Brad Minhinnick

6 decorating ideas to create a more homely rental

By Brad Minhinnick / October 20, 2020 /

For many people, creating a home environment which complements their personality is one of life’s main desires. If you are renting, achieving this goal may seem implausible due to the limitations put in place for rental properties. Being unable to make major changes to the property, renters are left with few options to create a…

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How to write a rent reduction letter

By Brad Minhinnick / October 12, 2020 /

If you have lost your job due to COVID-19 or seen your income dip considerably, you may find yourself struggling to pay your bills. You are not alone, with experts having tipped Australia’s unemployment rate to reach 10% due to the shutdowns of businesses across the country. In this case, many tenants who have been…

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See what major developments are happening near you in Brisbane with this simple tool

By Brad Minhinnick / September 28, 2020 /

Brisbane is a growing city with lots of new developments being proposed, and many under construction. It is exciting to see many of these great changes happening in the city, many of which will offer great new precincts for locals and visitors to explore. Of course, developments can also be disruptive, and if you are…

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Brisbane rental market snapshot August 2020

By Brad Minhinnick / September 21, 2020 /

A lot has happened in Australia since our last market snapshot. We are officially in a recession, seeing over a 7% drop in the country’s GDP, stage 4 COVID restrictions got applied in Melbourne, putting the city into total lockdown, New South Wales saw a flare up in cases, and here in Queensland we had…

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3 Tips for Property Buyers

By Brad Minhinnick / September 15, 2020 /

As we have come to the end of this financial year, many of us are starting to locate the appropriate documentation to support our different tax deductions, if they have not already been done. This also marks the start of another financial year – a period of opportunities – and is therefore the best time…

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How to manage your rental property during COVID-19

By Brad Minhinnick / September 7, 2020 /

There is a lot of help out there for property owners who have been hit the hardest financially by COVID. If you are in this boat it is quite common, so you are not alone. If your tenants have been struggling suddenly and their ability to pay the rent on time has been diminished you…

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How to find a rental property during COVID-19

By Brad Minhinnick / August 31, 2020 /

2020 has certainly put a spin on finding the perfect rental. What was already sometimes challenging, has now been made even more stressful. But, despite the pandemic going on around us, life still goes on. We may need more space, want to move out of home, or want to change locations, so finding a rental…

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How often should your property be inspected for termites?

By Brad Minhinnick / August 24, 2020 /

Termites can be an annoying pest, which left unattended, can cause major problems to your property. As the owner of an investment property it is really important that your property remains in the best condition possible in order to minimise costs, attract better tenants, and maximise your ROI. Part of this is ensuring those pesky…

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Why walk score matters when looking for a rental property.

By Brad Minhinnick / August 17, 2020 /

If there is one thing COVID has encouraged us to do it is to get out for a walk in our neighbourhood. We have been spending time getting to know our neighbourhoods again, finding hidden beauty, while supporting our local shops and restaurants. Now, there are a few things you may have discovered on your…

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