Average Vacancy Rates for Rental Express Offices (September 16, 2014)

We're specialist property managers and we're focused on the best results for our clients. To prove this isn't just lip-service, we promise to regularly provide a transparent report of our performance against our competitors. The screenshots below are provided by a leading independent real estate and property management website, www.rentfind.com.au. These show our leasing performance […]

The truth about property management fees

Fees are an inevitable part of having your rental property professionally managed.  Just as you wouldn’t invest $ 500,000 in shares without professional advice, you also need to look at the professional advice you are getting from your property manager. The fee you pay for that advice and the management of your investment is significantly […]

Average Vacancy Rates for Rental Express Offices (September 9, 2014)

We're specialist property managers and we're focused on the best results for our clients. To prove this isn't just lip-service, we promise to regularly provide a transparent report of our performance against our competitors. The screenshots below are provided by a leading independent real estate and property management website, www.rentfind.com.au. These show our leasing performance […]

Brisbane & Gold Coast Vacancy Rates By Postcode – September 2014

Brisbane & Gold Coast Residential Vacancy Rates (Source: SQMresearch.com.au) Postcode Vacancy Rate Postcode Vacancy Rate Postcode Vacancy Rate 4000 3.9% 4069 3.3% 4172 2.0% 4005 5.2% 4074 2.8% 4178 1.7% 4006 3.7% 4075 2.8% 4209 1.7% 4010 4.2% 4101 3.5% 4210 0.7% 4012 3.5% 4102 5.1% 4211 1.2% 4014 1.4% 4103 2.0% 4212 3.6% 4017 […]

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Squeal for a mortgage deal

Find what you want out of a mortgage, then go hunting for a bargian and don’t be afraid to ask for a discount. Picture: Thinkstock Source: News Limited WHEN it comes to getting a better deal on your mortgage, a bit of old fashion haggling can go a long way, even with your existing lender. WHEN it […]

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Pitfalls of renting to family

It’s a nice gesture to rent to family but often an expensive one. Picture: Thinkstock Source: News Limited YOU can’t choose your family, but if you’re a real estate investor, you can choose to help them out by putting a roof over their head. It’s most common for parents to provide a home for their adult children, […]

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Investors lead market charge in Queensland

Good news has finally started trickling out of the Queensland housing market, with the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) indicating sales activity and house prices in the state are strengthening. The REIQ June quarter median house price report found the number of sales increased ‘significantly’, with preliminary numbers indicating house sales across the state […]

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Are Brisbane and Adelaide ripe to pick up an investment opportunity?

With property values climbing in Sydney and Perth, coupled with competition for stock intensifying in these cities and Melbourne, buyers may start to look at more affordable alternatives and focus their attention on markets such as Brisbane and Adelaide. It will be interesting to see if this starts to happen over the coming months. While […]