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Property is generally considered a low-risk yet strong investment medium, so while many investors research locations and property types, few have a comprehensive and structured risk management strategy One of the cardinal rules of investing, regardless of asset class, is to ensure you have a well-researched...

Owning an investment property isn’t a ‘set and forget’ activity – far from it. There can be a fair amount of work involved in being a good landlord, and making missteps along the way can cost you a small fortune. 1. Picking a high-vacancy area So many...

The living room is the heart of every house. It’s where the family gathers to munch down on popcorn while watching a movie, and where everyone mingles for celebrations – it is the central ‘living’ hub of a home. Without a good functional living space, a...

Short-term rental agreements have long been considered high-risk by property owners, but thanks to the meteoric rise of the sharing economy and platforms like Airbnb, perceptions are quickly shifting. Now, an ever-increasing number of investors are leasing their properties on a short-term basis – often to...

With the benefit of hindsight, being a successful property investor is simple. For instance, it’s easy to see that we would have been far better off holding on to that first home that we bought 15 years ago for $150,000, which is now worth $400,000. Or...

Earlier this year, after a long period of consultation and community debate, the NSW government announced welcome reforms to short-term letting. This came in response to the burgeoning growth in online home-sharing platforms across the world. The new planning framework will clarify the regulation of short-term...

The bathroom is one of the spaces in a home that, when improved with a smart renovation, can give the average property a massive wow factor. However, the bathroom is often neglected, especially in rental properties, as it can be seen as too costly and...

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