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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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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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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,…

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…

FIVE reasons you should break up with your property manager

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…

Four steps to clear your debt

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…

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…