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The share market seems to be featuring heavily in the news lately. Billions of dollars are wiped from the Australian stock exchange one day, small gains made the next. Jittery shareholders are kept guessing and stressing! Melbourne’s property market also moves and changes, but how does it fair over the longer term? Historical evidence shows […]

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Owning a rental property at a time when the market is well balanced, as it is currently, is every landlord’s dream. However, steady vacancy rates do not automatically translate to higher rental income if your property is not up to market standard. Here are a few hints on how to maximise your rental returns and […]

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It’s tax time, and every dollar you can claim on an investment property will benefit your financial position. The Australian Tax Office has recently introduced a series of helpful online videos aimed at helping investment property owners understand their tax obligations and provides information on possible tax deductions. Here are five examples of ways to […]

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Melbourne The vacancy rate for the rental market in Metropolitan Melbourne was at 3.0 per cent in April 2015, for the third consecutive month. As a result of increased vacant space, the median rents for both houses and units declined respectively by 1.3 per cent to $395 per week and 2.5 per cent to $390 […]

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  Renting a property quickly to the right tenant is essentially the most important task any property manager can do for their client, but it doesn’t always run as smoothly as anticipated. There may be contributing factors, which property manager and landlord need to discuss and remedy together to achieve the result both parties are […]

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When a homeowner decides to rent out their property, the process of finding the right property management team to look it can be daunting. This is when an experienced, reputable property manager can make all the difference. Your local PPG property manager will prepare for an appraisal meeting by doing their homework, well before they […]

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Australians love to take a “DIY approach”, and one area in which investment property buyers sometimes think they can save money is by managing their property themselves. “Why pay someone to do what I can do myself?”, is their rationale. But can you? The notion that a property manager’s role basically involves handing out keys, […]

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Many rental properties owners across the country are benefiting from depreciation claims. But what does this mean exactly? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recognises that even though property prices generally rise, the structure and contents of a building lose value over time. It seems counter intuitive but this form of ‘depreciation’ provides a tax break […]

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The vacancy rate in Melbourne remained stable at 2.8 per cent for the fourth consecutive month in June 2014 with all sub-regions remaining stable. The vacancy rate is lower than the 3.1 per cent recorded in June 2013. Median house rents in Melbourne increased in June but fell for units. The vacancy rate in the […]

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Buying an investment property is a big deal. So once you’ve taken that step it’s imperative you find a knowledgeable and reliable property manager who has your best interests at heart. Some of the management services a good property manager will provide include: · An annual rent review – a property manager’s number one priority […]

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