Renovation

What are the improvements you can make to a property to improve its value.  We do know that not all extensions, renovations or improvements to a property will add value, so therefore it is easy to overcapitalize.  We ask Ben Kingsley to tell us what...

Barry DuBois from Channel 10’s The Living Room meets strangers at Bunnings and goes home with them to help with some outstanding DIY jobs.  He tells us how that works and what he learns. Transcript: Kevin:  Barry DuBois is an interior designer and master builder with over 30...

Love It or List It on Foxtel sets up the battle between Andrew Winter on the sell side and Neale Whitaker on the improve it, stay where you are and love it side. This highlights the dilemma facing many property owners as their family situation...

One question often asked by investors who are considering purchasing an existing second-hand property is whether or not they can claim deductions for work that has been completed to the property by a previous owner. The rules have always been complicated for investors and for this reason...

When faced with finding a tenant in Perth’s tough tenancy market, investor Pat Cheah decided a renovation was in order. She put her tight budget to good use and transformed her two-bedroom apartment in Dianella from shabby to chic – and reaped the financial rewards. For...

One of our regular guests on this show, Brad Beer from BMT Tax Depreciation, explains what exactly a Quantity Surveyor is and how investors can benefit by having one on the team. Transcript: Kevin:  One of our regular guests on the show is Brad Beer from BMT...

When country music singer Adam Brand found a little house on a tiny block of land in his home suburb of Palm Beach, he knew it was ‘the one’ – the property he could sink his teeth into to restore it to its former glory...

Kayne has found a renovation property in regional Victoria.  He bought it well, as you will hear, but wants to make sure he does not overcapitalize.  Cherie Barber gives us the formulae. Transcript : Kevin:  I want to answer a question now that came in specifically for...

How much value does an extra bedroom, bathroom or granny flat add to a property?  Kent Lardner talks about the work he is doing through View and the tool that is available there to do the calculation and the good news is it’s FREE. Transcript : Kevin: ...

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