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ALP’s Proposed Changes to Negative Gearing and the Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

ALP’s Proposed Changes to Negative Gearing and the Capital Gains Tax (CGT)… The Federal Election is just around the corner, and it’s all about property! Here are a few updates on the Australian Labor Party (ALP)’s proposed policy changes to help you stay informed… Negative gearing update… hear from property analyst Louis Christopher. Capital Gains…

6 Questions To Ask Your Property Manager

Six Questions to Ask Your Property Manager BEFORE You Hire Them…

Six Questions to Ask Your Property Manager BEFORE You Hire Them… Finding the right property manager can be a tricky process, especially if you’re a first time landlord. How are you supposed to judge the good from the bad, from just a few short conversations? What service should you expect? And what systems should be…

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Reasons Why You Should Break Up With Your Property Manager

Is it time to break up with your property manager? How do you know if you have a perfect match or a heart breaker? Just like a bad relationship, it can be hard to judge the exact point that things got tricky, and even harder to know when it’s time to end it. Are you…

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13 Questions To Ask Your Host Before You Housesit

Why do we love to housesit? Well, imagine hanging out solo in a nice hotel room—but better. As a housesitter, you have more space, more freedom and zero money coming out of your checking account. Talk about a serious win! Still, this isn’t vacation. Housesitting is work, even if it feels like you’re living the…

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FOUR Steps To Clear Your Debts

Not all debt is created equal. Good debt makes you money – such as a mortgage on an investment property. You’re technically using other people’s money to create wealth through capital growth.  On the other hand, bad debt costs you money. Bad debt includes a personal loan for a new car or, worse still, using your credit…

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How to clear up a green pool in six easy steps

Have you ever come home to your pool and found a swamp in its place? If so, then you have encountered the green pool. This is an issue that pool owners and tenants commonly face when they don’t regularly show their pool some tender loving care. After all, you can’t expect that your pool will…

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How to Create a Gorgeous Garden in a Small Space

We all need green space in our lives, but with nearly 98% of Aussies living in urban areas, that is easier said than done. Studies show that plants can have a positive effect on health and well being, from calming us down to making us feel good.   When space is at a premium, gardens…

How to use “the ripple effect” for your next investment property…

So, what is the “ripple effect”? A common trend that occurs in hot property markets is the ‘ripple effect’, where buyer demand and capital growth ‘ripples’ outwards from one suburb to the next.  Simply put, as prices increase beyond the reach of buyers in the suburb of their choice, they tend to look for ‘the next…

Perth rent market: leasing stats, rent prices & the vacancy rate…

Reiwa has released the latest Perth rent market statistics and it’s positive news for both Perth overall, and the local south eastern suburbs! The statistics shed light on the total properties leased, for rent, as well as the weekly rent prices between 2017-2018. Key takeaways:   Stable weekly rent prices recorded between 2017/18 0.3% annual…

Moving Out? Get Your Deposit Back: A Cleaning Checklist

People who rent tend to move house more often than those who own their own home. Moving is second only to a death in the family when it comes to anxiety-provoking life events, so it’s no wonder many renters are overwhelmed by the challenges of packing their lives up and moving. There’s also the worrying…

Baby Boomer Downsizing Incentive Scheme – How You Can Cash In!

The federal government’s new ‘downsizer’ incentive came into effect on July 1 and experts expect more family homes will hit the market as a result. Haven’t heard about the changes? Read on to find out how you can potentially cash in on your family home. What is the scheme? The scheme allows homeowners over 65…

The Secrets to Finding Australia’s Best Investment Properties

Check out our quick-start guide to picking your ideal investment property, covering four essential criteria that should form part of every investor’s high-performance property search.   Do your homework   Research is such an important step, yet it’s an area that a lot of gung-ho beginners tend to skip due to over-eagerness. Don’t make this mistake!…