News & Events

ZERO TOLERANCE GOES A LONG WAY!

At Astute we receipt rental income daily and so immediately advise tenants who have fallen behind of their arrears and their responsibility in paying rent on time. It is much easier for the tenant to catch up if they are just a few days behind, than having to address it seriously with them with Breach Notices. It is also imperative that as Property Management Specialists, we protect our Landlord’s and…

Read more Leave a comment

HOW MUCH WILL MY INVESTMENT PROPERTY LEASE FOR?????

This is a common question asked by our Astute Realty Landlords . It is important to remember that as your property manager, unfortunately we are not the gatekeeper of rental values. Rental levels, like sales values, are determined by the market. In other words, what a tenant is prepared to pay for a given property in a given moment in time. To determine the rental value of your investment property at the…

Read more Leave a comment

Is Lawn Mowing Maintenance a Landlord or Tenant Responsibility ?

Is it the tenant’s or the owner’s responsibility to mow the lawns of your property? Hands down – it is the tenant’s responsibility if the property is not acreage, however lawn and garden maintenance terms should be written into the Tenancy Agreement and discussed prior to the start of tenancy. So, if your tenant is not mowing the lawn, what can you do? There are several options for addressing this issue: 1st stop – Have the…

Read more Leave a comment

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.…

Read more Leave a comment

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.…

Read more Leave a comment

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…

Read more Leave a comment

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…

Read more Leave a comment

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…

Read more Leave a comment

MEET OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

The Astute team strive to consistently deliver accountable results for its clients with total integrity and transparency, providing customers and clients with the most up to date and innovative property solutions. Over the next few weeks we would like to introduce our team so stay tuned or come into our Hope Island Office and say hello over a coffee.

Read more Leave a comment

Entry Condition Reports Can Save You Money

I have been amazed at the low expectation of  Landlords in regards to the process undertaken by their previous Property Managers when new tenants are approved to live in their house. At ASTUTE REALTY , based at HOPE ISLAND, we make sure the 9 page Entry Condition Report is completed in detail along with approximately 150 photos being kept on file to ensure  every detail of the condition of your…

Read more Leave a comment