Tasmania Property Market Update

Tasmania Property Market Update

Posted by Michelle

Tasmania has recorded its third consecutive quarterly increase in house sales. Sales are up 1.7% on the last quarter, and up 7.8% over the last year. While Greater Hobart saw a decrease in sales of 3.8% for the quarter the North West Coast proved the shining light up a massive 26.5% for the quarter and 24.4% for the year.

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The Hidden Costs of Capital Gains

The Hidden Costs of Capital Gains

Posted by Michelle

Are you thinking of selling your investment property? Don’t forget to factor in the cost of Capital Gains Tax (CGT). CGT is generally payable when you sell a property that is not your main home of residence and you make a financial gain.

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New Minimum Standards for Residential Tenancies

New Minimum Standards for Residential Tenancies

Posted by Michelle

As of 1 August 2015, the Residential Tenancy Act 1997 will include a set of minimum standards for residential tenancies. These standards will be phased in over several years to enable owners to ensure their properties comply with the standards.

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Routine Inspections - What can be expected

Routine Inspections - What can be expected

Posted by Michelle

Routine inspections are a vital part of our management service to clients to ensure that the property is being cared for by the tenant/s, is in a well-maintained condition and from a visual inspection only, a report on potential risks that may cause injury to the tenant/s or visitors.

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How to replace a blown fuse

Posted by Michelle

A common report recieved by our office is loss of power to part or all of the property. The first step we suggest is to dertime the cause. It is generally a case of a blown fuse, power outage in the area or a faulty appliance causing a short. Who is responsible?

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Do We Have Your Vote? Investors Choice Awards

Do We Have Your Vote? Investors Choice Awards

Posted by Michelle

There’s never been a more important time for investors to take charge of their financial destiny. With the increased complexity of wealth creation, a property market in a state of flux matched with ever more demands on investors’ time, assembling a team of trusted professionals is vital for any successful investor. Vote today it only takes 1 minute!

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Who is responsible to maintain gardens & lawns?

Who is responsible to maintain gardens & lawns?

Posted by Michelle

Who is responsible to maintain gardening, lawns, trees, shrubs & hedges? The guide provided by Consumer Affairs is that a tenant must maintain the garden and lawn during the tenancy to the same standard that existed when they first moved in. However they also stipulate that a tenant is responsible for general weeding and lawn mowing, not including pruning or any specialist treatment of the garden that would normally require expertise of a gardener. A tenant is not required to…

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Time to consider heating options

Time to consider heating options

Posted by Michelle

It is getting close to that time of the year where we get our winter woolies out ready for the chilly season change. Now is the time to start thinking about the heating in your investment property.

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