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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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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…

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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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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…

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: 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…

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…