how to budget for your RENOVATION

  

There are two ways that you can make sure you’re getting bang for buck with your renovations. The first is to know what you should be paying and the second is to know how to best spend it
Kitchen Renovations: Depending on what needs to be done in terms of installation, appliances, fittings and fixtures, the average price of a kitchen renovation can be around $8,000.

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what is your property telling you about the type of tenants it attracts?   

 

In answer to this question your property is telling you a lot!
From many years in property management I can tell you first-hand that you absolutely attract better and/or long term renters if the property is modernised. 

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Is your rental property water efficient? And why does this matter?    

 

If so, your house must meet the minimum criteria to charge water usage of your rental property including meeting water efficiency standards.
Do you know the 'water efficiency' criteria for rental properties here in NSW? There are many 'traps' that landlords can unintentionally fall into when leasing a tenanted property.

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  20 things to do in sydney this autumn

 

Anyone noticed it’s just that little bit darker in the mornings now? That the sun is disappearing a little quicker when you knock off work? This can mean only one thing,  BOOM it’s autumn and we are officially one third of our way through the year. 
But, before you start crying into your circle towel and iced frappe, we’ve got a bunch of things to do in and around Sydney this autumn and it’s going to keep you busy, well fed and darn right fabulous over the next few months. Let’s do this.

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Maintaining lawns & gardens

As a tenant you are responsible to keep your lawns mowed, edging done & weeds removed at all times. Under the terms of your lease, you can be breached for failing to adhere to this. If you are finding it hard to find the time, we can provide a list of suitable companies who can mow & weed your gardens.
Fast facts:

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what is capital gains tax?

 

As 30 June approaches and our attention turns to tax, it's time for a lesson on one of the taxes that has the greatest impact on an investors wealth. Capital Gains Tax, otherwise referred to as CGT is one of the most common acronyms thrown around in property talk. Despite its widespread impact, a lot of people don’t really know what CGT is, let alone how it will affect them.

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Tax reform - what does it mean?

 

Negative gearing and capital gains tax are in the headlines daily. We look at the proposed changes. As Australia faces a $37.4 billion budget deficient this year, the Commonwealth Government is looking at a comprehensive tax reform review where “everything is on the table”. While much of the focus has been on the GST, two areas of taxation are in the spotlight that could impact property investors – negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount.

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