Posts Tagged ‘rentals’

5 simple ways to make your home office eco-friendly

While we’re all working from home due to Coronavirus it’s worth remembering we can all do our part in reducing our environmental impact.

Not only does eco-living benefit the planet, but studies show it also has a positive impact on your health, mental wellbeing and productivity, too. There’s never been a better time to give your home office a good green rinse. … Read the full post »

5 reasons hiding a pet from your landlord is a really bad idea

As a pet lover, it can be very tempting to sneak Fluffy into your rental, despite a strict no-pet policy in your lease agreement. After all, your property manager will never drop by and find out, right? Wrong.

Here are five reasons why it’s a pretty terrible idea to hide your pet:

#1 You could end up being evicted
So your apartment is … Read the full post »

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 »

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 »

Furnished rental listings surge 530 per cent in Tasmania in three weeks

A torrent of furnished rental properties is flooding into Hobart and Tasmania’s property market.

But few fit the criteria for affordability.

New data from realestate.com.au shows Australia’s largest listings increase in furnished homes to rent was recorded in Tasmania.

The data revealed a 536 per cent increase when comparing the number of listings available between March 6-12 and March 20-26.

Tasmania’s increase was also nation-leading when comparing furnished rental listings in the three weeks … Read the full post »