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When and how often should you increase your tenant's rent?

When it comes to rent reviews on an investment property, one of the most common mistakes that investors make is thinking that raising the rent will cause a good tenant to vacate a premises. The landlord therefore does not raise the rent at all, creating a downward spiral in relation to their ongoing cash flow and therefore their ability to maximise their return or grow their portfolio. What do we mean by ‘downward spir...

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Top 10 tips to help rental property owners avoid common tax mistakes

Owning a rental property is just like running a business. If you're a first time investor or own a rental property that you receive an income from, you can claim any expense associated with earning that income. Rental property expenses are deductions (from your taxable income) relating to the owning and operating a rental property. And there are lots of them! For example, if you pay insurance on your ren...

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Should you manage your own investment property?

Those small initial savings could create a large impact on your return on investment Understandably, many property investors are enticed by the idea of managing their own investment properties. We wouldn’t be surprised if the thought had crossed your mind on at least one occasion. Buying a property is a costly investment, and it’s only natural to want to maintain as much control over that investment as possible. And it makes sense to think that ...

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How to best prepare your home for the rental market

You have long cherished the dream of owning your own home. One day you may find that your circumstances have changed and it’s time to move into another, yet keep and rent out your current one. What now? If you plan well in advance and do your homework diligently, there is no reason why you cannot attract the right sort of tenant and earn a decent income from your property in any market.  Preparing your own home for other people to rent ...

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Why Real Property Manager partnered with Rent360.com.au

When I thought about launching Real Property Manager at the forefront of my vision was to offer a service unlike a traditional real estate agencies. Embracing the latest technology platforms in the property management industry to deliver better experiences for landlords, property investors and tenants was key to differentiate my of...

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New rental data gives consumers rare insight into property market

Rental Bond data that has never previously been publicly available or accessible. Real Property Manager supported this move to have open data available for landlords,tenants and property investors to make consumer decisions. The Rental Bond data is the most accurate information about the rental market place because it is based on actual "leased" rental property as apposed to asking prices traditionally available on rental listings websites such as realestate.com.au and domain.com.a...

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NSW Landlords Need No Grounds - Eviction Notices to Remain Put

Weekly rents go up as well as down, repairs and maintenance requests keep coming and the cost of keeping an investment property keeps rising. Landlords as well as tenants have real fears too. One ...