How to rent with pets


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


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


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


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



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 »

The best multi-purpose items for your home



With the rising popularity of minimalism in recent years, owning multipurpose items for your home can help you have a minimalistic approach to your lifestyle.



Whether you are a fashionista, couch potato or a keen cook, there are multipurpose items that can be useful in every part of your home. Here’s our list of the best multipurpose items for your home.

Aluminium foil
A roll of aluminium foil has many uses. … more »

How much time are you spending on property research?



As a property investor, a large portion of your time, energy and thoughts probably go towards researching the property market.

Whether you’re looking to grow your portfolio or sitting tight in the current market, it’s clear Australians love spending time researching property.



According to new research by HSBC, Australians spend around 2.5 hours per week researching the property market. This research includes property sales websites, reading property news and attending property inspections.


Confirming … more »


Things you need to buy before you move into a share house


Moving into a share house is an exciting milestone for many renters.


Whether you’re moving in with a group of friends or you’ve found your dream housemates on, there are a few things you’ll need to buy before the big move.


Here’s our list of what you need to buy before you move into a share house.

An indoor plant
It’s probably best to buy this one after you’ve finished moving … more »

How to put together a strong rental application


There are a lot of details you need to include in a rental application.


While it may be tempting to simply fill out a 1Form application or the real estate company’s provided forms, adding a few extra details to make the property manager’s life easier in assessing your application will help you to stand out and potentially increase your chances of an approval.



Here’s everything you need to include to put together … more »

Easy ways to turn your place into a cosy winter home


Winter has officially arrived, and for many people around Australia, that means cooler days and nights are here to stay. As it gets more difficult to wake up on cold, dark mornings your living spaces may start to feel cold all the time. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your home warm throughout the winter months without immediately opting to switch on your heater. Here are our tips for easy … more »