Articles by Leanne Jopson

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: www.metropolepropertymanagement.com.au


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While our property markets have boomed over the last few months with the the strongest rebound in property values for decades, the rental property market has been more subdued. Rental property website Rent.com.au has released its report for December 2019 and here are the highlights: The cost of renting a room in a house rose…

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Ask any long-term landlord and they will probably say they have experienced the highs and lows of property management. In fact, many investors have learned the hard way about property managers who don’t do much more than collect the rent – and sometimes that doesn’t happen either! Now, every industry has its bad apples, but…

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 While many investors spend a large amount of time and effort carefully researching the property markets and then finding the top investment, they ignore the role that a professional property manager can play in preserving their property’s capital value and maximising its income.  With our property markets growing strongly and no shortage of tenants,…

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Some good new for Melbourne property investors. Not only are property prices surging, but rental prices continue to grow in Victoria following another month of low vacancy rates. The monthly rental data from the REIV shows median rental house prices have shot up across Melbourne by $10, with units climbing also by $10 since October…

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It’s no secret that the rental market in some parts of the country is sluggish.  But just because some areas are performing below average it doesn’t mean that investors can’t achieve rental growth. The truth of the matter is that you can manufacture higher rents no matter what the market is doing. Don’t believe me?…

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It wasn’t so long ago that most landlords automatically said no when it came to allowing pets in their properties – but times they are a changing! Part of the reason for that, thankfully, is common sense given that the majority of Aussies have a pet, which means most tenants have a furry friend of…

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The most successful property investors have a number of tools in their landlord kit-bags. One of the most important of them all is using professional property managers to do the heavy lifting for them. That’s because, to create significant wealth, investors not only need to be strategic with their property purchases, they also need to…

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Want to know what’s happened to the rental property markets over the last month? Rental property website Rent.com.au has released its report for October 2019, based on property leasing data. The report illustrates the shift in Australian median rental property prices (both metro and regional), rental affordability (the median room price metric) and days on market….

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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…