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Most of us have moved home at some stage in our lives. And research shows that it can be extremely stressful, on par with divorce and bereavement for many people. Being organised and as efficient as possible will go a long way in reducing anxiety and stress. Here are 5 top tips for a hassle-free […]

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Looking to buy a property in Melbourne for the first time but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone! And for that reason, The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) is holding a free homebuyer’s seminar on Wednesday 19 April. The seminar is an exclusive opportunity to hear from expert property professionals on how […]

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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. In Australia, the economy is continuing its transition following the mining investment boom. Some slowing in the year-ended growth rate is likely, before it picks up again. Further increases in exports of resources are expected as completed projects […]

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The 2016 spring property market is delivering everything home sellers desire: solid price growth, high clearance rates and strong buyer demand. September quarter median house figures published by the REIV also indicate a positive and growing market. Melbourne’s median house price increased 3.25% since June to settle at $740,000. The inner and middle suburbs were […]

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The tax benefits from depreciation on an investment property can be extremely valuable, but are often overlooked by some landlords. The issue is that some investors either aren’t aware of the benefits associated with depreciation, or they don’t have an up-to-date depreciation schedule. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property owners to claim the wear […]

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When a house fire starts, it’s working smoke alarms that provide the critical early warning needed to save lives and minimise property damage. So as we now have daylight saving, it’s an ideal time to check all smoke alarms and ensure they are in perfect working order. · Test each smoke alarm using the test […]

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As we approach the warmer months, landlords are encouraged to take the opportunity and tick off some important maintenance jobs. These jobs might include: checking drains and gutters, looking for signs of mould or damp, having air conditioners serviced, mending any broken or leaking fixtures, examining fences and garden walls to ensure that they remain […]

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The popularity of global accommodation website, Airbnb continues to grow. In Melbourne alone, the number of properties available to rent via the site has doubled in the past year to more than 6500. As a result, both landlords and tenants alike are wondering where they stand when it comes to leasing out a rental property […]

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If you reside in or own one of Victoria’s 500,000 rental properties, then it’s likely you’ll be impacted by any changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). The State Government is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of Victoria’s residential tenancy laws, which govern the rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords in relation to […]

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No matter your reason for moving, it’s a big task. With a little forward planning you can make it a much smoother experience. Here’s a simple checklist to help you lay the groundwork for a stress-free move: Plan Sketch out the essentials of moving day as early as you can. First, book in the move […]

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