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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...

The golden rule of property is clear: only ever invest in blue-chip property. That means inner Sydney and inner Melbourne, and disregard everything else, right? Please, no! Here’s the thing: there is no such thing as a ‘blue chip’ location to invest in. It’s utter BS!...

Now that the effects of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the royal commission into banking are being felt far and wide, would-be property investors are finding it increasingly difficult – and often impossible – to obtain finance. Since funding is becoming a scarce resource, borrowers...

When Jason and Hayley Chittenden bought their first home in Western Australia, they didn’t have the intention of getting into property renovation. “Jason had a background in mining, and we’d spent five years living in the Goldfields region, where we bought our first home. This gave...

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