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Landlord Insurance, what to look for.

A recent survey carried out by Insurance Australia found that 35% of property Investors did not have specific landlord insurance on their tenanted properties.

9 tips to creating the best LinkedIn profile

9 tips to creating the best LinkedIn profile

Here's my top 9 tips for creating the best LinkedIn Sales profile. Learn better by video? Check out the video below.

Periodic Inspections Explained

Periodic Inspections Explained

So you’ve moved into your rental property and are getting settled in. You’ve received an email or letter from your property manager or your landlord advising of a periodic inspection, you’ve been...

Selling your leased investment property

So you’ve decided it's time to sell your investment property however it's currently leased.

Winter Watios

Winter Watios

You may be pleasantly surprised to find that Winter is an excellent time to sell!

Don’t “leaf” it too late to prepare for winter warns Raine & Horne

Don’t “leaf” it too late to prepare for winter warns Raine & Horne

Media release - 8th April, 2016

End of financial year to drive autumn property markets

End of financial year to drive autumn property markets

Media release Tuesday 5th April, 2016 The impending end to the 2015/16 tax year is set to help drive real estate market activity in autumn, according to Angus Raine, Executive Chairman, Raine &...

Michael McDonald March Property Market Update

Hows the market March 2016

The Latest Property Market Update for South Australia from Raine & Horne South Australia's CEO Michael McDonald. Would you like to know more? Contact Michael using the details provided at the end...

Wait but why hasn't it sold yet?

Wait but why hasn't it sold yet?

Frequently agents are asked why properties sit on the market for many months or even years, compared to other properties that’s are seemingly comparable that sell within weeks.

Is an extension really extending?

Is an extension extending?

It is a common issue for home owners to spend large amounts of money on their home and not see a return on their investment.

Moving is Fun?

“Move House” they said, “It’ll be fun” they said.

Maximising your investment property returns

Maximising your investment property returns

As property investors a common objective is to maximise our returns.  By increasing returns helps to ensure the longevity of the investment and increase the possibility that we can purchase...

Making the move from home

Making the move from home

Moving out of home for the first time can be an exciting adventure but moving into the rental market for the first time can be tricky.  Here are a few tips to help you into the market safely.

What does a property manager do

What does a property manager do?

Hi I'm Amber Drummond, Franchise Support for Raine & Horne SA.  I've been in property management for 15 years now working as a property manager for many of these and I've lost count of how many...

Consider these points when selecting a property manager

Consider these points when selecting a property manager

So you’ve bought an investment property or and you’ve decided to appoint and interview for a property manager who is going to being looking after your investment property, it’s easy to believe that...

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.

Why initial selling price is so important - Michael McDonald

Why initial selling price is so important

Over my many years as a selling agent, I have often heard home sellers say, “Let’s try for a little more, we can always come down.” Whilst the theory is true, this can often have a major impact on...

What records should you keep? Amber Drummond

What records should you keep?

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

Property Valuation Vs Appraisal - Michael Mcdonald

Property Valuation Vs Appraisal

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

Why use a property manager - Amber Drummond

Why use a property manager?

So you've bought an investment property and perhaps looking to keep costs down, do you manage the property yourself or use a Professional to manage your investment?

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Look out first home buyers - It's a trap!

When you buy an established home the last thing you want is surprises after settlement day.

When is the right time to sell?

When is the right time to sell?

When most people set out on the home selling process, selling, what in many cases is the most valuable asset they own, the family home, it’s not really surprising that presentation plays a vital role...

Pets: Some tips when selling your home

Pets: Some tips when selling your home

Brian Reid Newly Appointed CEO of Raine & Horne

Raine & Horne appoints new CEO

Highly regarded Raine & Horne COO, Brian Reid, has been appointed CEO of the international real estate group.

What a better answer – change the question

What a better answer – change the question

The state government has gone a long way to ensure that buyers understand the process of buying a house.

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.

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...

Raine & Horne South Australia Property Portals

The Need to Advertise

I would like discuss with you a few of the important decisions you will need to make when you are thinking of selling your property.

Tenancy References Amber Drummond

Tenancy References

It is assumed that anyone in the real estate industry knows how to check a tenant’s references. Correct? After all, securing quality tenants is a key component of a successful real estate investment...

Considering a building inspection

Considering a building inspection?

No one expects the real estate agent to give a confident building inspection, for starters they are not in that business, their job is to sell the home and really if they did do inspections, would...

Open Inspection Security 101

Open Inspection Security 101

What precautions should you take when you place your home on the market and welcome complete strangers, potential purchasers, into your home?

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.

7 Tips for Property Investors

7 Tips for Property Investors

I regularly get asked but perspective property investors, ‘what should I look for when I’m looking to buy an property, to help get the most for it when I sell it in the future?’.

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.

Agnus Raine

Raine & Horne chief joins ministerial delegation to the Middle East

Angus Raine, Executive Chairman and CEO of leading real estate group, Raine & Horne, will be visiting the Middle East this month as part of a business delegation hosted by the Hon.

Raine & Horne moves into Dubai

One of Australia’s biggest franchises has expanded into the United Arab Emirates by opening an office in Dubai.

Raine & Horne celebrate

Raine & Horne celebrate

Raine & Horne Mandurah CEO Angus Raine (left) with Mandurah office principal Peter Vetten.

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.

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. 

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.

Tips to staging your home like a pro (outside)

Tips to staging your home like a pro (outside)

Want to sell your house quick?

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...

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...

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...

Should I invest in houses or units

Should I invest in houses or units

Many people often ask the question “Which will give me the most capital gain, purchasing a unit or a house?”

Maria celebrates 10 years at Raine & Horne

Maria celebrates 10 years at Raine & Horne

WHETHER it is a humble abode or a grand estate overlooking the Monaro’s finest countryside, Maria Ragona has dedicated the last decade to helping people find and move into their dream home. 

$15m Daintree lake house gets national attention on Better Homes and Gardens

$15m Daintree lake house gets national attention on Better Homes and Gardens

AN “out of this world” $15 million Daintree lake house has been thrust into the national spotlight after featuring on Channel 7’s Better Homes and Gardens show.

Watts sisters superb

Watts sisters superb

LITHGOW triathlete Emily Watts again shone, this time in Orange at the annual 100% Event Triathlon.

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