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Many people have now organised their end of year holidays and while the excitement of barbecues, days at the beach and sinking into a good book has people tearing pages off the calendar in anticipation, there are some housekeeping matters to take care of before the car is packed - especially for property investors.
Kitchen cupboard repairs
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Your best investment opportunity might not be right on your doorstep and you may not feel entirely confident purchasing an asset outside of your local area, especially when visits to check up on it will impact overall returns. So, let's take a look at how to make investing a long way from where you reside work for you.
Man looking over fence
Have you recently bought a rental property and wondering whether to engage a property manager, or whether you’ll manage it yourself? There are five basic obligations every landlord must follow.
Paperwork headache
LJ Hooker is one of the largest managers of investment properties across Australasia. Having developed a reputation for property management excellence over the last 90 years, our property managers services continue to provide leading management to landlords wanting to optimise their property portfolios.
Property repairs and maintenance
A proven way to property investing success, is to set yourself some clear and measurable goals.
Helpful Tips
Looking for a new tenant? Here are some pointers on tenant selection.
Tenant selection
For property investors, putting up their home for rent is a good way to secure another stream of income. The problem is, most new landlords fail to understand the complexities of renting out a property and often overcharge or undercharge tenants leading to more complicated issues down the line.
rental appraisal
It's no secret that landlords have needed to provide heating in a living area of their rental properties for quite some time.
Heating in rental properties
How long has it been since you’ve reviewed how your investment is performing? Your local LJ Hooker property manager can assist you in getting the best out of your property.
Return on investment
There has been recent media attention around smoke alarms and hardware stores no longer replenishing stock of ionisation alarms. So, what does this mean for you as a landlord?
Reducing the risk of a fire

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