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Landlord's Responsibilities for Deck & Balcony Safety

July 8, 2014

Investment Property Property Maintenance

In response to a number of accidents on decks and balconies a new guide to deck and balcony safety has been announced. Landlords will need to consider this as well as the requirement to ensure that their rented premises are in a reasonable state of repair.

Five Common Pitfalls of Property Investors

June 13, 2014

Investment Property

  Whether you’re looking to invest in your first or fifth property, everyone can learn a thing or two from these some common investor mistakes.

Topical Information and Tips for Landlords

May 23, 2014

Investment Property

With the Financial Year End soon upon us tax matters may be the foremost concern for landlords. However, there are also a number of practical property management issues that landlords should be made aware of or reminded about to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Reasons why your investment property is empty

April 28, 2014

Investment Property Tenants

Buying an investment property is one thing. Attracting the right tenants is another. If you are struggling to find tenants, you may be committing one or more classic landlord mistakes. In order for your property to consistently attract tenants, it must be let out at a reasonable rental rate, be readily accessible to potential tenants, […]

Termite troubles: Why regular termite inspections of your investment property are essential

April 8, 2014

Investment Property Property Maintenance

They may be tiny, but termites have the power to completely dismantle your property investment dreams. Regular termite inspections are an essential part of property maintenance for all investors.

Smart ways to maximise the return from your rental property

March 20, 2014

Investment Property Property Tips

Leasing out a property and then waiting to watch the money roll in is not exactly a winning investment strategy. Landlords need to work to ensure their property gets them the returns they want. Here are a few ways to increase your rental returns.

4 Investment Property Enhancing Maintenance and Renovation Tips

March 20, 2014

Investment Property Property Maintenance

Four tips on property maintenance and renovation that can enhance your property’s rentability and save you money in the long run

Land Tax - The Basics You Need To Know

February 22, 2014

Investment Property Property Tips

It’s Land Tax Time Again Property owners will have either received your Land Tax notice or it’s in the mail to you. We have received our Land Tax notice, the first payment is due on 11 March followed by another on 10 April and the final installment on 12 May.

Current Topics and Trends in Local Property Ownership

February 22, 2014

Investment Property Tenants

Here’s an update from K.G.Hurst Real Estate in Eastwood, Sydney, on the current topics and trends in local Property Ownership.

Anecdotes of a Property Manager

February 22, 2014

Newsletters Property Tips

A couple of weeks ago our landscape gardener had been laying turf in both the front and rear yards of a townhouse on Taranto Road, Marsfield. The turf had been delivered to the foot path outside the townhouse block. Our landscape gardener came out to the foot path to find a lady loading her shopping […]

Sydney property investor predictions for 2014

February 5, 2014

Investment Property

With the current talk about a property boom, it’s easy to believe that property investment is a golden ticket to Easy Street. But you shouldn’t jump in blindly just because the word is that the market is hot. Good investment still requires good research, and in the new year good research and careful decision making […]

What features do tenants look for in a high-priced apartment?

January 8, 2014

Investment Property Tenants

Apartment living is a lifestyle choice for which many renters are willing to pay top dollar, provided they get bang for their buck. If you’re planning on investing in a high-end apartment, it’s important to ensure you are providing the right features to target the large market of mostly urban professional renters attracted to low-maintenance, […]

How good property maintenance makes financial sense

December 18, 2013

Property Maintenance

Ongoing property maintenance can be a significant expense, and understandably some property investors are reluctant to dedicate the necessary funds to ensure their properties remain in good shape. However, there are solid reasons to believe that maintenance costs represent money well spent, since regular maintenance will help keep the resale value of your property up, […]

Tips on how to attract Gen Y renters to your investment property

December 11, 2013

Investment Property Tenants

Generation Y renters are the new ‘it people’ in the property investment game. Attracting Gen Y can lead to a wider prospective tenant pool, but only if you know how to cater to their needs.

Tips for choosing the right suburb for your property investment

December 4, 2013

Investment Property Property Tips

First-time investors are often stuck as to which suburb is the best to buy in. Whether you’re looking to attract a certain demographic, aiming for strong capital growth or seeking the highest rental return, finding the right suburb is an essential part of the investment process.

Tips for getting started in property investment

November 20, 2013

Investment Property

It’s becoming an increasingly common complaint that more and more people are being priced out of the property market. This is especially true of young people whose parents would have had no trouble buying their first property at the same age. While the market certainly can be tough for first-timers to crack, the key factor […]

Rental property repairs – who’s responsible for what?

November 6, 2013

Investment Property Property Maintenance

Both landlords and tenants have responsibilities when it comes to the upkeep and repair of rental properties. So, before you point the finger at tenants and demand money for rental property damages, understand who exactly is responsible for rental property repairs.

Five common mistakes made by new rental property landlords (and how to avoid them)

October 23, 2013

Investment Property Investment Property FAQ Property Management Property Tips

The property market can be a greatly rewarding venture for many investors. However, inexperience can easily lead to frustration and squandered finance. Here are five common errors that you should avoid as a new landlord.

Everything you need to know about rental property tax deductions

October 8, 2013

Investment Property Investment Property FAQ

Tax time offers property investors an important opportunity to reap the many benefits of investing. But do you know which deductions you’re eligible for and how you can save yourself from paying more?

The correct way to claim your rental property expenses

September 24, 2013

Investment Property Property Tips

The property market is surging as people look to place their financial faith in real estate once more. While the enthusiasm of property investors increases, however, so too does the amount of deductions claimed.