Renting a house

Rental Outdoor Space Makeover: A Landlord’s Guide

by Greg on November 22, 2019
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Renting an extra property that you own is a great way of generating passive income, with many people financing their cars, boats, kids’ schools, and vacations through renting a home they’ve inherited. However, the competition is tough, and if you want to rent your place for more money, or simply stay ahead of the game, […]

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About Home Renting Agreements

by Greg on November 20, 2019
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After you find a house or apartment to rent, you the tenant and the landlord have to reach a home renting agreement. The terms on this agreement should be understood by you the tenant, and the landlord, and the deal should be negotiated the same way you would with a car. The rental agreement between […]

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Co-living communities: 5 key things to know

by Greg on March 7, 2019
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In the current modern age with overpriced housing and overpopulated cities with expensive rentals, co-living is an affordable and convenient solution. This option is available in many major cities like New York and Los Angeles. It allows you to experience life in a big city, whilst merely just renting a room in a fully furnished […]

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Rental inflation hasn’t been this low in 25 years!

by Greg on February 1, 2018
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I am a renter, so reading a headline like this, never mind writing one, feels really good. According to the latest ABS Consumer Price Index release for December 2017 there is a slowdown in rental price increases to just 0.6 per cent in 2017. This means that out of all housing costs which grew 3.4 […]

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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
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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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