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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


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 […]

Preparing your home for a winter sale

May 3, 2018


Considering selling soon? You often hear people say don’t sell in winter ….. however with less homes typically for sale this means there is less choice for buyers, less competition for your home, therefore a strong selling opportunity. We are still experiencing strong enquiry from home buyers looking for good quality homes so call us […]

Are your smoke alarms compliant?

April 4, 2018

Property Management

A good time to remember to check your smoke alarm and change the batteries is when you change your clocks twice a year as daylight savings time begins and ends. The risk of a fatality in a home fire is halved if there is a working smoke alarm in a residential dwelling.  Most building fire fatalities occur while people are asleep.   A smoke […]


March 21, 2018

Buying Sales Strata

It is important to weigh up the pros and cons of downsizing before you make such an important decision.   Downsizing doesn’t have to mean a compromise in lifestyle.  There are many benefits to downsizing. Pros Financial Benefits – unlock hidden wealth Downsizing helps you diversify investments Improve your quality of life with the renewed cash […]

Keeping Organised

March 13, 2018


Keeping your home organised can be a never-ending battle – Kids, work, sports, family, friends, schedules… Life does indeed get busy. Check out these organisation hacks to keep you (and your stuff) organised. Add a magnetic strip to your bathroom to keep scissors, tweezers, clippers, bobby pins and hair ties on hand Hang your earrings […]

Investors, did you know?

February 27, 2018

Property Management

A Tax Depreciation Schedule can help you pay less tax and the cost of the schedule is 100% tax deductable.  A depreciation schedule tells your accountant how much depreciation to claim on your investment property. What can you depreciate? Plant and Equipment – ie carpets, blinds, dishwasher and ovens Capital Works– structural elements like brickwork […]

Taking away the mystery of Auction 

February 12, 2018


Sometimes understanding how something works can make you feel more comfortable with the process. Home owners and Buyers often feel uncomfortable about entering into an auction process however there are many benefits for both buyers and sellers. Below are just a few tips to help you get started.  1. Research Before entering into an auction […]

Strong Buyer Demand

January 29, 2018


At Mi Property Group we experiencing strong buyer demand across all property types and price ranges. We are working with a number of buyers who are limited by choice with a shortage of properties currently for sale on the Central Coast. A few things to keep in mind when presenting your home to achieve the […]

Is your home summer ready?

November 20, 2017


Clean your gutters – other than good presentation and avoiding blocked downpipes, cleaning gutters can help protect your home in bushfire season Trim trees and gardens to keep them healthy, tidy and minimise risk of bushfire attraction Service your pool – does it look clean and sparkling, are the salt and chlorine levels at their […]

How to make your home sparkle on a budget!

November 5, 2017


Pressure clean external surfaces  – borrow from a friend or hire a gurney and wash down external walls of the home and garage, pathways and driveways Tidy the yard – weed the garden, mow the lawns, tidy the edges and where required lay some mulch Sugar soap internal walls and doors, this can avoid the […]