Archive for April, 2017

Kitchen cleaning mistakes that make food taste worse


Be sure you don’t make these common kitchen cleaning mistakes.
1. You throw your cast-iron skillet in the dishwasher
This strips the seasoning off the pan. The seasoning stops food from sticking – so washing it away can cause your next dish to cook unevenly.

Instead, rinse with hot water and a small amount of detergent while the pan is hot. … Read more »

Things to purchase before moving into a share house

Share housing is one of the most memorable times in a young adult’s life. 

Sure, there are ups and downs. Like the stand-off that takes place when one of your flatmates refuses to buy the next round of loo paper. Or waking up to loud music and discovering there’s a mini rave taking place in your kitchen.

Then there are those moments of hilarity on … Read more »

5 Easily Avoidable Tax mistakes for Property Investors.

Not knowing what tax concessions are available on rental properties is costing some investors millions of dollars. Here are the top five tax mistakes many are still making.

Not claiming

BMT Tax Depreciation CEO Bradley Beer said many investors simply do not claim all of the legitimate items they are allowed to depreciate.

“Items such as smoke alarms, security systems, swimming pools and even garbage bins are often overlooked but hold … Read more »

The Five Most Costly First Home Buyer Mistakes

Like speaking your first words, graduating university or even retirement, buying your first home is a defining moment of your life and the start of a new and exciting adventure.

Make sure your first steps into the great unknown are in the right direction by avoiding the following costly mistakes.

OVEREXTENDING YOUR FINANCES

Over the final three months of 2016, the average house price in Australia … Read more »

Tenant Of The Month :: April 2017 :: Selena

Congratulations to our immaculate, quiet and sweet tenant Selena.

She has been a delight to work with since day one, her apartment is spotless and her rent is always paid on time.

Thank you Selena – enjoy your chocolates!

Video Feature :: Plumbing 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRyKk5rQLjs&t=16s

Nick Rybalko from Pinnacle Plumbing Group provides crucial information & tips for both home owners and tenants.

http://pinnacleplumbing.com.au/

License Number: 50092

Simple DIY Ideas

Restore an old piece of furniture

We all have a piece of furniture we can’t part with or have promised to restore ‘one day’, so now is your chance. Start with something simple like a bedside table or timber chair and graduate to dining tables or beds once you gain more confidence.

HOW-TO TIPS

Get yourself different grades … Read more »

Plumbing Tips for Tenants

If you are renting a house that has plumbing issues or you wish to take care of small plumbing problems yourself, there are some things you can do as a tenant. These tips will help you keep the plumbing in good order and allow you to fix small issues if they arise.

1.) Only Flush What Should Be Flushed

Some toilets and … Read more »

How to Prepare your Home for Children

When you think about preparing your home for children, you think immediately of the nursery, but the reality is that kids grow up very quickly and they will be tottering around the house before you know it.

If you have been living in your home for some time prior to the arrival of children, there are some simple things you can do to … Read more »