“Should I hire a property manager? After all, I only have one investment property, how hard can it be?” As it turns out, quite hard! It’s not just a matter of getting tenants and collecting the rent; being a landlord is a lot of work. Here are 5 reasons why you need a property manager … More 5 reasons why you need a property manager
Auctions are becoming more popular in Western Australia. They’re a great way to sell your property if you’re looking to sell quickly, as there’s a clear timetable set. It’s usually 28 days. And on many occasions the sale price exceeds the vendor’s expectation due to the competitive nature of the bidding on auction day. The … More Should you auction your property?
5 traps to avoid when starting out as a landlord
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Every year, the Salvation Army teams up with REInvest, REIWA’s community programme, for its Winter Appeal. This initiative collects swags, sleeping bags and other donations to help the homeless in Perth stay warm during winter. After a similar successful campaign last year, Bourkes were again nominated by REIWA as a dedicated collection point for sleeping bags. A call … More Sleeping bags for the homeless
Did you know there are 85 real estate companies operating in South Perth alone? Wowie! Not the easiest task for a vendor to separate the wheat from the chaff, but knowing what to look for in an agency goes a long way in solving the problem. You see, we believe that there are 3 traits that … More The 3 main trademarks of a QUALITY real estate company
Help! We’ve got ants! Easy (and pet-friendly!) tips and tricks to get rid of ants As the weather turns cooler, all sorts of unwelcome guests of the six-legged variety turn up on your doorstep. Ants especially are annoying, as it takes time and effort to eliminate them from your home. While most hardware stores sell various types of … More 5 top tips to get rid of… ants!
At its May meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to cut rates for the second time this year, bringing the official cash rate to a new record low of just 2.00 per cent. The move has excited a flurry of activity from lenders, as they start to drop home loan interest rates again … More Bespoke Finance Update – June 2015
In 2 weeks time, we commemorate 100 years of ANZAC. Did you know that some of the streets in South Perth and Como are named after decorated WWI soldiers? Bessell Avenue, for example, was named in honour of WWI and WWII soldier Brigadier General Alfred Joseph Bessell-Browne. He was born in Auckland, and later moved … More 3 South Perth Street Names with History
At their first meeting of the year the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) provided Australian households with a new year’s gift, lowering the cash rate for the first time since August 2013 to a new historical low of 2.25%. With the recent low market sentiment this rate reduction has been a blessing with a spike … More Bespoke Finance Update – February 2015
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the cash rate on hold at 2.5% at the December meeting, continuing the longest run of interest rate stability in over 8 years. The RBA’s recent policy has been to provide a ‘period of stability on interest rates’ in order to boost consumer confidence and stimulate our economy, with most analysts not predicting a … More Bespoke Finance Update – December 2014