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Tenants Of The Month :: November 2017 :: Som 

​Congratulations to Som (Partner Bryan pictured) on being awarded Tenant of the Month.

Som has been our tenant for 4.5 years now and is always a pleasure to deal with.

Congratulations Som and thank you.

Handy Tips for around the Home

From cleaning up broken glass to deterring pests or tackling stains on clothes and furniture, we have a few simple, natural solutions that work.

Eucalyptus oil removes the gummy residue left by shop stickers.
To remove furniture indentations from pure wool carpet place a tea towel over the area and then press with a warm iron. The heat will lift the fibres. … Read more »

Creating an Edible Garden

Imagine creating a garden you can draw your dinner from, use as waste disposal and enjoy just being in. Costa Georgiadis. Australia’s much-loved garden guru, landscape architect and champion of sustainability, shares his expert advice on creating an edible garden with The Listing, even if you only have a small space.

In his role as host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, Costa brings together his two loves – plants and people. A … Read more »

Fire Season – Now is the right time to prepare

This summer, with deficient long-term rainfall and the Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for drier and warmer conditions, they are predicting an ‘above-normal’ fire season.

Now is the time to better understand your fire risk – so talk to your family, friends and neighbours about your plans, and make sure you know when to leave and where to go to stay safe.

Remember, you don’t have to live in the country to be … Read more »

Bathroom Trends

From feature tubs to brass taps and lush greenery, combining the latest trends and timeless styling tips will transform your bathroom into a bathing sanctuary worthy of a day spa.

Feature Tubs
The freestanding bathtub has gained popularity in recent years, epitomising the changing nature of bathrooms as a space for relaxation and escape from our daily routines. Free-standing tubs work not only as a luxurious space to relax but are a … Read more »

Can you claim previous renovations?

One question often asked by investors who are considering purchasing an existing second-hand property is whether or not they can claim deductions for work that has been completed to the property by a previous owner.

The rules have always been complicated for investors and for this reason it is best to consult with a specialist Quantity Surveyor for advice for any property being considered and to obtain a comprehensive depreciation schedule.

Given … Read more »

Oven Cleaning Tips

The biggest tip for cleaning an oven would be to clean it regularly! Regular cleaning makes this job much more manageable and much less effort. When cleaning an oven we suggest you do the following:






Soak metal runners and shelves in warm water with either a dishwasher detergent … 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 … Read more »

Tenants Of The Month :: October 2017 :: Michael & Bec

​Congratulations to Michael & Bec on being awarded our Tenant of the Month October 2017.

Michael & Bec present their home so well and their rent is always paid early and in full.  Congratulations – Enjoy your chocolates.


Styling a rental property comes with a bunch of barriers not faced by people who own their home.

Just because you’re living there short-term doesn’t mean your home should feel second-rate.
#1 Light it up
Using lamps as your chief source of lighting can do wonders for improving your mood and the ambience.

In the lounge room, try a simple floor lamp with a transparent shade as the … Read more »