Rentvesting is becoming increasingly more popular in every part of Australia. Essentially, this concept sees you becoming both a landlord and a renter. Pick your favourite location, virtually regardless of its price, to rent out and at the same time, buy a cheaper property, more suited to your budget, as an investment.
With Victoria set to struggle with COVID-19 lockdowns for the next six months, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) is planning a moratorium strike until “balance and common sense is restored”.
Young people are staying at the family house for longer than ever before and may be in their mid-20s before they decide to leave the nest. Hopefully, these more mature years will mean they’re working to pay rent to their parents, can do their own laundry and cook basic meals. But either way, the first-time move can be both exhilarating for its freedom and frightening for its responsibility, especially financially. Here’s how to make sure you’re well prepared for what lies ahead.
Proximity or price? Peace or potential noise? Space or restrictions? You might love country solitude but the city suits you too. So, which area best becomes you?
There’s nothing like packing up your house for a big move to increase stress and diminish your bank account. Luckily, there are ways to make The Big Day easier.
For animal lovers, there’s nothing nicer than a hug from their furry friend. But owning such a friend becomes tricky when you’re hunting for a rental house, with many landlords not enjoying pet purrs and snuggles as much as you. So, how can you persuade landlords to agree to your four-legged buddy?
You’ve just moved into your dream home but noisy neighbours are destroying your peace of mind. Whether it’s backyard arguments, barking dogs or parties, next-door clamour is a common issue and can quickly descend into aggressive quarrels and worse if not resolved.
Tenants moving to an unknown, remote area often don’t have the time, or extra cash for travel, to inspect potential homes. The answer? Call for help from BFFs already living in your dream region.
The healthy homes standards came into effect on 1 July, 2019, outlining the responsibilities of landlords or rental property owners in improving and maintaining the quality of their property. While the standards help to ensure better and healthier homes for New Zealand renters, it can be a lot of work for landlords in the short-term. However, investing in making your property healthy now means less maintenance in the long run.
When it comes to competing for a rental property, your application can be the difference between getting your foot in the door of a home you love and missing out on the opportunity. Here are some tips to help your rental property application stand out among the competition.