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REINSW President John Cunningham said over 90 new strata laws will make a difference to the lives of those living in New South Wales.
“These reforms will benefit owners, tenants and property managers and bring the laws in line with current thinking,” Mr Cunningham said.
“They recognise the changes that have been made in technology in the last 25 years with strata meeting voting now allowed digitally, via Skype calls and by email.
“Everyday improvements like hanging pictures; coat hooks and filling cracks can go ahead and kitchen or bathroom [...]
I once received an email that shot me into an instant energy boost for the day. It started with, “Wow! I wish I had hooked up with you a long time ago” and continued with words like ‘eye opener’ and ‘liberating’ – and yes, I am talking about work.
In that context you’d be forgiven for taking this as little more than a beating of my chest, but it is so much more than that. It is a reflection of a moment in time when the light went on; someone had reached out to talk about goals, dreams and current reality, only to be [...]
While it’s sometimes true that older properties will later result in additional expenses due to the need to complete more regular repairs, many expenses involved in holding an old or new income-producing property are tax deductible.
Reminding potential investors about the expenses they can claim at tax time can help to win over buyers who are deciding whether a property is right for them.
Of all the expenses investors can claim, the one most often missed is property depreciation. As buildings [...]
“The latest Rental Affordability Index shows housing stress is a common reality for people in the rental market, especially those on low incomes, who have little left to spend on essentials like food, electricity, fuel and education, after paying rent,” said Andrew Cairns, CEO Community Sector Banking. “People in the lowest income households are being pushed out of the rental market, and into poverty and homelessness – [...]
Remember the advent of the internet and mobile phones, and the technophobe principals who thought the internet and real estate portals were just a fad? The ones who believed newspaper adverts and letterbox-dropping would continue as the best way to advertise property and market their brand? It’s likely that those initially-resistant principals went one of two ways: they either adapted their thinking, or they melted into retirement or obscurity.
Real estate businesses are essentially marketing businesses with a [...]
PropertySafe, provider of inspection and reporting systems that will address the current risks and issues associated with personal injury at and around homes. For more info, visit propertysafe.com.auCoach:
Phil OakesCoaching Transcript:
I’ve said this so many times and it’s so true. Of all the industries I’ve worked in, the property management industry has got to be one of the toughest. It’s really for the property managers, it’s such a tough job, because there’s so much going on. There’s so many to answer to.
When you look at this simple example here, you’re a salesperson, [...]
Busivid, who have provided our PM teams with a swag of tools and gadgets to use for video creation from their smartphones for the ‘Amazing Race’. Busivid is a simple mobile sales tool that quickly integrates emotive video content into e-mail and text messages with near real-time analytics. For more info, visit busivid.comCoach:
Helen MitchellCoaching Transcript:
I’m Helen and I’m the co-founder of a software business called Busivid, which was supposed to be half-business, half-video. I think the biggest thing that we usually strike as business people start to venture into the abyss of video and what [...]