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5 Ways to Find Problems in a Property Before You Buy

When you find a great property, it can be easy to look past or not notice problems until you’ve bought it and the keys are all yours. At this point, any hidden issues are your expense and problem. While most sellers do the right thing, it’s important to carefully examine a property to identify any […]

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Investors Make

Property investing, like any other journey in life, has learning curves. The longer you’re in the game, the more you understand based on experience and the mistakes you might make along the way. For first time investors, some common mistakes can impact the growth of your portfolio and subsequently stop you from reaching your goals. […]

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Everything you need to know about routine inspections

Routine inspections are an important part of keeping your property in good condition at all times. It’s an effective way for your property manager to view any maintenance requests in person and check that your tenant is looking after your property. While your tenant probably isn’t deliberately letting things slide, a routine inspection can help […]

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3 Ways to Discover How Much Rent to Charge

Deciding how much rent you’ll charge is one of the most important parts of managing your rental property. If you charge too little, you could be leaving money on the table. In contrast, charging too much can result in your property remaining vacant while others in the market are snapped up quickly. Fortunately, there is […]

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The unexpected expenses property investors may not see coming

As a rental provider, you probably know the regular expenses you need to cover for your investment property. These expenses might include your management fees, body corporate fees if you own a unit, apartment or townhouse, rates and larger jobs such as replacing appliances or floor coverings. But what about those expenses you haven’t thought […]

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Renovating to maximise your rental returns

When it comes to renovating specific rooms in your rental property for higher returns, some rooms will deliver better results than others. There are certain rooms in a home that, when in pristine condition, will maximise your rental returns. Projects such as updating a kitchen are a relatively large investment, while things like freshening up […]

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Using databases to help with finding quality renters

There are a range of tools and resources available to rental providers to help them find quality renters. Databases such as NTD or TICA can be a helpful resource to check and determine if prospective renters have any “black marks” against their names. This article provides an overview of tenancy databases and how they can […]

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How to make a garden “renter friendly”

Gardens are a great feature to add to a property. Not only does it give a home curb appeal and create a sense of tranquillity in a backyard or courtyard, but it can be another feature that attracts prospective renters. While a beautiful garden can attract quality renters, you need to make sure the garden […]

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Should you allow pets in your investment property?

Does the idea of having pets at your rental property send a shiver up your spine? You maybe asking yourself, what if the pet damages our property? or what if a noisy bark upsets the neighbours? There’s a few things to think about, and it may seem easier to just not want pets at your […]

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