Smart ways to maximise the return from your rental property

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Leasing out a property and then waiting to watch the money roll in is not exactly a winning investment strategy. Landlords need to work to ensure their property gets them the returns they want.

Here are a few ways to increase your rental returns. [Read more…]

Land Tax – The Basics You Need To Know

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It’s Land Tax Time Again

Property owners will have either received your Land Tax notice or it’s in the mail to you.

We have received our Land Tax notice, the first payment is due on 11 March followed by another on 10 April and the final installment on 12 May. [Read more…]

Anecdotes of a Property Manager


A couple of weeks ago our landscape gardener had been laying turf in both the front and rear yards of a townhouse on Taranto Road, Marsfield. The turf had been delivered to the foot path outside the townhouse block.

Our landscape gardener came out to the foot path to find a lady loading her shopping trolly with rolls of turf!

When confronted, she responded “I didn’t know it was your turf”

One never ceases to be amazed about what people will help themselves to!

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Tips for choosing the right suburb for your property investment

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First-time investors are often stuck as to which suburb is the best to buy in. Whether you’re looking to attract a certain demographic, aiming for strong capital growth or seeking the highest rental return, finding the right suburb is an essential part of the investment process. [Read more…]

Five common mistakes made by new rental property landlords (and how to avoid them)

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The property market can be a greatly rewarding venture for many investors. However, inexperience can easily lead to frustration and squandered finance.

Here are five common errors that you should avoid as a new landlord. [Read more…]

The correct way to claim your rental property expenses

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The property market is surging as people look to place their financial faith in real estate once more. While the enthusiasm of property investors increases, however, so too does the amount of deductions claimed. [Read more…]

Four property phases every investor needs to know

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There are four distinct phases in every property cycle, yet surprisingly few investors capitalise on this knowledge.

Understanding exactly where you are in the property cycle can ultimately help you pick the best time to buy and sell for maximum profit. [Read more…]

Everything landlords need to know about ending a tenancy

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When it comes time to end a tenancy, there are various rules and procedures that landlords need to follow. These rules differ from state to state, but the NSW regulations are a great starting point for landlords.

Here’s how you can work with your property manager to ensure the process remains as pain-free as possible. [Read more…]

Investing in property with a self-managed super fund – is it right for you?

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In the face of a volatile world economy and shaky share markets, many Australians are looking for greater control over their superannuation. Combine this with the enduring appeal of bricks and mortar, and it’s not surprising that many are choosing to buy investment properties through self-managed super funds (SMSFs).

Is it the right strategy for you? Here are some of the ins and outs. [Read more…]

5 warning signs that your rental property manager isn’t doing their job

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Your relationship with a rental property manager is built on trust. After all, they’re looking after one of your biggest investments. But how can you tell if your current property manager is really pulling their weight? Here are some early warning signs that indicate it might be time to move on. [Read more…]