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Rooms to renovate

Rooms to renovate

There are certain rooms in a home that, when in pristine condition, will maximise your rental returns. If your budget doesn't allow for a more extensive renovation, we highly recommend keeping the carpet and paint looking great. It's quick and relatively inexpensive when you take into account ...

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The basics of body corporate fees in strata properties

The basics of body corporate fees in strata properties

Body corporate fees - also called owner's corporation fees or levies – are vital for ensuring strata properties run smoothly. While the fees can seem like a burden, having adequate funds available for the upkeep of common areas and more significant maintenance and repairs means t...

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Using tenancy databases to help secure quality tenants

Using tenancy databases to help secure quality tenants

There is a range of tools and resources available to landlords to help you find quality tenants. Tenant databases can be a helpful resource to check and determine if prospective tenants have any "black marks" against their names. Read on to see the process and what database we at Frontdoor, fi...

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Pets in investment properties

Pets in investment properties

The idea of allowing pets at your rental property may send a shiver up your spine. What if a pet damages the property? What if a noisy dog upsets the neighbours? There is a lot to consider, and it may seem easier to decide no pets are allowed. However, with more and more people owning ...

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How to renovate an investment property

How to renovate an investment property

There are a few things you need to consider when renovating an investment. Creating a budget to pick the best fixtures and fittings and getting the administration and project management right is vital. Below, we outline some of the primary considerations. Make a project list</s...

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How to proactively protect your property from termites

How to proactively protect your property from termites

If any of your investment properties are at risk of termite infestation, then it's time to be proactive. The best way to prevent termites is by first understanding what attracts these pests in the first place. Here, we share some of the things you should do to protect your property so it's kep...

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Top tips for tax

Top tips for tax

It's almost the end of another financial year, and that means tax time. In this article, we outline a few things to get organised. Double-check and declare all income. If you've had more than one lease throughout the financial year, or you've used your property...

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Negative, neutral, positive gearing: Which is best?

Negative, neutral, positive gearing: Which is best?

Tax law in Australia is inherently complex. As an ever-evolving beast, a change in one area of tax law has implications across many other areas, especially regarding people's finances and investing. Negative gearing is one of these areas, and it's been a hot topic in recent years. Deciding whe...

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How to find the right property manager

How to find the right property manager

An essential factor in maintaining a profitable investment property portfolio is engaging a good property manager. While it might be tempting to manage everything yourself, a property manager not only knows the ins and outs of the market, but they have systems and proce...

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Should you stage your rental property?

Should you stage your rental property?

Ensuring your property listing looks attractive to prospective tenants is a vital part of leasing your property quickly. While it may seem like an extra expense, having your property staged is a great way to help prospective tenants feel at home as soon as they look at ...

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Who pays for water usage?

Who pays for water usage?

Who pays for water usage can be confusing for both property owners and tenants. For a landlord ...

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Top 10 mistakes of new landlords

Top 10 mistakes of new landlords

Being a landlord for the first time can be a daunting experience. As well as needing to know the legislation inside out, there is a myriad of issues that can arise. Read on to see the top top pitfalls t...

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When is the best time to change property managers?

When is the best time to change property managers?

A well managed tenancy is more likely to be renewed, therefore if your current property manager is not exceeding your expectations, now is the time to change. o...

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It can be a daunting process choosing a property manager. How do companies differ?

It can be a daunting process choosing a property manager. How do companies differ?

Where to start? What to ask? We've put together some top questions to ask your property manager. , sans-serif; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;...

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I've heard of buyer's agents but what are they?

I've heard of buyer's agents but what are they?

A buyer's agent is a licensed real estate professional who specialise in searching, negotiating and purchasing property. They represent the buyers interests in a property transaction. <sp...

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Can my property manager pay my bills?

Can my property manager pay my bills?

Your residential property manager can pay bills on your behalf from your rental income. Ensure ...

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Do you have a property empty part of the year?

Do you have a property empty part of the year?

If you have a fully furnished property sitting empty for periods of time during the year, holiday renta...

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