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How to attract a good tenant - and keep them!

November 2, 2017

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Good tenants make property investment a less stressful experience – they lead to reliable cash flow, a reduction in turnover rates, less wear and tear on the property and generally less work overall. But how do you find the perfect tenant? Once you find them, how do you keep? While there may be no magical […]

First Impressions are Crucial

October 24, 2017

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The outside of the house if the first impression that a potential buyer is going to have and it’s vital that you present the property in the absolute best possible way you can.     You want buyers to fall in love with your property, so give it that loved, friendly and welcoming look.     […]

Spring Cleaning

September 1, 2017

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Whether you are thinking of selling now or in the future, there is no better time to get into a thorough clean out  than in spring,  when you feel more energised and enthusiastic.       And there’s no better feeling than coming home to a clean house! You could plan this for a free day on a  […]

ATO Guide for Rental Property Owners

August 25, 2017

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Rental properties 2017 The ATO has a great publication guide that explains how to manage and understand rental income and expenses, including how to treat more than 230 residential rental property items; depreciation of items such as building, fixtures and fittings, capital gains tax; general value shifting regime, goods and services tax (GST); negative gearing; […]

Tips for Choosing an Investment Property

August 17, 2017

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Every property investor would love to have a crystal ball and be able to buy in an area before it becomes ‘up and coming’, in order to buy cheaply and reap the benefits of a subsequent increase in property prices. There are certain indications that a suburb may boom, but none of them are set […]

Planning a renovation??

July 22, 2017

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THINKING OF RENOVATING? It can be possible to renovate and upgrade your property without having to utilise money from your savings account and improve your after tax cash flow. If you have some equity in your property, a re-draw facility or line-of-credit you may be able to free up funds and upgrade your property.  Your […]

What is Capital Gains Tax?

June 13, 2017

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LIKE MOST TAX AND ACCOUNTING RELATED MATTERS, CAPITAL GAINS TAX CAN BE COMPLEX AND DAUNTING FOR SOME Capital gains tax is tax on the profit made on the sale of any capital item. Capital gains tax applies in the financial year a capital asset is sold. It is important to note that the date of […]

Presenting your property for photography & sale

May 17, 2017

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You may be surprised to find that the reason a property appeals to you may be as simple as how it is presented via the photography.  First impressions are everything and excellent high quality photos are integral to marketing your home.     Good natural lighting and minimising (de-cluttering) without a doubt makes the property look spacious, […]

How much does it cost to sell a house???

May 17, 2017

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When choosing an agent to sell your home don’t make the mistake of only looking at the commission rate each agent charges. If you base your decision on commission alone you will be in for an unpleasant surprise. So, how much does it really cost to sell your home? There are three costs to consider […]