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Deck care tips for the cooler months

Deck care tips for the cooler months
Date: 27 April 2015

Outdoor areas can be a really valuable feature for any home, but it can also be quite easy to let their maintenance fall by the wayside during the cooler months. While you're thinking back over all the good times had on your deck, summer's activities can have a toll on its appearance.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: clean, cleanliness, deck, maintain, maintenance, outdoor, tips, winter

How to pick a good tenant

How to pick a good tenant
Date: 24 April 2015

When you're looking to invest in real estate to rent, one of the things you'll need to have a think about is choosing tenants. It's important to fill your vacancies, but often it's equally important to choose the right tenants to suit your property.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: applicants, invest, landlord, property manager, rent, rental, target market, tenant, vacancies, vacancy

How does the cash rate impact your property prospects?

How does the cash rate impact your property prospects?
Date: 21 April 2015

The Reserve Bank of Australia's official cash rate has a lot of impacts across the economy, but what does it do for your property prospects?

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: auctions, first home, first home buyer grants, ocr, offical cash rate, rba, reserve bank of australia

Depreciation differences: old versus new residential properties

Depreciation differences: old versus new residential properties
Date: 10 April 2015

Property depreciation is a non-cash tax deduction available to the owners of income producing properties.

As a building gets older, items wear out – they depreciate. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property owners to claim this depreciation as a tax deduction.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: advice, bmt, capital, deduction, depreciatiation, differences, government, invest, investment, investor, properties, residential, tax deduction, taxt, tips

3 tips to take stress out of downsizing

3 tips to take stress out of downsizing
Date: 7 April 2015

There are many reasons behind the decision to downsize. Wanting a change in lifestyle, heading into retirement, children leaving home and financial gain are just some, but it can a difficult time of your life, not least because of all the happy memories you've had in the big family home.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: compare, downsize, downsizing, move, moving, rationalise, tips
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