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FOMO – Fear of Missing Out

Many parts of the housing market are experiencing low levels of stock; hence the increased prices we have been experiencing, particularly in key lifestyle areas such as the Sunshine Coast.  So, whilst your own home’s value may be rising, so too is the likely value of any property you will purchase after you sell.

Eventually, more supply will come onto the market and the frenzy will abate somewhat; but until that … Read the full post »

Has My Tenant Abandoned My Property?

If you are a private landlord, managing your rental portfolio yourself, occasionally you may come across a situation of ‘abandonment’; whereby a tenant has unexpectedly vacated your property.

What are the ‘red flags’?

Late rent
Cessation in communication ie no response to emails etc
Unkempt gardens
Overflowing letterbox
Information from neighbours
Direct indication/communication from tenants themselves

What happens now?

It is essential that you follow the correct procedures before changing the locks and … Read the full post »

The Importance of Investing in a Marketing Campaign

In our daily work life as Agents, we often meet with sellers who are totally sold on the idea of selling their home for a premium price, but not sold on the idea of investing in a marketing campaign.  The main reason for this seems to be hesitation at making an investment without the guarantee of a sale.  Now, in a flat market, this can seem like an understandable concern; … Read the full post »

Maintaining Indoor Plants

With downsizing and high-density living a trend that is here to stay, there’s an increasing market for indoor plants; despite garden sizes shrinking, many of us still like to have some greenery in and around our homes, as plants not only enhance ambience and promote calm, but they also produce oxygen (critical for our survival).  Plants are an essential part of any home, and if well maintained boost aesthetic appeal … Read the full post »

Property Terminology 101 – Part II

Following on from last week, here is Property Terminology Part II, aiming to provide a simple and clear definition of property terms you may come across from time to time.

Strata Title: The formal ownership of a property within a strata plan where the property is defined within horizontal and vertical boundaries, and proprietors have joint rights over the land and common areas.

Company Title:  The building and land are owned by … Read the full post »

Property Goals 2021

Happy New Year to you and your family; we hope it will bring you and your loved one’s happiness, health, and prosperity after what was a challenging 2020 for many.

At this time of year many of us reflect on our goals for the year and make resolutions, often revolving around health, amongst other things; but what about your property goals?  Have you made any?

Below is a check list you might … Read the full post »

Make Your Spring Garden Shine!

Whether you are on a house block or have a small courtyard garden in a duplex or townhouse; spring is the season for planting and growth, and as the weather warms up and the sunshine sparkles just the little bit brighter – our gardens just love spring as much as we do!

One of the keys to a great spring garden is soil.  The more nutrient-rich the soil, the more your … Read the full post »

First Time Property Investors: Tips for Rookies – Part II

Last week we spoke about four key factors to consider when purchasing an investment property: capital growth, cash flow, tax benefits, and accelerated growth.    This week we will talk about location and professional advice.

Location

You are all familiar with the real estate mantra ‘location, location, location’.  Location is a key factor that can make or break a property investment.

Question: How do you get it right?

Answer:  Research.

You need to find out about … Read the full post »

First Time Property Investors: Tips for Rookies

Property investment is not for the faint-hearted, it is a big decision, and like all investment that involves significant amounts of capital outlay or borrowing; it is not without risk.  However, it is also one of the most solid and proven ways of growing your wealth, and generally involves less risk than the stock market and other capital ventures that can deliver strong returns in short periods of time.  A … Read the full post »

Tick Tock…The Clock is Ticking

We all know time goes quickly…hey, it’s March already, and we’ve only just got used to writing ’20 instead of ’19!  The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) are reminding people about the changes to Queensland’s smoke alarm registration that come into effect on 1 January 2022.

ALL domestic dwellings leased or sold have to be fitted with interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms; and at this stage there are no plans to … Read the full post »

Open House DO’s and DON’Ts

When in the market to purchase a property, one of the most critical first steps is to physically inspect, either via private inspection, or more commonly – an ‘open home’ conducted by the Agent.  This is a crucial part of the information gathering process and also allows you to get a real ‘feel’ for the property that you can’t from photos and marketing blurb.

To maximise the effectiveness of this experience, … Read the full post »

Sprucing up the Garden…Handy Tips

When it is time to sell, it is critical to have the gardens looking as good as possible – the outdoor area is one of the first impressions buyers have of your property, and if this is looking a little ordinary, or even worse – shabby, they may not even get out of the car.

Improving the appearance of the front of the home, even on a minimal budget, can make … Read the full post »

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