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Negative gearing here to stay

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In good news for budding investors, the federal government plus the opposition party have ruled out the prospect of abolishing negative gearing.

At a debate held at the National Press Club in Canberra this week, both parties said they would not consider abolishing the investment strategy.

Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) president David Airey welcomed the government's unanimous stance.

"This is fantastic news for renters, affordable housing and real estate investors," Mr Airey said.

Mr Airey added that negative gearing for the purpose of property investment was necessary as it addressed the supply of rental accommodation, which benefited the overall industry.

"The Hawke Government abolished negative gearing for property in 1985 only to have it reinstated in 1987," he said.

"During that period rents increased by 57.5 per cent in Sydney, by 38.2 per cent in PerthPerth, TAS Perth, WA and by 32.0 per cent in Brisbane.

"At the same time building approvals fell by 13.8 per cent," he said.

According to Mr Airey, when negative gearing was reinstated, the government said that any tax advantages conferred by negative gearing were countered by the CGT regime when capital gains were realised.

"To amend the current negative gearing provisions for housing as some critics have suggested would be treating real estate differently to other asset classes and create a resource misallocation," he said.

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Many investors who would have been successfully approved for finance last year are struggling now to either begin or continue their property investment journey because of the current financial climate.

In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, broker John Manciamelli and Momentum Media director Alex Whitlock joins host Tim Neary to discuss how APRA changes and the royal commission have resulted in a tighter lending economy and what that means for Australian investors.

They discuss what traps investors should avoid if they are trying to obtain finance, the four key growth drivers in a property market and unpacking trust structures while revealing one type of trust that you should miss.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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