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4 Ways to Secure the Best Tenant

By Brad Minhinnick | June 7, 2019

Having your property tenanted is the key component to getting a return on your investment let alone maximising your return on investment. That doesn’t mean you should take anyone. Part of getting the most out of your investment is finding a…

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The Difference Between a Repair and an Improvement

By Brad Minhinnick | June 3, 2019

It is vital for all property investors to understand the difference between repairs, maintenance and improvements. The Australian Taxation Office constantly pays particularly close attention to each of those three…

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4 Reasons Why Corner Agencies Aren’t Top Priority

By Brad Minhinnick | May 27, 2019

Local, corner agencies used to be vital for anyone looking to rent, buy or find a property manager. Previously you would need to stop by all the local agencies, look…

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Brisbane Rental Market Update – April 2019

By Brad Minhinnick | May 13, 2019

The latest Australian rental market snapshot for April 2019 has been released. It provides some great insight into the shifts seen across the Brisbane rental market, with house and apartment…

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10 Things to Know when Buying an Apartment for Investment

By Brad Minhinnick | April 29, 2019

The apartment rental market in Australia has sky-rocketed. While property prices are plummeting, apartment rent remains relatively stable, especially in places like Brisbane or the Gold Coast. This demand has…

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Don’t Be A Fool – Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery April 1st

By Brad Minhinnick | April 1, 2019

Smoke alarms are extremely important safety devices. Without a smoke alarm the risk of death, caused by fire in your home, is THREE TIMES greater than if you do have…

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Why Skimping on Marketing Costs You More

By Brad Minhinnick | March 12, 2019

Marketing is quite often one of those things that feel like another hit to the pocket, an unnecessary expense. Let’s compare a common ‘free’ advertising package to a Link Living…

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Maximising the Return on Your Rental Property

By Brad Minhinnick | March 1, 2019

When you purchase an investment property, you’re not buying it in the hopes of barely scraping by. It’s exactly what it says it is… an INVESTMENT. You want to make…

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Signs They Are a Bad Tenant

By Brad Minhinnick | February 15, 2019

Great tenants pay on time, keep the property well-maintained, and don’t bother the neighbours. Bad tenants will give you endless reasons for delayed payments, let the property deteriorate and are…

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Tenant Advice: How To Secure A Rental Property

By Brad Minhinnick | February 5, 2019

Imagine you have spent countless evenings scrolling through realestate.com.au and domain.com.au on the hunt for the perfect new place to move into. You’ve narrowed your search down to a handful…

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Landlord’s Guide To Avoiding Tenant Issues

By Brad Minhinnick | July 30, 2018

Renting out property investments is a great option to create a steady passive income. However, landlords have to take care of their property and their tenants. They have to be…

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Investment Property Health Check

By Brad Minhinnick | July 17, 2018

Despite its comparatively lower rate of returns, real estate investment is still the most preferred investment by many. This is evident in the saying – ‘It’s as safe as houses”.…

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