Articles by Lauren Day

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Lauren Day is the former deputy editor of Australian Property Investor Magazine and an avid property investor.


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API goes behind the scenes and takes you through a day in the life of one of the hardest jobs in the property industry. Jayne Nancarrow is a psychologist, a plumber, an electrician and an accountant. She’s a friend, a carpenter, a receptionist, a police officer and a peacemaker. Oh, and she also happens to…

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Imagine being threatened legally on an almost weekly basis, being called about ‘urgent’ matters every day and having one person in every single unit block who just never leaves you alone. Not many people could cope with the huge demands of being a body corporate, owners’ corporate or a strata manager, but for 55-year-old Andrew…

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How many times have you been told by your friends ‘why would you want to invest?’ That’s why friends make the best mates but don’t always give the best advice. I recently caught up with some friends I hadn’t seen for awhile. I told them I had gone back to work after having a baby…

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We’ve kept the rent low, gifted our property managers and tenants with presents at Christmas. But enough’s enough – it’s time to let go. I’ve learnt the hard way that a bad property manager can cost you thousands. And putting up with a bad egg for months, perhaps years, will cost you even more. But…