real-estate

Moving out of a Rented Property: How to Make Sure Your Bathroom Is Squeaky Clean

Real Estate Blog

When it's time to move out of your rented home, it's also time to clean. It can be exciting to move to a new place, and yet you need to ensure that your old place is as clean as possible so that you can get your bond back. If your budget allows for it, you might be thinking about hiring a commercial cleaning company to do the work for you. There are a number of companies who specialise in cleaning rental properties with the specific goal of getting you your bond back, since they know what a landlord will be looking for.

3 August 2016

How Young Australians Can Get on the Property Ladder

Real Estate Blog

Owning property is a dream that spurs many people to work harder and build their careers. However, when you are just starting out in life, it's often hard to save enough capital to climb even the lowest rungs of the property ladder. Every year, thousands of young Australians emerge from university, but how long do they have to wait before they can own their own home? Actually, the average age of first-time house buyers in Australia is around 38 years old.

3 August 2016

Property Management | 3 Ways To Manage Tenants That Turn Into Nightmares Midway Through Your Lease

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Every landlord dreads the thought of tenants who don't pay rent and cause a nuisance in the home or for neighbours around them. Even if you or your property management company has employed the best screening technique, some tenants can turn into nightmares to deal with –– whether it is excessive drinking, loud noises or domestic violence. Follow this guide to manage tenants that turn into nightmares midway through your lease.

5 July 2016

Building a new home on a back block

Real Estate Blog

If you want to build a new home in the inner city, you often need to be quite flexible when looking for blocks. Often you'll end up needing to look at a back block simply because there isn't much new street frontage land available in the inner city. Here are some things to consider as you are looking at blocks and potential home designs.  Access Back blocks can be an extra challenge when building as the builder may need to crane in supplies or use smaller trucks to navigate a narrow driveway.

13 June 2016

4 Response Actions You Can Consider During an Asbestos Exposure Emergency

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Some new facilities managers may not know what steps they can take in case asbestos containing materials (ACM) are damaged and there is a risk that building occupants may be exposed to those fibres. This article discusses four actions that you can include in your asbestos management plan so that you are prepared for any asbestos exposure emergency in the facility. Operations and Maintenance Actions Operations and maintenance (O&M) actions should be aimed at cleaning up any asbestos fibres that have been released from ACM.

8 March 2016

Tips for Newbies Investing In Real Estate

Real Estate Blog

The real estate market is considered a solid investment because the properties appreciate in value. However, opting to invest in this market does not simply mean jumping right in by buying a property. To become successful, you would have to ensure you know what you are doing while investing. Here are some tips for newbies looking to invest in real estate: Consider various strategies The most common strategy that newbies will opt for would be buying a rental property.

18 August 2015

3 Major Reasons Why You Need an Executive Office

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An executive office usually refers to an office inside a suite, rather than a suite itself. The office may include access to a shared conference room and kitchen and other such areas. Depending on the lease offered, it may also include a receptionist to answer phones and greet visitors and even signage at the front of the building. Rather than renting a full office suite or building for yourself, you might consider why it's better to choose an executive office no matter your career or industry.

31 July 2015