It is a common misconception amongst tenants that a Property Manager wants to keep their rental bond. In reality, a Property Manager’s dream is actually for tenants to leave a property in the same condition they received it in, as per their Entry Condition Report, minus fair wear and tear. The purpose of the rental bond is to protect the landlord’s asset and should not be used for the payment of rent which may be owing at the end of a tenancy. Here are Steps for Getting a Full Bond Refund:… Read More
What’s my property worth?…… Millions of course!’
Can I tell you, this is the most asked question in our industry. Many people don’t know that there are two main ways to answer the question.
What did he say again? Sometimes Real Estate Agents slip into the real estate mode and to be honest if you’re not in the industry , it can be hard to understand, or interpret. Now I could waffle on and go into a deep conversation surrounding Real Estate Words and their meanings. But I think a list of popular lingo would be far more useful for a shot gun lesson.
Finding a suitable home to rent can be both exciting and daunting for many. When you are ready to rent a rental property and you have decided WHO you want to live with, there are always many things to consider like what’s the neighbourhood like and where do I want to live, how much can I afford, am I allowed to have pets, what are the initial costs and outlays.
Vacating a property can be stressful at the best of times you have your removalist to arrange, power and phone to be disconnected and reconnected at your new home, insurance to be carried to another property, change of address details to all suppliers, cleaning, yard work and that’s to name a few. Then there is the stress of “will I get my bond back?”
It’s another melting/freezing/raining/humid/pleasant Saturday and you’re out house hunting – again. You have done your homework and shortlisted a handful of homes that have just hit the market and you have a full day planned with back to back viewings.
Renting to Family and Friends might seem like an ‘easy’ fit for your investment property. Ali Rahe of Brad Bell Real Estate explains why it is important to keep things business when renting to people you know.
Insurance is a safety net, and always good for when unexpected events happen. This is exactly why property owners need to get insurance for their rental properties.
Buying a home can be daunting enough, let alone in a competitive buying market. James Bell of Brad Bell Real Estate explains how to handle a multiple offer situation when you (and at least one other person) wants to buy the property you have your eye on.