Archive for September, 2015

It’s Tax time – What can you claim on your rental property?

Being an investor can be hard work. Rental properties don’t only come with a raft of maintenance issues and management troubles, they also involves a lot of accounting! Just like you might consider getting a property manager to handle the ins and outs of your lease agreements and advertising, you might want to think about an accountant top help you make … Read more »

Top Tips for Deciding to Sell or Rent Your Property

Sell or rent property

It’s fair to say the property market can feel like a minefield at times.

Everyone has their own piece of advice, but what is right for your situation may not suit the next person at all. This blog will highlight some key things to consider when tackling the decision of what to do with your existing property when the … Read more »

Top 5 Tips for keeping Quality Property tenants

Owning a successful investment property is often a long-term dream of property owners. Turning your home into a profitable revenue stream is clearly appealing but what about the day-to-day reality? Finding and keeping good tenants is critical to the long-term success of your investment, so here are our top 5 tips to get you started!

1. Utilise a good property manager

A property … Read more »

Understanding Rental Properties and Tax

Whether you’re thinking of buying a rental property, renting out your current property, or thinking of selling it, you need to understand your record-keeping and tax obligations.

This handy video created by the ATO should give you a great starting point for understanding where you stand.

Top 4 Benefits of Employing a Property Manager

Investing in property will undoubtedly be one of your biggest business ventures. To maximise your likelihood of success it is important to manage your investment correctly, which ultimately optimises your investment return.

As with all areas of investment, if it is not your area of expertise you would be well advised to hire a professional with specialist skills in Property Management.

If you need financial advice you hire an accountant. If you … Read more »

Is It A Good Idea to Allow Pets in Your Property?

Whether or not to allow pets, and most specifically dogs, in someones investment property is a very common conversation that I have with Landlords. My response to whether or not they should be allowed does vary depending on each individual set of circumstances.

As a general rule, if the property is suitable for pets then I believe it is a good idea to consider tenants with a pet. In saying that, … Read more »

How To Use Feng Shui In Your Home

Our most popular post of recent months has been an article that we wrote about Feng Shui for the home. Given such high levels reader interest we thought that we would expand on the information provided as well as create an ongoing series of ‘Feng Shui Tips’ to add to our Social media Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Firstly to explain Feng Shui and its benefits:

Feng Shui means ‘wind and water’ and … Read more »

Interior Design Tips: Lofty Flowers

If you’re short on time for arranging bouquets, look into lofty flowers or plants, which are having a major moment. Their height gives them presence, making them a great focal point in a room, and they’ll draw an observer’s eye away from areas you don’t want to highlight. In the new catalogue from chic Italian brand Riva 1920 (available at Fanuli), loose and lofty flowers fill minimal spaces in celebration … Read more »