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Tenants Of The Month :: June 2018 :: Marcus & Isabella

​Thank you and congratulations to this months Tenants of the Month, Marcus & Isabella.

Thank you for being such great tenants in every possible way!

 

 

Easy Hacks for Renters to Make their New Home Feel like Home

If you’re going to be renting your home for the foreseeable future, here are a few adjustments and improvements that you can make without upsetting your landlord or damaging the property

Door handles & doors

Most door handles are easily removable, which means there’s no need to put up with unattractive door, cupboard or cabinet handles. Most hardware stores will have a decent range … Read more »

24 Property Management Secrets to Increasing your Rental Income!

Here are some concepts that may help you improve your cash flow…

Higher Rental Value

Ensure the rental value is assessed on a 6 monthly basis.

Property Depreciation Schedule

As a building gets older, items wear out – they depreciate. The ATO allows property owners to claim this depreciation as a deduction. Claiming all the depreciation property investors are entitled to on an investment property can make a big difference to … Read more »

Do depreciation deductions apply to you?

Owners of income producing properties are eligible to claim tax deductions for a number of expenses involved in holding a property.

Most investors are aware of some of the deductions they are entitled to; for example, they know they can claim their Property Manager’s fees, council rates and any repairs and maintenance costs. However, all too often investors are unaware of property depreciation and as such they … Read more »

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is NEXT WEEK so the countdown is on.  We have put together a few ideas if you are struggling to find the perfect gift for the number one women in your life. From accessories to the perfect pair of PJ’s, we are sure you will find a gift to impress.

Peter Alexander Home Boots here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personalised PJ’s here

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Tenant Of The Month :: May 2018 :: Chris

Congratulations to this months Tenant of the Month Chris. Chris is relativity new to the Living Here family and has been nothing short of fantastic. We decided to allow Chris’ owner reward him after his first inspection.

Thank you for being a star tenant Chris. 

9 Ways to Settle in as a new Landlord

With property a top investment choice for many Australians, more of us than ever before are becoming landlords.Truth be told, the life of a landlord consists of time-consuming legal responsibilities. Here are some tips to help you feel at home as a new landlord.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1. Remember, your property is a business, not your home.
When you make decisions about your property, it’s only natural … Read more »

How to find a Growth area before it BOOMS

Australia’s full of suburbs that were regarded as undesirable, before quickly transforming and seeing their house prices rocket upwards. Brunswick is just one example of this – in the last decade it has transformed from an infamous inner-city strip, to one of Melbourne’s most unique and desirable areas.

Because of this transformation, the median house value here has grown exponentially over the last few years to almost $1.2 million, according to … Read more »

Claim property depreciation this financial year

Property depreciation deductions can make a significant difference to any investment property owner’s cash flow. Despite this, of all the deductions available to be claimed by investors, depreciation is the most often missed.

Every property investor can benefit from learning more about depreciation and discovering the process involved in finding out what deductions are available to claim.

Here are some key points to be aware of:

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows … Read more »

Common Questions Landlords Ask

What do you explain to the tenant before they move into the property?

Before the tenant is given access to the property, we go through a 15 – 20 minute Tenant Induction with them face to face.

We explain:

        Rent payment dates and methods
        Rent arrears policy
        What to do in an … Read more »