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11 Tips from Professional Renovators

October 17, 2018

Sales Strata

Notice the front door Storage Parents Retreat Luxury Touches Hire Professionals Treat your tradies like gold Don’t make emotional decisions Connect with your Agent Know your costs Realize it is hard work Learn from other people’s mistakes https://www.realestate.com.au/lifestyle/11-tips-from-professional-renovators/ This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or […]

5 Things you need to know about having a fire pit

October 10, 2018

Sales

Position Fuel Seating Style Ambience https://www.homebeautiful.com.au/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-having-a-fire-pit   This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or any other professional advice.   We recommend obtaining advice specific to your situation before making decisions relating to your investment property and financial position

5 ways indoor plants improve your health at home

October 3, 2018

Property Management Sales Strata

Lower stress levels Easy breathing Improved sleep Temperature regulation A happier mind   https://www.realestate.com.au/lifestyle/5-ways-indoor-plants-improve-your-health-at-home/   This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or any other professional advice.   We recommend obtaining advice specific to your situation before making decisions relating to your investment property and financial position.

Are you ready for bushfire season?

September 26, 2018

Property Management Sales Strata

As worsening drought conditions across NSW continue to put a strain on farmers, a long stretch of below average rainfall has the state’s rural fire service looking nervously towards the coming summer. Getting ready for a bushfire is easier than you think. By taking 20 minutes with your family to discuss what you’ll do during a […]

The golden rules: How to build an investment property portfolio that will earn you money.

September 19, 2018

Property Management Sales Strata

“It’s not how many properties you own but the value of those properties” Leveraging equity to build wealth – Ideally, rent from the investment property covers the bulk of loan repayments How to make a strong start – Rookie investors should consider the long-term value of a property before buying Quality over quantity – Don’t […]

5 tips for choosing an apartment that will increase in value

September 12, 2018

Sales Strata

There are lots of help and support out there for first home buyers. An apartment is one way to get on the property merry go round. It is important to look at a property through the eyes of a future buyer and choose a property that will increase in value. Bigger is Better Location & […]

How to start your own edible garden !

September 5, 2018

Property Management Sales Strata

Setting up your own edible garden is not only profitable, convenient but a lot of fun in the process.  Fresh food at your fingertips. 4 Tips to help you get started Plan your garden Use the right soil and fertiliser Protect your plant babies Start planting https://about.homely.com.au/blog/2018/8/24/how-to-start-an-edible-garden   This article is for general informational purposes […]

What makes real estate so valuable?

August 29, 2018

Property Management Sales Strata

In this modern day of property buying, selling and investing this is an interesting read on supply and demand, our desire to accumulate wealth and other key factors that play a part in what makes real estate valuable. Enjoy! Check the link for more information! https://about.homely.com.au/blog/2018/8/20/what-makes-real-estate-valuable   This article is for general informational purposes only […]

Six reasons why the majority of Australian investors use a property manager

August 22, 2018

Property Management Strata

Making maintenance a no-brainer Taking control of tricky conversations Hiring top tradies Staying across rights and regulations Choosing choice tenants Understanding market movements   Check the link for more information! https://www.domain.com.au/advice/six-reasons-why-most-investors-use-a-property-manager-20180813-h13wnl-757870/     This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or any other professional advice.   We recommend obtaining advice […]

Thinking of buying your first home?

August 15, 2018

Sales Strata

There is a lot to think about! Deposit Lenders Mortgage Insurance Stamp Duty Conveyancing Fees First home buyer grants and concessions   For more information click on the link below https://about.homely.com.au/blog/2018/8/10/how-much-do-i-need-to-buy-my-first-home   This article is for general informational purposes only and must not be taken as legal, financial or any other professional advice.   We recommend obtaining […]

Finance in a changing market

August 8, 2018

Property Management Sales Strata

As the market changes it may be more difficult to gain finance approval. Below are a few tips on how to best prepare yourself if you are thinking of buying or selling in this market. Purchasers Do your research for the best home loan provider You may find your loan approval takes longer and will […]

Winter Living Hacks

August 1, 2018

Property Management Sales Strata

We are in the middle of Winter now, so we wanted to share a few hacks to help you survive the colder months! Reverse your ceiling fans to drive the warm air to the floor – keep them on the low speed Take advantage of the warm sunlight by keeping curtains and blinds open all […]

Don’t wait to buy Real Estate. Buy Real Estate and Wait!

July 25, 2018

Buying

Purchasing a property is the biggest investment most people will make in their lifetime. Are you prepared?   The process doesn’t have to be stressful. If you have a plan of action, purchasing a property can be an enjoyable process. Talk to your local agent to find out what’s happening in the market Decide what you […]

How to protect your home from termite damage

July 18, 2018

Buying Sales

Subterranean termites are the major cause of damage to homes and are active in most areas of Australia.    A favourite food for termites is cellulose which is found in most wood and paper products including grass and debris.   Termites are attracted to concealed areas in houses such as the cavity wall, bathroom cabinets or wet […]

New Financial Year Planning

July 11, 2018

Property Management

Now that we’re in a new financial year, this is the ideal time to be speaking with your investment team about planning for maximizing your investment property this year. Start by speaking with your property manager about what capital improvements or maintenance items your investment property may need this year.  Your property manager can organize quotes […]

How to reduce vacancy in your investment property

July 4, 2018

Property Management

We’ve had some great seasons in the rental market over the past few years, however, we’ve also seen more difficult rental markets and we’d love to share our tips on how to minimize vacancy in your investment property: Keep up to date with maintenance Schedule regular improvements and updates such as paint and floor coverings […]

Mi Property Group operating from 2 locations at Erina and Ettalong Beach

June 13, 2018

Buying Property Management Sales Strata

Mi Property Group is the result of Mother and Daughter coming together to establish a full service locally owned and operated Real Estate Business. Helen Hughes has almost 40 years experience as a successful Central Coast Real Estate Agent and Christel Renton has a Masters in Business with 15 years experience in the Real Estate Industry. Helen […]

Preparing for tax time with an investment property!

June 4, 2018

Property Management Strata

Tax time can be a minefield for some of us! If you have an investment property are you making the most of claimable expenses? Below are just a few of the things you can claim: Advertising Body corporate fees Council rates Insurance Interest charges Managing agent fees Repairs and maintenance Travel undertaken to inspect the […]

What to look for when buying an investment property

May 15, 2018

Buying Property Management Sales

When you’re buying an investment property, you’ll soon realise that you need to look for different features than if you were buying a property for yourself.  Here are somethings to consider when you’re looking for that investment property: Who are you attracting? Decide on who you’re trying to attract (as a tenant).  If you’re looking […]

Should I allow pets in my rental property?

May 8, 2018

Property Management

Everyone has a different opinion on this topic.  Here are some tips on what to consider before accepting a pet in your rental property. Rental applications have a section for a tenant to declare the details of their pet.  The number, type and breed of animal(s) will often play a role in whether you can […]