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What makes a good property manager

Finding a great property manager is crucial to the investment game. You can be a first-time investor or a property portfolio pro but either way, you want your manager to treat your rental investment as if it’s their own – and that’s just for starters.  Bring it on A property manager’s most important job is...

Why first impressions are so important when selling

They say that it takes you one-tenth of a second to judge and form your first impression on someone. Although this saying was probably meant to be about first impressions on other people, there’s no reason not to apply this idea when selling your home. First impressions always count, and it will certainly matter when...

FIY Landlord Guide

You’re a nervous first-time landlord or you’re a pro investor to whom rentals are old hat. Either way, it never hurts to learn more about landlord ups and downs. Character traits Something you may never have considered is whether you have the right personality to be a landlord. It sounds strange but as a landlord...

4 things every real estate investor needs to know to be successful

Some people have the courage to dive right in when they see a window of opportunity to make their money grow. In the case of real estate investors, it is equally important to know what kind of investment to be involved with. After all, your hard-earned money should be placed into something that is eventually...

How to simplify your house move

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. Budget and plan Expect more expense than you bargain for and ensure extra funds are available for unlooked-for issues. Reliable removalists are crucial. These people will...

Turning your holiday spot to a full-time residence

Many people can vouch for being tempted to move permanently to their favourite holiday spot. After all, what’s not to like about living full time in a beautiful location so many people use as their place of relaxation! There are a few important aspects when considering a permanent move to your favourite holiday destination, whether to...

4 tips for first-time renters

When you’re renting for the first time it can feel like there’s a lot to get your head around. Because you’re signing a contract to live in a property that someone else owns (a lease), you can’t do things in the same way as you would if you owned the property. You have certain responsibilities...

4 rules you need to achieve work-life balance for real

How many times have you heard the words “work-life balance”? In a world where everything seems to be moving so swiftly, we all crave for even just a little time to relax and enjoy the life that we work so hard to achieve. But the thing is, there is no one rule in achieving work-life...

A quick guide to inspecting a home

Conducting effective inspections is a key part of the journey to buying a home. You want to find a home that’s both a nice place to live and a good investment, and a thorough inspection helps to gather the information you need to make the best decision. This quick guide will equip you with the...

20 foundational financial principles you can live by

Here are the 20 foundational principles shared with us by MoneyMiniBlog, that you can easily live by… 1. Giving is the foundation of your financial health How’s your giving? It’s in giving that you receive, but you should give to give, not to receive. 2. Plan for the worst Emergencies will always happen. Even more so when...