Four property investment myths debunked

property myths debunked

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to first-time property investment, so sometimes it’s best not to believe everything you hear. Let’s examine four of the big property myths that might deter would-be investors, and how you can plan a successful investment strategy.  [Read more...]

Pet Deposits for your Rental Property: Do you have one?

pet deposits for your rental property
A pet deposit is similar to a tenant bond. It acts to cover the cost of any damages done to the rental property by a pet once the tenant moves out.

Are they legal? And should you have one in place if you exercise a pro-pet tenancy stance to renting? [Read more...]

Help! My tenant won’t sign the lease agreement

tenancy lease agreement

Have you secured a new tenant or seen your current tenant choose to stay on after the existing lease expires?

Whatever your circumstance, it’s important that you never rent to a tenant who will not sign a tenancy agreement. Even if you’re making small changes to update terms, not having a signed tenancy agreement in place can put a landlord in hot water. [Read more...]

Property Management Books to Read this Winter

Winter reading

Winter is the perfect time to curl up, read a good book and gain inspiration for improving your rental property efforts.

Here are three must-read books containing tips for better property management:

Managing Your Investment Property by Rachel Barnes and Geoff Doidge

This is an invaluable book that shares the absolute ins and outs of managing your investment property. It doesn’t matter whether you want to go DIY-style or hire a property manager. [Read more...]

Who’s Who at K.G.Hurst Real Estate

At K.G.Hurst we pride ourselves on being Sydney’s rental property specialists. We wanted to share with you who provides our Property Management services to our clients. [Read more...]

Tips for Selling Houses With Small Space

Whether you

Finally, a place to vent!

I want to thank Lyn from KGHurst Real Estate for allowing me to tell you how I see the real estate game!

I don’t work in the industry . . . why would I want to?

I have a wife and a child.

I own property that I share with my bank like most Aussies and hemorrhage on the first Tuesday of every month when Glenn Stevens from the RBA says they are lifting interest rates.

I have an investment property that I will use to help pay for my daughter’s education.

I am a small businessman.

I am just like you in so many ways!

Except, you can only vent about your dislike, distrust and discontent with the real estate industry, the RBA, the media and the neighbour that sold his house for $100K less than what you paid for yours, to your mates at the pub or the men and women around the water cooler.

Lyn has given me open slather to share my thoughts as part of her blog. And don’t worry I won’t hold back – I rarely do. I am going to tell you the way I see things.

I think I will remain anonymous at the moment. I just haven’t come up with an alias just yet. Maybe you can help?

Wait until I write a few blogs and then lets see what you think.

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What were you doing in 1969?

Me?

Well I was heavily pregnant watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, as my son was born just a few weeks after. But before that I giggled at the John Lennon and Yoko Ono ‘Love in’ in Quebec. And before that I gazed into the sky after hearing about the first flight of a Boeing 747 and wondered if I would ever have the opportunity to go in a Jumbo Jet.

And just a few weeks before that in late January 1969, I started my career in the Property Management business in Eastwood.

Maybe some of you reading this were not even born in 1969, so for more than your life time I have been managing properties in Eastwood, Epping, North Ryde, Marsfield, Denistone, Meadowbank and many other suburbs in Sydney’s north shore. Maybe some of you were also around in 1969, if that is the case we should get together and have