Property investment still makes sense in WA

Author: REIWA President Hayden Groves Much has been made in recent times about the WA rental market favouring tenants. While it certainly is a good time to rent and tenants do have a healthy supply of stock to choose from, this does not mean prospective investors should be deterred from utilising property investment to help [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Buying or Renting

The positives of renting Financial institutions are offering an 80% mortgage loan and many cannot afford it and renting is the viable alternative. Renting gives you flexibility to move easily You are not responsible for the costs of maintenance You can rent in an area you may not afford to purchase You will have extra [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you a tenant thinking of getting a pet?

There are a few basic steps and things to think about when wanting to get a pet. First consider the practicality of the pet in your rental property. Does the property have the room to accommodate the pet you are thinking of Does the property have delicate carpets  or furnishings that could be damaged What [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fair wear and tear vs Damage

At the end of the tenancy fair wear and tear or damage may be an issue at your final bond inspection.  As a tenant you are responsible for any negligent, irresponsible or intentional damage to the property. Here are some great examples to direct you on what is fair wear and tear or damage; Fair [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stabilised Perth Market

The Perth rental market has seen a decrease in vacancies since last year May 2016.  REIWA statistics show vacancies were 11,500 and have decreased to 10,500 currently in WA.  This compares with around 3500 in 2013. The tightening of the number of vacant properties will eventually translate to an increase in rental price per week; [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Year End Tax Time Considerations

With tax time fast approaching, property investors may not be prepared. One landlord insurance specialist gives some tips on how to play nice with the tax man. Carolyn Parrella, executive manager of Terri Scheer Insurance and a property investor, says landlords often come under scrutiny from the ATO when lodging tax returns and it is vital [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Air BnB,Uber,Stayz,Purple Bricks

You will all be familiar with some of these names. They are the new wave of businesses competing for your business and are here to stay. But they are called disruptors and with very good reason. As with all situations, we hear good and bad about their services and operations. Affecting Property Management the most [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NBN roll out and your investment property

Tenants are allowed to have NBN with the Landlord’s permission. NBN Co will need to install equipment on both the inside and outside of the property. If your property is managed by Strata, permission from the Strata is necessary to install NBN. The roll out of NBN will disconnect your existing copper network after the [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

General Dishwasher Maintenance Tips

A dishwasher is generally a low maintenance appliance. Below are some basic tips for keeping your dishwasher running in tip-top shape. • Don’t Get Zapped. Dishwashers have built-in water heaters and motors which can consume a lot of electricity; couple that with all the water a dishwasher uses and you can see how improper wiring [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments