Lowest levels of rental availability since records began.

May's figures show another drop in housing availability for renters nationally while capital cities suffered historic lows. Domain is reporting the rental industry to be "at crisis levels' across all states nationally, with desperate lows of 0.3 per cent…

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8 June 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Interest Rate Hike - Tomorrow?

Tomorrow is looking like it will cost mortgagees as major banks, CBA and NAB expect a 25-basis point hike and ANZ and Westpac seek a larger hike of 40 basis points. What it means for your wallet?       Economists are as indecisive as ever but all show…

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6 June 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Landlord's responsibilities - State by State (Part Two)

Dependant on your investment property’s location, Australian residential leases have varying clauses, differing and additional requirements as per individual State and territory legality.   If you’re savvy, lucky or fortunate to have multiple properties…

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3 June 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Landlord's responsibilities - State by State (Part One)

Are landlord references on the way. Inspired by a Tok-tok video, Labor's Michael Pettersson introduced a motion to the Legislative Assembly to allow renters to request a landlord reference before leasing a property.   It's a way off from implementation…

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2 June 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Increases in rent nationwide - Check your postcode?

The just-released (May 28) Weekly Rents Index by SQM Research has the whole rental market entirely green for residential property investors across Australia.           Rent prices increased 13 to 21 per cent in 12 months – Check your postcode   As rental…

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30 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

House values have already dropped by as much as $200,000

New figures show that some of the most significant falls in property values are in inner-city suburbs. Values have dropped by as much as $200,000 in some neighbourhood's, leading the broader market on its downturn trajectory.         Significant drops in…

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28 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Investing in yourself is the answer to house price drops and interest rate rises

Averaging out judgment day scenarios, the future of the Aussie housing market this time 2024 is grim. It isn't good now – wait. It is coming was the call from most larger banks, institutions and economists.           Economists, banking bigwigs and a few…

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26 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

800 Pods house flood-affected in NSW & QLD

The Minderoo Foundation, in partnership with Disaster Relief Australia, Lifeline Australia, The Salvation Army, and Orange Sky, will help people and communities affected by the floods and incorporate resilience strategies to help at-risk communities…

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24 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

Ant, Rich, Penny, Jim, and Katy’s big moving day

Around 9am, new Prime Minister Elect, Anthony Albanese, officially became Australia’s 31st PM and, minutes later, a new Deputy PM Elect, in Richard Marles. The Ex PMs decision to add a week of campaigning has Albo on the first plane to Tokyo, leaving…

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23 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate

State by State Democracy Sausage Interactive

Your menu today is a selection of tried, tested, and slightly curried snags with the addition of yellow mustard or the new offering to our country’s palate which includes a selection of cured brats served with a side of greens.     Tonight's Specials   A…

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21 May 2022
Sam Bloch Sam Bloch in Property Management, Property Technology, Real Estate