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  • Why it pays to have a property manager at tax time

    Article written by Adrian Ballantyne from realestate.com Tax time is upon us, and for most people the annual rush to pull together all the information the taxman and your accountant requires will have begun. And those people with investment properties could be about to find out just how challenging the end of … Read more

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  • How negative gearing works

    Article written by Peter Koulizos Rarely a day goes by without an investor or member of the medchoosing a real estate agent, real estate agent drysdale, real estate agent bellarine, property on bellarine, real estate clifton springs, real estate indented head, real estate curlewis, real estate wallington, real estate ocean grove, … Read more

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  • 5 CONSIDERATIONS FOR WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE FOUND THE PERFECT PROPERTY

    Buying a house is a long and complex process. Savvy buyers know to look beyond well-presented rooms and clever colour schemes, and think about the less glamorous sides of real estate investment. However, even after considering property insurance, maintenance hotspots, and mortgages the job isn’t complete. The area around your property is what … Read more

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  • Breaking a lease, who’s responsible for what?

    The sudden need to move house can happen for a variety of reasons – the loss of a job, getting a new job, a family crisis, financial issues or relationship breakdown, just to name a few. But it’s an urban myth that a tenant handing over the keys to a … Read more

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  • Landlord Insurance – Is your policy current and up to date?

    If you are unsure what level of coverage is best for you, your property manager can give you some guidance. We’ve listed the MUST HAVES in your policy: . Damage from animals to the interior of your property, not including your tenants’ pets or vermin and pests. . The effects of natural … Read more

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  • IMPORTANT TIPS FOR PRESENTING THE MASTER BEDROOM FOR VIEWINGS

    As the last stop on viewing tours for many properties, the master bedroom is an important room to get right. Even if everything else has gone to plan, falling at the final hurdle can leave buyers with a negative overall impression of the property which could affect their final decision. … Read more

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  • THE ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR FIRST HOME

    How to Fit Out Your First Home By Laura Gaskill in association with Whether you are getting married, buying your first home or simply moving into your first real place of your own, you will likely find yourself with some shopping to do. A plan can help you stay focused and avoid unnecessary purchases, … Read more

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  • ESSENTIAL OPEN HOME FAQS ANSWERED

    A successful open home could be the key to selling your property. But opening your doors to dozens of strangers can be stressful and difficult, particularly if you’re already on edge about the sale. To help make your upcoming home as stress-free and successful as possible, we’ve whipped up answers … Read more

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  • THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: TOP TIPS FOR SUCCESS AT AUCTION

    Whether you are a first-time buyer, a property veteran or just looking for your next step in the market, purchasing at auction can be an exhilarating or a daunting ride. Loan Market’s State Director Tim Amorous shares his seven tips to making the process as smooth and successful as possible: … Read more

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  • 4 APARTMENT DECORATING TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF A SMALL SPACE

    More and more of us are living in apartments these days. And although unit-life has its perks, there are certainly a few challenges involved in living in a smaller space, particularly when it comes to interior design. We’ve whipped up four easy apartment design tips to make sure you can make … Read more

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