News and Views in Property

Don’t Tax Yourself With Property Tax

As a homeowner are you taking a huge gulp at the end of every financial year with your rental property tax? Budget changes and changes to record keeping requirements can leave even the most seasoned homeowner in a bit of doubt. Here are four easy (but sometimes overlooked) ways to stay on top of EOFY.

The Practical Series: Why Landlord’s Insurance?

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. While every policy is different, here are some examples of how landlord’s insurance can make a huge difference to your outcomes.

Spreading Joy and Gratitude at Christmas

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.

Property Maintenance: A Best Practice Guide

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? We look at some of the common maintenance decisions and how looking ‘beyond the numbers’ is a great approach.

Pets and Rental Homes: Should They Mix?

Do pets belong in rental properties? 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. For homemakers, you may be desperate to find a pet-friendly home.We address this issue and explain how a good consultant can help.

Making the Switch to an Excellent Property Manager

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. We outline what excellent property managers do well, and explain how to switch property managers in Queensland if the time comes.

Why “The Tenants” Need a New Name

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.