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How to find the right property manager

One of the most important factors in maintaining a profitable investment property portfolio, is having the right property manager. While it might be tempting to manage everything yourself, a property manager not only knows the ins and outs of the market, but they have systems and processes to make sure everything is running smoothly. In […]

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Negative, neutral, positive gearing: Which is best?

Tax law in Australia is inherently complex. As an ever-evolving beast, a change in one area of tax law has implications across many other areas, especially when it comes to people’s finances and investing. Negative gearing is one of these areas, and it’s been a hot topic in recent years. Deciding whether your property will […]

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Common property investor mistakes to avoid

There are lots of things to remember when you’re a property investor. From interest rate changes to the ups and downs of property prices, it’s important you remember a few key things to maximise the value you get from your investment properties. In this article, we share a few of the common mistakes you should […]

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Plumbing maintenance – Who is responsible, landlords or tenants?

We are asked all the time about plumbing maintenance and who is responsible for plumbing issues that arise during a tenancy, so we have created a few tips to help. The responsibility for plumbing repairs and maintenance is a frequent point of contention between landlords and tenants. But both parties have a part to play […]

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Could rent-vesting be the key to building wealth and your dream lifestyle?

In recent years, the concept of rent-vesting has grown in popularity as property prices around inner-city suburbs grew rapidly. For example, you may have wanted to enter the property market close to Melbourne’s CBD but didn’t have a large enough deposit saved. With rent-vesting, you can invest in one area you may not live in […]

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What is rental yield?

Before you buy an investment property, you’ll likely calculate its yield. The yield on an investment property details the future income you can expect to make represented as a percentage on an annual basis. Not only does this help you determine if a property is suitable for your wealth-building goals, but it gives you a […]

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Why landlord insurance is an expense you won’t regret

According to Finder, landlord insurance costs an average of $208 per month for a property worth $1 million. This amount can increase or decrease depending on the value of the property. Once it’s tallied up for the year, your landlord insurance will probably be one of your larger ongoing expenses (if you haven’t had to […]

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Is there much difference between property managers?

Over my working years, I have learned that one of the keys to doing your job well, is to love what you do and to be passionate about it. When it comes to property management, I have found that you either love it or you don’t, there doesn’t seem to be an in between when […]

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Piecing together the right investment property

Searching for the right investment property can be a lengthy process. Not only do you need to think about your long-term wealth goals, but you need to make sure the investment property you buy will help you achieve these goals. In this article, we share six tips to help you understand what to look for […]

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