negative gearing changes | The Australian The BROWN COUCH: Negative gearing is not your friend I have just purchased my first property, and intend to pay interest only for the next 2-3 years and then use it as an investment property, negatively geared, when I switch into a new PPOR. After readings articles like above, how do other people view the future for negative gearing? It seems like an unstable time at the moment.. - Also, why don't people rent out their investment houses for $1 a week and claim the 'loss' in tax? Sorry for the dumb question, the concept is new to me, and I am wondering how people come up with rental prices? is it a value that is strategically chosen?