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Getting the most from your Tax Return with Astute Realty

As a Landlord Astute Realty Clients may be entitled to a range of tax deductions which can help increase your tax return and provide you a greater return on your investment. As rent received forms part of your income, you are entitled to claim legitimate expenses in the pursuit of earning that income. This can include such things as Building and Landlord Insurance, Advertising, Body Corporate Fees and Garden maintenance.…

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Your Guide to Negative Gearing- By Phil Game- Astute Investments

  As the most popular investment strategy used by Australians, it is important to understand how negative gearing can create wealth. Gearing is a term that means borrowing money to purchase an investment property. Negative gearing is when that money is used to purchase a property that generates less money than the cost of owning and managing the property. This effectively means that your investment is running at a loss.…

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It’s nearly Easter!

At Easter most Australians will take advantage of an extended weekend and go away to enjoy the first holiday after the Christmas break. Easter to many means Chocolate Easter Eggs and a Easter Egg Hunt and perhaps an Easter Bonnet parade at school or kindergarten. However other countries celebrate Easter in a variety of ways. Here is a little snapshot of Easter Traditions around the world…. Hungary On Easter Monday…

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LAWN AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE IN A RENTAL PROPERTY

Setting up your Investment Property for renting is a pivotal part of minimising stress, with Lawns and garden maintenance, as well as occasional tree trimming needing to be considered. It is important to state the differences with lawns and gardens, as opposed to tree trimming. Generally speaking, if it is within reach for the Tenants to trim without the assistance of a ladder, then it is something your Tenant can…

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HOW CAN ANNUAL AIRCONDITIONING SERVICING SAVE YOU MONEY???

As property owners it can be very tempting to just have things repaired/replaced as problems surface – and often without any real effort into prevention. Although this approach can reduce your short term financial cost, in the long run it can be quite costly in future repairs/replacements of items that may not have been necessary if a preventative service had been conducted. Air Conditioners are a classic example of this.…

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Astute is hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea all week!

Come into the Astute Office, this week and make a donation, grab a Zarraffas Coffee voucher, a treat, or even a raffle ticket to go into the draw for a bottle of Moet, and help us surpass our goal of raising $500. If you can’t make it in feel free to donate via the link below: http://qld.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/AstuteRealty Thanks for your support! Tammy and the Astute Team

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What Is ‘Fair Wear And Tear’ and how does Astute manage it?

Our Residential Tenancies Act’s refer to “Fair Wear and Tear” with regards to the handing over of a property by the Tenant at the conclusion of a tenancy. There are many definitions available for Fair Wear and Tear so what do you go by? There are many Tribunal cases each year in all states across Australia with regards to the conclusion of a tenancy, many of these focus on the…

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Pool Safety Laws- Do you pass the test?

With Summer heating up, a favourite past time of Queenslanders is swimming in the family pool, however a primary focus for all pool owners should also be to ensure their pool complies with the Pool Safety Laws. The Laws require all new and existing pools to comply with the standards by 30 November 2015, or earlier if sold or leased first. The new laws replaced 11 different pool safety standards…

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Astute Realty is dedicated to education and the community?

Tammy presented to Year 12 at A. B. Paterson College: Property Management and Tenancy is becoming more and more Legislative and Litigative, which unfortunately means that all too often when we take over properties managed by previous agencies, we come across tenants and owners alike who have managed to get themselves into trouble. Astute Realty is dedicated to education with the hope of eliminating unnecessary stress. Last year and late November…

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Carols at the Links Hope Island with Astute

Last night Astute sponsored  Carols at the Links Hope Island Golf Club, which was  fantastic family event enjoyed by all and a great example of the ASTUTE  REALTY ‘s Philosophy: Real Estate is more than Bricks and Mortar, it’s about people, homes, neighbours, and communities. It’s about raising families, creating wealth living comfortably and belonging.       Once again from all the Astute Staff we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy  New…

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