5 professionals every landlord needs in their corner

For busy landlords, the duties of tenanting and maintaining a property can be simultaneously time-consuming and stress-inducing. By law, Victorian landlords are required to ensure that their rental properties meet standards around amenity, safety and


How to avoid real estate scams in 2022

While there are many fantastic things about living in the era of digital transactions, there are definitely reasons to be wary. The incidence of cyber scams, phishing, hacking, data breaches and online fraud seems to


5 ideas to get ahead in the property market

Thinking about how to beat the competition this spring? One of the best ways to get ahead in the property market is to brush up on your knowledge! From in-depth research, to getting chummy with


Does your property meet rental standards?

In Victoria, all rental properties need to meet a set of living standards for tenants relating to amenity, safety and privacy. Does your property make the grade? “A detailed risk assessment by a qualified inspector


How does negative gearing work?

What does this property buzzword mean and how does it actually work? Here’s what you need to know about negative gearing. Jump to each section: What is negative gearing? Gearing simply means borrowing money to


5 things to consider for investing in a new build

If you’re an investor, the right investment property is essential. So, why not build one and reap the extra rewards? An investment property is a fantastic way to boost your long-term financial security. However, the


What is the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) and how does it work?

With tenants around the country under mounting pressure from increasing rents, rising costs of living and decreased vacancy rates, there’s never been a more crucial time for affordable housing. The good news is that there


What you need to know about capital gains tax (CGT)

Selling shares or your investment property? Don’t forget about capital gains tax, which you may have to pay after the sale. Capital gains tax is a term often thrown around when discussing the sale of


4 top tips to speed up your investment portfolio

Inflation is showing no signs of slowing down, but this is not necessarily bad news for landlords. Property investments can be a haven for investors and offer unique potential benefits, including rising rental income. But,


A guide to investment property depreciation

Depreciation is something that will help your bottom line come tax time.  Just as you can claim wear and tear on a car purchased for income-producing purposes, you can also claim the depreciation of your

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