Archive for Category: Investor Updates

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Renting with pets? Landlords might be OK with that.

Our 2014 Tenants and Sharers report found that despite tenants believing the biggest disadvantage to renting is not being able to find a pet-friendly property, landlords are open to accepting pets if tenants paid slightly more rent. Australian renters notoriously struggle to find pet-friendly rentals, and it’s always a...

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Is negative gearing on the way out?

Is negative gearing on the way out?

In the lead up to the federal budget, word has leaked out that the government is considering limiting negative gearing for residential property. At the moment, this looks like a ‘kite flying’ exercise, which governments use to take the temperature of the electorate. But if it comes to pass,...

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Gap widens between houses & units in capitals

Gap widens between houses & units in capitals

New data suggests the gap between house and unit values is widening across Australia’s capital cities, with houses  recording greater value growth than units. RP Data figures show that at the end of the first quarter of 2014, combined capital city house values were 28% higher than combined capital...

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5 financial traps to avoid as a landlord

5 financial traps to avoid as a landlord

If you’ve successfully purchased an investment property and secured a tenant, you might think the hardest work is done when it comes to setting yourself up to reach your investment goals. But like any investment, it’s important you keep a close eye on your property and avoid all too...

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