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A Quick Tip To Making Your Investment Property More Desirable: Lighting

By Brad Minhinnick / September 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Getting the best tenants is incredibly important to any great investment property. It can be tough; the rental market is very competitive, and you need to do everything you can to make your property stand out. While some changes could cost a fortune, there are some great additions you can make, at a reasonable cost,…

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Who Is Responsible For Maintenance And Repairs?

By Brad Minhinnick / September 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Keeping a property in great condition through maintenance and repairs can be hard work. But, with the tenant, landlord and property manager all working together the property will remain in excellent condition. There are many different elements to a property that needs maintenance and occasional repairs. Whether this is the gardens, drains, gutters, plumbing, air…

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10 Reasons Why You Need A Property Manager

By Brad Minhinnick / August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

It is tempting to go it alone as a landlord when managing your property. Many investors have considered this at one time or another. If you have secure tenants who pay on time every week, always leave the property in perfect condition, and nothing breaks how hard could it be? Things rarely go exactly as…

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The Difference Between a Repair and an Improvement

By Brad Minhinnick / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

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

By Brad Minhinnick / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Maximising the Return on Your Rental Property

By Brad Minhinnick / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

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

By Brad Minhinnick / February 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Landlord’s Guide To Avoiding Tenant Issues

By Brad Minhinnick / July 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

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

By Brad Minhinnick / July 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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