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  • What are your property management fees for

    By Erin Delahunty For investors, property management fees can be just another bill to pay. But what do they actually cover? And are they worth it? More than just collecting the rent and arranging repairs, property managers save investors time and money in many ways. They ensure a property doesn’t sit … Read more

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  • How to raise the monthly rent if you’re a landlord

    By Carolyn Parrella Increasing the rent’s never easy. First, you need to work out when to increase it and by how much, and then you’re faced with the unpleasant task of delivering the bad news to your tenants. But put these difficulties to one side for a moment and see the … Read more

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  • WHY LANDLORD INSURANCE IS BECOMING MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

    Becoming a property investor can be rewarding and as a landlord you expect some sort of financial return on renting your property. As with any investment there is some degree of risk, which can take a variety of forms. A good way for landlords safeguard against potential loss is to … Read more

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  • TOP TIPS FOR WORKING WITH AN INTERIOR DESIGNER FOR THE FIRST TIME

    Maybe it was your friend raving about how working with an interior designer had changed their home (and life), or maybe you’re just tired of spending weekends at the shopping centre agonising over furniture choices…or perhaps you’ve been inspired by the latest season of The Block and want to see … Read more

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  • ARE YOU FINANCE-READY TO BUY A PROPERTY?

    With market conditions changing, the effect of the Banking Royal Commission and property prices fluctuating in some states, the lending landscape has changed significantly over the past 12 months. With banks and other lenders placing more scrutiny over lending applications, Loan Market’s State Director Tim Amorous provides insights into how … Read more

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  • CHOOSING AN INDOOR PLANT FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM

    Looking for a quick update to your living room interior design that won’t need a fresh home loan to finance? Indoor plants offers a quick and easy way to inject a little life into your living room: quite literally. But it can be tough finding a plant that will fit. … Read more

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  • WHAT SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING OUT FOR AT AN INSPECTION?

    You’ve set up the alerts on your phone, planned out the calendar and resigned yourself to giving up your Saturday morning sleep-in. Bring on the open for inspections. What’s the best way to approach them? Firstly, go to as many as you can. Housing inspections are about more than just … Read more

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  • 5 EASY WAYS YOU CAN ORGANISE YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER

    Look around your home right now – how much ‘stuff’ can you see on the floor, or on benches, that just doesn’t belong there? If you’ve never decluttered your home, there are likely a few things you think could live somewhere else. So, how should you go about organising your … Read more

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  • YOUR QUICK STYLE GUIDE: LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE (AND REAL ESTATE)

    Are you looking at lighting up your real estate? The best interior design in the world is nothing without the right lighting, so it’s best to read up and make sure you’re making the most of your aesthetics! AMBIENT LIGHTING Ambient lighting is what you could consider your “standard” lighting. … Read more

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