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Rental Market Wrap

Latest Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) data indicates that the availability of rental homes across Melbourne continues to improve. A vacancy rate of 2.3% was recorded in Melbourne and 2.6% in Regional Victoria over the month of December 2012. Within Melbourne the highest level of vacancies was in the middle suburbs (those suburbs located […]

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The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has identified a number of common mistakes in the tax returns of many rental property owners. Their website devotes an entire page to outlining these tax issues The common errors include the following: Claiming the purchase cost of the land component as part of the cost of constructing the rental […]

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There aren’t many substantial alterations a tenant can make without written permission from the landlord. There are, however, numerous cosmetic decorating projects for tenants to consider. The following suggestions are quick to complete, inexpensive and allow tenants to reflect their own sense of style. * Changing light shades – this small change can have maximum […]

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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. A good place to start when looking for a property manager is to ask friends and family. A referred property manager can simplify the […]

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Veronica Siggins, Business Manager for Sandhurst Residential Real Estate said this week that there is a wide divergence in the availability of rental properties between the inner suburbs and areas like Sandhurst and Sandarra. According to vacancy rates recently released by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), the availability of rental homes in the […]

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Veronica Siggins, Leasing Manager for Sandhurst Residential and the person who leases most properties at Sandhurst and Sandarra has some tips for getting the best from your investment property. Whether vacancy rates are low or high, a few simple tips will make it much easier to rent your property and to achieve a higher return. […]

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When you come to leasing your property there is little that is more important than the Condition Report. Why ? Because this document and the associated photographs determine the condition of the property at the commencement of the tenancy. Often owners are too focused on what their agent charges in terms of letting fees rather […]

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All a Landlord Wants

There are only three things that landlords want when they lease out their property: A good tenant that looks after the property Rent paid on time Growth in the value of their investment. That all seems pretty simple doesn’t it. So why are there so many problems when properties are leased and managed ? The […]

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Whether it’s the fact that Victoria’s population is growing quickly or just that Sandhurst is becoming more popular, demand for rentals at Sandhurst is increasing. Sandhurst offers tenant a broad range of services that are not available to those renting in the average suburb. Sandhurst tenants can make use of the Sandhurst Health Club with […]

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When you come to select a Managing Agent to take care of your valuable investment property, here is a checklist of questions you should ask: – Who will be in charge of looking after my property ? – How many other properties does that person have to manage ? – How long has that person […]

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