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Should I use a property management company?

Should I use a property management company?

The age old question ‘should I use a property management company?’ should always be considered from investor to investor, because there isn’t one answer to suit you all – we wish there was!

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How do you know you’re dealing with a bad property manager?

How do you know you’re dealing with a bad property manager?

Good property managers often go above and beyond to help you manage your investment property, and you pay them well to do so! But what signs do you need to watch for? As a property owner, do you even know what you should be expecting from your property manager?

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It’s time for your property manager to go!

It’s time for your property manager to go!

If you haven’t been feeling the love from your property manager for a while, or you’re just looking to save money (aren’t we all?!) by cutting down as many fees as possible, we’re here to talk you through how to give them the flick.

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NSW introduces new laws for short-term leasing

NSW introduces new laws for short-term leasing

Heard the news? There’s new short-term renting laws in NSW coming soon that will affect a lot of people. Owners, tenants, hosts, guests and even online platforms like Airbnb and potentially even Cubbi are all in the firing line.

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Why termites love your house plus how you can actively prevent an infestation

Why termites love your house plus how you can actively prevent an infestation

What’s the worst part about termites? It’s the fact that more often than not, you only realise you’ve been living alongside them after they’ve infested your house and turned the framework to mulch! Termites cause more damage to homes in Australia than fires, floods and storms combined and unlike these natural disasters, termite damage isn’t always covered by household insurance.

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What tax deductions can I claim on my investment property?

What tax deductions can I claim on my investment property?

It’s that time of year again, the financial year has only days left and it’s time to think tax! You have an investment property, so now is the time to start planning your deductions, if you haven’t already done so. The easiest way to maximise your return? Make a list for your accountant with everything itemised and categorised to make tax time fuss free.

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Can I use my superannuation to buy an investment property?

Can I use my superannuation to buy an investment property?

A great question! We’ve sought out the expertise of a financial advisor to give you all an overview of how you can potentially use your super to invest in rental property. Through a self managed super fund (SMSF) it’s a real possibility for many Australians looking to invest in property, whether it’s your first, or you’re adding to your portfolio. We sat down with Paul Zobonos from Manifest Financial Wealth to talk us through it.

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