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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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13 Questions To Ask Your Host Before You Housesit

Why do we love to housesit? Well, imagine hanging out solo in a nice hotel room—but better. As a housesitter, you have more space, more freedom and zero money coming out of your checking account. Talk about a serious win! Still, this isn’t vacation. Housesitting is work, even if it feels like you’re living the…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Considering Investing Overseas? Read This First!

While it may seem like a good idea at the time, investing in property overseas can be quite a perilous exercise. Why? Mainly because, unless you know the place extremely well or have family living in the country, you don’t know the local market, especially relating to current rental demands. It’s only the local people who…

GUEST BLOG: Maximising Space in Your Rental Properties

Given how much prices are set to go up on real estate, landlords and renters alike are finding smaller properties to be a better and more affordable fit to their respective goals. However, while a smaller rental property might be more affordable, it comes with a big problem. Prospective tenants might be hard to persuade…

The Latest Rental Market Stats – Vacancy Rates and Rental Prices

Across Australia the residential vacancy rate has remained unchanged at 2.1% in April 2018, with the number of vacancies sitting at 67,854 properties, according to data released by SQM Research this week. Take a look at how the capital cities have fared this year in comparison to the previous year;     Key findings: Nationally,…

GUEST POST: How to Save on Your Household Utility Bills

Buying or renting a house is expensive enough without the added cost of your household utility bill on top. While necessary, this extra financial burden can sometimes make the cost of home ownership seem beyond the scope of your budget. It’s not uncommon to get caught out when an unexpectedly expensive bill arrives in your…

Does Your Property Manager Possess These Crucial Qualities?

Does your property manager possess these two crucial qualities? Choosing the right property manager to take care of your investment property can be a tough decision and one that’s important to get right. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to find someone who fits the bill. Your ideal property manager should nail these two areas: They…

Stamp Duty – What is it, Who Pays and How Much?

Today’s blog focuses on Stamp Duty relating to investment properties. Stamp duty – what is it, who pays and how much? It may be one of things we don’t want to think about, but depending on the property, or asset, you could be looking at tens of thousands of dollars in stamp duty to pay…