Property Management
Avoid, caution, warning
South-east Australia is braced for another heat wave, so it’s wise to consider the financial benefits, or not, of building a swimming pool to cool off in the warmer months. However, just because...
rental prices, Australia’s capital cities
Rental prices for the December quarter show again how Australia’s capital cities dance to different drum beats, as Sydney prices ease slightly while Canberra and Hobart markets continue to grow, acc...
Freedom, mortgage, goal, hurdle
New surveys show that more than one-quarter of Australians have paying off their mortgage as their financial priority in 2018 — which, interestingly, is also seen by most as their biggest hur...
Protecting their property, short-term owners
Short-stay accommodation is more susceptible to damage than what first might meet the eye. With over one in six Australians accidentally damaging some aspect of their holiday accommodation, PMs are b...
Brian White
Chairman of leading Australasian network Ray White Group Brian White said that tax changes under the Hawke government in the mid-80s, similar to those recently proposed by Labor on negative gearing an...
House rent, negative, burning house
New Treasury documents have highlighted the risk of rising rents under the opposition’s proposed changes to negative gearing. If they were to be implemented, policymakers should heed warnings on adv...
How to use the holidays to boost rental appeal
The holidays, according to a leading expert, are a great time for property managers to come up with suggestions they can offer to investors on boosting their investment property’s appeal for tenan...
Property for rent, tenants
A new study has found that renters in NSW who leave their rentals in a mess at the end of their leases could be hurting their bank accounts to the tune of $191 million. ...
guide to getting the job done right
A new survey has revealed the five things tradies find most irritating — the list every property manager should get their hands on to ensure a job is done right the first time. ...
Pet
Property managers in South Australia could find themselves mediating fewer disputes now that REISA has formalised a new pet agreement intended to protect both tenants with pets and landlords. ...
busy 2018 in WA, Perth
Property managers in Perth and Western Australia can expect to be extra busy in 2018, as the year ahead is being heralded to be an extremely favourable one for those looking to purchase property, i...
Future of green dwellings revealed
A government-based housing and private investment provider has highlighted its modern construction strategies on its new project, which is predicted to use 50 per cent less energy than an average to...
interior decorating trends for 2018
When it comes time to renting out property, it’s vital that your property is as appealing as possible to attract the right tenant. The best way to do so is to ensure that your property is in line ...
Sydney housing, most expensince since 2007
Despite moderate declines very recently and with a healthy current median value of $904,041, Sydney remains the country’s most expensive housing market, as it has been since it took the title from P...
Rental market
While apartment median rents moderated slightly, falling just 2.22 per cent nationally, asking rents in Sydney sit at a high $540/week, leading all other cities, according to rent.com.au’s latest da...
Thrifty mistakes, landlords, property market, rental market
No one likes to spend any more than they have to, but you always get exactly what you pay for. An insurance comparison expert has said that investors looking to cut corners financially could set thems...
Recruitment trends
Recruitment fuelled by data science and digital technology, VR that enhances a jobseeker’s profile and upskilling as a benefit are three of the top recruitment trends to watch out for in 2018, says ...
Time running out for NSW illegal cladding claims
The clock is ticking for strata owners wanting compensation for repairs to illegal composite aluminium cladding, according to two experts. ...
Warning
Apartment owners should be wary of unqualified strata managing agents, one leading industry body has warned, in the wake of a recent report exposing Salim Mehajer’s unlicensed business. ...
Extra cost, money bag
A find-a-tradie website has released its list of the most expensive trades and their cost per job. If investors need a tradie that specialises in any of these areas, they should be advised to tread ca...
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How much of an influence will bitcoin and other blockchain cryptocurrencies have on the home sale market in 2018?

None, Bit-what?
A little, cryptocurrency is a fad and will fade quickly
A lot, blockchain is the new black
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