Lease in the Shire

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It began with the existence of the great rental listings. Upon many rolling seasons, our dedicated scholar, SUP Girl, evolved great powers. Rich in the wizardry powers of observation, reader of play and the ultimate. The power of intuition. Complete … Read More

My chilling suspicions

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I have a confession to make. Well, perhaps two. Long before Step Up Property, as a Landlord myself, I undertook some ‘secret shopper’ styled research. I was looking for a new managing agent and I was fairly certain of what … Read More

JINGLE BILLS

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She’s making a list, she’s checking it twice. She’s gonna find out who’s naughty, who’s nice. The SUP Girl is coming to town. Christmas brings about a special kind of magic. Family and friends gather. Indulgent feasting. Afternoon naps and do … Read More

Something in the water? You betcha!

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There are creepy crawlies and then there are aggressively tenacious, flying feeders. Like some freakish, ghouly set up, it’s the plague arrival of mosquitos, just in time for Halloween. Yes, those hungry, giant, blood sucking stingers. Dinner is served. Job’s … Read More

Wax on, wax off

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‘It’s cleaner now than when we moved in!’ If only I and every other Property Manager had a dollar for each time one has heard this. Spoken in hope, as a justification for areas lacking in cleanliness at the end … Read More

Sharks, rips and sand in the crack

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Buying your first property can feel like an overwhelming task. A tad daunting. Like you’re in deep water. Out of your depth. There are many obstacles to overcome to reach your goal of home ownership. Competition. Inexperience. Sharks. Rips. The … Read More

Bendigo rental vacancy rates August 2016

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The vacancy rate average of 2.8% across Regional Victoria has remained unchanged from July. Bendigo & Loddon specifically had a vacancy rate of 2.3% in August, down from 2.4% in July. Source: REIV Observation: Enquiry is strong enough to achieve … Read More

Translate the Martian to English

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Real Estate – Getting the message between shorthand and acronyms Shorthand and acronyms have spawned a new language to become an integral part of real estate and internet culture. In essence, they’ve become mainstream, but do you understand the message? … Read More

Stuff the stuff

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For this week’s blog, I decided to use a topic generator. The first thing it told me, was to write about moving home. How apt, I thought. My response? In Victoria, 74,500 properties have been sold so far this year. … Read More

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