4 easy ways to make your rental property more appealing

4 easy ways to make your rental property more appealing

Tweet Looking to achieve maximum rental return on your investment property and not sure where to begin? There are quite a few things you can do to help make a rental more appealing and you don’t need to spend a fortune. Try focusing on some key elements that renters are looking for to help get your rental noticed. 1. Make it clean and modern – You don’t need a brand new property, but if the property is well presented and features a few modern day luxuries then it’s likely to appeal to a broad range of tenants. A few things...

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Should you sell via auction in a cooling market?

Should you sell via auction in a cooling market?

Tweet Deciding whether to sell by auction or private treaty is a common conundrum for home sellers, particularly when the property market is softening. Auctions are often a no-brainer during boom times, when strong buyer competition and the fear of missing out helps ramp up buyer’s bids, however they can prove to be an effective method of selling in a cooling market too. So is an auction for you? Yes! Good way to determine property price One of the great things about auctions is that they tend to be fairly accurate at...

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How to know if you should knockdown and rebuild your home

How to know if you should knockdown and rebuild your home

Tweet Looking to bring an older home into the future but aren’t sure whether to remodel or knock the whole place down and start again? It might seem a shame to knock down an older building, particularly if it holds memories or is still in decent condition, however sometimes it makes more sense to rebuild a property rather than remodel. The neighbourhood has changed Building a brand new property is generally going to be more costly than renovating, however in a upmarket neighbourhood a brand new property may be more valuable...

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Fear of auctions is causing buyers to miss out

Fear of auctions is causing buyers to miss out

Tweet Property affordability is improving across the nation, however some buyers may be missing out on some great deals because they don’t want to bid at auctions. New research from Westpac’s Home Ownership Report has revealed that over half (56%) of home owners looking for their next property purchase admit they are too scared to buy at an auction, with 46 per cent saying they aren’t confident they know what to do.   Westpac’s data shows that auction numbers have declined over the last year against a softening market,...

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5 ways to get your garden ready for winter

5 ways to get your garden ready for winter

Tweet Dreaming of a beautiful garden to escape to in winter? Spending time in the garden doesn’t need to be reserved for just summer and spring. In Australia we are blessed with relatively warm winter climates that mean we can enjoy a garden in winter that not just survives, but thrives as well. Even if your garden is looking a little rough around the edges there are just a few simple adjustments you might need to make. 1. Remove plants that won’t make it Plants that are already starting to rot or show signs of disease...

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