Is Airbnb An Option for Generating a Return from Your Investment Property?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 / Property Management

What is Airbnb? Can it Help Your Investment Strategy?“A community built on trust”​ – Airbnb​ ​ Founded in 2008, Airbnb claims to be, “​a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world…”​ Working as an online marketplace and hospitality service, it enables people to lease or rent short-term lodging. This includes single rooms, apartments, houses, villas, and even castles.  Working as a middleman/broker, Airbnb connects guests to hosts, whilst taking a fee from both parties every time a booking is made. Service fees for Guests:Guest service fees are typically in the range of…

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Should You Allow Pets in Your Rental Property?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 / Property Investment, Property Management

It often goes without speaking that an investment property is a no pet zone. If you scroll through the countless rental properties available at any given time, there is a good chance that a giant percentage of these properties will be labeled as ‘no pets’ or quite often the slightly apologetic ‘sorry no pets’. Given that Australians tend to love pets, this can be a rather strange turn of events. 39% of Australian house holds have a dog, whilst 29% of households have a cat. That is not to mention the number of households that have other pets such as birds, rabbits…

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5 Things You Don’t Want In A Property Manager

Thursday, February 4, 2016 / Property Management

When it comes to managing your investment property, you don’t want to be placing it into the hands of either an amateur, or someone who has their priorities elsewhere. We thought we would have a quick look at some of the things that you just don’t want to happen at all, and give you some questions that you can ask in order to prevent this from happening to your investment! A Property Manager Who Would Rather be a Real Estate Agent You may be surprised to hear that there are quite a lot of property managers out there who are…

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Property Management Prices, Fees and Sneaky Hidden Costs

Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Property Management

Everyone has an experience in which they have seen an absolutely amazing offer, only to realise that there is a sneaky little * hidden above the best part, or the price. You know the one we are talking about, it often looks something like this As you notice the little * and then the all too familiar term “conditions apply”, you can’t help but feel a little suspicious and you probably become quite sure that the offer itself is probably not going to be anywhere near as good as what the advertiser is suggesting. Sneaky Fees in Property Management services…

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Becoming The Landlord, What You Should Keep In Mind

Thursday, December 3, 2015 / Property Investment, Property Management

 Stepping into the realm of property investment goes hand in hand with becoming a landlord. The idea of being a landlord can be a thrilling, yet questioning experience for many people. Your initial experience with the rental process probably came from the other side of the spectrum; in that you may have been a tenant. Being the landlord however is a much more involved process, as you manage the leasing, the bond, and various other landlord’s responsibilities.  Managing The Rental Property It comes as no surprise that the vast majority of property investors decide to hire a property manager. Whilst it…

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