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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We’re experiencing a national rental crisis meaning it is getting harder and harder for would-be tenants to find a rental property in the current market. There’s a lot of competition, rental demand is strong, and supply is tight. And it could get even tougher if increasing mortgage repayments are passed on to tenants amidst tightening…

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Winter is upon us and like most Australians at this time of the year, rugging up has become part and parcel of everyday life. When it comes to our homes though, rugging them up too much can invite an unwanted visitor – mould! When determining who is responsible for fixing or paying to fix a…

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Many investors think that the hardest part of becoming an investor is searching for and finding the right investment property. In reality, that’s only the beginning. Once you own an investment property and become a landlord, you have to learn how to effectively manage it – and a huge part of this is ensuring that…

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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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The incoming Labor Government must prioritise the current rental property crisis, according to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA). PIPA chair Nicola McDougall said the supply of rental properties is at record lows around the nation, with the situation set to worsen due to softer market conditions and rising interest rates. “Investors have been…

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We know rents are rising across Australia, but the latest inflation data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics gives some interesting insights. Rents in all capital cities rose over the first three months of the year, and this is not really surprising considering the current 16-year low vacancy rates across Australia. However while Sydney and…

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The recent Finder research shows almost half (45%) of Australian renters struggled to pay their rent in April – that’s up from 28% 12 months prior. CoreLogic data revealed the median asking rent for houses increased in all capital cities. The biggest increase has been felt in Darwin – where the median asking rent for…

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We know that falling interest rates were one of the major factors stimulating the “once in a generation” housing boom Australia experienced in 2021, and now there is concern that rising interest rates will slow down house price growth and possibly even cause a housing slump. But what effect will rising interest rates have on…

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