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Helping You Find A Home To Rent

Brad from Palmerston writes:"Chilcott Real Estate really helped me and my family find our home when other Real Estate companies wouldn't  just because we were new to renting. Chilcott's also went to extra lengths of finding the home that suited me and my family’s needs just right. We have lived in our home for 3 months now with no problems and really feel like we can count on the support of the…

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How Valuable Is Your Time

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account with $86,400 at the start of each day.It carries over no balance to the next day and deletes whatever hasn’t been used at the end of the day.WHAT WOULD YOU DO???Draw out every cent of course!!! Each of us has such an account and it’s called TIME.At the start of every day it credits you with 86,400 seconds.At the end of the day it writes off as…

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Depreciation Schedules - By Independent Property Inspectors

What is Property Tax Depreciation? Very briefly, depreciation is the decrease in value of an item over time. Think of the tax deduction for depreciation as compensation for wear and tear. Buildings being rented out suffer wear and tear, so do the Assets (fixtures and fittings or chattels). Depreciation is a tax deduction. Other tax deductions claimed by property investors include: council/water rates,…

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Latest RPData article on rental increases slowest since 2005

Article by RP Data senior research analyst, Cameron Kusher Rental rates across the combined capital cities increased by just 2.8% throughout 2013 with appreciation in dwelling values significantly outpacing rental growth resulting in lower gross rental yields for investors. Across the combined capital cities, house rents increased by 2.8% in 2013 compared to a 3.2% increase in unit rentals.…

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The Value of Landlord Insurance

Being a landlord can be very rewarding. It can also be stressful. There’s the inevitable maintenance and associated costs that come with owning any property. There can also be issues with tenants. Appointing a Property Manager is one way of dealing with the risks and stress of owning your own property. However no Property Manager can watch your tenant 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This…

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