Leaving For Holidays?

Leaving for holidays? Secure your home while you’re away.

Not everyone has the money to hire a house-sitter when they leave on holidays. The longer we’re away, the more obvious it becomes that the house is empty. The mail sticking out of the letterbox, a pile of delivered newspapers left on the lawn, the drawn curtains, the bins left on the nature strip long after the rubbish collection day. All of these signs scream “There’s nobody home!” and make the house more attractive for opportunistic thieves.

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Top Rental Application Tips for Renters

Rental Application TipsSo you turn up to the inspection and, along with 15 others, you jostle for a look.

You’ve already been to 8 open homes and if this dump doesn’t come good for you it’s 3 months on your brother’s couch…

Moving can be stressful so how can you ever get your home of choice?

These Rental Application Tips Will Work in Your Favour

Start by taking off your shoes. If 15 people trample dirt through the home then the agent’s going to have a cranky current tenant on their back. Make it easier for them. Smile and introduce yourself (I know it’s hard to like some of them, but fake it!) – agents with lots of interested renters often go with their ‘gut’, which usually means the friendly person. Read more

Tap Into Brisbane’s Largest Rental Market

If life is like a box of chocolates, Brisbane’s inner city is the variety pack!

Property investors can choose from modern studio apartments for $140,000 or six-pack style apartments from the 1970s for $350,000. Modern high-rise apartments range from $350,000 to $7 million. Or for those who crave their own piece of dirt, houses are generally priced from $500,000 upwards.

As a property investor do you see yourself as a small business person? You should. Your annual rental income will likely be $25,000 or more, so it’s worth having a good hard look at the rental marketplace and working out what product offering you’re going to make. Read more

Heart for the Homeless

Established in 2009 by 23 year old Mr Leighton Walters, Heart for the Homeless is a not-for-profit organisation focussed on empowering industries to be active in reducing poverty.

By implementing cutting edge and innovative initiatives, Heart for the Homeless aims to get resources such as food, clothing and furniture to those who would otherwise go without.

Position One Property proudly supports Heart for the Homeless.

2010 Quest Business Achievers Award

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A big thank you to everyone for your support. We are now finalists for the 2010 Quest Business achievers award.

Temple Organic Skin Care Giveaway

Like our facebook page and enter the draw to win a luxurious gift box of Temple Organic Skin Care drawn on the 30th of June.

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Renovation Tips for Maximising Rental Potential

Ever wondered why some rental properties sizzle and others fizzle? Here are some tips that help you get the best rent while pumping up the value of your property.

Having a rental property at a time when the market is running low on available lots is every landlord’s dream. However, don’t let the numbers fool you into complacency. Low vacancy rates do not automatically translate to higher rental income if your property is not up to market standard.

An owner needs to maintain the property in a proper manner. We see it too often that owners let property deteriorate and don’t spend or have budget for an ongoing maintenance program. Not only does your asset depreciate, but you’re not getting the best return in terms of the rent,” says Bob Walters, Director, Leading Property Managers of Australia (LPMA). Read more

Which Way Is North?

Did you know you can locate north using an analogue watch and the sun?

Simply hold your watch parallel to the ground and line up the 12 with the sun. Exactly half way between the hour hand and 12 is approximately north.

Try it and see!