Ideally, your set and forget investment property should be wending its way through life, enabling you to enjoy increased funds and causing you few problems, either with bad tenants or major fix-ups. But even for experienced investors, this isn’t always the case. Here are some tips on what to do if your great investment is, well, not doing so great.
Whether you’re preparing for your first or your 10th home purchase, it’s crucial to get your loan application ready. But where to start with so many issues to consider? Throw away your dismay and settle in for a long – but exciting – haul!
With Budget 2020 just behind us and plenty of COVID-19 unknowns ahead of us – and all amidst real estate’s traditionally busy spring season – what does the future look like for the market’s post-virus future?
If you’re a sole trader or similar, working from home is an easy, nothing new experience but for others, especially parents, there’s nothing easy about working “remotely”. Here’s how to work well – and keep your mental health intact – in your in-house office.
In a massive day for Australia’s financial future, October 6 saw the federal government reveal its most critical budget since the Great Depression. Along with the “recovery budget” – which has seen $98 billion in COVID-19 support, along with tax cuts, tax breaks and wage subsidies – came the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)’s monthly cash rate announcement.
COVID-19 has forced many people to become tech whizzes and never more so than when it comes to video conferencing calls. Whether it’s for get togethers with family and friends or for professional business meetings, Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts and more are now the bee’s knees for adults and kids alike.
Champagne bottles are popping across the Victorian real estate industry as doors open to in-house inspections for the first time in two months. Under Andrews’ government’s COVID-19 stage 4 restrictions, only online inspections have been allowed since August 2, crippling a sector usually planning for its busiest season.
Stuck within COVID-19 lockdown, metropolitan Melburnians are finding even the chore of buying groceries a great escape from boredom. A potential lift of the Andrews’ government road map restrictions is due on Monday, September 28. But between now and “COVID Normal” – especially amidst spring school holidays – here are some solutions to stay positive, active, connected and in the right frame of mind.
COVID-19 is not only about border closures, face masks and half-empty supermarket shelves. Depending on where you live, house hunters and us, your real estate agents, have been forced to think outside the box and rely almost solely on digital technology. Trembling at the thought of doing this, when you haven’t ever used Facetime or Skype? Never fear! That gorgeous dream home up for auction can still be yours.
Victorian real estate agents are urging the Andrews’ government to consider fair and just rules for landlords, who have become “the forgotten people” in an industry already on its knees, thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns. The appeal comes on the back of thousands of Victorian tenants essentially enjoying rent-free living with no accountability needed, while also receiving COVID-19 government relief.