I Can Find A Tenant Myself I Don’t Need An Agent? REALLY…? (Case study)
You’re probably asking yourself “Mmm…Will I save money putting a tenant in myself” In the short term maybe, but in the long run your taking a gamble on one of your biggest assets. I can understand landlords trying to save money, as costs are always going up and DIY is all the rage. I was […]
How Real Estate Agents Legally Bend The Law When Photoshopping Photos And Why They Do It!
How property agents legally bend the rules when it comes to photography. I have been reading up on forums about how home buyers are outraged when it comes to real estate agents Photoshopping photos: adding “views” out the windows, blue sky, lush green lawns, and as I read on they are even more infuriated by […]
Tenants Performing DIY Maintenance On Your Property, Good Idea?
Now With all the D.I.Y. shows on TV everybody thinks they can do a professional job and a lot of people under estimate the skill and procession that tradesmen put into their work. not to mention the expensive tools. Many landlords think it saves money to have tenants perform maintenance at the property. However, many times it […]
Why Should I Hire A Real Estate Agent?
With so many how-to articles instantly available online, home sellers often ask me “Why should we hire a real estate agent?” To some, it just doesn’t seem worth it. So, I’m sure you have caught yourself thinking “why can’t I just sell my property myself? All I need to do is whack it on www.Domain.com.au […]
The 10 Most Common Critical Mistakes When Leasing Your Property
If you’ve been considering renting out a house you own, or buying a house to rent out, there’s a lot for you to consider before making the decision. While owning a rental can be a good way to make some extra money, there are concerns that should be taken very seriously. You need to take […]
Blacktown’s Infrastructure. Will it keep up with its property growth?
Blacktown’s Property growth may go through the roof in the next few years, but can Blacktown Council keep up? The area has been calling for more infrastructure to keep up with demand and Blacktown Council may run the risk of stunting it’s growth! Does Blacktown Council have the answers that will help the push for property […]
Property management update MAY – JUNE 2013
DO YOU HAVE A PROPERTY WITH GARDENS, LAWNS OR A POOL? Do you ever worry about the care of your property? The external presentation of a property is equally important as the internal care. To offer peace of mind to property owners (landlords) we can include garden, lawns and pool care in the weekly rent when a […]
Feeling Tired And Worn Out? What About Your Investment Property?
We can all feel this way at different times, but have you thought about your investment property lately? Your investment property can start to get worn and tired looking over time. For that reason it needs regular maintenance to keep it looking at its best. Sometimes landlords rent out the property and forget about it once […]
Property Under Siege! & What You Need To Know About Replacing Appliances
A REAL LIFE STORY Last month on the Gold Coast in Qld a rental property was surrounded by police, an ambulance, fire trucks and special forces for more than 30 hours when a tenant was allegedly threatening to blow up himself and his rented house, resulting in nearby residents being evacuated. As part of the stand-off […]
Toongabbie Area Property Investor Update February – March 2013
You may be staggered to know there was 31,839 matters in front of the NSW Consumer Trader & Tenancy Tribunal last year with tenancy disputes. We keep an eye on the outcomes of many of these matters so we are able to provide you with relevant advice in all areas of the management of your […]
How Safe Does Your Property Have To Be?
We have had several cases over the past couple of months in Seven Hills NSW where tenants with young children have moved into a two-storey property to then discover that there are no security screens or screens at all on the second-level windows. One tenant reported that their two year old was climbing on the […]