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DIY Property Management: You’ve found the tenant. What’s next?

DIY Property Management: You’ve found the tenant. What’s next?

You’ve landed the perfect tenant after going through all the processes necessary. You’ve advertised, shown...

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23 Oct 2017

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Rental Property and CGT: What Records you Must Keep

Rental Property and CGT: What Records you Must Keep

“No job is finished until the paperwork is done” goes the old saying. And when...

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22 Oct 2017

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Selling your Rental Property? The Implications of Capital Gains Tax

Selling your Rental Property? The Implications of Capital Gains Tax

Thinking of selling your investment property? You need to be aware of the Capital Gains...

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21 Oct 2017

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Rental Properties: Calculating the Cost Base for CGT Deductions

Rental Properties: Calculating the Cost Base for CGT Deductions

There is generally great excitement when you buy a property to generate rental income. You...

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17 Oct 2017

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Rental Property Tax: No Construction Cost Record? What to do

Rental Property Tax: No Construction Cost Record? What to do

There is a strong possibility that the investment property you buy will not have reliable...

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16 Oct 2017

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Why High Renewal Rates are so Vital for Hobart Property Owners

Why High Renewal Rates are so Vital for Hobart Property Owners

With so many people clamouring for rental property in Hobart, property owners might be pardoned...

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15 Oct 2017

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Rental Property Owners: Capital Works and Your Tax Deductions

Rental Property Owners: Capital Works and Your Tax Deductions

Capital Works Deductions are ways of recouping some of the expenses incurred during certain types...

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14 Oct 2017

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Rental Property and Tax: Capital Works Time Periods and Rates

Rental Property and Tax: Capital Works Time Periods and Rates

When it comes to capital works deductions, the taxman has based the rates of deduction...

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13 Oct 2017

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Energy-Saving Tips for Tenants and Property Owners

Energy-Saving Tips for Tenants and Property Owners

Saving energy means saving money. That’s a great reason to start examining ways to save...

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12 Oct 2017

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Innovative Storage Ideas For Compact Living

Innovative Storage Ideas For Compact Living

Living in a small apartment or a home with very little storage space means you...

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11 Oct 2017

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Rental Property Construction: What Costs Are Tax Deductible?

Rental Property Construction: What Costs Are Tax Deductible?

Are you planning to invest in property to generate a bit of extra income? Have...

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10 Oct 2017

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Why buying rental property in Hobart makes so much sense

Why buying rental property in Hobart makes so much sense

As any smart investor knows, having some exposure to property investments is important in structuring...

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9 Oct 2017

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Tips on Saving Water from Hobart Property Management Experts

Tips on Saving Water from Hobart Property Management Experts

There are times when Hobart experiences severe water-restrictions. In addition, the old law that included...

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6 Oct 2017

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Tax impact of Selling or Buying Second-hand Depreciating Assets

Tax impact of Selling or Buying Second-hand Depreciating Assets

What happens when you sell an asset that still has a taxable value? Or what...

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4 Oct 2017

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Rental Income Tax: Understanding low-cost vs low-value assets

Rental Income Tax: Understanding low-cost vs low-value assets

Not all assets are born or (bought) equal. And they are certainly not treated as...

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3 Oct 2017

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Property Management: Should you furnish your rental or not?

Property Management: Should you furnish your rental or not?

To rent out your property furnished, or unfurnished - that is the question. As always...

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2 Oct 2017

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Is a rental lease one of the casualties of a natural disaster?

Is a rental lease one of the casualties of a natural disaster?

Floods, fire, storms or other natural disasters wreak havoc on the areas that they flood,...

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1 Oct 2017

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Property Management: Making your investment work for you

Property Management: Making your investment work for you

The whole point of buying an investment property is to make it work for you,...

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29 Sep 2017

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Property owners’ tax: Depreciating assets and how to claim on them

Property owners’ tax: Depreciating assets and how to claim on them

Depreciating assets and tax deductions can provide property owners who are not tax experts with...

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27 Sep 2017

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Property Owners’ Tax: How do I claim on borrowing expenses?

Property Owners’ Tax: How do I claim on borrowing expenses?

While some rental property expenses can be claimed straightaway, there are a number of expenses...

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26 Sep 2017

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Property Managers in Hobart: Letting a room in your home

Property Managers in Hobart: Letting a room in your home

If you are in need of extra income, is letting out a room in your...

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25 Sep 2017

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Property Managers in Hobart weigh-up fixer-uppers as an investment

Property Managers in Hobart weigh-up fixer-uppers as an investment

Everyone loves a bargain, but we have all had the experience of one that turns...

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24 Sep 2017

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Cost effective ways to heat and cool your home

Cost effective ways to heat and cool your home

We’ve all seen what both blistering heat and intense cold can do to a home...

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23 Sep 2017

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Bailing on a friend

Bailing on a friend

The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture.  My friend lives out of...

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22 Sep 2017

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Rental property tax: Interest, land tax and other deductibles

Rental property tax: Interest, land tax and other deductibles

In this, the last of a series of three articles examining immediate deductions associated with...

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21 Sep 2017

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Property Management on owners’ tax: What admin fees can be claimed?

Property Management on owners’ tax: What admin fees can be claimed?

Continuing its focus on immediately deductible expenses with regard to rental properties and tax, Baxton...

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20 Sep 2017

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Property Management guide to rental property tax deductibles

Property Management guide to rental property tax deductibles

As investors in rental property you naturally must claim your rental property expenses against your...

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19 Sep 2017

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Property Managers on owners’ tax: Rental business or investment?

Property Managers on owners’ tax: Rental business or investment?

What is the difference between what the tax authority terms an investor, and someone who...

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18 Sep 2017

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Property managers on owners and tax: Co-owners and the income split

Property managers on owners and tax: Co-owners and the income split

When two or more investors own a rental property together, whether it is rented out...

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17 Sep 2017

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How to break the generational debt cycle

How to break the generational debt cycle

Got debt? It is strangely ironic that the freedoms and affluence we enjoy in our...

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15 Sep 2017

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Baxton Property Management: Avoiding investment property mistakes

Baxton Property Management: Avoiding investment property mistakes

According to Baxton Property Management in Hobart, there are a few common mistakes investors can...

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14 Sep 2017

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Hobart property management: 10 tips on choosing investment property

Hobart property management: 10 tips on choosing investment property

For professional property investors, Hobart may seem like a dream. Demand is up, the Tasmanian...

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11 Sep 2017

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Property boom spreads from Hobart into Kingborough

Property boom spreads from Hobart into Kingborough

It had to happen. With Hobart experiencing one of its biggest property upshifts in years,...

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10 Sep 2017

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Property managers in Hobart explains the bond

Property managers in Hobart explains the bond

From the minute you enter the rental property world, the security bond becomes an important...

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9 Sep 2017

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Property managers on owners and tax: Private investors and income

Property managers on owners and tax: Private investors and income

There’s one basic rule when it comes to taxation. What comes in, must go out...

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7 Sep 2017

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Forced to move? The property management slant on breaking a lease

Forced to move? The property management slant on breaking a lease

As the saying goes: “Life is what happens while we are making other plans”. It’s...

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5 Sep 2017

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Property management company in Hobart insists on landlord insurance

Property management company in Hobart insists on landlord insurance

As a landlord your property investment is key to your financial portfolio. Ensuring your investment...

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4 Sep 2017

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First time residential investor? Baxton’s tips on managing your choice

First time residential investor? Baxton’s tips on managing your choice

So you’ve pulled together the money to buy your first investment property. Now the fun...

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3 Sep 2017

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Property managers: Is debugging the owner or tenant’s responsibility?

Property managers: Is debugging the owner or tenant’s responsibility?

Scuttling in the dark, creepy crawlies and jumping fleas – it’s like something in a...

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2 Sep 2017

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Property Management Company in Hobart: Benefits for Property Owners

Property Management Company in Hobart: Benefits for Property Owners

As a property owner or investor looking for hassle-free rental returns, deciding to make use...

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29 Aug 2017

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Tenants in Australia: The importance of the tenancy agreement

Tenants in Australia: The importance of the tenancy agreement

In the excitement of finding and moving into new accommodation, it is hard to imagine...

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21 Aug 2017

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Tips on fighting mould

Tips on fighting mould

If the mention of mould is enough to make you want to put your head...

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17 Aug 2017

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Star energy ratings explained

Star energy ratings explained

The Energy Rating Label was first introduced in 1986 in New South Wales and Victoria,...

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16 Aug 2017

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Young Australians going big in smaller cities

Young Australians going big in smaller cities

Migration patterns are certainly turning upside down Down Under. A decade ago, Australian youth emulated...

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15 Aug 2017

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Investors set Hobart’s property prices on fire!

Investors set Hobart’s property prices on fire!

After years of little growth, Hobart is experiencing high levels of demand from both local...

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13 Aug 2017

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Landlords Beware: The pitfalls of renting to family or friends

Landlords Beware: The pitfalls of renting to family or friends

It seemed like a good idea at the time, home owner Lisa wishes she had...

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11 Aug 2017

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Why landlords change agents

Why landlords change agents

Relationships in life are full of  ‘ups and downs’, a key relationship in the Real...

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9 Aug 2017

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9 things to know about renting to millennials

9 things to know about renting to millennials

The term ‘millennials’ is just a nickname that’s been given to those born between 1980...

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7 Aug 2017

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Landlords: The importance of maintenance

Landlords: The importance of maintenance

When choosing an investment property there are a number of important factors to consider about...

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5 Aug 2017

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Landlords: Avoid tenant issues

Landlords: Avoid tenant issues

Understanding your obligations and rights as a landlord and ensuring your tenants understand their obligations...

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3 Aug 2017

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Compliance: Swimming pool safety

Compliance: Swimming pool safety

Properties with swimming pools are enormously popular and can attract a premium but there are...

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1 Aug 2017

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Landlords: Tips for renovations

Landlords: Tips for renovations

Renovating your property as a landlord can be tricky, so how can you plan a...

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30 Jul 2017

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4 tips to save energy at home

4 tips to save energy at home

Homebuyers are increasingly focusing their property buying attentions on homes that offer good energy efficiency....

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29 Jul 2017

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Landlords: Protection against bad tenants

Landlords: Protection against bad tenants

Residential tenancy agreements cover the protection and rights of the tenant, but what about the...

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28 Jul 2017

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Landlords: 3 tips to select a tenant

Landlords: 3 tips to select a tenant

It is important to find tenants who will not only pay the rent on time,...

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26 Jul 2017

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3 Property investment tips for beginners

3 Property investment tips for beginners

If you’re thinking about investing in property, it can pay to know the answer to...

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25 Jul 2017

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Top Hobart Property Management Company Expands into Kingborough

Top Hobart Property Management Company Expands into Kingborough

A well-known and fast-growing Tasmanian property management company is spreading its wings, both within Hobart,...

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24 Jul 2017

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5 things tenants will pay more for

5 things tenants will pay more for

Knowing what renters want in a property can give you a competitive edge in the...

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23 Jul 2017

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10 tips every new landlord should know

10 tips every new landlord should know

Wouldn’t it be great if becoming a landlord meant all you had to do was...

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22 Jul 2017

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6 tips when buying your first investment property

6 tips when buying your first investment property

SO you’re taking the plunge and buying your first Investment Property! Many first time investors can...

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20 Jul 2017

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Party goers take the shine off Airbnb

Party goers take the shine off Airbnb

Airbnb is a great solution for people hoping to get cheap accommodation outside of a traditional...

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17 Jul 2017

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7 places you can buy an investment for under $400k

7 places you can buy an investment for under $400k

If you can’t afford an investment property in the capital cities, or just like the...

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15 Jul 2017

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Gen Y the most likely generation to hire cleaners

Gen Y the most likely generation to hire cleaners

When Melbourne wedding photographer Michael Briggs and his florist wife Kelly get home from a long...

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2 Jul 2017

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Tax: Maximising owner benefits?

Tax: Maximising owner benefits?

Savvy investors know it pays to speak to a professional tax accountant to get a...

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30 Jun 2017

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6 things you can claim to maximise tax savings

6 things you can claim to maximise tax savings

Every dollar you can claim on an investment property will benefit your financial well being....

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28 Jun 2017

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6 ways to get your new place feeling like home fast

6 ways to get your new place feeling like home fast

The search is over – you’ve settled on your new address. The movers are booked,...

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26 Jun 2017

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Property Investors: Is self-managing for you?

Property Investors: Is self-managing for you?

For many property owners, the natural step after purchasing an investment property is deciding how they plan...

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24 Jun 2017

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Beware: Are you smoke alarm compliant?

Beware: Are you smoke alarm compliant?

If you own an investment property, it’s a good idea to set a regular reminder...

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22 Jun 2017

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6 simple ways to decide how much rent to charge

6 simple ways to decide how much rent to charge

How do you set the right rental price for your property? 6 Simple Tips It can be...

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20 Jun 2017

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6 ways to terminate pests

6 ways to terminate pests

While there are dozens of nasty pests that can have a negative impact on the...

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18 Jun 2017

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10 tax tips for landlords

10 tax tips for landlords

At tax time, there are a number of considerations which property investors should be aware...

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16 Jun 2017

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4 simple tips to increase your income

4 simple tips to increase your income

The time between one tenant moving out and the next arriving is prime time to get into...

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14 Jun 2017

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10 most common home emergencies – are you covered?

10 most common home emergencies – are you covered?

Home emergencies requiring urgent repairs can become a significant inconvenience – and often a nightmare...

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13 Jun 2017

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Maintenance: 8 tips to preserve your homes value

Maintenance: 8 tips to preserve your homes value

You've made the investment and have the basics of homeownership maintenance under control. You change...

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12 Jun 2017

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Property Investors: 5 tax tips

Property Investors: 5 tax tips

Are you missing out on certain claims and deductions when it comes to tax time?...

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10 Jun 2017

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4 bright ideas to increase your property’s ROI

4 bright ideas to increase your property’s ROI

There are many ways to increase the Return on Investment (ROI) of property assets for...

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8 Jun 2017

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Letting: To furnish or unfurnish?

Letting: To furnish or unfurnish?

Offering a furnished rental property to tenants can demand higher rental yields, but this can...

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6 Jun 2017

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How often should you change the locks?

How often should you change the locks?

Is changing the locks an unreasonable task or a necessary safety precaution? With many tenants potentially...

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4 Jun 2017

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Important tax tips for property investors

Important tax tips for property investors

While property investors are privy to a range of specialised tax breaks, they are also...

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2 Jun 2017

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Beware: Curtains can kill

Beware: Curtains can kill

Recent incidents of near strangulation of a toddlers in a rental property, has prompted the Government...

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1 Jun 2017

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