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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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.

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8 TIPS FOR DECORATING YOUR RENTED HOME WITHOUT LOSING YOUR BOND

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 »

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How to get your home ready for Spring

As the flowers begin to bloom, we must not let our house be stuck with the winter blues. Spring cleaning is all about freshening up our homes to get a head start on the always hectic finish to the year.

So get the kitchen gloves ready and follow these steps below:

Cull and declutter

Physical clutter can have an affect on your mental clutter … Read more »

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BMT Tax Depreciation – Missed deductions add up

Article provided by BMT Tax Depreciation.
Bradley Beer (B. Con. Mgt, AAIQS, MRICS, AVAA) is the Chief Executive Officer of BMT Tax Depreciation.
Please contact 1300 728 726 or visit www.bmtqs.com.au for an Australia wide service.

Our system to maximise your claim

Closed circuit television systems, garden watering systems, intercom systems and solar powered generating system assets are all assets which are often missed by property investors when claiming depreciation.

These and other missed … Read more »

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A first timer’s guide to moving out on your own

There will always come a time in your life when you decide to move out of home and go it alone in the big wide world for the first time. Regardless of when it happens, or why, you’ll probably feel the same excitement and nerves in equal measure.

Here are some tips to help you fly … Read more »

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