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Open for inspections - What are the benefits?

January 21, 2019

Purchaser Sales Vendor

In the real estate world, we give our own type of tours through available homes, they’re called open for inspection (aka inspection, OFI or open house)—and, they not only benefit the seller but the buyer and real estate agent as well.   Here are a few reasons why open houses will always be appealing for many […]

Time to hire a Property Manager?

January 15, 2019

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Is it time to hire a for your investment property? For many investment property owners, regulating their properties and Tenants is not their only profession. But, when you take on the title of Landlord, there is, unquestionably, a lot of responsibility that goes along with it. Of course, it is possible to manage an investment […]

7 Pricing Myths

January 7, 2019

Purchaser Sales Vendor

Pricing your own home is hard, what with all the history and hopes this magic number entails. Of course, you want to make a profit. Of course, all that money you spent installing a swimming pool or a half-bath will be recouped, because you’re leaving your digs in better shape than when you bought it, right? Right? Well, not necessarily. Too many home […]

Five ways to fool burglars while you're away for the holidays

December 19, 2018

Landlord Property Management Purchaser Sales Tenant Tennant Vendor

We’re heading into the Christmas holiday season, which may have many of us feeling very merry. However, for any would-be burglars out there, the upcoming holiday may seem like the perfect opportunity to get their “Grinchy” ways in gear. After all, homes are typically filled with a little more gifts and goodies during this festive […]

Ready to sell?

December 17, 2018

Purchaser Sales Vendor

In a hot real estate market, it can seem that as soon as a “for sale” sign goes up in someone’s yard, the home is immediately under contract. If you’re planning to sell your home, you may be wondering how you can make that sight a reality in your very own yard. Well, it all […]

Five reasons you need a Real Estate Agent to sell your home

December 12, 2018

Purchaser Sales Vendor

How can you remain as cool as a cucumber when you’re dealing with the heat of trying to sell your home? By getting the help of a trusted real estate agent, of course! If you were considering selling your home let us share five reasons why you need to sell with One Agency Robert Mure: […]

Three tips on how to handle a low offer

December 11, 2018

Sales Vendor

It is a pretty amazing feeling for home sellers when the offers start coming in. However, that excitement can quickly be shrouded by a low offer, or an offer that is far lower than their asking price. But once the seller gets over the initial shock and that slightly insulted feeling, they’ve got to make […]

5 Must have items for your house hunt

December 4, 2018

Purchaser Sales Vendor

Buying a home can be a difficult process for anyone—from first-time homebuyers to experienced property investors looking to expand their property portfolio. Today’s home buyers are coming into the process much more prepared. They have done the ‘virtual’ research, now they need to physically get out there and take a look at the properties on […]

How to buy a home in your twenties

November 27, 2018

Purchaser Sales Vendor

We’ve got to give it to the millennial generation; they’re an educated, tech-savvy bunch that typically knows what they want. Lately, we’ve been finding that many twenty-somethings in this group have decided that what they want is to buy their first home. Now, there are apps galore on just about everything out there, but swiping […]

PREPARING FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

November 21, 2018

Landlord Property Management Sales Vendor

When you only have a few seconds to grab a buyer’s attention you want to create as much visual impact as possible.  Professional photographs will help you achieve this. Technology has come a long way and smartphones are amazing but when it comes to selling such a valuable asset, having a professional photographer, who will […]

Downsizing

November 1, 2018

Purchaser Sales Vendor

Is it right for you? How do you know when it’s time to downsize? Is now a good time? The short answer is that there is no short answer. The time to downsize is different for everyone. It does happen to all of us eventually though. We have achieved the great Australian dream of owning […]

Routine Inspection

November 1, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

What does a Property Manager look out for? A Routine Inspection is a regular, periodical inspection of a rental property performed by a Property Manager.  In Victoria, two inspections are permitted in a 12 month period. The first inspection cannot be performed until 3 months into a new tenancy and then every 6 months after […]

Notice to Vacate - Landlord

October 23, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

A tenancy agreement can only be ended in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. If your landlord wants to end the tenancy they must give you a ‘Notice to Vacate’ in the correct written form and send it to you at the rented premises by registered post or give it to you in person. […]

Notice to Vacate - Tenant

October 23, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Ok, so you would like a sea change or your new home has been built and is now ready to move into…how do you go about giving notice to your landlord that you will be leaving? If you wish to end the tenancy, you will need to advise the landlord in writing, make sure you […]

Fair Wear And Tear

October 22, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

If you are a landlord (or even a tenant) you are sure to have heard this phrase a time or two. One of the most common causes of disputes between landlords and tenants concerns a persons’ understanding or their differing interpretations about what is fair wear and tear, especially when a lease comes to an […]

Which Season To Sell In?

October 18, 2018

Purchaser Sales Vendor

Does the time of year really make a difference? We have all heard the hype that spring is the best time to sell but as the colder months approach does this time of year deserve the stigma of being the worst time to put your property on the market? It does make sense to sell […]

Breaking a Fixed Term Lease

October 9, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

A Residential Tenancy Agreement, also known as a lease, is given to a successful applicant of a rental property, by either the agency who is managing it or the landlord. It is a legal contract between the tenant and the landlord. The two most common types of lease are: Fixed Term: A fixed-term lease is […]

Presenting a rental property

October 2, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Presentation counts for rental properties too Most times when an Agency undertakes a leasing and marketing campaign for a rental property, the presentation is a result of the last tenant. Legislation keeps the responsibility of vacating tenants to ‘reasonably clean’  which leaves a lot of room for interpretation                           . There is much to gain getting […]

Buyer Beware

September 18, 2018

Purchaser Sales Vendor

Have you done your There is a lot more to Due Diligence than getting a Building and Pest Inspection performed. Careful and thorough checking of anything that could affect you and the desired property takes time and effort. It is very important you take the necessary steps to identify any obligation and restriction issues regarding […]

Smoke Alarms - Tenants

September 10, 2018

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Be safe in your rental property Even though The Act does not permit owners to transfer the responsibility of installing, cleaning, testing and replacing smoke alarms solely to a Tenant, the Tenant is responsible for: Reporting faults as soon as possible to the Landlord or Agency ie: alarm beeps continuously or makes an occasional chirping […]