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Common Mistakes Buyers Make When Looking for a Home

December 11th, 2014
Byron Miller

Going to view a property can bring up a range of emotions with all the excitement, wonder and stress that one has finding the perfect home. Homebuyers can easily become caught up in the moment and fail to see obvious tricks or potential problems that are staring them right in the face. When viewing any property you should always utilise some sort of checklist to ensure you give the property a thorough inspection. Working in this industry for several years, we have put together our very own checklist of common features of a home that homeowners fail to inspect more deeply.   Did you fall for the illusion? The first rule to selling

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Are You Ready to Become a Property Investor?

November 26th, 2014
Byron Miller

Whether you’re looking for a career change, saving for your retirement or want to leave something behind to your children, investing in property is a great way to achieve all three. At first glance, property investing may seem pretty easy but there’s a lot more than meets the eye. Here are some questions to ask yourself to gauge if you’re ready to jump into the deep end. What do you know? How much do you know about property investing? Do you understand the difference between capital growth and rental yield? Are you aware of buzz words such as leverage or equity and what they mean in the content of property investing?

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5 Smart Ways to Find Your Next Tenant

November 20th, 2014
Byron Miller

So you bought a property, renovated and now it’s ready for renting, but you’re struggling to find tenants. We have previously provided advice on our blog about What Should the Perfect Tenant Look Like, but today we will focus on how to find them.     1.  Listing with Assents Agents Let’s start with the obvious one, listing with or using an experienced Realtor to manage your property is the best way. Assent Agents have a team of experienced property managers who can take care of your property and take all the stress out of being a landlord. Everything from collecting monthly payments, fixing problems and dealing with contract signings

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November 18th, 2014
Byron Miller

6 Ways to Avoid Rental Scams Sadly, we live in a time where scams are common place in most industries, including renting. To be on the safe side, it’s always smart going with a reputable Realtor agency or someone who you know personally and have built up a good strong relationship with. If you’re going it alone in finding yourself a property, follow our 6 tips to avoid being out of pocket with no roof over your head. 1. The invisible landlord This is a common scam used in the rental industry and involves someone listing a house or apartment on the market, while claiming they are ‘out of town’. They promise to send you the keys after

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Making the Most of an Open House

November 4th, 2014
Byron Miller

An open house is one of the best ways to generate interest for your property and a good approach to sell your property faster. I’m sure you have better ways you would like to spend your weekends, like hanging out by the beach or having a BBQ with friends, but as a homeowner who is looking to sell, we have to such things. Today’s article will offer you some pointers on making the most out of your next open house. Timing is everything Picking the wrong time or date can turn what would have been a great open house into a disaster. Most people work Monday to Friday and have the weekends off, so choose either Saturday or Sunday for

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