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Billionaire Clive Palmer’s latest purchase marks highest sale on the Gold Coast in 2018

August 16, 2018

Investing

BILLIONAIRE Clive Palmer has splashed $12 million on a luxurious Mermaid Beach property, marking the Gold Coast’s highest sale this year. It was by chance the businessman came across the four-level Hamptons-style home on Millionaire’s Row, which belonged to developer John Potter. Tony Velissariou, of Tony V Real Estate, was the one who suggested Mr Palmer take […]

Ultimate guide to decluttering

July 24, 2018

Home Tips

I’m commonly told: ‘I know I need to declutter, but I just don’t know where to start’. This is a totally understandable feeling if everywhere you look is cluttered. Wondering where to begin? Look no further. These are my top five tips on how to get any space decluttered – keep these in mind anytime […]

Sewage Upgrade - Job Well Done 👍

July 24, 2018

Mareeba Shire

A major infrastructure project which will enable future development in Mareeba is now complete. Mayor Tom Gilmore said the upgrade of the town’s wastewater reticulation network at Kenneally Road was critical for future growth and development. “Faster than expected population growth means sewerage systems in Mareeba have reached capacity in certain areas and Council is […]

 

On the move Tuesday...

June 26, 2018

Mareeba For Sale

On the move Tuesday, currently under construction. 5 acre blocks coming on the market for Sale soon, opposite Rodeo grounds! https://www.facebook.com/RogatoRealEstate/videos/vb.359420797414607/1846218605401478/?type=2&theater&notif_t=page_post_reaction&notif_id=1529973422207395

The appliances in your home that are costing you the most money

June 19, 2018

Home Tips

Household appliances make life easier, but when they’re simultaneously draining our bank accounts and the environment, well, that’s not good for anybody. Read more to cut back on electricity bills and help out the planet:https://www.domain.com.au/…/the-appliances-in-your-home-th…/

Flying Ahead

May 1, 2018

Mareeba Shire

Mareeba Shire Council is soaring closer to completing the region’s most anticipated aviation facility, with the next two stages of the Mareeba Airport Upgrade Project set to take off. Council recently awarded a contract for the construction of airside infrastructure to local company FGF Developments Pty Ltd. Mareeba Mayor Tom Gilmore said the $14 million […]

THE EXPLOSION OF METH IN RENTAL PROPERTIES

March 29, 2018

Investing

There has been increasing discussion within the real estate industry and recently in the media about meth in properties, which can impact landlords, buyers, sellers and home owners. Until recently, it was the presence of meth labs in rental properties that were a concern for landlords resulting in tens of thousands of dollars for the […]

Girl power driving property market: Report finds more women than men buying homes

March 29, 2018

Investing

WOMEN are winning the battle of the sexes in the property sphere as financial challenges like the gender pay gap and taking time off work to have kids push them to find alternative income streams. This is the finding of Westpac’s latest Home Ownership Report, which reveals Aussie women are now significantly more likely than […]

Animal Inspection Program

March 22, 2018

Pets

APPROVED INSPECTION PROGRAM – DOGS LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2009 & ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (CATS & DOGS) ACT 2008 In accordance with section 133 of the Local Government Act 2009 and section 113 of the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 Mareeba Shire Council resolved at its meeting on 21 February 2018 that a selective approved […]

QUALITY TENANTS REALLY ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS…

February 19, 2018

Investing

A quality, long-term tenant is critical to the performance of any investment property, which is why it is important not to compromise during the application selection process. It can often be a better choice to have a vacant property for a little longer than lower your standards and end up with a troublesome tenant. Be […]

WASTE COLLECTION - MAREEBA SHIRE COUNCIL

February 12, 2018

Mareeba Shire

Are you WHEELIE WISE? New kerbside collection trucks will be commencing soon and will not pick up bins that are overflowing, contain contaminated waste or bins that are obstructed. To ensure your waste is collected on your collection day, please ensure that your wheelie bin is placed out adjacent to the kerbside in front of […]

WHAT IS FAIR?

February 12, 2018

Investing

Fair wear and tear continues to be one of the biggest challenges we face when a tenant vacates the property and is the leading cause of disputes at the end of the tenancy. The term is not specifically defined in the Act and provides no examples, which leads to the interpretation becoming complex. What is […]

LANDLORD INSURANCE

February 12, 2018

Investing

Get a quote for landlord insurance TODAY! With deals from $1 a day* there’s no reason not to have insurance. Being a landlord can be very rewarding. It can also be stressful. Download your Stress Reduction Guide here! Appointing your Property Manager is one way of dealing with the risks that come with owning property. Your Property Manager […]

RENT ARREARS ARE OUR NUMBER #1 PRIORITY

February 12, 2018

Investing

December is often notorious for tenant rent arrears due to the holiday season and increased spending. The astute tenant will budget and have the funds to remain in advance with their rent. However, we do find a small number of tenants who struggle to meet their rental payments during this time. We do understand that […]

10 WAYS PROPERTY INVESTING HAS CHANGED SINCE THE 1990S

February 12, 2018

Investing

If you still think property investment means pulling a house off the shelf and popping a tenant in, it’s time to think again. 1. Increasing prices – Property prices have grown exponentially since the early 1990s, when Australia was struggling through a grim recession. 2. Steadily reducing interest rates – As prices have spiked, so interest rates have been […]

RENTAL PROPERTIES 2017

February 12, 2018

Investing

The ATO has a great publication guide that explains how to manage and understand rental income and expenses, including how to treat more than 230 residential rental property items; depreciation of items such as building, fixtures and fittings, capital gains tax; general value shifting regime, goods and services tax (GST); negative gearing; what you need […]

GET THE RIGHT INSURANCE FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION!

February 12, 2018

Investing

Being a landlord can be very rewarding. It can also be stressful. Download your Stress Reduction Guide here! Be fully insured for only $1400 per year! There’s the inevitable maintenance and associated costs that come with owning any property. There can also be issues with tenants. Appointing your Property Manager is one way of dealing with the […]

5 NOT-SO-OBVIOUS TAX CLAIMS FOR INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

February 12, 2018

Investing

1. Bathroom accessories Bradley Beer, CEO of BMT Tax Depreciation, says that bathroom accessories are modest additions to an investment property that can be easily overlooked, but investors may be able to claim around $125 in deductions for things such as toilet brush holders, shower caddies and soap holders. “As these assets cost under $300, […]

TOO POOR TO RETIRE: MORE AUSTRALIANS THAN EVER WILL WORK PAST 70

February 12, 2018

Investing

More Australians than ever before intend to work beyond 70, as Generation X-ers and Baby Boomers fear they lack the financial security needed to retire any sooner. The findings, which come as the Turnbull government weighs superannuation reform in the May budget, have sparked fresh concerns that a comfortable retirement is now “out of reach” for […]