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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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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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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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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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Realestate.com.au Asks: Is It Time You Left The Nest?

by Chris Lang on September 12, 2013

Realestate.com.au is beginning to come to terms with harsh facts of life. At the moment first home buyers are not buying – and if this situation doesn’t change soon, the whole housing industry is in trouble. Who will the investors flip houses to? Who will add fuel to the property fire, who will keep the […]

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Habits of renters and sharers 2013

by Chris Lang on June 7, 2013

An interesting survey by realestate.com.au reveals curious insights into who the renters are, their age, income and reasons why they are renting instead of buying. They asked about 2500 people looking for a rental home a few questions online, and here’s what they found: Most of the respondents were female (72%) – this is quite […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Renting the House of Your Nightmares

by Greg on July 6, 2012
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Renting a property can be a scary business for even the most experienced house hunter. Many people end up with the wrong place simply because they forget to bear in mind the basic rules of choosing a property. If you are all at sea then these 5 tips will get you back on the right […]

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Moving out of a rental property – things to remember

by Chris Lang on July 4, 2012
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There are several things you don’t want to forget when moving out of your rental property.

Notifying your agent/landlord

Have a look in your contract and see how far in advance you should notify your real estate agent (or landlord). When sending your notice of vacation, make sure you have proof they’ve received it – either send by registered post or deliver in person and ask them to sign and date your copy of it.

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‘Get Results You Deserve’ when selling or leasing your property [Book Review]

by Chris Lang on March 9, 2012
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Let’s say you’ve decided to sell your house, what’s the first thing you do? That’s right, you get some appraisals from real estate agents. Then you decide which agent you are going to work with, sit down and exchange some details about the property and your expectations, and voila, you’ve set the ball rolling and […]

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Renting a house and have a problem? Here’s how to get help.

by Chris Lang on January 31, 2012
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Renting is the most natural choice when you can’t afford to buy your own house (or simply choose not to). I bet almost anyone reading this post right now has had to rent at some point in life. And while renting is supposed to be quite straight forward – you find a suitable house, rent […]

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