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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!

How to Purchase Property with your Family and Remain Close-Knit!

Investing in property with your trusted family members has the ability to thrive, or the power to destroy – and the key is all in the foundation you start from. Who might this arrangement appeal to? Those struggling for loan approval on their own Those finding local prices beyond their capacity Those who want to…

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…

Avoid These Investment Property Mistakes

Avoid these investment property mistakes to ensure your success with investment property. Many new property investors feel overwhelmed when it comes to finding a suitable property, with all the advice thrown around. Many fear making a mistake and unfortunately some of these can be costly! Here’s our list of five big mistakes you can avoid…

We Love Rentals How Australias Rental Market is Going 03.18

How is the Australian Rental Market Going? March 2018 Update.

The latest figures released by rent.com.au show how the Australian rental market is performing across our capital cities here in Australia, so let’s take a look! Highlights: Demand increases for Perth rental properties with the velocity of properties turning over quickly and prices beginning to stabilise and, in the case of apartments, starting to rise…

We Love Rentals switching property management companies may be easier than you thought

Switching Property Management Agencies May be Easier Than You Thought

Many investors believe that shifting the management of their property to a new agency is either complicated, expensive or just plain hard (all excuses of which some agencies are happy for you to think!). When you feel you aren’t getting the service you require from your property manager, switching to a new team will often…

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…

We Love Rentals Weighing Up Strata Fees

Weighing up Strata Fees. Are they worth it

When analysing your investment property options, it is important to review the strata levies to help decide the wisest investment over the long term. Why do body corporate fees exist in the first place? Wherever there is land subdivided into flats, apartments or units and they have common property (such as gardens, driveways, stairwells, foyers…

We Love Rentals Renovation No Nos

Avoid These Renovation No No’s!

Renovations, when done correctly, can enhance the look and feel of the space, as well as add value, but it’s important to stick to the plan, particularly if you are planning on using the property as an investment. So here’s some of the most common blunders to avoid: 1. Overcapitalising Overcaptalisation occurs when the homeowner…

We Love Rentals National Rental Market Update

National Rental Market Update – How Did WA Go?

Housing Rents in most capital cities continue to rise (with Perth and Darwin bucking the trend), with falling vacancy rates indicating an ongoing shortage of rental properties — according to the March Domain.com.au Rental Report. Unit rents increased in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Canberra over the March quarter, remaining at record levels despite the recent national apartment building…

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…