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Investing

How do I work out a fair price for my rental property?

When you buy an investment property for rent, it is important to ensure you maximise rental income.  If the property is vacant, you will need a rental property appraisal to ensure a suitable tenant can be found in order to help... more
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Investing

Where rents are increasing despite the housing downturn

It may be that ‘the housing downturn’, albeit slowing,  is the main headline, but the real news right now is that rents are actually steadily increasing, nationwide. Property research group CoreLogic released its quarterly report... more
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Investing

The rental market as a barometer for property value growth

Barely a week goes by lately without a dramatic headline about the ‘disastrous’ Australian property market. Headlines like “Australia suffering its greatest decline since….”, or “Australia’s housing downturn continues …” and... more
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Renting

How to find a pet friendly rental property

Despite the fact that around 62% of Australian households have pets, it can still be difficult for pet owners to secure themselves a rental property, so much so that some first home buyers are leaving the rental market for... more
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Renting

Tips for finding a family friendly rental property

Finding a rental property can be hard enough, but if you add in extra elements of complication, such as kids and pets, it gets even more challenging. Everyone has specific needs about what to look for in a family home, but the... more
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Renting

New to renting? How not to be blacklisted as a tenant

The great thing about renting, is the flexibility to choose where you want to live and the freedom to change your lifestyle as regularly as you like. This luxury can be severely compromised however if you inadvertently manage to... more
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Investing

Is Airbnb too good to be true for rental investment?

Although it may feel like the sharing economy is still new, the reality is that ride and home-sharing companies, like Uber and Airbnb, have been around for close to a decade. The uptake of these services started with a slower... more