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Maintenance and getting your bond back

September 14, 2017

Did you know?

That landlords are responsible for the maintenance of an investment property but it is your responsibility as a tenant to report any maintenance issues within a timely manner. Failure to report maintenance issues may leave you liable for any damage which occurs as a result of the original issue not being reported.

As an example, if there is a water … Read more »

How to make my rental application as strong as possible

August 23, 2017

In this article we discuss what factors contribute to the strength of rental applications and offer some tips on strengthening your application.

1) Lease commencement date. Often not taken into consideration enough is the available date on a property and your lease commencement date. Each day a property sits vacant is rent the owner is missing out on. Therefore it is ideal if you can start your lease on or … Read more »

Relocating to Byron Bay

August 3, 2017

Thinking of relocating to Byron Bay?
Here’s what you should know.
Do your homework. Try to get a feel for the different areas within the Byron Shire to try and figure out where would suit you best. For some people it’s all about the proximity to the beach whilst for others, access to the highway or being close to schools may be important. So a good starting point is Google Maps and … Read more »

Community Driven Masterplans For Byron Shire Towns & Villages

July 14, 2017

It is in winter that those of us lucky enough to live on the North Coast of NSW realise how fortunate we are.
Particularly this winter.
The skies have been mainly blue and the ocean is still warm and some people are still wearing shorts and t-shirts although we locals like to drag out jumpers and scarves just for a change of clothing.
Our property market has just had another good year with … Read more »

Renting in Byron Bay – The Basics

July 11, 2017

So you’ve decided to move to Byron Bay, and why not? It’s an absolutely beautiful part of the world with a unique community and lifestyle.
Here’s some general information to help you with renting in Byron Bay.
Understand that Byron Bay is a tourist town, a popular holiday destination. Which means that in summer Byron Bay can be booming, the footpaths overflowing with people, cafes and restaurants are … Read more »

How do I prepare my home for a photo shoot?

July 7, 2017

In order to present your property in the best light to potential buyers we have put together a quick guide to help you prepare your house for professional photography. Our photographer will also work with you on the day to get the best shots of your property for the marketing campaign.
• The photo-shoot will take no more than 1.5 hours. We will be photographing both the inside and outside of … Read more »

Let’s Talk Property

June 16, 2017

 

What is the market like?

The Market is still very strong and stock is very low, all of which means those who are choosing this moment to sell their home are often being rewarded with record prices.

At the higher end of the market young buyers from Sydney and Melbourne who envision moving into our communities in a few years’ time are taking equity from their homes, often in buoyant inner city … Read more »

Depreciation differences: old versus new residential properties

June 1, 2017

Depreciation differences: old versus new residential properties

Property depreciation is a non-cash tax deduction available to the owners of income producing properties.

As a building gets older, items wear out – they depreciate. The Australian Taxation Office allows property owners to claim this depreciation as a tax deduction. Depreciation on mechanical and removable plant and equipment items such as carpets, stoves, blinds, hot water systems, light shades and heaters are all valid … Read more »

AUSTRALASIA’S TOP OFFICE!

May 30, 2017

 

First National Byron Bay has been awarded their No 1 Sales Office In Australasia!

CEO James Young accepted this outstanding accolade at the First National Real Estate Awards held at the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa on Friday 26th May.

With over 400 offices in the network, this is a huge win for our office highlighting the strength of our sales, property management and administrative staff.

The exceptionally strong culture of our … Read more »

Smoke Alarms

April 6, 2017

1300 Compliance Services are offering to check smoke detectors and blind cords annually to ensure that your property is safe.

Neither the landlord nor the tenant are, except with reasonable excuse, permitted to remove or interfere with … Read more »

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