignore depreciation. Don’t be one of them. There are countless benefits of having a depreciation schedule drawn up, including:

  • You will pay a lower rate of tax than you would otherwise pay.
  • Weekly or monthly PAYG tax is reduced, increasing your take-home pay.
  • Having a depreciation schedule drawn up incurs a once-only cost.

An investment property depreciation schedule is an important consideration for any property investment strategy. Our team can help you maximise the benefits of your depreciation schedule. Call us on 1800 652 224 or send us an online enquiry for more information.

NRAS investment properties

In 2008 the Australian Federal Government implemented the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) with the goal of making housing more affordable to low- and moderate-income families. Overseen by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the aim of the program is to approve the building of 50,000 homes, mostly in the nation’s capital cities.

For owners of approved NRAS investment properties the tax benefits can be very rewarding. Landlords can receive rents of up to $12,500 per annum without paying traditional income tax on the amount.

Owners of NRAS properties agree to offer rental agreements at a rate that is a minimum of 20 per cent below average rates in the surrounding area. The key to benefitting from the NRAS is to select properties where the tax saving is such that you can still profit while charging discounted rental fees. This is something that ParkTrent can assist you with.

Property investors should note that:

  • Eligibility to participate in the NRAS scheme is subject to restrictions.
  • There may be fees associated with purchasing, tenanting and managing properties purchased from NRAS-approved participants.
  • To receive the full financial incentive, investors may need to remain in the scheme for a number of years.

Please contact us for more information about NRAS.

Customer service and sales

Our customer service and sales team have been the backbone of our company for the last 35 years. Each and every member of the team works hard to ensure that our clients are happy.

Our customer service and sales team can help you with many things, including:

  • rescheduling an appointment
  • organising a flight to view your new investment property
  • answering enquiries from our website or monthly newsletter
  • organising a depreciation schedule to maximise your tax benefits
  • checking on the progress of your property
  • providing information on properties and the current property market.

Get in touch

If you have suggestions about ways we can improve our services, we would like to know. Our customer service team is located at our corporate office in North Wollongong and is available Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. by calling 1800 652 224.

Customer service representatives are also available during business hours on Twitter and Facebook and via email.

We want to provide you with the best service possible. Please let us know how we can assist you.