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3 Key Steps for Property Investing Success

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Like most other investment types, property investing is something that requires a long game vision.  When you’re buying, selling and renting properties, you’re most likely not going to become an overnight millionaire, but you can create a sustainable, long-term investment portfolio by following a few steps to ensure your success.
 
Here are our three key steps for property investing success.
 
Identify Your Strategy
As you establish and build your property portfolio, you … more »

How to get your rental bond back in full in 5 easy steps!

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One of the most important things you’ll want when you vacate a property is for your rental bond to be returned in full.
 
To make sure you get your rental bond back in full every time you move, there are a few things you can do to be proactive. Here are 5 steps to get your rental bond back in full.
 
Check your Ingoing Property Condition Report
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Our 3 top tips for Spring Cleaning your Home

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With the coldest days of winter behind us, now is a perfect time of year to spring clean your property.

Whether you’re already a clean freak and your home is clean, or you know your place needs a bit of extra cleaning attention, there are a few simple things you can do to spring clean your home and make it feel fresh.

Here are a few things you can do to spring … more »

Is renting the new owning?

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There are a couple key drivers of the increasing rental population and decreasing home ownership rates in Australia — housing affordability and changing demographics. Everyone knows the rapid price growth in Sydney and Melbourne in recent years has made housing increasingly less affordable, especially for younger and first home buyers. These buyers often have less money saved for a deposit and cannot afford to buy in the neighbourhoods where they … more »

How often should fixtures and fittings be updated and serviced

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Some of the things that start to show their age quickly in a property are fixtures and fittings. While some fixtures and fittings may need to be updated due to damage or a fault in the item, knowing when to update things in your home is important.
 
This keeps your home in excellent condition before you need to make major updates. Another major benefit of keeping your fixtures and fittings updated? … more »

How to rent with pets

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We all love our furry friends. If you’re someone who is home on your own a lot, a pet can be an especially great companion.
 
Owning a pet, however, can make it harder to find a rental property and keep your current property in excellent condition.
 
While it can be challenging, having a pet doesn’t need to ruin your experience of finding … more »

The power of buying in a good school catchment

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The provision of Government infrastructure, proximity to the CBD and lifestyle amenities and access to public transport are key factors that go into identifying potential areas to invest in the property market.

 

One of the other most powerful drivers of property price growth, however, is school catchments.

 

Often in built-up areas with limited ability to add new housing stock, homes in top school catchments have the potential to experience faster capital growth … more »

How to dress up a drab bathroom

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One of the hardest parts of renting is trying to dress up rooms that haven’t had much love in previous tenancies.  With some luxurious additions, however, you can dress up even the hardest rooms such as the bathroom.

 

If you have a drab bathroom that looks a little more yesteryear than modern, spa-like retreat, try our tips below to dress up your bathroom.

 

Your home does not have to feel this way throughout … more »

4 ways to freshen up your space in winter

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The winter months can take a toll not only on our bodies but on our homes too.  With cold days, foggy mornings and dark evenings abound, it can leave your home feeling damp and stuffy.

 

Your home does not have to feel this way throughout winter and there are a few easy things you can do to freshen up your space.

 

Here is our list of the 4 top things you can … more »

Winter reading for the savvy Investor

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Winter is the perfect time to curl up in front of the heater or a fire with a good book.

 

Below we have listed our 4 top picks for the savvy investor to read while it’s cold outside.

 
The Barefoot Investor 2019 Update by Scott Pape
If you’re looking for simple ways to get your finances in order, The Barefoot Investor 2019 Update will get you on top of things.

This updated … more »