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How You Can Be a Confident Property Investor

September 16th, 2015
Byron Miller

It's easy to be confident when stocks or property prices are going up. But when you read negative news like unemployment rates rising or property prices falling, it’s easy to lose confidence. Here are some tips on remaining confident, no matter what the headlines say. Have a positive mindset With confidence things seem more achievable. Just like getting in the right mindset or a job interview or overcoming a personal challenge. It’s no different with investing.  Investing with a fear mentality to begin with can prevent investors from finding opportunities, recovering money from past losses or making the right decisions. Some

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Keeping Gardens Under Control and More!

July 1st, 2015
Byron Miller

Winter is definitely here and most people love this time of year. Cooler days, the chance to bundle up in front of a warm fire and for investors, less time and money spent on rental property garden maintenance. This month we have tips on how to keep on top of garden maintenance throughout the year so that it doesn’t get out of hand. We have to admit it - the world of real estate can sometimes be crazy! In Sydney and Melbourne, prices have again been escalating at an incredible rate and the Sunshine Coast is poised to follow, albeit at a more restrained and sustainable rate. With interest rates at record lows many investors are

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Why Savvy Investors Don’t Mind Paying More

April 29th, 2015
Byron Miller

You've heard the old saying – you get what you pay for – and it’s spot on when it comes to management of your investment property.  There will always be agents who are willing to cut corners in order to keep your costs down, but the simple fact is, to adequately manage and protect your investment property your agent must devote a large amount of time and effort to it and the fees are formulated to reflect this. So there’s a good chance if you’re not paying your managing agent much in fees, they’re not doing much to safeguard your investment! Research has shown that agents whose fees are either industry average or slightly higher will

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The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Property Management

April 23rd, 2015
Byron Miller

What’s more important to you ? Our fees, or the guaranteed protection of your investment assets ? On average most clients instantly save around $900 when they switch to us. But there’s more. Often their properties are grossly under rented. Already, several times this year we've made new clients an additional $5,000 PA, by adjusting their rental income. For some it’s been enough to turn a negatively geared property into a positive one.   So its black & white. Here are our fees Management fee 8 % of rental income Monthly admin fee $5 Letting fee is 1 weeks rent Lease renewal is 1/2 weeks rent   * all prices

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Tips to Buying at Auction

March 18th, 2015
Byron Miller

Attending an auction is fun, everything from the noise, the action and atmosphere makes it a great place to visit and a smart way to bag yourself a bargain. Auctions can be a cut-throat business and it’s always best to go into one fully prepared if you’re thinking about buying. Queensland has heaps of property auctions throughout the year, here are some tips you can use for your next visit to get the best deal possible. 1. Visit an auction for fun Okay well not just for fun, but to understand how they work. Get a feel for how people are bidding, what you should and shouldn’t do and learn from the pros. Make your first auction

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