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The low down on Valuations… Is Fair, Fair?

February 17, 2018 So you are now a property owner, congratulations! But when the new financial year rolls around, and you start to receive your rates and tax notices from various Government departments, you may wonder how they arrive at the site and capital values used to calculate charges. What if you don’t agree with the value? What […] Read More

This is us – a new look team

November 29, 2017 Meet the new look Marshall Conveyancing – which will now be known as Johnston Withers incorporating Marshall Conveyancing Group. It’s that same familiar faces, delivering the outstanding service you are used to… NOW you just get more of us! All experienced to make your property transaction seamless. Gemma Wallace | Registered Conveyancer, MAICSA | Practice […] Read More

The benefits of using a law firm for your conveyancing.

November 28, 2017 This can be a contentious issue, with many arguments for and against, but I write this article from my own experience of running a conveyancing firm for 8 years and remembering the many times where I wished I had the backing of a law firm. In either type of firm you will find a qualified […] Read More

Take a look back… and reflect

November 28, 2017 Eight years doesn’t sound like an especially long time, but when you reflect on eight years, you start to realise how many things have changed in that 2920 days…. or 70,080 hours! I’ve actually been part of Marshalls for longer than eight years, and in the Conveyancing game even longer still. But for the last […] Read More

Experience vs Expertise??

October 17, 2017 Like any industry, there are a lot of Conveyancers promoting their ‘experience’, and with Social Media and Google Ad Words etc, it is really easy to reach a lot of people. And because they say they are experienced, they must be – right? WRONG. You are only reading their biased view of their own ‘experience’ […] Read More

Dealing with Death

September 14, 2017 Selling a property can sometimes be a challenging experience. When dealing with land owned by a loved one who has recently passed away, it can be even more daunting, especially if you are grieving and wishing they were still here. But by following a few simple steps, the process can be a little easier for […] Read More

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

August 7, 2017 In this day and age there many financial terms and products that we all hear about from time to time.  One that will become more and more common in Australia is the Reverse Mortgage. A Reverse Mortgage is a loan to people aged 60 or over that does not require regular repayments.  The great thing […] Read More

The Development Next Door…

August 7, 2017 Are you one of those lucky people with a vacant block next door? Do you live next to a paddock with a few grazing sheep, waking up to sounds of birds chirping or an extended view across the way? Ah the serenity! THAT IS UNTIL……. The dreadful day when the earthmovers roll in, followed by […] Read More

The cost of red tape to impact Aussies.

July 3, 2017 AUSTRALIAN vendors selling property over $750,000 will now have to provide proof they are not a foreign resident from 1st July 2017. In 2016, a 10% foreign resident capital gains withholding (FRCGW) tax was introduced.  It applied to all real estate transactions over $2 million (AUD) regardless of your residency status. For any property sold […] Read More

Appreciate the depreciation – what you need to know.

May 18, 2017 Did you know there are approximately 1.76 million property investors in Australia and that a staggering number DON’T access all the tax breaks available? Is this you? Around 80% of investors DON’T have a depreciation schedule set up for their investment properties! And of those that do, many underestimate how much they could be claiming. […] Read More

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