Property Management - Investment Strategies

    • Landlords can double or triple their rents using Airbnb, but how easy is it in practice? Sarah Megginson talks to Quirin Schwaighofer, co-founder of MadeComfy, whose mission is to become Australia’s first performance-based short-term rental specialist, creating positive experiences for hosts and guests. read more

    • One of the most vital components of property investing is cashflow. It can make or break your investment success, and when deciding upon how much rent to charge, you have to be right on the money (pardon the pun!). read more

    • In current times of low rental yield, more investors are looking at alternative ways to maximise rental returns. What are the benefits of working with a specialist short-term rental property manager for your investment property? read more

    • Property management that includes many of the costs of repairs and maintenance – and still manages to save you money – is an investor’s dream. And it may just be a matter of looking outside the property management box to achieve this. Pauline Hatch reports read more

    • Many investors are beginning to see Airbnb as a strategic opportunity to boost their yields. But what risks do you need to be aware of – and as landlords, what rights do you have if your tenants start subletting your properties? Sarah Megginson reports read more

    • We expect our landlord insurance to cover us whenever anything goes wrong with our investment. However, some insurance providers offer far more security than others – and some fail to cover even the most basic tenant misfortunes. When the unexpected happens, can you be sure you’re safe? read more

    • Tenant placement can make or break a landlord’s experience of owning a rental property. But just how do you avoid placing a terrible tenant in your biggest and most expensive asset – and being ripped off as a result? read more

    • A good tenant’s value goes far beyond rental returns, and it’s more than luck that brings them to your door. Finding great tenants is about providing a home with so many reasons to stay they’ll never have a reason to leave. Pauline Hatch reports read more

    • Most people invest in property because it’s uncomplicated. You buy something you can see and touch, and aim to make money from rental income and capital growth (i.e. the value of the property you’ve purchased increasing over time). As an added bonus, the interest on the bank loan can be offset against the rental income thanks to negative gearing; lowering your overall tax bill. read more