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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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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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Serviced Apartments

by Greg on June 28, 2012
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Whether you are traveling for vacation or work, why always stay in a hotel or B&B? Why not look at the option of booking a serviced apartment? If you were not aware of this type of accommodation then here is a brief overview. Serviced apartments can be rented for short or long stay by tourists […]

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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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Are you leveraging technology to fast track your house hunting?

by Chris Lang on November 23, 2011
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Before the Internet and smartphones came into being, all we had to assist us in house hunting was newspapers, estate agents and word-of-mouth. But now that we have all these wonders of technology, what’s our excuse to insist on pen and paper as best tools for house-hunting? According to the new survey by real estate […]

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A Step-by-step Guide to Finding a Rental Home Quickly and Easily (Part 3)

by Chris Lang on October 28, 2011
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Today you are getting the final steps (7 to 11) of my system to find a rental home with no hassle. If you’ve missed the beginning, steps 1 – 3 are here, and steps 4 – 6 are here. Step 7. Organize your information. To be efficient in your search for a rental house you […]

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A Step-by-step Guide to Finding a Rental Home Quickly and Easily (Part 2)

by Chris Lang on October 24, 2011
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Today we are moving on to the next steps of my system to find a rental home with no hassle. Steps 1 to 3 are here. Step 4. Take stock of current rental listings. This is my own term that you probably won’t find anywhere else. When I say “take stock of current rental listings” […]

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A Step-by-step Guide to Finding a Rental Home Quickly and Easily (Part 1)

by Chris Lang on October 19, 2011
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Did you know that on average a person spends 6 weeks to find a rental home? Seems like a very long time, doesn’t it. Just think – 6 weeks of looking, searching the internet, considering different properties, going to inspections, applying, being turned down, etc. Yes, that IS a lot of hassle. But it doesn’t […]

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5 things to consider before renting with a housemate

by Chris Lang on August 18, 2011
5 things to consider before renting with a housemate

When people live under one roof, all sorts of things happen, good and bad. And while we always hope for the best, it makes sense to try and predict the worst in advance, and if the potential for trouble is high… re-think it before committing. Even living at home with your parents, siblings and the […]

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You don’t acquire what you can’t afford

by Chris Lang on May 19, 2011
You don't acquire what you can't afford

Apart from being very expensive, Aussie houses have a name for being big. And it’s quite rare this days – at least in my social circle – to hear about people in their 30s or 40s who don’t own a home and, as a direct consequence, have a mortgage. Well, how about a completely different […]

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How to rent a unit that you will enjoy living in

by Chris Lang on January 22, 2011
How to rent a unit that you will enjoy living in

The reasons why people would rent a unit and not a house are numerous. Some don’t need a lot of room and don’t want to rent a house for that reason, some are looking to save on rent, some like the low maintenance garden better than mowing the lawn every other weekend, etc. In many […]

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