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6 Ways to Become a Confident Property Investor

Australians have long favoured bricks and mortar investment over the stock market.

But with recent lender restrictions, interest rate hikes and talk of property price corrections and a housing crash, Aussies are said to be losing confidence in the viability of property investment.

For a confident property investor, they know not to panic. They understand the market is cyclic and property values fluctuate over time. They ignore the hype and focus on researching the market, gaining knowledge, and having a plan.

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Is Your Tenant Illegally Subletting Your Investment?

The number of Australian’s renting is officially on the rise. While this is great news for residential property investors, it’s not the only thing heading north.

In recent years, tenants who are illegally subletting to strangers, especially tourists and holiday-makers has increased at an alarming rate, leaving the property owners exposed to a range of risks and costly consequences.

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Balmain Rental Property

Finding a rental property in a high-demand market like Balmain can be a challenge for the discerning renter.

An established suburb just minutes from the city by bus or ferry and a wonderful village vibe with great shopping and excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs, Balmain delivers on multiple fronts.

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Managing Your Investment Property Lease Renewal During the Holidays

Over December and January is a tough time to lease an investment property. With vacancy rates peaking early in the New Year, tenants have more choice and are in a better position to negotiate.

If you can avoid having to deal with your investment property lease renewal during the holidays, you’ll save yourself a lot of unnecessary time, money, and worry.

But if you must find new tenants during the holiday period, how can you best manage it?

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Licensees Need a Real Estate Locum Too

Locum jobs are common-place in the medical and healthcare fields. Typically, a locum doctor will temporarily stand in for a permanent doctor when they are on leave. What about a real estate locum?

Recently, ‘locumming’ has become more common in other industry sectors, such as legal, pharmacy, business and namely real estate and property management.

Like many businesses, being the principal or licensee of a real estate agency can mean long hours and a lot of administration and paperwork.

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