real-estate

  • Five Tips to Help You Screen Tenants for Your Rental Property

    If you've recently bought an investment property and you've never been a landlord before, you may be wondering how to find quality tenants. How do you tell which tenants are the most likely to pay the rent? Is it legal to do criminal background searches on tenants? Which questions can you ask and which questions will get you into trouble? If you have questions like this swimming around your brain, you may want some direction on how to screen tenants effectively and legally.
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  • 4 Shrewd Considerations Before Investing in Retirement Villas

    Now that your working years are behind you, your retirement should be filled with relaxation and fun. If you've decided to move from your existing home into retirement villas, then there are certain factors you should definitely be looking for to enjoy a convenient lifestyle in your golden years. This guide arms you with shrewd considerations before investing in retirement homes. Make Sure the Location Is Convenient Location is vital for retired seniors because you naturally want to have convenient access to shopping districts, medical centres, public transport and hospitals.
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  • 4 Affordable Australian Suburbs You Need to Know About in 2016

    When it comes to affordable properties, which Australian suburbs provide you with more bang for your buck? Property analytics and services provider CoreLogic crunched the numbers and delved into data sets and revealed the cheapest suburbs in Australia's eight state and territory capitals — Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra — located within 10 kilometres of each city's central business district. Here are four affordable suburbs that you need to check out.
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  • Performing maintenance on a commercial property every autumn

    Commercial property maintenance is something that has to be performed rather often, as the building is used frequently by the public. Maintenance of commercial buildings is important for a different reason than residential properties, as the building represents the company or the institution holding residence inside. A poorly maintained building can thus be a danger to the public, and can create a bad reputation for whoever is in charge of the building.
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  • Reduce Asbestos Exposure Risks With an Effective Plan

    Uncontrolled exposure to asbestos can risk serious health hazards. There are regulatory measures put in place by local authorities to limit the exposure to asbestos-containing materials. One of these is a requirement for property owners to check for the presence of asbestos and then make an asbestos management plan. The asbestos management plan can be a document or an article that shows all possible existence of potential materials that are likely to contain asbestos within a building.
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  • 4 Simple Things That Will Add Value to Your Home

    If you are thinking about selling your home, you'll want to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to make it attractive to buyers so that it sells for a really great price. While you might not have the capital to make dramatic improvements such as attic conversions or conservatory extensions, there are smaller fixes that you can make to a house that will really improve its sale price.
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  • Why Leasing an Executive Office Space Can Be the Right Choice

    An executive office space is typically a bit different than other types of office spaces you might lease. The executive space may be one office or just two or three connected offices, and which shares a lobby, kitchen area, conference room, and even equipment with other offices in the same suite.  This type of leasing can be a good choice for anyone who is self-employed, who runs a small company, or who works in a remote location away from a corporate office.
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  • Tips on Dealing With New Home Builders

    When it comes to changing houses, most people prefer newly-built abodes to purchasing existing ones, and who can blame them? Purchasing existing homes can lead to unexpected repair costs down the road, and knowing that you built your own home can give you a sense of accomplishment. Here are four tips on how to better do business with new home builders: Get to know the seller There is a huge difference between buying property from the builder and buying a home from the current occupant.
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  • 4 Quick Upgrades to Your Rental Property that Can Boost Your Returns

    If you are a rental property owner, you know that the rental returns you get can vary a lot depending on the market. If you are finding it hard to get a new tenant into your property, or are finding the rental returns lower than you'd like, here are some simple upgrades to make your rental property stand out. Refinish the bathtubs If you have an older house with vintage deep bathtubs, this can be quite a selling point for a tenant you enjoys a good soak.
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  • Benefits of Seeking Accommodation in Serviced Apartments

    Serviced apartments resemble hotel rooms, only that they have everything you would need for any type of stay. They have furniture, essential appliances, entertainment options and other amenities like laundry and garbage collection. Whether you're relocating, visiting or on assignment somewhere, serviced apartments beat many other forms of accommodation. This is why. Freedom to Travel Light For one, when staying in serviced apartments, there is no need to bring with you anything you already have at home.
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