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Why local legs are best

There’s no denying the internet is a powerful tool when harnessed correctly. However it can be full of inaccurate information which can be potentially misleading. It’s a great place to start when it comes to searching for the next home of your dreams, however there’s no replacement for a local agen


How to prepare your property for Professional Photography

The key to a great photoshoot is advance preparation. Your online advertisement will either attract or deter prospective tenants. To obtain the best possible light to attract great tenants assisting with achieving the highest rental return – it is always best to clear the clutter out of every


5 ways to avoid spending too much on your renovation

Just like cricket and football, home renovating is now something of a national pastime. Home renovations across the nation topped a whopping $31 billion in 2016[1]. There are countless DIY blogs, YouTube videos and home-beautifying magazines driving the trend. Popular reality TV shows where a bathr


Renters enjoy the Upper Hand

Perth renters are demanding landlords cut rents and buy new furniture to woo them as the number of properties on the market hits an all-time high. Emboldened by a flood of new rental stock and WA’s slowing economy, agents say renters who would have queued for a property two years ago are now negoti


$50,000 Bill After Act of Kindness

A good Samaritan who rented her house to a homeless mother of six is facing a damage bill estimated at $50,000. Allison Newnham was working in London three years ago when she heard of the single mother living in a car with her six children in WA because no one would rent her family a home. Moved by


Resolving common rental issues

Renting, rather than owning, can offer those who opt to do so the sort of flexibility that is often not available to those who own and maintain their own family home or investment property. However, it isn’t always plain sailing for tenants who rely on landlords or agents to respond to issues quick


How to Use Technology to Secure Tenants FAST!

If you’re looking at leasing your home or rental investment property in the Perth market of 2017, things look a whole lot different than they did even just a decade ago. Today technology plays a pivotal role in leasing property. Abel Property Investor Service Manager Katherine Kruger says there is


Importance of Trusting Your Agent

Trusting your agent’s advice means you don’t waste time and money considering alternate solutions which inevitably cost you more physically, emotionally and financially. Once an Agent has established your trust you will: Feel confident in your decision making; Have less stress in life and more pea


Landlord Protection Insurance

We strongly encourage every investor to take out Landlord Protection Insurance for circumstances beyond your Property Manager’s control. It’s vital you check the policy’s fine print as when unforeseen circumstances occur you will want maximum cover. For example – we had the perfect tenant – unfort


Ingoing Property Condition Reports and Final Bond Inspections

Evidence of the state of your property prior to tenants moving in comes in the form of a signed and dated written Ingoing Property Condition Report, supported by photographs and in some cases video footage. Without one – when your tenant vacates it is impossible to determine if your tenant has caus


 

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