Real Estate Investing: Speculation Versus Long Term Investing

Real estate is a hot investment option right now. Market prices are going up and rental yields look promising. If you are planning to get into real estate investment, you can do it in two ways; speculating on the prices or long-term holding. The former is where you buy property in a promising area and hope to make a quick turn-around. The latter is where you buy and wait to reap your gains years down the line. Read More 

Shopping for a Home? Check Out These Three Possible Exceptions to Standard Property Deeds

In past centuries, a property deed in Australia consisted of a rolled sheet of parchment detailing every previous owner of the property. Now, the title or deed you receive when you buy a property won't be a sheet of parchment or contain a list of previous owners, but it is essential to proving you own the property. However, there may be a few rare cases where you may be offered a home without a title or with an unusual type of title. Read More 

Tricks To Enjoying A Long Work Placement Away From Home

When you start a job, it can seem really exciting hearing that there will be lots of travel, but sometimes after a few months on the road, it can seem less enjoyable. Here are some tricks to making those multi-week stints away from home seem more bearable. Ask your co-workers for advice If you have a chance, ask your co-workers about where the best place is to stay in town, and what some good places to hang out will be before you arrive in the new town. Read More 

Property Management Advice for Landlords

As a landlord, you have many responsibilities, including the upkeep of your rental properties. If you don't want to hire a property management team, these are responsibilities that you are going to have to take care of yourself. Here is some property management advice that will ensure that your rental properties are in tip-top condition, and that you have safe and happy tenants. Screen Potential Tenants While this has nothing to do with actual building maintenance, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are going to be renting to responsible tenants. Read More