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*Disclaimer: The information in all of our articles is of a general nature only and should not be relied upon as advice. You should seek professional advice for your particular circumstances before entering into any transaction. 

 

Understanding Fees to Property Managers

Successfully running a rental property usually means acquiring the services of a reliable property manager. The property manager takes care of a lot of things for the property owner, including looking for a good tenant for the property, collecting rent and checking if repair or maintenance work is needed in the premises. Service quality should be the prime consideration when choosing a property management company to entrust your property. But the fee schedule should also give you a hint of…

Positioning Property Investments the Position One Way

Operating since 2001, the company is positioned to be the property management agency of choice for both property investors, owners and tenants. “We are achieving success in our aim to be one of the leading property management organisations in Australia through depth of expertise and capability, top-level performance, and consistent service delivery,” declared the company.   The company’s core objective is to offer a stress free investment to its clients wishing to make a profit from their investment properties. “We…

When Selling Properties, the Best Time May Be Now

Investors in real estate basically put money in properties in the hope that the investment would yield them profits eventually. One good way of making a profit off your property investment is to sell it at a higher price than when you purchased it, plus the cost of the improvements that you may have put into the property. Currently, many property investors are unsure about selling their property as real estate prices are on a downward trend. Some would-be sellers…

Suburban Living

When we think of suburban living, we think of a wholesome environment to raise kids in a gorgeous garden and friendly neighbours. Suburbs are especially popular with young families raising young kids. They are not without their dangers though. Although generally safer than an inner city environment, there are still criminal elements even in good suburbs and you should consider installing a home alarm system.   Suburban living seems to have it all – a quieter place to raise kids,…

Determining the Value of Real Estate Properties

Determining the value of a property is a job of a real estate appraiser. Property value means the fair market value of a piece of real estate property. The actual value may be higher or lower, depending on the size and location of the real estate, and any improvements on the land.   Looking at the sales history of similar properties in comparable neighbourhoods is the most common means of determining property values. Real estate appraisers will base the value…

Getting the Best Price for your Property

When it comes to selling your property, you are bound to get a lot of advice on the best way to go about this. Some people will advise you to sell the property yourself without an agent others will say that the best way to offer your property for sale is through an estate agent. At the end of the day, you do need to go with the option that suits you best and only you can decide which option…

Increasing The Appraised Value Of Your Real Estate Property

When deciding to rent or sell a residential property, a property appraisal is required so that you are aware of the expected return. A property appraisal is one of the most important factors you need to consider if you intend to sell or rent the property. An appraisal is conducted to be a guide as to the market value of the property. This will matter a lot when the property is then put on the sale or rental market. Although…

Carpet Maintenance Before Vacating a Rental Property

Although moving can be a hassle it can also be necessary as well. As such, when you move out of a rental premises you have certain responsibilities and obligations that you need to oversee. Things such as repairing any damage you caused, cleaning the premises properly and making sure it is left the way you moved into it. If the property contains carpet then you have a responsibility to make sure the carpet is cleaned when moving out of the…

What to Know About Pool Safety Laws When Selling Real Estate?

With the stringent safety regulations surrounding pools, a real estate owner may get lost around the things that need to be considered before putting the property up for sale. Pool safety laws have been established to ensure the safety of people who will be using the pool. Queensland put up the regulations to avoid drowning accidents that have been the cause of many death incidents among children. Real estate owners are required to comply with the pool safety laws before…

Moving Out Tips that Every Tenant Needs to Know

When renting a property from another individual or property management company it is important to keep in mind that when vacating you need to make sure the property is in the same condition it was when you first moved in. It is a good idea to keep a few moving tips in mind when vacating a property.   The first thing you should do is check with the Brisbane real estate company or professional that helped you locate this property…

What to Do with a Change of Tenants in a Shared Bond?

When tenants of any property sign a lease and pay a bond it is considered a promissory note that they are going to uphold their portion of the lease and that damages incurred during their rental period will be paid for at the end of their stay. Sometimes when two people are a part of a lease, but one of the two decides they want to move out, and a new roommate may need to be found. When this happens…

Negative Gearing not for the Cash Strapped

Negative gearing is a strategy that is used to stimulate the property market, usually in times when the economy is struggling and the government of the day is looking for ways to give it a kick-start. It has the effect of allowing any losses on an investment property to be a tax deduction, and for that reason alone, for people on the top tax scale, it has been very attractive. Essentially, negative gearing encourages investors to buy rental properties with…

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