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Property market information: Residential vacancies take a dive

By the resi financial blog team, 26 March 2015

Property market information: Residential vacancies take a dive

There are any number of things to be aware of when playing the property investment game. Pursuing profit is likely top of your agenda and a sizeable part of this is the ability to find and retain tenants. Vacancy rate statistics can often provide a good guide to where rental demand is strong, so it's worth keeping up to date on the latest trends. The most recent SQM Research figures have some interesting insights in this regard. 

The figures showed that the number of unoccupied properties declined in February, dropping 0.1 percentage points to 2.2 per cent. This brou ...

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Make your home work harder for you

By the resi financial blog team, 26 March 2015

Make your home work harder for you

Many Australian’s own their primary place of residence, but an increasing number are making the swap from living in their property to using it as an investment for their future. 

There are a number of key factors that should be addressed to gain the maximum benefit from renting out your home. Investing in a tax depreciation schedule from a specialist Quantity Surveyor such as BMT Tax Depreciation will maximise cash returns on the property once it begins to generate income.

Your tax situation will be transformed

When an owne ...

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Home renovations blog: Small on bathroom space, big on style

By the resi financial blog team, 25 March 2015

Home renovations blog: Small on bathroom space, big on style

Whether you're moving into your first home or you're redecorating an investment, making the most of small spaces is something that should be at the top of your priority list. Bathrooms can often be short on floor space, but transforming cramped rooms into design or style statements can add value to your property - and make it a fantastic place to live. 

Here are few ideas for creating a compact and stylish bathroom. 

Tile choices

Small bathrooms are a great opportunity to choose contemporary tiles, paint colours or ...

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