Articles by Christina Lennie

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Christina is the property management Business Development Manager for Metropole in Brisbane. As a property investor and landlord she understands the importance of having a proactive Property Management Team caring for your investments. www.brisbanebuyersagent.com.au


How the internet can make or break your property investment
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How the internet can make or break your property investment

Renting a property used to be a fairly straightforward affair.  You would buy the local newspaper, turn to the classifieds section and start circling prospective properties with a pen. But the internet has turned much of the way we do business on its head, and property rentals are no different. A recent study by the…

The future is here: How technology is transforming the rental market
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The future is here: How technology is transforming the rental market

The new generation of renters have arrived, and they’re bringing a whole new set of rules to the game. They still favour great locations, mod cons and accessibility to entertainment and infrastructure, but they’re also turned on – or off – by their access to technology. Technology now underpins every facet of modern society, and…

4 tenant ‘deal breakers’ and 5 ‘must haves’ you need to know about
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4 tenant ‘deal breakers’ and 5 ‘must haves’ you need to know about

One of the most important things you need to understand as a property investor is your tenant market.  After all, these are the people who help you pay the mortgage each month and ultimately, maintain a healthy cashflow position for your investment portfolio. A survey conducted last year by realestateview.com.au provided an interesting insight into…

I wouldn’t rent with them
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I wouldn’t rent with them

I had some interesting feedback recently from one of staff and what a prospective tenant said at an open home. When discussing nearby rental – the tenant exclaimed, “XYZ Realty!, I wouldn’t rent with them”. I mean we have all heard of nightmare tenants and the yearly stories on A Current Affair, but what about…

10 ways to rent your investment property quicker
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10 ways to rent your investment property quicker

While we know that the ideal property investment is one that will achieve capital growth over time, it’s cash flow which sustains your portfolio until that time. Of course rental returns help pay the mortgage repayments as well as other costs such as council rates and maintenance. But the key is to sustain that all-important…

How to keep tenants on side when selling
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How to keep tenants on side when selling

If you’re planning to sell a property which is tenanted it’s important to be mindful of securing the tenant’s cooperation in the process. It’s a good idea for investors considering selling their rental property to consider how a tenant views the whole process, which – to them – is likely an inconvenience followed by a…

The best way to terminate a tenancy
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The best way to terminate a tenancy

Sometimes investors may need to terminate tenancy but it’s not something that can be done easily. Unlike when tenants provides notice on their intention to leave, the process for landlords isn’t as smooth, and this is because of the significant rules and regulations surrounding property investment.   Of course it is fair and reasonable that…

What do tenants really want?
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What do tenants really want?

It’s an age-old question and unfortunately one that many investors give scant thought, too, which is a mistake. You see, without tenants then there is no successful property investment and there is no cash flow.  It really is as simple as that. Many investors falsely believe that they can any property, good or bad, and…

5 signs a tenant will cause you trouble
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5 signs a tenant will cause you trouble

Investors give plenty of thought to the ins and outs of securing the right property. High on their list of priorities is an apartment or home that will provide them with solid capital growth over the long term, which is in an area attractive to tenants and will be easy to rent out. But what…

How to prepare for a property settlement
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How to prepare for a property settlement

Some people argue that buying a property is the most stressful part of the investment journey.  But some find the the property settlement process, when the property is legally transferred from one party to another a harrowing time. You have to rely on a team of conveyancers or solicitors, your finance broker and your property…