To buy or not to buy (off the plan) is an important issue for an increasing number of new homebuyers and property investors.
When done responsibly with professional guidance (offered by Jim’s Building Inspections, for example) it can be a positi... Read more
Buying Off-The-Plan Housing Needn't Be Scary
Buying an off-the-plan house needn’t be scary if you make smart choices.
One important choice: Seeking out experts in New Construction – and Jim’s Building Inspections is a good place to start.
Buying off-the-plan with professional guidan... Read more
The Politics Of Smoke Alarms
From 1993 to 2015, CSIRO conducted tests on smoke alarms but the public is yet to read the findings. This comes at a time when activists want ionised smoke alarms banned due to alleged issues with response times to common fires. In America, the alarm... Read more
The Pitfalls Of Property Investment
The pitfalls of property investment are many.
Andrew Heaton from Sourceable advances the argument that it’s important to get a quality survey. While a retail store is often happy to return a $10 item of clothing, it’s far more complex with rea... Read more
Tax Depreciation Schedules
Did you know Jim’s Building Inspections have now started providing Tax Depreciation Schedules for Property Investors around the country?
Our Inspectors are in thousands of homes and apartments everyday conducting Pre-Purchase Building Ins... Read more
Property Depreciation - Some Questions
Q: What’s property depreciation all about?
A: In a nutshell, depreciation is a tax deduction when your property’s value declines. The result: Less tax, more money in your pocket.
Q: Where can I find professional help?
A: Jim’s Buildi... Read more
Blocked Guttering- One of the most Common Pre-Purchase Defects
Blocked gutters are one of the main defects found during a pre purchase inspection and is also one of the easiest to fix and prevent. Doing something as simple as keeping your gutters clean can save you thousands of dollars in maintenance costs in th... Read more
Building? Here Are Mark Campbell's Lessons Learned
“My rationale for building new was threefold,” writes Mark Campbell, a working-class Aussie. “Firstly, it enabled me to have control over the end product and it made sense from an investment perspective because I could maximise depreciation and... Read more
Two Things You Need To Know About Smoke Alarms
One: Smoke Alarms Aren’t Always Reliable
Smoke alarms aren’t always reliable which is why a professional inspector can make your job easier and life safer. A good inspection takes into account adequate positioning and operational status in orde... Read more
Proposed New Tax To Help Home Owners Remove Asbestos
Did you know that 1 in 3 Australian homes contain asbestos? With home renovations on the rise, many Australian's are purchasing homes built before 1985 with the intention of doing small renos through to complete rebuilds. Unfortunately, many people a... Read more