General QnA - Property Investment Q&A

    • Our panel of experts advise on what to do with tenants who infringe on your personal life, and how to decide whether you have enough properties in your portfolio read more

    • This month our property management experts are on hand to answer any queries you have regarding management and maintenance of your investment property. Email your questions to read more

    • Every month, leading reno expert Cherie Barber answers your questions on how to make the most of your renovations. This month, cherie tackles questions about valuation and how to choose the best flooring for your rental property read more

    • Our panel of experts explain whether to refinance a property to pay off a credit card, the latest on the Melbourne property market, and what to do when you are stuck with a dud investment property read more

    • This month, Cherie Barber of Renovating For Profit explains what to do when your project plan goes awry, and what research you need to do before buying with the view to subdivide read more

    • A lot of cheaper properties are, well, yuck. I know you’re supposed to look at them through the eyes of a prospective tenant, but I grew up in a blue collar suburb just like the one I am looking at and I can’t imagine many people would want to live in some of the houses I’ve been seeing I’ve read investment advisers saying that I’m wrong and that I’d be surprised who would be willing to rent certain properties, but surely there is a line? I want to buy cheap, but isn’t there a limit to how seedy you can go? read more

    • I’ve seen a Rushcutters Bay property listed for, what I reckon, is easily $90,000 more than it is worth. I’ve tried testing the waters by putting in an offer for $100k less than the asking price, but the real estate agent has come back to me saying the vendor is not prepared to negotiate read more

    • I’ve decided that lots of lower priced properties is a better way to go. What’s proving difficult about this strategy is negotiating with vendors to get a better price. What’s the best way to do it? read more

    • My property manager has noticed that our tenants have installed new lighting fittings across the house and have improved the kitchen cupboards. They’ve repainted rooms (the same colour) and shampooed the carpets – all out of their own pocket and without permission. Now I’m curious what will happen if they one day want to leave. read more