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10 Questions to ask your property manager - Amber Drummond

10 Questions to ask your property manager

When you are looking around at property managers it is a good idea to meet a few to find someone that you are comfortable with. After all they are going to be looking after a valuable asset for you....

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Property Valuation Vs Appraisal - Michael Mcdonald

Property Valuation Vs Appraisal

When you want to sell your property you are likely to come across with two terms – Valuation and Appraisal. Whilst the outcome is similar there is difference between valuation and appraisal.

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Set a good foundation for a tenancy – start with the condition report

Set a good foundation for a tenancy – start with the condition report

As Property Managers it is essential that we maintain accurate records. One of the most critical is the Ingoing Inspection which sets the foundation for the remainder of the tenancy.

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Parting is such sweet sorrow…. What happens when a tenant breaks lease?

Parting is such sweet sorrow…. What happens when a tenant breaks lease?

The reasons why a tenant may have to break lease vary greatly, some of the usual reasons are: relocation due to work, a change in family circumstances...

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Michael McDonald, CEO of Raine & Horne South Australia

Pricing your property

Hi I’m Michael McDonald, CEO of Raine & Horne South Australia. I have been in the real estate industry for nearly 20 years as a salesperson, property manager, and agency principal. I have also...

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Buy Your Home or Rent Someone Else’s?

With the recent movement in the market, I am seeing more and more articles in the media that are arguing the point that we would be better off to rent than buy our principal place of residence. They...

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Major Google change will punish outdated PM websites

Major Google change will punish outdated PM websites

More than 40 per cent of industry websites are unprepared for an imminent change to the Google rankings, a real estate website developer has revealed. Google has announced that from 21 April mobile-...

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Keep an Apple Watch on the rental market

Keep an Apple Watch on the rental market

REA Group and Domain Group have each created a property app for the highly anticipated release of the Apple Watch.  Potential tenants who use realestate.com.au and domain.com.au will be able to house...

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Andrew Brockhoff in the kitchen of a Coober Pedy dugout he’s renovated. Picture: Tom Huntley

Coober Pedy dugouts are a renovator’s delight

IF someone’s a bit behind the times we ask if they’ve been living under a rock. But Coober Pedy residents say living underground is the way of the future. Andrew Brockhoff and his partner, Sandy...

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Tips to staging your home like a pro (outside)

Tips to staging your home like a pro (outside)

Want to sell your house quick? So you are looking at selling your home? Ideally you want to sell it fast and for the best price you can right? Try ‘staging’ your home to be at its best starting with...

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DIY or use a professional to manage your investment?

DIY or use a professional to manage your investment?

Many landlords see property management as a simple job and so some landlords are tempted to do it themselves.  While the property is sailing along smoothly it can appear this is the case however, the...

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Thinking of selling? – Three early steps to start you on the right path.

If you are contemplating selling your property at any time in the next twelve months, there are a few key steps you can take now to make the whole journey a lot easier, and a lot of it is about...

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Honesty When Selling

Honesty When Selling

Often when I was assisting people in getting ready to sell, the property seller would ask “Should I do anything about the minor cracks on the walls?”, or “Do you think it would be worthwhile to give...

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When does regular follow up turn into harassment?

When does regular follow up turn into harassment?

The issue of rent arrears has recently been raised by real estate’s industry body the Real Estate Institute of South Australia.  Concerns have been raised about the strategies some agencies are...

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Angus Raine, Executive Chairman and CEO of Raine & Horne

Raine & Horne says rate cut will be good news for regional Australia

This week’s decision by the Reserve Bank to trim interest rates by 25 basis points will provide some incentives for first home buyers and investors in regional Australia, according to leading real...

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Graham & Desleigh Burow receive their You're A Winner prize

Raine & Horne delivers happy New Year to winning homeowners and agents

Raine & Horne has launched into 2015 by giving away almost $100,000 in prizes to lucky vendors who listed their home with the national real estate group in the fourth quarter of 2014. The prize...

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Michael McDonald CEO Raine & Horne real estate South Australia

Selecting an Agent

Hi I’m Michael McDonald, CEO of Raine & Horne South Australia. I have been in the real estate industry for nearly 20 years as a salesperson, property manager, and agency principal. I have also...

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Community Supporters Video

Cancer Council Community Supporters

If you choose to sell your home through Raine & Horne in 2015, not only will you enjoy industry-best real estate services and advice, but you will also help us contribute financially to beating...

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Picking the right time for a rent increase.

Picking the right time for a rent increase

Timing is a factor that quite often fail to realise when making the decision to increase rent. As the end of the year approaches, many people including tenants begin thinking about change, whether is...

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Elite Agent

Elite Agent

KATE SMITH IS THE PRINCIPAL of Raine & Horne Semaphore/Port Adelaide. This year, after doubling her solo settled sales and growing her commissions by more than 117 per cent, she scored Silver in...

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Adding value to your house and helping it sell faster

Adding value to your house and helping it sell faster

I was having a conversation on the weekend with a couple who recently inherited their parents’ home.  They have had a couple of appraisal done on the property and have been told it would be worth...

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Increase Your Sales Chances in Glenalta

Increase Your Sales Chances in Glenalta

FOR SALE: Private treaty PRICE: $530,000 — $555,000 AGENT: Andrew Day, of Raine & Horne — Blackwood, on 0435 565 585 SITUATED in the dress circle area of Glenalta, this split-level, four-bedroom...

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Cheap and cheerful houses you can buy in Adelaide’s north for about $200,000

Cheap and cheerful houses you can buy in Adelaide’s north for about $200,000

Elizabeth Downs, 103 McKenzie Rd $199,000 — $209,000 3 beds 2 bath 3 car Lots of bang for your bucks here. This home has two living areas, two bathrooms, a well-presented kitchen plus a double garage...

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Flurry of first home buying in SA

Flurry of first home buying in SA

The upcoming termination of the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) in South Australia has prompted a last-minute flood of buying activity to beat the impending deadline, according to Raine&Horne. The...

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