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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. 

 

Borrowing to Invest in Property

BORROWING TO INVEST IN PROPERTY
Record low interest rates mean that more people are borrowing to invest in property.  With  interest rates low and the property market  stabilising, now may the perfect time to borrow against your house or take out an investment loan. Borrowing to invest is known as gearing. While gearing can be fruitful, there are a few potential traps to look out for.   Should you borrow to invest in property? Making wise investment decisions is incredibly important to the long-term success or…

Flat Fee Property Management - The Disadvantages

Flat Fee Property Management
As a property investor not only do you want quality property management, you also want value for money. This is why some property investors look for  flat fee property management. In this article we will look at the disadvantages of flat fee property management.  We will also analyse the negative impact it can have for you as an owner.    How a flat fee property management structure works There are several property managers in Brisbane offering flat fee property management but this…

What Tenants Look For in a Rental Property

What tenants look for in a Rental Property
As a property investor you want to find tenants quickly and get the maximum return you for your investment property. At Position One our team of property management experts has put together a list of what tenants look for in a rental property. Location Recent studies by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have found scientific evidence that Australians who live closer to amenities and their chosen profession are happier and live longer than those who live in remote areas…

Do I Need Landlord Insurance?

Do I Need Landlord Insurance
If you are a property owner and investor you have probably asked yourself do I need landlord insurance? Position One Property will help answer this question. If you own property of any sort, whether it be a house, a car, or a boat you should have it insured; but if you own an investment property you also need to consider the addition of  landlord insurance.   What is landlord insurance?  Landlord insurance is different to regular home and contents insurance as…

Find a Property Manager - Here's Why it's Worth the Investment

Find a Property Manager
In today's fast paced society most property investors don't have time to do it all - properly.  Managing a property well means having to find good tenants, conduct open homes and  keep track of maintenance requests.  And this is just the start.  Covering the basics is enough, let alone keep track of constant regulatory changes. Do you think you might be ready to find a property manager to work with? Then, read on to discover that you are amongst a…

Proposed Changes to Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax

property management and capital gains tax
This week Position One Property will discuss the proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax. If Labor win the up and coming election they are proposing to improve housing affordability by reforming negative gearing and capital gains tax arrangements. Firstly this is only if Labor win the election and is then able to pass this legislation through the Senate; but most importantly it will be limited to properties purchased  from 1 January 2020 which means the proposed changes…

Why to Buy in Brisbane Now - Part 1

buy in Brisbane
Over the next few weeks we will endeavour to answer your questions relating to the property market in Brisbane.  We'll cover Brisbane house prices, negative gearing, rental income and why you should buy in Brisbane now. The media has been filled lately with doom and gloom for home owners and investors.  But at Position One Property we would like to point out that most of this is purely media noise.  Some of it is scare tactics generated by politicians. We…

Investment Property Management is Just Like Time Management!

Investment Property Management
If you are a serious property investor, you will understand that time is a limited and precious resource. When you have a lot of projects on the go, you need to have excellent time management skills. Else, things can come unstuck. Time doesn’t grow on trees, and neither do good investment properties! The whole purpose of investing in property is to allow time to work for you. And to increase the value of the investment as time passes. Hence, good…

Rental Property Managers Brisbane

Have you ever stopped to consider how many people rent their home in Australia? Have you ever stopped to consider how long people stay in rental property? Or whether they intend to buy a house, or whether they plan to continue renting? Well, here at Positon One Property Management – we ask ourselves these questions all the time! Because that is our job, as leading rental property managers Brisbane knows and trusts. We make it our job to understand the…

What is an NRAS Investment Property?

NRAS Investment Property
What is an National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) investment property? The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is an Australian Government initiative. It is a commitment to improve the affordability of housing for low to medium income earners. The purpose of raising the NRAS investment property scheme is to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need. By offering an incentive to property investors, the NRAS scheme is designed to increase the number of affordable homes and reduce the…

NRAS Investment - What is it? How does it work?

NRAS Investment
What is the National Rental Affordability Scheme and NRAS Investment? The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is an Australian Government initiative to promote the availability of affordable rental properties. The scheme is commonly known as NRAS. It is a plan to address the shortage of affordable rental properties around the country. The NRAS is basically a plan which offers financial incentives to those who invest in rental properties that are suitable for low to medium income earners. By offering incentives…

DIY Property Management - Here's What NOT To Do!

DIY Property Management
Are you considering doing DIY Property Management? If so, here’s what not to do!   When it comes to choosing a Property Manager to look after you rental property, you get what you pay for! Yes, it does cost a management fee. To have a trained, experienced and dedicated Brisbane property manager from Position One manage your rental property and tenants on your behalf is a blessing. So we always explain that over the longer term, there is huge benefit…

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