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Vendor Paid Advertising On The Rise

Written By Peter O’Malley – Author of Real Estate Uncovered Sellers asked to foot the bill, again. Sellers need to establish the true cost of advertising their home and avoid inadvertently paying to promote the agent. The cost of advertising a home is rising and beginning to resemble the newspaper era. Owners are being offered… [Read More]

Inside Secrets of Real Estate

Selling or Investing in Real Estate? Neil Jenman shows you how real estate consumers collectively lose millions of dollars each year. This seminar is essential viewing for home owners, home buyers, and property investors.

Should you renovate before selling?

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 team at Drummond Real Estate often get asked is “should we renovate before we put our… [Read More]

Brexit Boosts Property Safe Haven

Brexit will boost Australia’s residential property market as the UK decision to leave the European Union will increase perceptions of the market’s safe-haven status, observers say. Nerida Conisbee, the chief economist at REA Group, shrugged off a question that uncertainty created by the UK’s vote to leave the 28-nation EU bloc would impact the Australian… [Read More]

Red Shield Appeal 2016

Members of Drummond Real Estate and the newly formed specialist Property Management business BDM Leasing gave up their Sunday on the 29th May to raise funds for the Red Shield Appeal. “We really appreciated the generosity of the staff to give up their time. To match the $1500 raised at the doors with a corporate… [Read More]

Routine Inspections – Don’t Have Unrealistic Expectations

Routine inspections are a vital part of our management service to landlords. They allow us to ensure that the property is being cared for by the tenants and is presented in a well-maintained condition, free from the potential risk of injury to tenants or their visitors. Property management is a complex process involving many facets… [Read More]

What You Need To Know About Loose-fill Asbestos in NSW Homes

Loose-fill asbestos insulation Loose-fill asbestos is raw crushed asbestos, which in the 1960s and 70s, was installed as insulation. It is a problem that cannot be ignored. Over time, exposure pathways open up and airborne asbestos can move into living areas.   What needs to be done? The NSW Government has determined that demolition, comprehensive… [Read More]

Don’t Let Your Tenants Sabotage Your Sale

If you’re looking to sell your investment property, it is important to communicate with the tenants, as they can often feel like their privacy and quiet enjoyment has been invaded. If you get a tenant offside, it can cause unnecessary challenges and inhibit your ability to quickly sell the property. For this reason, it is… [Read More]

Keep Them Comfortable, Keep Them Happy

Is your property vacant? Be honest, you know there is a reason. Is it that the price is too high? Could it be that it presents poorly, or you’ve got an inexperienced managing agent, or even a lack of communication? Any one of these things can cause your property to sit empty while others are… [Read More]

Changes to Negative Gearing Will Impact Working Class

Plans to limit negative gearing to new housing will only have a negative impact on the working class. Negative gearing allows investors to offset losses on investment properties against their taxable income to gain a tax break. Limiting negative gearing to new housing will cause a multitude of problems, primarily – rental prices will increase… [Read More]

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