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  • Are you thinking about selling?

    Are you thinking about selling because you need cashflow or a short-term injection of funds? Have you considered refinancing your investment property? Sometimes investors can make poor decisions that are not supportive or beneficial to their long-term plan for capital growth and financial security (without looking at other options) when … Read more

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  • How to reduce long vacancy rates

    For many investors, one of the most stressful times can be when the property is vacant for an extended period, resulting in a loss of income. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to minimise long vacancy periods, even when the vacancy rates are high. Know the vacancy rate … Read more

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  • Top 10 reasons why a tenant moves out…

    Tenants move out for a variety of reasons. As a property investor/landlord, you can control some of the reasons while others are just a matter of preference. Cannot afford the rent Property is too small for their needs Property is too large for their needs Job change/relocation Maintenance issues not … Read more

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  • What to consider when buying a second property

    Whether you are building your property investment portfolio, buying a holiday house or supporting a family member, there is always a lot to consider before you take that next step. Cashflow Property tends to be a long-term investment, so do your sums to make sure you can afford the ongoing … Read more

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  • Are you under insured?

    83 per cent of Australians are underinsured Research from Insurance Australia Group Limited has found that one in twenty homes are not insured and up to 30,000 home owners fail to renew their insurance each year. An Insurance Council of Australia survey found 83 per cent of Australians are underinsured … Read more

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  • Annual Maintenance Checks

    How do you score? Purchasing a property is often the most expensive asset that many people will invest in. It provides the possibility of long-term wealth and financial security. However, like any investment, you want to ensure that it is well-maintained and appreciating in value rather than depreciating. When purchasing … Read more

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  • Quality tenants really are the key to success…

    A quality, long-term tenant is critical to the performance of any investment property, which is why it is important not to compromise during the application selection process. It can often be a better choice to have a vacant property for a little longer than lower your standards and end up … Read more

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  • Buying a tenanted property

    If you are considering buying a tenanted property it is important that you ask the right questions such as how much is the rent, is there a bond held, how long have they been in the property for, have they been issued any breach letters/notices, how many people, pets, etc. … Read more

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  • Alert – The ATO Doubles Their Rental Audits

    With the end of the financial year approaching quickly, the ATO has warned rental property owners to make sure that their claims are correct this tax time, as it will be doubling the number of audits. In the 2017–18 financial year, more than 2.2 million Australians claimed over $47 billon … Read more

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  • Should landlords reward their tenants?

    Sometimes it can feel like there is always a horror story about bad tenants and equally bad landlords; that investing in property comes with constant challenges and pressures; and the positive, ‘feel good’ stories are rarely shared. According to recent statistics, there are now more than 2.6 million households in … Read more

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