Landlord

How the Demand Index can help you better understand the market.

By Brad Minhinnick / June 22, 2020 /

Despite the pandemic there has still been plenty of demand from high-intent buyers looking for the perfect home or investment property. Realestate.com.au has continued to see record all time high audience metrics with 11.9 million people visiting the site in May. With everyone working from home there has been more time to go online and…

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How much does it cost to keep an investment property?

By Brad Minhinnick / June 15, 2020 /

You may think the big expense is over when you have paid the deposit and budgeted in the mortgage repayments. However, investment properties do have many ongoing costs that should be budgeted for. This is not to say that investment properties are a bad idea, quite the contrary, the issue is many Australian families jump…

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10 tips for buying your first investment property

By Brad Minhinnick / June 8, 2020 /

Investing in property is very popular in Australia due to its high potential returns and relative stability. Of course, there is a first time for everything and property investment is no different. So, to help those looking to get into property investment we have created 10 tips to get you started on the right track.…

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5 ways to spend some time improving your garden during COVID-19

By Brad Minhinnick / May 22, 2020 /

While we are all spending more time at home during the pandemic there is a perfect opportunity to get into the garden and showing it some TLC. With the right changes you can turn your garden into a space you love to spend time in, and can show off to guests when the restrictions ease.…

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8 Important Things Property Investors Should Know Before Investing In Brisbane

By Brad Minhinnick / May 11, 2020 /

With the vast majority of Australia’s investment property advice focusing primarily on the Sydney and Melbourne markets, the differences seen in other states are left unknown. But, with Brisbane becoming increasingly a more attractive market for investment than its southern counterparts, it is important to understand the differences in the Brisbane market. To help investors…

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Save Space And Transform Your Rental Property With A Vertical Garden

By Brad Minhinnick / May 5, 2020 /

Looking for a new way to give your rental property’s outdoor spaces a fresh look but don’t have the space for new landscaping? Vertical gardens are a great option. If you have been following architecture trends over the past 5 or so years you will notice a feature many of these new buildings, which are…

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Open Letter to Landlords – REIQ

By Brad Minhinnick / April 17, 2020 /

14 April 2020 An Open Letter to Landlords from The Real Estate Institute of Queensland Will the Palaszczuk Government’s Special COVID-19 Protections for Residential Tenants protect you? As the owner of an investment property in Queensland, if you are not already aware of the Palaszczuk Government’s proposed Special COVID-19 Protections for residential tenants and landlords,…

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Top 5 Tips for Maximising Your Investment Property In 2020

By Brad Minhinnick / April 1, 2020 /

In Australia, real estate is a common and generally safe investment, but few people know how to get the most out of it. Whether you’re long-term renting or waiting to sell, we will provide you with 5 tips to get the most out of your investment property.  1. Be smart about renovations  Renovating your property can be an effective way…

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Renter Or Property Investor During The COVID-19 Crisis, What Can You Do?

By Brad Minhinnick / March 23, 2020 /

The current crisis surrounding COVID-19 and its economic impact are affecting Australians across the country. Both renters and property investors are experiencing these impacts, or the uncertainty as to whether they will in the future. It is during this time that what is legislated and what is right and fair comes under stress, and puts…

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