News

June 16, 2017

DEPRECIATION AND YOU

WHAT DO THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO DEPRECIATION MEAN FOR YOU?

It’s been a couple of weeks since the federal budget announcement and since then we’ve had some time to review how the proposed changes relating to plant and equipment deductions will affect property investors. Although we are not expecting the legislation to be finalised anytime soon, we have been talking to the government with the aim of developing fair policy which covers all the necessary...

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April 20, 2017

HOW TO FACE YOUR PROPERTY FEARS HEAD-ON

Real estate cycles come and go, but one fact always remains true – there is no exact science to property investing.

As much as we would like to believe we are able to control every part of the process, the reality is that investing in property is rarely a bump-free journey.  However, you can minimise your risks, which includes having clear strategies to help you deal with unexpected situations and setbacks when they arise. 

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April 20, 2017

THE RENTING LAWS ARE SERIOUS

We are seeing more and more media headlines of private landlords being sued in the Courts for not abiding by the law.

This is a friendly reminder that as your managing agent we must act in accordance with the law. It is our role to protect you on all levels. 

Contracting outside of the law can result in fines to the landlord and agent. 

We cannot discriminate against a type of tenant when choosing the best possible tenant for you; we cannot request...

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April 11, 2017

WHY DO RENTS FLUCTUATE?

If the rent for every property we owned covered the mortgage payment, we would probably be far more relaxed. But for the majority of investors, this is generally not the reality. More investors than not, are relying on the weekly rent to meet payments and expenses and we understand the importance of achieving the highest possible rent.

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The achievable rent on a property is no different to the sale...

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December 01, 2016

3 Sales Tips for Property Owners

Do you own a property that you’re thinking about selling? Here are some tips to make sure you get the biggest return possible - whether you’re using an agent or going at it alone.

Give your place an update

Do the walls need a re-paint? Is the carpet coming apart? Do your bathrooms and the kitchen need an update? You can add tens of thousands to your return simply by giving your property a minor renovation. By renovating your property,...

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December 01, 2016

The DIY Landlord: 5 tips to help you manage your rental property!

In an industry with as many variables as the property game, it’s important to be on top of as much as you can - from legal, to technical, maintenance and more. So if your ambition is to become a DIY landlord, look no further. We’ve got some tips for you to help you better manage your rental property in Australia

Know the market

A true understanding of the market is key when it comes to renting out your property. Put the rent...

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September 06, 2016

Rental Headaches: 2 questions to ask yourself before you rent out to new tenants

Congratulations! You finally filled the vacancy in your property and it’s time to watch your asset return on your investment. But how do you know that you picked the right people for your property? How can you tell if your ‘no-vacancy joy’ will transition to a rental headache? Here are three questions you might be asking yourself, and how to address these red-flags early on in the landlord-tenant relationship.

Will they keep your property in good condition?

The key to...

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