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Problem Resolution Skills Most Valued By Consumers

New Real Estate Industry Research Reveals Problem Resolution Most Valued By Consumers
31% of Consumers Value ‘Problem Resolution Skills’ Followed By

28% Valuing ‘Communication and Advice’

New research into the real estate industry from Canstar Blue has revealed 31% of consumers value an agent’s ‘problem resolution skills’ as the number one contributor to their satisfaction.  The second most significant contributor … Continue Reading »

Real Estate Appraisal Gippsland

How Much is My Home in Gippsland Worth?
Gippsland has many towns located within its region. This is a rural region that borders on the Tasman Sea, Bass Strait, New South Wales and The Great Dividing Range covering 41,566 km².
As the Gippsland region is so vast it is hard to value the median price of homes or land. For example the median price of a home in Bairnsdale is $253,000 … Continue Reading »

4 Reasons Investors Should Prioritise Depreciation



Investors should always look for ways to reduce the costs of owning an investment property, and depreciation deductions should be at the top of their list.

Around 80 per cent of investors don’t maximise the deductions available from their investment property, so they should add requesting a tax depreciation schedule to their list of 2017 resolutions.

There are … Continue Reading »

Why You Should Consider Rentvesting?

Eager to enter the property market but can’t afford to buy where you want to live? It might be time to consider rentvesting.

With headlines in the media often touting rising living costs and housing unaffordability, it is no surprise that many young people feel like it is impossible to enter the property market. While entering the market has become more difficult … Continue Reading »

Should You Renovate Before Selling?

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With TV shows such as The Block and Reno Rumble gaining immense popularity in the last few years, many homeowners have been inspired to carry out their own makeovers and add value to their homes.
A question our sales … Continue Reading »

Three Things You Need To Know Before Purchasing An Off-The-Plan Development As An Investment Property

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Many investors gravitate towards purchasing off-the-plan developments due to the perceived benefit they offer. Off-the-plan developments are often marketed as an easy way to enter the property investment world and the glossy brochures can certainly make them look an attractive choice. Being new builds, … Continue Reading »

Five Mistakes To Avoid When Investing In Property

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1.Not doing your research

When purchasing an investment property, it’s important to do your research about the location, local amenities, rental yields, vacancy rates and the property itself. While it may not always be possible, you should aim to know as much as you can … Continue Reading »

How To Attract A Good Tenant And Keep Them.

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Good tenants make property investment a less stressful experience – they lead to reliable cash flow, a reduction in turnover rates, less wear and tear on the property and generally less work overall. But how do you find the perfect tenant? Once you find … Continue Reading »

Cheap isn’t always cheerful: Why budget property management cost landlords

A common mistake that many property investors make is assuming that all property management is the same. This assumption can often lead to landlords choosing the cheapest service on the market, as they feel there is nothing to differentiate agencies from one another. Many landlords don’t realise that choosing the cheapest property management team can become an expensive mistake in … Continue Reading »

Why overpricing as a selling tactic does more harm than good

Setting a price for your property is one of the biggest decisions you will make during the selling process. Choosing the right price gives you the greatest chance at selling your home quickly and at the best possible price. Pricing your home may sound simple, but many sellers make a mistake … Continue Reading »