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  • WHAT IS FAIR?

    Fair wear and tear continues to be one of the biggest challenges we face when a tenant vacates the property and is the leading cause of disputes at the end of the tenancy. The term is not specifically defined in the Act and provides no examples, which leads to the … Read more

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  • SCHOOL ZONES A POPULAR CHOICE

    Investors often want to know the secret to buying a rental property that will be in demand, attract quality tenants, minimise vacancies, provide a good short-term return (highest possible rent) and increase the long-term asset value of the investment. What tenants want will depend on many factors specific to their … Read more

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  • PROPERTY REFINANCING MADE EASY

    The clever investor knows that assessing their investments regularly is the key to identifying opportunities to build wealth. Knowing when to refinance an investment property can be vital to a successful growth strategy. Is now the time for you to consider refinancing? Is your current rate competitive? Despite recent tightening … Read more

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  • Shining a Ray of light this festive season

    Ray White Whyalla & Port Augusta are teaming up with the local Salvation Army, collecting gifts for children this festive season. We are calling on the local community to embrace the giving season and dig deep for children who need it most. Simply bring a gift into our office and … Read more

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  • Leah Kirk Delivers on Customer Service

    Customer service is always at the forefront of our mind and with Ray White’s Customer Satisfaction programme it is always rewarding to be recognised when providing outstanding customer service to all of our clients whether it is a vendor, purchaser, tenant or landlord. Congratulations to our Sales Consultant, Leah Kirk … Read more

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  • HOME REPAIRS & RENOS ARE ON THE RISE

    Home repairs and renovations continue to surge in popularity. Close to 8.4 million (or 62%) of the country’s 13.6 million homeowners carried out some kind of renovation work during the last 12 months, up from 7.5 million (57%) three years earlier.* Roy Morgan Research Many landlords have shown interest in … Read more

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  • SUMMER IS COMING POOL SAFETY IS EVERYONES RESPONSIBILITY

    350 children under the age of five drown in pools each year nationwide. A property rented with a swimming pool brings with it responsibilities not only on the part of the tenant, but also on the part of the property owner. There are different requirements from State to State; a … Read more

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  • THE TWO BIGGEST CONCERNS FOR LANDLORDS…

    Every landlord who owns an investment property has two big concerns. Firstly, that the rent is paid on time and secondly, that the property is well cared for, with no damage. It is our agency’s focus to ensure that we are strict with the tenant selection process and reference checking; … Read more

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  • RECENT COURT RULINGS… IMPORTANCE OF PROMPTLY RESPONDING TO MAINTENANCE

    There have been two recent court rulings [published in the media] that impact the management of rental properties. Firstly, tenants contacted their property manager with concerns about faulty power-points, which was not actioned in a timely manner, resulting in the unit catching fire. The tenants won a large compensation claim … Read more

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  • PROPERTY MYTHS If you always think property prices go up…

    With so much emphasis on property in the media, it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction. But, before investing in any type of asset, including property, it is important to consider the pros and cons and any commonly held misconceptions. In this article we are focusing on three … Read more

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