Articles by Leanne Jopson

Leanne is National Director of Property Management at Metropole and a Property Professional in every sense of the word. With 20 years' experience in real estate, Leanne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to maximise returns and minimise stress for their clients. Visit: Metropole Property Management


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Queensland is facing a crisis of lack of rental accommodation with almost 80% of Queensland’s rental market experiencing extremely low vacancy rates. According to the REIQ, nearly two-thirds of local government areas in Queensland have recorded their lowest or equal lowest residential vacancy rates since 2010 as the state’s rental market continues to tighten. And…

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New South Wales renters struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 lockdown will be protected from being evicted. A 60-day moratorium on evictions has been announced in New South Wales, and NSW landlords will be incentivised to reduce their rents for COVID-19-affected tenants. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet have revealed “a…

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These days, finding a new rental property can seem like an extreme sport! Housing affordability issues mean many of us are renting for longer, driving up competition for the good rental properties that are available. Other than in those inner-city high-rise rental towers that is. So, when you find the perfect property in your dream…

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It’s a universally acknowledged truth that you can’t have successful property investment without tenants paying you rent regularly.   But too many investors don’t put enough thought into who is the best person to professionally manage their properties – and many even try to do it themselves. Successful property investors, however, understand that they need…

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Australia’s rental markets are tightening with the vacancy rate falling in May for the second consecutive month nationally and now sitting at 1.7 per cent according to Domain’s May Vacancy Report. The last time national vacancy rates were this low was in February 2020, the month before the COVID pandemic caused widespread lockdowns. This is…

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Insurance is one of those things that some people mistakenly think isn’t worth the cost. Unfortunately, that’s why too many people choose not to take out appropriate insurance cover to insure their assets as well as their incomes. Thankfully, when it comes to insuring their homes, most Australians wisely choose to do so.    And…

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As a property investor, it’s your job to maximise the return of your assets. One way to do this is to maximise your rent. Here’s a list of 10 ways to do this that I’ve learned over my 20+ years in property management which has now allowed me to oversee the team that manages properties for…

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