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Professional Property Management v Private Property Management

This might seem obvious to most investors, but the statistics show that there are many investment properties that are not managed by professional property managers. When things are going right, it may seem easy to manage your own investment property. If maintenance tasks are few and and far between, rent is paid on time and the tenants take care of the property, you may find that managing your own property is relatively easy and even fulfilling. However, what happens when things go wrong? The most important part of having professional property management as an integral part of your team is...
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Reduce The Rent If Necessary

As we have mentioned, one of the things that affects your cash flow (and therefore your returns) the most is property vacancies . Although we do our best to ensure any vacancy falls within a peak rental period, unforeseen circumstances will sometimes result in vacancies at a less than optimal time of the year. If this happens, we must ensure that your property is tenanted as fast as possible for the best rent possible at the time. This can mean reducing the rent by a small amount. Too often, owners refuse to reduce the rent in order to entice a...
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4 Reasons to Invest in a Declining Market

The market over the past few months has been…well, in a state of decline. As many investors are looking to leave the market, I want to give you 4 reasons you should stay in or get in. The Market Tends To Be Resilient History is on our side. The market tends to be very buoyant. Some recoveries take longer than others, but that is why investing needs to be a long-term approach. Now remember that past performance doesn’t guarantee future performance. Its true there are no guarantees, the market may not come back up to what it has historically been...
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Property Repairs – who is responsible for what?

We previously discussed property repairs and why maintenance matters when it comes to your investment property (if you missed this article please refer here. Both landlords and tenants have the responsibility of maintaining a rental property. But who’s responsible for what? General Repairs and Maintenance Prior to the tenant moving in the landlord should ensure the property is in good condition at the start of tenancy. The property must be safe and suitable for tenants, but what is considered as acceptable and what meets a tenants standard of living could differ. Ensure that all house repairs are carried out in...
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Property Maintenance Matters to Gladstone renters!

If you’ve been putting off replacing the kitchen or installing an air conditioner in an investment property, now might be the time to look at your competitive position. Property Maintenance is a must do! Invest in your Property Maintenance Rental prices in the Gladstone Region have stabilised, rents have fallen, and vacancy rates across region are starting to increase. Tenants now have the luxury to be a little bit fussy with a saturated market and landlords need to be ready to spend on upgrades to maintain their tenants or attract new ones. Property Maintenance doesn’t have to mean a huge...
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Are you looking to start an investment portfolio?

Investing is a choice many people make in the hope of bringing wealth to their lives. Whilst there are many investment alternatives, property investment tends to be viewed as one of the safest and easiest options. Get smart about your Investment Portfolio If you are new to the property investment scene you probably have a lot of questions on where to start! Buying an investment property can be an overwhelming decision. This blog is here to provide some sound advice on how to start and grow your investment portfolio. To help you begin your investment journey, here’s some valuable steps...
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