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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!

We Love Rentals Tips for Selling a Vacant Property

Tips for Selling a Vacant Property

So, the house you’re selling is vacant? Don’t despair! Here’s our top tips for making the sales process for your empty home a more straightforward one. CHECK YOUR HOME INSURANCE POLICY Dust off your home insurance documents and policy to see if your coverage changes when you no longer live in the property. Both your…

We Love Rentals Rental Vacancy Rate Perth Dec 2017

Perth Rental Vacancy Rate – Dec 2017

All our capital cities have increased their vacancy rates in December 2017, according to new data released by SQM Research, with the number of vacancies Australia-wide increasing to 80,092; an increase on the month of November. Hobart’s vacancy rate continues to remain at a record low of 0.3% since October 2017. Canberra and Adelaide’s vacancy…

We Love Rentals Why You Should Have a Property Maintenance Plan

Why You Should Have a Property Maintenance Plan

As a property investor, unexpected repairs on your investment property can really hurt the hip pocket. Thinking ahead and planning for such repairs and maintenance can help reduce the financial heartache and stress associated with the dreaded call from your property manager that something needs fixing and it’s going to cost a small fortune. Owning…

We Love Rentals Are Holiday Homes a Wise Investment

Are Holiday Homes a Wise Investment?

Are Holiday Homes a Wise Investment? Have you just returned from a trip down south over the Christmas break and wondering if buying a holiday home would make a smart investment for 2018? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons! Pros: Unlimited Access – A big advantage is you can have unlimited access to…

We Love Rentals Rental Yields 101

Rental Yields 101!

If you’ve been looking into property investment, chances are you’ve come across the term “rental yield”.  As an investor, it is an important concept to understand in order to assess the potential income and cash flow of an investment property. Rental yield is the rate of income return over the cost associated with an investment…

We Love Rentals A Look At History

GUEST BLOG: A Look at the History of the Australian Property Market

Interesting article published by Michael Yardney of Property Update as he reflects over the Australian Property Market over the last decade. A lot can happen in a decade. In fact, a lot did happen over the last 10 years. Now the reason for my reflective mood is that the 10th anniversary edition my first book How to Grow a…

We Love Rentals 8 Reasons Holiday Homes Dont Make Smart Investments

Holiday Heartbreak! 8 Reasons Holiday Homes are not Smart Investments

The idea of buying a holiday home somewhere sunny may sound like a great idea, but this doesn’t always translate to a wise property investment. Let’s go over eight important considerations you need to carefully weigh up when working out if you should buy a holiday home. 1.    High letting and marketing costs Remember, this is…

We Love Rentals Buying Interstate

Buying Interstate? Tips of what to avoid!

Don’t fall into the trap of the following common mistakes made by inexperienced investors looking to snap up an interstate property: 1. Buying off the plan There are too many of these properties coming on to the market in our CBD’s, which means there is no ‘scarcity’ value and no supply pressure to underpin price…

We Love Rentals 10 Tips To Maximise Your Rental Income

10 Tips to Maximise Your Rental Income!

In today’s tough market of low rents, it’s more important than ever to get the biggest bang for buck and maximise the return of your assets. Here’s a list of 10 ways to hopefully stack the odds in your favour! 1. Minor facelift Rents need to increase to keep up with inflation. If your rent…

We Love Rentals Property Investment 3 Reasons To Stick With The City

Property Investment – 3 Reasons to Stick with the City…

If you’re considering a regional property for your next investment, here are some reasons to mull over first which may sway you towards sticking within the city limits. 1. Recency bias towards downside risk Throughout history the greatest oversight of investors has been to assume that what has happened over recent times will continue to…

We Love Rentals Mistakes Costing Property Investors Thousands

Mistakes Costing Property Investors Thousands

BMT Tax Depreciation, a company that has worked with more than 400,000 Australian property investors to help uncover and claim legitimate tax deductions for the wear and ageing of their investment properties, has compiled a list of its top five tax mistakes commonly made by investors that likely result in millions of dollars of tax…

NAB Residential Property Survey Q3 2017 Report

NAB Residential Property Survey – Q3 2017

Sentiment rises and confidence lifts among property experts in Q3. NAB expects prices to slow in 2018-19, but not a severe adjustment. Australian housing market sentiment lifted over the third quarter of 2017, supported mainly by a large increase in the number of property experts reporting positive rental growth in the quarter and continued house…