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?… [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… [Read More]

Albury Wodonga Location Report

The Albury-Wodonga region has been dubbed The Murray Food Bowl but, unusually for an Australian inland city, it is not dependent on agriculture for the health of its economy. The twin cities have strong sectors in manufacturing, construction, government administration,… [Read More]

Plan Early For Retirement

Mortgage Choice’s inaugural Financial Confidence survey shows 65.2% of Australians are concerned about their retirement funds. Of those surveyed, 60.7% said they would need $500,000 in order to retire comfortably, while 18.5% had no idea how much money they would… [Read More]


Does it really matter if my tenant will not sign a new lease agreement when I want them to? Does it really matter if my property becomes vacant when I don’t want it to be vacant? Does it really matter… [Read More]

Don’t cheat yourself out of rental income

We are often asked to take over the management of a property (managed by another agent) only to discover that the rental on the property is way below market rent. Believe it or not, sometimes we acquire property that has… [Read More]

Experts Tip Flight to Real Estate

Upheaval in stock markets may create a pause in real estate markets, but it will be brief – and the outcome, ultimately, could be positive. “We expect inquiries to come off in the next few weeks,” said Peter Chittenden, managing… [Read More]

Melbourne is World’s Most Liveable

Melbourne has topped The Economist’s liveability rankings for a fifth consecutive year. Australian cities were found to be “a relative picture of stability”, while 20% of the cities surveyed by The Economist magazine’s Intelligence Unit experienced declines in liveability over… [Read More]

Gen Y Doesn’t Care About Home Ownership

Young people are more concerned about long-term happiness than gathering material possessions and buying a home. Reports that Generation Y is locked out of the property market by high prices appear irrelevant. It seems Gen Y doesn’t care about not… [Read More]

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