Blog Category: Property Management

How Will Centrelink’s “Granny Flat Rules” Affect YOU? Posted on the 29th August 2018

Looking at options to house parents or family members? Confused by which rules might apply to your situation?  Have a read below…

Using Centrelink’s ‘granny flat’ rules to house ageing parents

George Cochrane, The Sydney Morning Herald

5 August 2018

I have a house that is currently rented out and we plan to move there in two years. Neither of my parents have superannuation and we have invited them to live with us....Read More

What You Need to Ask Your Mortgage Broker Posted on the 21st August 2018

The days are lasting a little longer and the sun is shining a little brighter … Springtime is on its way.  There’s no better time than now to list your goals for the next few months, and review your investments to ensure they are set up to work in the best possible way for you.

If you’re aiming to buy your dream home or a new investment property, then your first step is to talk to...Read More

Affordable, independent living – not such a “crazy” idea” at all… Posted on the 15th August 2018

The great Aussie dream of owning a big home with a backyard large enough for a cricket pitch is rapidly moving out of reach for many, both young and old.  So sometimes it’s best to follow your “crazy idea” and think outside the square a little…

How a crazy idea led Fred Schultz to build and live in a tiny house

Han Nguyen

The Canberra Times, 28 June 2018

 

Fred Schultz was 50...Read More

The Best Place to Put Your Money…Why Investors are Choosing these SEQ Suburbs Posted on the 5th August 2018

We’ve known it for some time now, but here’s the proof…  if you want your investments to work hard for you, these are the areas to put your money!   

Affordability, plenty of options, good rental demand and high yields – what more can an investor ask for ???

 

Investor alert: The south-east Queensland suburbs with the highest rental returns

Ellen Lutton, Domain

23 July, 2018

Units in Logan City...Read More

How Your Assets Affect Your Income During Your Retirement Posted on the 29th July 2018

A great “real-life” situation here which could potentially affect a number of our clients… Well worth a read in our opinion – and, as always, a good reminder to do your homework before commencing any building works!

Check pension rules before building a granny flat

George Cochrane, The Sydney Morning Herald

January 18, 2018

I’m 72, receive a full age pension and have assets of $175,000. My wife is in a nursing home. We own our house...Read More

Not just in Australia…. Posted on the 23rd July 2018

Housing affordability is an increasing issue in many regions of Australia and it would appear that it’s not just us Aussies that are searching for solutions.  Read here how many US states are now changing laws and offering incentives to encourage the building of Granny Flats…

California Leads Nation In Granny Flat Permits

Hoa Quách, Patch Staff

Mar 24, 2018

California saw the biggest increase in permits for accessory dwelling units among U.S. states.

CALIFORNIA — California saw...Read More

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