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3 Things to Leave Behind when you Move

uncluttered-wardrobeWe have been hearing a lot about the minimalist approach of late. Put it in another way, the emphasis is on de-cluttering our homes. It is natural enough to get attached to every part of our home and this is probably why moving house is a time of heartbreak. This being said, we cannot carry our whole home with us and as much as we would wish to take everything along, few things needs to be left behind, keeping in mind the “road to minimalism”.
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DIY Operations By Tenants is A Bad Idea

rental spaceSometimes when a landlord rents out to relatives or friends or becomes really friendly with the tenants, he may get carried away and say yes to requests like, “Can I make a moderate change in the bathroom fixtures?” or “Can I work on the attic vents a little?”
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Allowing Pets Give Landlord a Bargaining Tool

allowing pets in homesWe have seen modifications in strata bylaws recently and one which is most interesting is the permission to bring pets along. This can be a great boon for baby boomers in particular. After all, pets increase our passion for life and also contribute to a happy family scene (just so important at the later stage of life).
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Do You Fancy Stable Living Quarters or not?

Stable living quartersThe word that perhaps defines human attitude the best is ‘restless’. We strive to drive the tensions in our lives, and having done so, get so irritated by our new peaceful lives that we look towards creating tensions again. This subjective assessment holds true even when we talk about desired homes. Do we fancy stable living quarters or are we forever eyeing the new abode?

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What If It Rains While You Are Moving House?

moving houseNobody wants to move house in anything but perfect weather. While you need to be at the bottom edge of your luck to encounter cyclones and snowstorms on this day, you can very well face a bout of rain and thunder. So do you postpone moving? You are hardly in a position to do so by this time.
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Efforts To Make While House Hunting With Your Partner

house huntingThe person you love may love you just as deeply or more but this does not imply that your priorities and values will be same. After all, you both are two different individuals shaped by different life experiences. We are so obsessed with the thought of home ownership that so often we are in no mood to relent- we do not want to accommodate for anything that’s not at the top of our wish list. This attitude has to be shaken off when you are house hunting with your spouse or sweetheart.
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Principal Place of Residence Exempted From CGT

Principal Place of ResidenceBuyers and investors want to hear the term “Capital Gains” again and again but just as true is the fact that they want to avoid listening to the term “Capital Gains Tax” inasmuch as they can. Who does not love CGT exemptions and most of the property market players keep their accountants on toes to get as much reprieve as possible. I won’t venture into the world of Negative Gearing today. Instead, I would concentrate on how you can benefit in terms of CGT through the weapon called Principal Place of Residence (PPR).
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Moving House? You Will Do Well To Remember These Tips

moving housesWe have a tendency to get attached to our homes, as if they were living beings. Whenever we have to move to a different location, we get emotional, thus ignoring certain important to-do stuffs. Here is a functional checklist of the things you need to mind while moving house –
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How To Find The Perfect Investment Property

great neighbourhoodFocussed property investors always keep an eye on capital gains and rental yields. How much does a capital asset increase in value over time cannot be estimated right at the outset. However, you will invariably be rewarded with capital gains if you buy your investment property in right location and in historically strong areas which also fall within the ambit of active town planning for future.
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What You Need To Know About Responsibilities Of A Landlord

tenancy bondThe role of the landlord begins once your owner-occupier or investment property goes in the hand of tenants and ends when – Well! It never really ends. As a landlord you are expected to comply with guidelines provided by the State, not to mention the need to strictly adhere to various laws.
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