Property Investor Tips

Strata insurance - what you need to know

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 03:34 PM.

Insurance cover is imperative for body corporate entities across Australia and compulsory in most states of Australia. Read more

Nightmare tenants – how the body corporate can help

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 01:45 PM.

Body corporate by-laws aren’t necessarily a silver bullet when it comes to dealing with nightmare unit or townhouse tenants, unless investors are on top of the situation. Read more

10 ways unit owners can avoid stiff fines

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 04:31 PM.

Queensland unit owners must be aware of the changes and updates made to body corporate laws over the past six months because otherwise stiff penalties apply for non-compliance, according to Archers Body Corporate Management director Andrew Staehr. Read more

How to maintain a tenant and improve your rental return

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:04 PM.

We all want a great tenant and the rent on our investment property to go through the roof. Both can be hard to find and in terms of rent, even harder to keep increasing. Read more

How do household formation rates affect property?

Posted on Jul 27, 2011 at 03:31 PM.

The biggest driver of demand for residential property is the household formation rate, according to Property Planning Australia (PPA). Read more

Don’t forget to claim depreciation

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 01:06 PM.

There's nothing more exciting than buying your first investment property and getting that first slip from your property manager to show your rent coming in. However, rental income is just the start. Around tax time, there are even more ways to help you pay off your investment – and one of those is by getting a property depreciation schedule that you can claim on tax. Read more

Now the time for first property investment?

Posted on Mar 31, 2011 at 01:16 PM.

For those who purchased their first home in recent years, it could be a case of 'no better time than now' to consider taking their first steps into property investment. Read more

Much to consider in property partnership

Posted on Mar 24, 2011 at 07:54 PM.

Those who are keen to get on the first rung of the property ownership ladder but don't have the deposit and/or income behind them to do it on their own might consider 'buying in partnership'. Read more

Tips to keep tenants happy and add value to your property

Posted on Mar 22, 2011 at 09:03 AM.

We've heard about adding value to an investment property, but have you ever considered a cool and cheap way to do it? Air conditioning is relatively cheap and will keep the tenants happy. It will also add a bit of value to your investment property. Read more

First homebuyers: the new old rules for buying property

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 at 09:35 AM.

Buying your first home may not be as easy as it used to be, but it's definitely achievable, according to Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers. Read more

Tips to keep good tenants and secure a longer lease

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 at 09:23 AM.

As many strategically timed leases are up for renewal this month in what is typically a hot rental market nationally, landlords can afford to be a little fussier but the dream long-term tenant can still be hard to find, according to Damian Collins of Perth-based Momentum Wealth. Read more

Top 5 most expensive repairs in housing

Posted on Nov 25, 2010 at 11:44 AM.

Investors looking to buy a bargain might think they’re saving money by avoiding a building and pest inspection, but the exact opposite is often the case. Archicentre, the property and building services division of the Australian Institute of Architects, says 80 per cent of property transactions don’t have an inspection for structural or termite problems. Read more

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