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


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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…