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How to Prepare a Rental Property for Tenants

by Greg on February 25, 2017
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Millions of people can’t afford to buy their own home, so they rent instead. In many cities, rental properties are common, as it’s a cheaper way to enjoy city living. Not surprisingly, property developers and landlords have capitalised on the demand for rental housing and there is now a booming private rental market in major […]

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The One Thing You Own but Cannot Manage Effectively

by Greg on February 14, 2017
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Buying that lovely property has just left you so drained after the paper work and checking whether everything is in order, the title in place and the keys in your hand, that you would just like to creep under the covers and forget about it for a while. But no – there is a myriad […]

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19 Types of Housemate We’ve All Encountered – Infographic

by Greg on June 24, 2016
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Folks at RoomBuddies just launched a funny but also insightful infographic which looks at various types of housemates. A bit of fun never hurt anybody right !?    

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Four Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Real Estate Agent

by Greg on May 23, 2016
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Are you thinking of selling your home in the near future? Finding a skilled real estate agent should be your first priority. They can assist you in many matters such as marketing your property, finding a buyer, and delivering the best possible results in selling your home – which will make the whole process much […]

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Thinking of letting to students? Make sure your property fits the bill!

by Greg on February 23, 2016
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There’s much hearsay when it comes to letting properties to students. The common misconception that ‘all’ students are messy, don’t keep up with payments and so on, is quickly becoming a thing of the past. If you’re planning on letting to students, there are a few things that must be considered in the preparation process. […]

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Knowing your rights as a tenant in NSW infographic

by Greg on December 15, 2015
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Whether you are looking for your first rental property in NSW, or just want to refresh your knowledge of your rights as a tenant, this infographic by Jackson Rowe is here to keep you up to date.

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Why Is Rent So Expensive in Australia?

by Greg on October 19, 2015

Along with nations like Belgium and Canada, Australia is easily one of the most expensive countries in the world in regard to renting and buying property. If you are currently renting – or have even just casually browsed rental property websites – you are most likely already aware of what some are calling our ‘rental […]

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Your do’s and don’ts when moving in your first apartment

by Greg on September 22, 2015
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You are now an adult, whether single or in a relationship, some of you are encouraged to move out from your parents’ house and start to live your life and become an actual adult – by all means, to be able to live by yourself and support yourself. Since it’s your first apartment, you’d think […]

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How to prepare your Rental Property for Inspection

by Greg on December 12, 2014
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Those who own rental properties have the ability to earn extra money while also helping someone find a great place to call home. If you are interested in becoming a landlord, however, you have to remember that there are certain things that will be expected of you as someone who owns property. One of them […]

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Breaking up with a housemate

by Greg on September 3, 2014
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Have you ever come home, arms filled with groceries ready to cook dinner, only to find every pot and pan in the house unwashed in the sink? Or maybe you’ve had friends over for drinks but your moody housemate has just sat there, not joining in and making everyone feel uncomfortable. Or perhaps you’ve just […]

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Renting with pets

by Chris Lang on August 14, 2014

I must say that renting with a pet makes your job much harder, because not many landlords want to accept tenants with pets. When I was looking to rent a place, I discovered that my beautiful dog pretty much ruined my chances of getting a house by 80 percent – 8 out of 10 houses […]

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