Entries by Deborah Varnay

How important is land when buying apartments?

It is one of the so-called “golden rules of property”; the driver behind the price increase of any property is land value. Mark Twain famously summed this up when he wrote that land is the best investment because “they are not making any more of it”. That seems straightforward enough, but does this golden rule […]

What’s your home really worth?

Type your address into any number of free ‘what’s your home worth’ websites and an approximation of your home’s market value pops onto the screen in the blink of an eye. Easy. But no matter whether the figure you see sends your heart soaring – or sinking – take a minute to consider how accurate […]

Rental yields – what you need to know

Rental yield – essentially the rate of rental income returned against the costs of an investment property is a great indicator of a property’s investment potential. But you need to keep things in perspective when you factor it into your decision to purchase property. Calculating rental yield A good first step in examining rental yield’s […]

Make Working from Home Less Taxing

With no commute and casual Friday turning to casual every day, there’s a lot to love about working from home. But when the cat keeps hijacking your Zoom calls and Friday drinks end up being with said cat, it has its downsides too. Thankfully, the tax man is offering a bit of socially distanced relief […]