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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!

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Perth Property Forecast 2020

Perth property forecast 2020… 2019 brought some welcome relief for Perth landlords, with a surge in interest and applications on properties, faster leasing times, and finally some small rent increases for certain suburbs. So how’s the Perth real estate market expected to fare in 2020? Read the Perth property forecast 2020 below… Key takeaways from…

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Hoping For A Rent Increase In 2020?

Hoping for a rent increase in 2020? Key points: More rent increases in September and October! Perth rental demand is starting to outstrip supply Investor and first home buyer activity is picking up The WA economy is improving Experts predict further rent increase in 2020 Great news for owners! In the months of September and…

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Should I Sell My Investment Property?

  Should I sell my investment property of 5+ years even though it hasn’t earned me any capital gains? The short answer is, no – if you can afford to hang onto it. Why?… “If you can afford to keep your investment property, you could sell for $40,000-$60,000 more in the next two to three…

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The Risks of Allowing Pets and How-to Protect Your Rental.

Thinking of allowing pets at your rental? Doing so can come with great rewards, like leasing your home faster, earning you a higher rent and securing a longer tenancy. But what about the risks of allowing pets? Pets can be messy and disruptive. And if you don’t have the proper precautions in place, they can…

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Three Rewards of Allowing Pets at Your Rental

Thinking of allowing pets at your rental? It’s a decision that comes with both risks and rewards – so it can be hard to know what the best choice is. With a good property manager, allowing pets at your rental can have great benefits – like putting more rent money in your pocket, and attracting a longer term…

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FIVE factors that influence your weekly rent figure…

FIVE important factors that influence your weekly rent figure… Pricing your home correctly is crucial to finding a great tenant, quickly. If you’re wondering how much rent you could charge for your property per week, read on to get a tentative figure yourself. There are lots of variables to look at when pricing a property,…

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13 Tips to Prepare Your Rental for Winter

Prepare Your Rental for Winter Perth winter has almost set in! Here’s a list of 13 tips to help you prepare your home or investment property for the colder months… 13 Tips to Winter-Proof Your Rental Roofing: Check the roof and around vents, skylights and chimneys for leaks. A watertight roof will do wonders for keeping…

Investment Property Deductions

Know Your Deductions! Maximise Your Rental Return

Investment property deductions! Maximise your rental return… For property investors, it’s important to treat your investments as a business, and claim all deductions against your rental income or capital gains if the property is sold.   “As long as the expense was for the purpose of producing a rental income, and you have a record…

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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…