Balcony and deck safety update - regular inspections are needed The tragic collapse of a balcony in a rented property over the weekend highlights the need for regular inspections by a suitably qualified building practitioner. All balconies and decks are constructed to carry a specific load and
Apparantly the rains at the weekend have cause a major Telstra outage in the city. Usually it is us helping others with their water damage but for the present we are the victims. Telstra tell us it should be fixed by 20 December. Yikes ... that is 15 days away. We are able to make outgoing
Rental Income Let me remind you that there is the possibility of three sources of income fro an investment property. 1. Rental return - which do you think brings in the better rental amount? A well maintained property or one that is not? 2. Capital gains - which do you think goes
(Chart from Corelogic) The recent announcements about no Stamp Duty for first home buyers is the subject of lots of speculation. Peter Gray and I will discuss on an upcoming episode of Real Estate Matters podcast.
Andrew Whitelaw, Partner at TressCox Lawyers explains: From Wednesday 26 April 2017, a new dispute resolution procedure will take effect and operate in Victoria in respect to all domestic building works disputes which may arise between owners, Owners Corporations, architects, subcontractors and
This month the rental market has been busy. Each year at this time we see the influx of overseas and country students to Melbourne. I have made this short video to give investors a look at some rental return examples which were rented this month across Melbourne
The prices of housing in the larger Australian cities and the cost of renting are constantly in the news. Yet one thing we don't hear much of in Victoria is the 'Granny Flat'. It came to mind for me over the holiday period when I was visiting my daughter and her family in Singapore. They are
Outlook for Investors: Last year we saw experts begin to question the future of negative gearing and stamp duty as first -home buyers were pushed further out of the market. Home loan costs increased, construction numbers for apartments exploded and foreign investors were hit with big
All the team members at Planinsek send our Christmas Greetings for the holidays. As usual we remain open over the holiday so rent continues to be collected and properties sold and leased. We just had new photos taken which were great for the Christmas video. Click the button to see our video.