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  • Advice for First Time Renters

    One of the requests that comes up quite a bit for me is helping adult children of people I know find rental properties. The process is often foreign to the parents and challenging for the future tenants as they have either never rented before, or never rented through a real … Read more

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  • Buyer Interest Surges in Maroondah & Yarra Ranges

    There has been an unexpected surge in buyer interest over the past month, and sellers who have braved the cold weather are being rewarded! The degree of sudden change in the market has truly taken me by surprise. My team and I fully expected a change after the election result, … Read more

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  • Investors Must Get A Tax Deprecation Schedule!

    One of the most costly mistakes a property investor can make is not getting a “depreciation schedule” done by a registered quantity surveyor… it could cost you thousands of dollars each year. As a building gets older and items within it wear out, they depreciate in value. The ATO allows … Read more

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  • POSITIVE NEWS FOR THE HOUSING MARKET!

    There was a great article by Robert Harley in the Australian Financial Review on 6th June that put a spotlight on the housing market after the recent election result. It confirmed my thoughts on where the housing market is headed. Over the past month there have been a number of … Read more

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  • Put Yourself In The Box Seat When Buying

    So, you’ve decided to buy your first home or your next property….. now the daunting task of where to start!? The very first thing I recommend you do is get your finance pre-approved. The banks have really tightened up since the Royal Commission so the process takes a bit longer … Read more

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  • What is professional “Home Staging” and should I do it?

    What is it? Well, it’s when a professional home styler or interior stylist comes into your home prior to selling and “dresses” your home for sale. Often they work with the clients furniture, other times they may furnish and style a vacant property. The stylist may simply add some splashes … Read more

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  • How Is The Real Estate Market Shaping Up in 2019?

    Firstly, Happy New Year! Hopefully you had the opportunity to have a bit of a break and catch up with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year period. There’s a good chance during your catch ups that the real estate market came up as a topic of discussion … Read more

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  • How to be the best applicant for a property!

    My top 7 tips to help you stand out from the crowd and get the property you want! Application It’s essential that you fully complete the application form and answer all the questions. The questions we ask are for a good reason, so the more thorough you are, the more … Read more

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  • Not happy with your Property Manager?

    Sometimes in business (& life) its difficult to see why certain things are happening at the time….My theory is that everything happens for a reason and when things don’t go quite to my original plan – I need to take note that a change in direction is necessary. The last … Read more

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  • How to get the premium price for your property

    There are many factors that go into ensuring that you get the premium price for your property. Many of those things are in the control of the seller, so I thought it would be worthwhile giving you my tips and ideas: PRESENTATION – this is somewhat of an obvious one, … Read more

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