Real Estate News & Articles

Expert tips on how to pass a rental inspection with flying colours..?!?!

28 Apr2020
Here are four tips from the experts to help you pass your inspection with flying colours: Should I stay or go during an inspection? There are advantages to having the tenants in when they are conducting the [...] Read More...

Utility Fees and Other Charges

27 Apr2020
During any tenancy, charges additional to rent arise including utilities, rates and taxes. In Queensland, the law requires tenants and landlords to pay for different charges. It is important to read this section [...] Read More...

Turn a Styrofoam box from the grocers into a self-watering planter pot

24 Apr2020
It's hard to get stuck into gardening when you're renting or don't have much space to play with. But if you put it off until you're in "the perfect home" it may never happen — and you'l [...] Read More...

who will pay your rent if your tenants won't?

23 Apr2020
Providing a Landlord with peace of mind and protection is paramount! It is comforting to know that you can insure your rental income and be protected against risks such as loss of rent, malicious damage, accide [...] Read More...

How you can save for a property while renting

22 Apr2020
Saving to buy a property while getting slugged for rent? It's hard, but there's a clear, simple set of steps you can take to start putting away cash for a place of your own. It takes discipline, careful [...] Read More...

Renting a Property with a Pool

21 Apr2020
Renting a property with a pool can be a great experience. Back in the seventies I shared a house that has a swimming pool. What a great place to live; lots of good memories. The pool got hammered in Summer. [...] Read More...

Water Charges & Renting

20 Apr2020
Lessors are allowed to pass on the full water consumption charges (including bulk water charges) to tenants provided all the minimum criteria have been met. What are the minimum criteria for water charging? L [...] Read More...

What investors can do to avoid paying too much land tax

17 Apr2020
Land tax can be one of the major costs of owning an investment property. It’s an annual tax levied on all properties valued above a certain amount, although there are some exclusions. Land tax is based on [...] Read More...

How to have a garden when you’re a renter

16 Apr2020
Aside from producing healthy fruit and vegies, having your own garden can also make a place feel more like home. But if you’re renting, is it really worth the time, money and effort to establish a garden? [...] Read More...

How is Brisbane’s Unit Market Fairing?

15 Apr2020
In a recent blog post, Eliza Owen, head of research at CoreLogic, discussed whether Brisbane units were still in oversupply. “The narrative of oversupply and underperformance in Brisbane units has dominated [...] Read More...
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