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Do’s and Don’ts on Buying Investment Properties

August 27th, 2014
Byron Miller
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Naive people think investing in properties is easy, they say all you need to do is buy a nice house in a nice area, then watch the money role in. Well, if that was indeed the case, why aren’t they doing it? Our experienced real estate agents know the challenges people face when making a property investment, and have come up with some tips on what you should and shouldn't do when thinking about investing in  property. Do write down your goals What do you plan to achieve from this investment? Do you want to rent it out, keep it for the future, or flip it for a quick sale? How much do you expect to gain from it, and what return on

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Finding the Right Property Manager

August 20th, 2014
Byron Miller
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Investing in property can be a great plan for your future, and help you towards financial freedom. A good property manager is someone who will maximise your gains, while minimizing any risk. Hire a property manager who doesn’t know their backside from their elbow and you’re in for a world of trouble. Today's post will give you an idea on what you need to look for when finding the right property manager for you. How long has the property manager been working with their agency? You want to build a good long-term relationship with your property manager, so it’s important to find out how long they’ve been working with their current

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5 Tips on Being a Good Landlord

July 23rd, 2014
Byron Miller
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Every landlord in the world would love to have that one perfect tenant who does no wrong and makes your life a dream. Ensuring a good landlord-tenant relationship is a two way street, you both have to put in an equal amount of effort to allow everything to run smoothly. Today’s blog post will give you 5 tips on how to become a good landlord to make your life easier. Communicate Early and Often Before you even sign the contract, make sure to tell your tenant all of your house rules. Maybe you have a no pet policy and the new tenant has a dog, if you’d only had communicated with them earlier, you wouldn’t of had to restart the whole

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How Not to Sell your House

July 17th, 2014
Byron Miller
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  When sellers put their home on the market, most would like a quick and easy transaction with no hassle. But what they end up getting is property that’s been on the markets for months with no offers. Why? Well it can boil down to a number of factors, such as bad market conditions or the time of year, two things which you can’t control. Or it could be due to a number of other factors which you do have control over, such as…. Being a slob I can’t put enough emphasis on this but a first impression is everything, by leaving the garden lawn un-cut, dishes in the sink, and clothes lying around the bedroom, will put off most

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What Should the Perfect Tenant Look Like

July 10th, 2014
Byron Miller
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When you’re screening to find yourself a tenant it’s critical to find the right person, after all you’re giving a stranger the keys to your home. By picking the right tenant you will save yourself a bunch of headache and problems later on down the road, along with protecting your property investment. Today we will discuss some important checks to make on your tenants before handing over the keys. Run a credit check Checking to see if your tenant pays their bills on time is a key indicator to whether they’re a suitable candidate or not, the last thing you’d want is to chase them up every month because their rent payments are late.

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