Understanding Your Land Tax Obligations

Land tax is a tax applied to the value of any property you own, each year. All of your investment properties are subject to land tax in the state they are located in, whereas your principal place of residence (your home) is exempt from this. It is important to identify whether you are liable to register and pay this tax… Learn More

An incredible performance from Melbourne’s property market!

Melbourne’s property market outperformed that of all other capital cities, for a third quarter in a row. Prices within real estate in Melbourne rose 3 per cent over the three months to June, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, outpacing a national average of 1.9 per cent. Sydney’s property market was the second strongest over this period… Learn More

Using property investment to fund your child’s education

Investing in property is one of the best ways in which we can achieve ‘passive income’. Passive Income refers to earnings that an individual can derive from an enterprise he or she is not materially involved in. Essentially, it is money earned regularly with little or no effort on the part of the person receiving it. By investing in property,… Learn More

The Right Location

At Calla Property, we understand the significance of getting the location right when it comes to investing in property. We have developed a research methodology, Calla Property Insights to help us identify the best investments in the country.  Our Macro Analysis identifies the geographical regions that are forecast to experience strong capital growth. (more…) Learn More

The Power of Investment – Something to consider…

If you are new to the property investment space, no doubt you will have many questions you’d like answered! Questions like ‘How much should I invest?’, and ‘Where should I invest?’ are just a couple of the most pressing queries. (more…) Learn More

Home Loan Market Updates

Home Loan Market Updates Here are recent home loan market developments to keep you updated. Self Managed Super Fund lending update Another one bites the dust with the Westpac group announcing that they will stop lending in the SMSF space. The bank advised that SMSF lending will be no longer available from 31st July 2018 to the Westpac brand which… Learn More

Should laws change to protect tenants?

Click below to listen to Susan Farquhar's chat with Perth Tonight's Chris Ilsley raising the question; 'Should our laws change to ensure that tenants feel they also have a home, even if it’s not technically theirs?' (more…) Learn More

How much is it costing you to do your own research?

    Australia, it’s time to question your sources. We live in an age where media outlets face shrinking budgets and are forced to rely on their sources for facts and opinion to provide content. The problem is that fact and opinion are often hard to distinguish and facts aren’t always checked. (more…) Learn More

Missed Opportunity?

So another financial year has come and gone. Was 2016 the year that you were going to invest in property and ensure that you were on your way to being set up in retirement and pay less tax? Have you been saving for a deposit and instead of putting it into property, you’ve just paid a stack of bank fees… Learn More

Old vs New: Which is a Better Buy?

What are the pros and cons of buying new property over established? We are often asked this question and everyone will have their opinion on it. Should you invest in an established property that you can add value to or a new property that will give you immediate tax benefits? There is no ‘right’ answer, just pros and cons to… Learn More