Which Makes a Better Investment: Old or New Properties?

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Steph Williams

It’s easy to become obsessed with the endless stream of factors that come from choosing an investment property. The trends can change, the mindset of buyers can alter, and even the most seemingly minor factors can leave one property with the upper hand over another in terms of selling potential. One of the most enduring.

What ongoing expenses are involved with property investment?

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Steph Williams

When you’re living in a house, it’s easy to see the little expenses that add up over time. From plumbing fixes to the basic maintenance tools needed to keep the place looking clean and tidy, taking care of a property is a slow process that is always happening in one way or another. It can,.

How Much Can I Borrow to Buy An Investment Property?

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Steph Williams

It has been well documented over the past few decades that house prices across most of Australia have been, on average, increasing steadily. Even in this time of economic uncertainty, house prices in Australia still managed to increase by a record 2.1% in February 2021 alone, the largest month-on-month increase since 2003. This has posed.

Safety Requirements For Landlords: What Are You Responsible For?

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Steph Williams

Being a landlord is a fantastic way to utilise your property as a sustainable source of income, but it’s also one that comes with a number of requirements and obligations. From fire alarms to utilities to, in some cases, the structural integrity of certain property features, landlords are required to ensure that safety standards are.

Investment Property Depreciation in Australia: An FAQ Guide

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Ben Williams

Investment property depreciation scheduling is one of many options available to Australian property investors for saving on their tax. However, while this is a fantastic opportunity for property owners to put some of their tax money back into their investment, it’s one that isn’t particularly well understood. Today, we’re going to go through some of.

How To Makeover Your Rental Kitchen On A Budget

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Ben Williams

Keeping your rental property clean, accessible, and stylish is the key to attracting new renters. However, it’s not as straightforward as traditional renovations. When it’s your own home, you’re guided by your own taste in décor and tailor the design to suit your needs. Rental properties need to appeal to the evolving needs of potential.

Property VS Share Market: Which is the Right Choice For You?

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Ben Williams

Investing in either the share market or real estate is usually people’s first choice when looking to grow their wealth. Making sound financial decisions is important at the best of times, but with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting job security and industries on a global scale, being well informed about your investment options is crucial. That’s.

Investment Property Renovation Tips: How to Make Your Home More Valuable in 2020

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Ben Williams

Investment property renovations can be difficult. Unlike renovating your own house, where your taste and preferences dictate every facet of the design process, investment property renovations mean contending with the ever-changing trends of the homebuying public. Follow these simple investment property renovation tips and discover five affordable renovations that will add value to any property.

Victorian Government’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Grant Information for Landlords

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Ben Williams

Many Victorian renters have been impacted by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. With the reported slump in business confidence as reported in August and employment rates of 7.5%, renters who have lost their jobs are facing difficult times ahead. As difficult as this is for renters, landlords are themselves feeling the pinch, with many relying on.

How to Reduce Capital Gains Tax When Selling an Investment Property

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Ben Williams

Knowing how to avoid capital gains tax when selling an investment property seems like the Holy Grail of investment knowledge, even when people don’t entirely know what it is. Over the years, capital gains tax has cemented itself as a buzz phrase in the Real Estate world, causing many to see it as a looming.

What Do Tenants Look For in a Rental Property?

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Ben Williams

“What do tenants look for in a rental property?” is a question that landlords & property managers alike should be constantly striving to answer. After all, landlords want tenants that will take care of their property, pay rent on-time, and will be easy to work with throughout their tenancy. However, to entice those ideal tenants,.

Low Maintenance Garden Ideas For Your Investment Property

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Ben Williams

Anyone who has ever rented out a house knows the importance of having a low maintenance garden for their rental property. After all, you’re entrusting your property to tenants that may not have the same enthusiasm or time for gardening that you would hope, which can lead to outdoor spaces that have been left in.

Storage Ideas for Rental Properties: A Landlord’s Guide

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Ben Williams

The rental real estate market is one that is known for being hugely competitive, with certain areas and suburbs vying for the attention of prospective renters as supply and demand rise and fall. Naturally, this means that to succeed as the owner of an investment property, you must stay competitive and provide benefits that will.

Victorian Landlords & Tenant Coronavirus Legislation

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Ben Williams

With the current coronavirus pandemic leading to a considerable amount of unemployment and uncertainty across the country, Australian landlords and renters have been eagerly awaiting word from the government on how this will impact their livelihood. Thankfully, as of April 15th, the Australian government has detailed plans to bring supportive legislation to parliament which will.

RBA Reduces Interest Rates in 2020

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Ben Williams

The Reserve Bank of Australia has made headlines over the past few days for cutting interest rates to a record low in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The move, which stands as part of the RBA’s first quantitative easing program ever, will provide more affordable loans for Australian banks, along with interest rates being.