Archive for November, 2016

Christmas and New Year Trading Hours

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Please note the following trading hours for our office over the holiday period.

24th December to 27th December 2016 | CLOSED

28th December to 30th December 2016 | BY APPOINTMENT

31st December to 2nd January 2017 | CLOSED

The office will be back to normal hours from Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.

Tenant of the Month :: November :: Kathleen and Claire

Congratulations Kathleen and Claire – you are our tenants of the month. We would like to thank you for being role model tenants. Since day one you have both been a delight to work with. You are always courteous and take great care of the property.

Answers to the Most Common Questions Landlords Ask!

Owning investment property is very rewarding. There are two main parts to the property investing process:

Finding and purchasing the property; and
Managing the property

Most property investors choose to have a Property Manager handle the second part of this process. This takes out most of the hard work. However, as the landlord of the investment property you own, you cannot abrogate … Read more »

The Basics – How to Successfully Vacate a Rental Property

Vacating your home to move onto a new property is a very busy and potentially stressful time. One common source of stress for renters is the process of getting your bond back from the property they are leaving. When you leave a property this should not be a problem if it is left in excellent condition, which includes:

It needs to … Read more »

Video Feature :: Meet Sue Abrahams our Living Here South Yarra Business Developer

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Starting with Ray White group in 2004 and recognised as one of the industry’s top performing real estate agents both nationally and internationally, Sue is multilingual and excels in bringing transparency and honesty into all of her transactions. Sue was drawn to Living Here at South Yarra team and the opportunity to work in the Stonnington area.
A go-to agent Melbourne for … Read more »

Learn the Basics: Vacating a Rental Property

Vacating a property and moving into a new home can be a busy and stressful time. If you have been a good tenant and kept the property in good order then you can expect to reasonably get a full bond refund. To ensure this happens the property needs to be left in an excellent condition when you vacate the property, meaning the property is:

the garden is neat and … Read more »

5 Property Depreciation Tips

Depreciation is the key to increasing cash flow on a residential property. Here are five tips about depreciation to assist investment property owners.

1. No property is too old
An investment property does not need to be new. Both new and old properties attract depreciation deductions. One common myth is that older properties will attract no claim. It’s worth making an enquiry about any property.

2. Claim renovations completed by previous owners
Any improvements … Read more »

Inaugural Living Here Awards – We Won!!

In October our team was fortunate enough to attended the Inaugural Living Here Awards and Retreat Conference. We learned from a range of speakers who shared suggestions, ideas and insights into opportunities to better service our clients.

For the Living Here South Yarra team the highlight of the Conference was winning the “Excellence in Marketing” Award. Having joined the Living Here Group a little over 12 months ago, we felt that this … Read more »