The Benefits of Renting

Is renting better than owning?

For many, home ownership is the goal, and the benefits of renting are glossed over in the pursuit of ownership. However, this shouldn’t be the case. In a world where we celebrate leasing rather than buying services (E.g Netflix, Spotify, etc.), why don’t we think the same of the world’s oldest subscription service – renting.

This article will go through some reasons why renting might be … Read the full post »

Tax Depreciation 101

Depreciation is something that will help your bottom line come tax time.

Just as you can claim wear and tear on a car purchased for income-producing purposes, you can also claim the depreciation of your investment property against your taxable income.

Seasoned property investors know all about this one. In fact, some will take depreciation into account before purchasing their next investment. But it’s not just for the pros. Anyone who … Read the full post »

The 5 key ingredients to street appeal

Is your beautiful home being let down by a tired street view? Fixing it up can be easy, but knowing where to start can be a bit harder.

“You curbside appeal is incredibly important, especially if you’re selling your home,” says Dulux Colour Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr.

“It’s the first thing people see when they drive up.”

“More importantly, when people look at a home’s exterior, they think of functionality. They might assume a … Read the full post »

6 Hacks to Freshen Your Home for Spring

In spring, Australia begins to enjoy a feeling of freshness and regeneration. The flowers (and pollen) come out, and the air starts to warm. Nature aside, spring also offers a solid opportunity to give your home a deep spring clean.
This is particularly important if you have a forthcoming rental inspection and need to shake the dust from previous months.

If you’re renting, there are some quick, easy and affordable ways … Read the full post »

Top 10 Tips for First Time Renters

Moving out of home for the first time? This is what you should know…
So you’ve finally managed to fly out of the family nest. Whether you were pushed or had to break free of some shackles, moving out during your student days or as a full-time worker, moving out on your own is always big deal.

It marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life where you’ll find yourself … Read the full post »

Selling tips to showing your home in the best light

It’s a buyer’s market out there at the moment, so showing your home in the best possible light has never been more important.

You’d be amazed how often vendors neglect to take care of some basic housekeeping tasks that ensure a home is at its optimum as potential purchasers arrive to inspect it.

Here are some seller’s tips to ensure your home is presented in a way that gives you the best … Read the full post »

Free Wi-Fi In the Heart of Launceston

CITY DEAL DELIVERING FREE PUBLIC WI-FI IN HEART OF LAUNCESTON

Free Wi-Fi is now available across the entire Launceston city centre, with locals already making good use of high-speed internet.
Delivered under the Launceston City Deal, the project has significantly expanded public access to the city’s free Wi-Fi Network.
Popular recreation spots like Riverbend Park, the Cataract Gorge and Waverley Lake were among the last areas connected to what is now Tasmania’s largest … Read the full post »

When is the right time to buy a house?

It all comes down to personal circumstance. There’s no perfect time to buy a property and no such thing as being too young or old.

1. Income now and in the future
A history of a stable, regular income, with the prospect of the same in the future is a must-have.
Without it, the banks simply won’t lend to you, or (they will, but) at a much higher rate than desirable.

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9 everyday home hacks to minimise stress for selling

1. Change your mindset
It might sound airy-fairy but it’s important to come to terms with the fact that it’s not your home anymore.
Understandably, some people are very attached to their things and a home they may have lived in for many years, but it’s important to not take it personally when an agent or property stylist suggests a change.

2. Enlist the best agent you can
When it … Read the full post »

Tasmania Named Country’s Top State

For the first time since October 2009, Tasmania has been ranked the best performing state in Australia in its own right, according to Commonwealth Securities’ quarterly State of States report.

Three months ago Tasmania shared top spot with Victoria, which is in now second place and risks a further decline in coming months as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

The ACT remains in third spot … Read the full post »

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