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Welcome to our blog. Here we will keep you up to date with what's happening in the Australian Rental Market, with a special focus on the Perth Metro Area, as well as tips relating to investing in property and property management. Enjoy!

AirBnB – Should You List Your Property on This Platform?

With the seemingly continual rise of Airbnb, you may be tempted to list your investment property on the site, hoping to make more money. Or maybe you have recently stayed in an Airbnb yourself, and were impressed and inspired by the opportunity it presented. However, before you consider if this is a good move, you…

Considering Investing Overseas? Read This First!

While it may seem like a good idea at the time, investing in property overseas can be quite a perilous exercise. Why? Mainly because, unless you know the place extremely well or have family living in the country, you don’t know the local market, especially relating to current rental demands. It’s only the local people who…

GUEST BLOG: Maximising Space in Your Rental Properties

Given how much prices are set to go up on real estate, landlords and renters alike are finding smaller properties to be a better and more affordable fit to their respective goals. However, while a smaller rental property might be more affordable, it comes with a big problem. Prospective tenants might be hard to persuade…

The Latest Rental Market Stats – Vacancy Rates and Rental Prices

Across Australia the residential vacancy rate has remained unchanged at 2.1% in April 2018, with the number of vacancies sitting at 67,854 properties, according to data released by SQM Research this week. Take a look at how the capital cities have fared this year in comparison to the previous year;     Key findings: Nationally,…

GUEST POST: How to Save on Your Household Utility Bills

Buying or renting a house is expensive enough without the added cost of your household utility bill on top. While necessary, this extra financial burden can sometimes make the cost of home ownership seem beyond the scope of your budget. It’s not uncommon to get caught out when an unexpectedly expensive bill arrives in your…

Does Your Property Manager Possess These Crucial Qualities?

Does your property manager possess these two crucial qualities? Choosing the right property manager to take care of your investment property can be a tough decision and one that’s important to get right. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to find someone who fits the bill. Your ideal property manager should nail these two areas: They…

Stamp Duty – What is it, Who Pays and How Much?

Today’s blog focuses on Stamp Duty relating to investment properties. Stamp duty – what is it, who pays and how much? It may be one of things we don’t want to think about, but depending on the property, or asset, you could be looking at tens of thousands of dollars in stamp duty to pay…

A new Bond Option for Tenants!

Bond Dispute – No More! A new product on the market in Australia will give tenants the option to pay rental bonds in installments and protect their money from being mishandled. BondSure will enable tenants to apply online to have rental bonds up to $5,000 paid on their behalf by the company, to be repaid…

Property Types that Banks Think are too Risky!

Risky business – the types of properties banks get nervous about… Banks are being extremely fussy when it comes to lending money for a mortgage on what they consider risky properties. And if the banks are concerned about these types of properties so should you be – there’s no point trying to outsmart the lenders….

One Bedroom Apartments – One For Your Portfolio?

With more young people opting to live in our inner cities, it seems the answer to maximising these areas lies in higher density accommodation, namely one bedroom apartment style complexes. As an investor, you have a distinct advantage if you can see where housing trends are heading into the future, particularly given that property investment…

Borrowing to Invest – 5 Myths Busted!

There’s a lot of hearsay around that can prevent people from starting, or growing, an investment portfolio. Let’s take a look at five myths when it comes to borrowing money to invest. 1. Leverage is super risky Leveraged investing does come with risks but it also can come with rewards. The key is to understand…

Air BnB – How is it Affecting Our Short Term Rental Market?

Is the AirBnB concept a money making machine, or a tenant and property management nightmare? Whichever way you look at it, it is a growing trend and a disruption to industry so let’s take a look at Australia’s Short Term Rental Report to learn more about the Short Term Rental (STR) trends across our three…