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Do you need landlord’s insurance if you already have a comprehensive insurance policy on your investment home? This is a question that homeowners often ask, and experts will tell you insurance is always a good idea. Landlord’s insurance gives you extra coverage that a...
Most homeowners would never intentionally put their homemakers in any danger. But sometimes it can be easy with our busy lives to let our obligations slip by. Unfortunately, when it comes to safety, there may be no second chance. So how do you keep on top of safety in...
Bond claims are not good news for anyone. For homeowners, this means the home has in some way been damaged and for the homemakers it means they lose money. In the process, both sides often end up frustrated and angry at the property consultant. So, it’s in everyone’s best interests to minimise damage and reduce the likelihood of bond claims. How do you do that?
When it comes to water bills who pays water usage in rental homes? As a consultant, I am often asked this question by both homeowners and homemakers alike. So let’s look at the rules for water usage in Queensland and how they might apply to you and your home.
Christmas is such a magical time of year. Houses, homes, abodes and apartments completely transform to welcome the season. It’s time to de-clutter and dust off the old decorations, hang up the twinkling fairy lights, top the tree with a star or angel of your choice and cover any available surface in tinsel.
No matter how perfect your investment home is when you buy it, at some point items might need repairing, replacing or improving. What’s best practice for property maintenance? Thinking ‘beyond the numbers.’ We show you why.
If you’re a homeowner, you may feel the pressure to commit to allowing pets, but at the same time feel worried about the consequences. Do pets belong in rental properties? We address this issue and explain how a good consultant can help.
Investment properties are often our biggest asset, so it’s important we’re happy with our manager. When key elements of excellent service are deficient, it might be time to switch. What do excellent property managers do well? How do you make the move if or when the time comes?
As an investor, the end of the financial year means assessing your investment property tax. You may wonder – “What can I claim?” “What records should I keep?” and “What does the Federal Budget mean for my taxation?” Here are some of the questions you might need answering come June 30.
Ever thought a Home Buying Mentor was only for property investors? Sure, they can be invaluable for the investor. But a Home Buying Mentor can help anyone who wants to begin the buying process with more knowledge and expertise. Here are 5 ways a Home Buying Mentor can make life much easier when you’re buying a property.
Whether you are buying for investment, or managing your portfolio, or purchasing or renting a family home, real estate is a bit like a roller coaster. There can be plenty of ups and downs. How do you ensure your ride is more like a great adventure rather than the scariest ride you’ve ever had?
There are many reasons why fewer and fewer Australians are choosing the ‘great Australian dream’ of home ownership. That technically makes them part of ‘the tenant’ club. We often hear it said: “they’re just renting.” But is this kind of talk useful? Here’s why a shift in culture could be just what we need today.