Archive for the ‘Renting’ Category

Top 10 Turn-Ons & Turn-Off’s by Aussie Home Buyers


See what turn’s us on when we look for property

According to a recent survey of 1,000 Australians by Aussie Home Loans has revealed what buyers look for in a property and what turns them off.

Top Ten Turn-offs

Cigarette smells
Busy road location
Noisy neighbours
Too dark and dank
Dirty/old carpet
Pet smells
No storage
Neighbour’s house … Continue Reading »

How to find the BEST property manager

Property Management


Recently we looked at how landlords find the best tenants for their property, but how do you find the best property manager?

A good property manager does more than find a tenant and collect rents.

Here are the top 5 questions to help you find the best property manager;

1. Is the real estate agency … Continue Reading »

How To Find A Great Tenant

Property Management


Property is a big investment for most people, once you’ve found the right investment property the next step is finding the right tenant.

It goes without saying, part of the viability of your investment property is the rental income, hence it’s imperative you secure a great tenant for the right amount.

So what constitutes as … Continue Reading »

Ask The Agent | Why Changing Places?


Why Changing Places was an ideal fit for Rushi

Rushi Juvekar opened his Changing Places business in February 2015, Well educated and managing Melbourne’s Telephone exchange network for Telstra, Rushi had no prior real estate experience apart from having bought and sold a number of his own … Continue Reading »

Metro VS Regional


What’s the real difference?

On average, two in every three Australians currently live in capital cities across the country. In fact, 78% Western Australian residents live in the greater Perth area, giving the WA capital he highest proportion of population among each of the 8 major cities.

Over the next few decades the number of people that are choosing to … Continue Reading »

Capital Markets Report 2015


Housing Market | State by State

The latest CoreLogic RP Data Property Capital Markets report has been released and reveals some interesting information about the Australian property market. The Australian economy has continued to grow over the past year, however, the rate of economic growth has slowed over recent years as investment in the resources sector has moderated.

Related: … Continue Reading »

Quarterly Rental Review


April 2015 – (RP Data)

The property market has seen stronger rental growth over the past quarter however annual growth in the rental market remains low.

A strong property market does not always cross all sectors of the market. According to RP Data’s latest Quarterly Rental Review.

The report outlines issues such as an increase in new housing supply and record numbers … Continue Reading »

Tips for getting your rental application approved faster


Tips for getting your rental application approved faster

In a competitive rental market, you want to ensure your application is approved. There are a number of tips and tricks that any potential tenant can do to get their application processed quicker and ultimately assist in securing the rental property you want.

Related: 3 tips to Enhance Your Space


Most agencies require … Continue Reading »

Top 5


Ranked Australian Universities

This month marks the first full month that most high school graduates will become ‘official’ uni-students

The University of Melbourne remains Australia’s top university, ranking number 33 in the world. It’s no surprise that surrounding suburb Parkville has a proportionately high demographic of young independents.

This list is based on the latest round of Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with universities in … Continue Reading »

Top 10 highest yielding suburbs for units in Australia


1. South Hedland, Port Hedland, Pilbara, WA

Rental Yield: 12.9%

South Hedland had a population of 9,381 at the 2011 Census and was originally designed as a satellite city to Port Hedland.

2. Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, East Gippsland, VIC

Rental Yield: 9.6%

Households in Bairnsdale are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $1000 and $1400 per month on … Continue Reading »

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