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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 g

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.

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.

Maximising your investment property returns

Maximising your investment property returns

As property investors a common objective is to maximise our returns.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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, t

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 get

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 giv

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 uti

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 leadi

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.

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.

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