Tips on Appliance Repair and Replacement Legislation

By Brad Minhinnick / June 24, 2019 /

All too often Property Owners will consider inserting a special condition into the tenancy agreement regarding appliances, against the advice of their Property Manager. These special agreements state that, should an appliance cease operating during the tenancy, the Landlord will not repair or replace them. This type of clause can shock tenants when they find…

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Brisbane Rental Market Update May 2019

By Brad Minhinnick / June 10, 2019 /

With the release of the May 2019 rental snapshots across the country, there is a lot of positive news for Brisbane. Increases across median rent, price per room, and price trends shine a positive light on property investments in Brisbane. The recent trends highlight Brisbane’s current rental stability and present a correction on last month’s slight downturn. …

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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 on annual tax returns. So, if you have no understanding of the differences you may have made an incorrect claim on your tax return. Fortunately, just…

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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 at their listings in the window and then talk to an agent. All of this was before you could even inspect the property, not to mention agents…

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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 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

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 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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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 one installed. In Queensland around three-quarters of all home fire deaths occur in homes that do not have smoke alarms. Around 50% of all deaths…

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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 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

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 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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