Posts by Brad Minhinnick

Brisbane Rental Market Update – April 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 prices, rental affordability, and days on the market. Overall Brisbane saw a decrease in the median rent for houses across April 2019. This coincided with…

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10 Things to Know when Buying an Apartment for Investment

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 been led by an increased number of Australians wanting to live closer to the city, whether this is for work or for lifestyle. Apartments tend…

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Why Skimping on Marketing Costs You More

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 premium advertising package. We know the power of quality marketing when it comes to renting an investment property fast so we don’t bother wasting our…

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Maximising the Return on Your Rental Property

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 money from it and you’re most likely wanting to grow your property portfolio to enjoy now and in your retirement. You have probably looked at…

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Signs They Are a Bad Tenant

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 an annoyance to the neighbours. Finding a good tenant is a blessing, while being hooked with the latter means endless headaches and potential loss of…

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Tenant Advice: How To Secure A Rental Property

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 of properties and have arranged inspections with each of the property managers. After the inspections, you’ve found a property you love and so you eagerly…

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Landlord’s Guide To Avoiding Tenant Issues

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 compliant with housing laws and regulations. Failure to do so could put your investment and rental returns at risk. Here are some basic guidelines on…

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Investment Property Health Check

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”. It makes sense, as real estate is a tangible asset, with a long-term track record of generally steady gains – whilst also providing a passive…

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