Tenant insurance FAQs: protection for renters

[ad_1] Are you tossing up whether to take out tenant insurance to protect your belongings? The below FAQs may help you to make the best decision. Tenant insurance (or renters insurance) is a type of cover designed for people who rent, as opposed to those who own a property. It is a great safety net […]

Newly crowned residential broker of the year optimistic despite rate hikes

[ad_1] The Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Awards have named Helen Avis of Specialist Mortgage (part of the SMATS Group of Companies) winner of the Residential Finance Broker Award. The winners of the MFAA National Excellence Awards 2022 were recently announced at a glamorous event at The Star in Sydney. The MFAA National […]

part 2 of an API Magazine crime series

[ad_1] Have you ever considered why circus trapeze artists perform above a safety net? It isn’t to make their act seem riskier and edge-of-your-seat exciting but to genuinely safeguard against human error and avoid the grand finale descending to a ‘splat’. In the real estate and property sector it can sometimes feel like a major sale […]

part 1 of an API Magazine crime series

[ad_1] It used to be enough to install an alarm and lock the door of a business so you could sleep well at night knowing intruders couldn’t get in. But as an increasing number of buyers, real estate agents, conveyancers and solicitors are learning, scammers are not only opening their digital doorways but stealing vast […]

10 good reasons to consider renting to a pet owner

[ad_1] Did you know that over 60% of Australian households own a pet? Now what’s also interesting is that many landlords and managing agents have a ‘no pets’ policy on rental tenancies. Perhaps it’s because they think it’s easier to manage a property without pets, or they believe pets might cause damage, but I’ve always […]

Property investors to be hit with even higher insurance premiums

[ad_1] Strata insurance premiums are set to rise even further over the coming year following increases in the last financial year that tripled the inflation rate. The 2021-22 financial year will go down as the ignition year for high inflationary costs in the insurance market, particularly so in the claims repair and supply chain space, […]

REIQ launches blistering attack on ‘bullying, sordid’ national industry body

[ad_1] A bitter war of words has erupted between the real estate industry’s peak representative body, the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), and its estranged non-member state body, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). In response to a publicly issued plea from the REIA for the REIQ to rejoin the national body that […]

The 12 most common tenant complaints

[ad_1] 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 […]

Which insurances do you need to consider after buying a property?

[ad_1] Amid the excitement of buying a new property, it’s easy to let down your guard when it comes to insurance. But there are a number of options you should consider to get peace of mind against the unexpected. Whether you’ve found your forever home or you’re buying an investment property, these are the 3 […]

Supply slumps to historic low

[ad_1] Key takeaways The number of homes for rent in Australia’s cities has more than halved to a new historic low in the past month as the rental crisis takes hold. Vacancy rates around the country now sit uniformly at crisis levels. In the past 12 months to March, house rents in the combined capitals […]