Defence Housing Australia Property Investors – Get The Facts
There has been a lot of differing media commentary over the years about Defence Housing Australia (DHA) as an investment option. Some reports have focused on the positive income returns, while others have speculated on limitations of capital gain based on location. This article explores the common misconceptions about DHA property investments.
DHA properties are just like any other property. They are located in most capital cities and regional areas, not on Defence bases. They are within close proximity to schools, shops, transport and other amenities. The properties are typically suited to families, with three or four bedrooms, lounge and dining areas, ensuites, garages, entertaining areas and landscaping; all standard features of most Australian homes. Two and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses are also becoming increasingly available.
Source: Yourinvestmentpropertymag Website
Industrial park properties show expansion potential
The property market in industrial parks (IPs) shows great potential for development with enterprises looking to invest for better production and business opportunities once free trade agreements come into effect.
According to a report of VinaCapital on the domestic property market, there was total foreign direct investment of about US$7 billion in the industrial parks in the first ten months of this year, reported Kinh te do thi newspaper.
Source: Vietnamnews Website
Award-winning Georgian homes unveiled
From converted chapels to contemporary eco homes and cob houses made of wattle and daub, British architecture is nothing if not varied. However, as fads come and go, and tastes evolve, our love for one epoch of property is unfading: that of the Georgian era.
Modern day house hunters still yearn for those carefully proportioned buildings that inspired many a dolls’ house, and they are prepared to pay a premium for such elegance.
Source: Telegraph Website
REINZ data shows property market heat spread nationwide
Sellers who put their homes on the market in 2015 got better prices and sold more quickly than they would have last year, Real Estate Institute (REINZ) figures show.
REINZ has released a wrap of 2015 data, showing a 23 per cent increase in the number of sales nationwide and a 7 per cent increase in the median sale price over the year.
Auckland was the standout performer, with a median sale price increase of 19 per cent. REINZ said the median sale price for the year in New Zealand's biggest city was $745,500.
Source: Stuff Website
Tax raid on buy-to-let houses in Scotland: Government's new 3% penalty on rental properties and holiday homes
The Scottish Government has unveiled a tax raid on buy-to-let property investors after blaming Westminster for its 'austerity budget'.
Finance Minister John Swinney introduced a 3 per cent penalty for anyone who is planning to purchase a buy-to-let or holiday home in Scotland valued at more than £40,000.
It means a £9,600 up-front tax bill for a £250,000 second home – an increase from £2,100.
Source: Dailymail Website