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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!

three rewards of allowing pets at your rental

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…

setting your weekly rent amount

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,…

Prepare your rental for winter

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…

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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…

Gorgeous Garden In Small Space

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…