Rural/hills markets, they need more energy.

Finally I get it! About a year ago, I was called into a listing which was located in the Adelaide Hills. The property was about 40km from my office, in a small but well known country town with an average time on market of 4-5 months. Not something that I would normally take on but…

Rents are on the decline. So Landlords, how do you protect your income?

According to the CoreLogic Rental Index, combined capital city rental rates were unchanged in May 2016. Melbourne and Hobart were the only cities to record rental rises with falls elsewhere. While annual rents fell by -0.3%, weekly rents across the combined capital cities were unchanged in May 2016. Currently, combined capital city rental rates are…

Getting started in property investment

  It’s not surprising. A lot of people get overwhelmed by the process and quit before they even begin. But it doesn’t have to confound. Reality is, property investing is relatively straightforward. To help you begin your journey,  here’s eight steps to starting a property portfolio on a solid ground, without losing your mind. 1. Check…

Top 10 home presentation mistakes.

Though your house may look and feel good to you, it won’t necessarily to others, regardless of what your friends tell you. Here’s 10 of the most common blunders people make when presenting their home for the market. Sometimes it’s the details that let you down, other times, it’s so obvious you simply can’t see…

To sell or not? Are you holding on for the sake of it?

While it’s important that you hold an investment property for the long term to maximise your profits, there will come a time when it makes sense to sell. And when it comes to selling, timing is everything. Ideally, you should be able to hold on to your investment property until such a time when it’s…

Negative gearing. It’s on everyones lips…

Until recently, most people didn’t even know what negative gearing meant, now that has all changed. So the basic argument is, make drastic changes to negative gearing and property prices will go down making it less attractive for investors to own property and make it more affordable for 1st home buyers. That’s all well and…