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Questions to ask any property manager

Questions to ask any property manager

By Mark Taylor, Principal, Taylors Property Management Specialists Choosing a quality property management specialist with years of experience in the industry is going to save you money in the foreseeable future. Here are the questions you should be asking. So you have...
Tips for nabbing a bargain this spring

Tips for nabbing a bargain this spring

Here are some pointers to negotiate a good deal this season. Tip #1: Do your research Knowledge is power, and when it comes to negotiating, you’ll want to arm yourself with as much information as possible. Understanding the local property market will help you identify...
Rentvesting – what you need to know

Rentvesting – what you need to know

Rentvesting has become increasingly popular in recent times. What is Rentvesting Rentvesting is where you rent where you want to live and buy where you can afford. Simple.  To rent or buy? If you’re wondering whether it’s cheaper to rent or buy, the answer...
Now is the time to review your home loan

Now is the time to review your home loan

Here are four signs you may be overdue for a check-up. You’ve been with the same lender forever Interest rates are at historic lows and competition between lenders is high. That means there are plenty of red hot deals out there, particularly given the recent cash rate...
How your living expenses affect your borrowing power

How your living expenses affect your borrowing power

You may be surprised to discover that how much you spend on day-to-day living can considerably reduce the amount you are eligible to borrow, even if you are a high-income earner. Why do living expenses matter? Under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act (NCCP),...
5 reasons why first home buyers are back in the game

5 reasons why first home buyers are back in the game

Remember all the ‘smashed avocado’ media reports about how difficult it is for first home buyers to get into the market? Well now there’s good news! In recent months, we’ve seen a surge in first-home buyer activity in the property market. Here’s our take on why...