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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…

We Love Rentals Do Real Estate Agents Make Good Property Investors

Do Real Estate Agents Make Good Property Investors (and vice versa)?

It’s no surprise many property investors, at some stage in their lives, have considered becoming selling agents.Probably because much of their time is spent searching for properties, inspecting them, imagining how they would improve them and how much equity they could make in 20 years’ time. With all this time invested, they might as well…

We Love Rentals Mining Towns Collapse Not Reflective of Broader Market

Mining Towns Collapse not Reflective of Broader Market

So why the collapse? Dwindling workforces, coupled with the comparative decrease in the demand for accommodation are the key reasons behind the price drops in Karratha and cities such as Perth and Darwin. So why won’t other major cities suffer similar price drops? Simple; the major city markets are driven by different dynamics which pre-date…

The Struggle Is Real Why Its So Hard For Gen Ys To Get Into The Property Game

The Struggle is Real Why it’s So Hard for Gen Y’s to Get into the Property Game

Whether it’s moving out of the family home or kick-starting a property investment career, here’s some of the obstacles that may leave Gen Y’s in the starting block. 1. Poor spending habits and poor credit – spending money that isn’t yours on stuff you don’t need. Credit card defaults can result in a black mark against your personal credit…

We Love Rentals Leaving Home Tips To Help Survive The Big Move

Leaving Home – Tips to Help Survive the Big Move

There comes a time in most people’s lives where you decide to make the big move away from your parent’s and into a place of your own. There are a few things to consider in order to make the move a successful one. Can you afford it? Ensure you are financially independent and ready to…

We Love Rentals Top 4 Money Myths Busted

Top Four Money Myths – Busted!

Have you ever wondered how some people get rich while others fall short? To get you onto the right track let’s bust the top four money myths. Myth 1 – Is it an investment or merely a gamble? Successful individuals tend to study the financials of any future investment; looking for strengths and weaknesses, as…