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Emerging bedroom trends that real estate agents love right now

Just like other parts of the home, bedroom furnishing and decoration has evolved a lot over the years. From the sponged feature walls of decades past to neatly pressed valances to today’s houseplant-donned rooms, there’s a lot you can do to make sure your property reflects current trends to either attract buyers or your ideal […]

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Ways to Reduce Your Rental Vacancy Period

We have created a checklist of ways to minimise your properties vacancy periods. Make timely repairs and do regular maintenance. … When updating appliances, go with above 3 star energy ratings Advertise well in advance if possible Find a property manager with good communication skills, who is keeping up with the local rental demand information […]

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Estimating your Cash Flow Projection

Nearly all the investors I work with have the same question: How do I find an affordable and high-performing property? This is not as easy as it sounds, I’m sure more people would invest in property if it was as simple as finding an affordable property that still gives you excellent returns. I’m not going […]

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How colour in the home can affect your mood

While many of us are working from home again due to Coronavirus, now is the perfect time to take a look around at the colours in your home and consider the effect it might be having on your mood. You might be surprised at the changes a few small tweaks can bring. Colour gives your […]

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Termite infestations and how they affect your investment

While they might be small in size, Subterranean Termites are a large pest throughout Victoria. If steps aren’t taken to prevent termites, they can wreak havoc on wooden homes and other structures. To make matters worse, many insurance policies don’t cover costs incurred by termite infestation – and they’ve caused more damage to Australian homes […]

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Four property investment tips to strengthen your strategy

According to CoreLogic’s Profile of the Australian Residential Property Investor, the value of people’s wealth held in real estate assets is worth more than superannuation funds and listed stocks. While the economy and property market are in an uncertain place, now is a better time than ever to review your investment strategy to ensure you’re […]

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8 tax depreciation facts every investor needs to know

Property depreciation is the wear and tear of a building and its fixtures and fittings over time. For any income-producing property, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) allows property owners to claim this depreciation as a tax deduction each financial year. A tax depreciation schedule is required to maximise the depreciation deductions available and to substantiate […]

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Landlord vs Property Manager

Over recent years there has been a growing trend in investors opting to self-manage their investment properties. There are said to be around 1.7 million property investors in Australia and of these, one in three will attempt to self-manage their property because they think it is easy to do so and cuts the agents fees […]

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Your key costs as a Landlord

Property investing is an excellent vehicle for building long term wealth. But you need to factor in the upfront and ongoing costs of being a landlord. Throughout the duration of holding each property, you need to have stable cash flow to cover your key expenses and the regular shortfall (if you’re negatively geared). In this […]

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Rethinking Lender’s Mortgage Insurance

Lenders’ Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is typically seen as an additional cost when people buy a property. Some experts, however, think that investors can make LMI work for them. LMI is critical for the lender as it protects them if you’re no longer able to pay your mortgage. But, how can LMI work in your favour […]

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