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What is a property valuation and how do you calculate it?

May 24, 2019

Home Tips Investing Real Estate News

What is a property valuation and how do you calculate it? In practical terms, a property is worth what someone will pay for it. But sometimes you need a ballpark figure before the negotiations get underway. A property valuation is a detailed report of a property’s market value, which is defined by the International Valuation Standards […]

Tips for moving out

May 21, 2019

Home Tips

Tips for moving out! Clean the property thoroughly before you move out or hire a professional cleaning company to do it for you. Kitchen clean all cupboards (inside and out) wash all countertops and surfaces clean inside and outside of oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, defrost freezer (if supplied) clean cooktop, grill and rangehood clean sink […]


National Housing Market Update | April 2019

May 17, 2019

Real Estate News


Get your bond back!

May 14, 2019

Home Tips

Everyone see’s cleaning differently, your idea of clean may not be what is documented on the Entry Condition Report. This report is what QCAT relies on in disputes.   Be smart about your tenancy; Get you bond back in full, return your Entry Condition Report in 3 days and write on your side of the […]

Breaking A lease

May 7, 2019

Real Estate News

Grounds to break a lease https://www.rogatobros.com.au/ If a tenant or property manager/owner ends a fixed term agreement before the end date without grounds (i.e. without sufficient reason) they are breaking the agreement. This is also known as breaking the lease. A tenancy agreement is a legally binding agreement. If it is broken, compensation will probably need […]

Maintenance and Repairs

April 30, 2019

Real Estate News

The property manager/owner is responsible for keeping the property in good condition and fit for the tenant to live in. The tenant is responsible for looking after the property and keeping it clean and free from damage. Who is responsible for repairs Drains and gutters Lawns, gardens and trees Mould Light bulbs Smoke alarms Pool […]


March 12, 2019

Home Tips

You might say this is a silly question, as everyone wants to increase the sale price when selling a property. Our top tip for increasing the sale price is to research, research and research some more. Get online and look at other similar properties in the same area across a broad sale price to compare […]

Routine Inspections... Why do we do them?

March 12, 2019

Home Tips

Routine inspections are a vital part of our service offering to reduce potential risk, maximise income and optimise long-term capital growth. We conduct routine inspections for the following reasons: ★ To connect with the tenant and obtain their feedback on the property ★ To prompt the tenant to spring clean the property ★ To ensure […]

Selling tips to showing your home in the best light

March 4, 2019

Home Tips

It’s a buyer’s market out there at the moment, so showing your home in the best possible light has never been more important. You’d be amazed how often vendors neglect to take care of some basic housekeeping tasks that ensure a home is at its optimum as potential purchasers arrive to inspect it. Here are […]

What does the banking royal commission report mean for consumers?

February 5, 2019

Real Estate News

  The unethical practice of charging “fees for no service” will come to an end, mortgage brokers may lose the incentives that make many of them work for the banks rather than their clients, people making dodgy car loans and selling worthless funeral insurance will be pushed towards the exit, and a last-resort compensation scheme […]

Natural Disasters Facts

January 18, 2019


If a rental property becomes unliveable after a natural disaster After a natural disaster (e.g. cyclone, severe storms, flooding, bushfires) property managers/owners and tenants should talk to each other as soon as possible to discuss the state of the property. If the property is unliveable or damaged, they will need to work out if any […]


January 18, 2019

Investing Real Estate News

Across Australia, there are many legislation and reform changes taking place to ensure that tenants renting properties are living in homes that meets minimum housing standards, as well as having fair renting rights. Most investors who are maintaining their properties and acting in accordance with the fair renting rights, will not be affected by these […]


National Housing Market Update | December 2018

December 17, 2018

Real Estate News

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Rodeo Acres!

November 28, 2018

Mareeba For Sale


This is your chance to have your say about proposed legislation changes

November 26, 2018

Real Estate News

Tenants are Becoming Smarter National Reforms

November 26, 2018

Investing Real Estate News

There has been a lot of focus and talk in the media of widespread national tenancy reforms in many states. If you own investment property/s in New South Wales, Victoria or Queensland, there are changes happening on how tenants live out their tenancy, which will potentially expand to other states. There has been feedback from […]

Great Property Deals!

November 19, 2018

Mareeba For Sale

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1.3 million Australians negatively gear investment properties

November 8, 2018

Investing Real Estate News

Labor has dismissed federal government analysis showing the highest concentrations of negatively geared properties are in opposition-held electorates, accusing Treasurer Josh Frydenberg of lying about its policy. Tax Office data showed about 1.3 million Australians negatively gear investment properties, including about 640,000 who live in Coalition-held electorates and 570,000 in Labor-held seats.

National Housing Market Update | October 2018

October 29, 2018

Investing Real Estate News

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Malcolm Turnbull still reigns in property

October 19, 2018

Real Estate News

As the Wentworth by-election looms this Saturday, its former member Malcolm Turnbull will likely be watching intently. Our former Prime Minister could comfortably stay tuned from any number of his slick residences around the world, which span from Australia to New York. Turnbull was once Co-Chairman at Goldman and Sachs and his healthy income no […]