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Are Tenanted Properties always a Good Investment?

So what I want to talk about today is whether or not you would consider buying a property that is tenanted and whether that is an advantage or a disadvantage. At first value, it probably sounds like nirvana isn't it because it does have some pros. I mean, there is negotiation strength that comes with that. The property market is roughly 70% owne...

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Putting theory into practice in asset selection

One of the things that I think is really difficult for property investors is bringing the theory and then putting it into practice. We've always talked about the bigger picture of what we should be looking for in an asset selection. So you know, in terms of owner occupier appeal rather than investor only appeal. We've talked about it needing to be ...

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Tips for Buying at Auction – Part 2

Auction Tip No.3 The third tip for anyone looking to buy a property at auction is to get your ducks in a row. First is finance. I know it sounds very straightforward and simple but the amount of people who actually do turn up at auction without having their finance done is really does amaze me. But the other thing is you need to have it look at...

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What you need to know when increasing your rent

Laws differ from state to state around rental increases, however the reasons for rent increases are similar across every state and Territory throughout Australia. Rent reviews and increases should be revised at least annually, if not at every 6 month interval. The common times to do so are January or February, when most landlords are looking at the...

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Checklist for a Great Property Manager

One of the many things we do that our competitor Buyer's Agents don't all do is offer an independent recommendation when it comes to the final stage in your property purchasing journey. We don't just leave our clients with a great property and wish them well, we actually take an active role in making sure their newest asset is managed by a professi...

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Recognising an ‘Investment Grade’ Property

We are often asked by people "What are the good suburbs to buy in?"  If we could pick a better question to ask a Buyers Agent though, we would ask them "What makes a property an investment grade property?"  The answer is not all that detailed, however SO many people get it wrong.  Like one of team member says, "it's simple but it's not easy!" ...

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Friendly Reminders – Property Management

SMOKE DETECTORS: With the summer behind us comes the end of another daylight savings period.  And the end of daylights savings also means a reminder about smoke alarms. The legal obligation in Victoria is that smoke alarms are currently the responsibility of tenants to maintain, but this is not the case in all states, where the upkeep is the r...

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Basic Rental Property Obligations

Although this would appear as common sense to all my landlords, it’s still important that one understands their obligations when it comes to letting out a property for rent. Under the act governing the letting of property the landlord has certain obligations, the most important of which is that the property being let is in a condition that would ...

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Five Tips for a Happier Rental Property

To ensure your tenants are enjoying renting your property, and looking after it too, it’s important to remember a couple of things so that your relationship with your tenants and property manager is a prosperous one. So I thought I’d pen a few tips to help remind fellow landlords that if they undertake these recommendations then owning their...

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