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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…

The Investment Property Ripple Effect

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 Update

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…

Get Your Deposit Back: A Cleaning Checklist

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!…

Can You Negatively Gear an Empty House?

Thanks to a strong demand for safe housing investments both domestically and abroad, new property developments have been taking shape in many parts of Australia, particularly in New South Wales and Victoria. Because of this demand, the country now has more than 2 million landlords. However, despite this rapid growth, many dwellings remain vacant, even…

How to Maximise the Return on Your Rental Property

OWNERS: How to maximise the return on your rent To stand out in a competitive rental market and maximise your rental opportunities check out our handy list of ten tips to start the new financial year with a bang! Refresh Cosmetic touches lift rent and equity at the same time. Painting the walls, new carpets, blinds…

Your Essential 2018 End of Financial Year Checklist

The end of the financial year is just around the corner and it can be an especially busy time for investors. So, with that in mind, here are a number of issues that retirees and property investors must get in order to tackle this time of year. Superannuation     After the age of 60,…

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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…