Why the highest rent may not always be the best rent

15th November 2019

Our role as your property manager is to maximise the rental return on your investment property – however, obtaining the highest rent per week is just one component of ensuring that your investment delivers the expected returns. The term “best rent” refers to the optimum rent that your property can achieve without causing your tenants […]

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Make a New Years Resolution – Increase your rental returns!

01st November 2019

As a property investor now is the time to think about making the ultimate new years resolution, and that is to increase your rental returns. Take the time to review the past rental year.  Did you have a vacancy and if so how long was the property vacant and did you get a rent increase […]

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Rental Yields Can Indicate Where The Opportunities Are!

18th October 2019

If your are considering buying an investment property in the next 6 to 12 months you should read this information about the correlations between rental yields and property price growth. Demand from investors contributes greatly to the state of any property market; and with their focus largely on returns on investment such as rental yields, […]

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How did your Australian home get its look.

31st March 2019

Australian homes are made up of many different architectural styles? Have you ever wondered how the different styles came to be? What is your favorite? Roots of Style: How Did Your Australian Home Get Its Look?

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The Key to Creating a Healthier Property Portfolio

30th June 2017

The one factor, above all others, that will determine your long-term future as a property investor is your ability to successfully invest in areas that are poised for  capital growth. It is the real key to creating wealth through property and keeping your banks willing to lend to you. Capital growth helps you build equity […]

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SHOULD YOU INVEST FOR CASH FLOW OR CAPITAL GROWTH?

30th June 2017

You’ve probably seen this question floating around the property forums if you’ve spent any time online checking out investment strategies. The question of whether to invest in property for rental yield (cashflow) or long-term gains (capital growth) is one of the key strategic discussions you will find amongst property aficionados. Any advisor making sweeping claims […]

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How Will Changes in Lending Impact Property Investors’ Capacity to Borrow?

30th June 2017

Some significant recent changes in the lending landscape for banks may necessitate some important strategic changes for property investors. Below we look at how the key changes are already impacting borrowing, and consider what they mean for your capacity to invest in property – and how this might affect your strategy going forward. What are […]

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Major changes to NSW strata laws

04th November 2016

New strata laws will start on 30 November 2016. They have been modernised to fit the reality of living in a strata townhouse or apartment today. The new building defect bond scheme will start on 1 July 2017. Currently more than a quarter of NSW’s population lives in, owns or manages strata. Many new requirements will not impact strata […]

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What is property depreciation and how it can help you?

15th January 2015

Properties and the plant and equipment assets contained within them all go through a gradual process of wear and tear. Property investors are permitted by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to claim tax deductions based on this deterioration. This process is called property depreciation. Depreciation can be claimed for any income producing property and is […]

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Overlooked maintenance on investment properties

29th December 2014

Whilst maintenance on investment properties centre on immediate matters such as leaking taps and toilets and repairs to the oven and hot water system, we have found that there are many hidden repairs that investors should be aware of and budget for. In homes, villas and townhouses the maintenance of gutters and downpipes are always […]

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