Upper Coomera Blog


What are my rights and responsibilities as a landlord?

Published 6 months ago

Being a landlord involves more than collecting weekly rents and maintaining the property. A landlord must provide a secure, safe, and reasonably clean property for tenants. This also means providing fittings and fixtures such as carpets, blinds, and kitchen appliances such as stove tops and oven...


How can a stylist help me prepare my home for a spring sale?

Published 6 months ago

With spring fast approaching, there will typically be more homes on the market for sale. Therefore, your property must be able to stand out from the crowd.   To present a property at open homes that strikes plenty of chords with buyers, you could commission the services of a professional home st...


Should I use auction or private treaty to sell my property this spring?

Published 6 months ago

Both approaches to selling your property have plenty of merits. Private treaty is the traditional method of sale where buyers negotiate on an advertised price. An auction, on the other hand, allows interested buyers to offer competing bids for your home openly. Moreover, if there’s plenty of inte...


My responsibilities as a tenant when vacating a rental property

Published 7 months ago

The first step is to make sure you give the landlord/ Propewrty Manager the correct level of notice. You can find this information in your lease contract.  Also be sure to have a read of your entry condition report, and review any images taken of the property showing how it presented at the begi...


What is the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme?

Published 8 months ago

If you're one of the many Australians dreaming of owning your first home, you were probably thrilled to hear of the new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme announced during the Federal Election campaign. But with the dust now settled on the politics, what does the new policy mean for you and what imp...


Property tax deductions before June 30

Published 8 months ago

While there are just a few weeks to go until the end of the financial year on June 30, it’s not too late to get to grips with those rental property expenses you’re entitled to claim. If you don’t have a depreciation schedule, put that to the top of your list. Shockingly, almost 50% of landlords ...


Why is excellent photography an essential ingredient in the successful marketing of a home?

Published 9 months ago

When it comes to marketing a property this autumn, its ‘pix appeal’ is a fundamental element in enticing prospective buyers.  Many buyers will judge a home within seconds of looking at the photos online (or on Facebook for that matter) – and if they are not enthused, they’ll quickly shift their ...


How can I warm my rental property this winter without breaking the budget?

Published 9 months ago

How can I warm my rental property this winter without breaking the budget?   With winter here, the time has arrived to start thinking about efficient and easy ways to keep your rental property warm throughout the colder months of the year. These simple hacks are not only better for the environm...


Why Autumn & Winter are the perfect times to sell!

Published 11 months ago

Autumn, just like the spring, means mild temperatures and lush tropical gardens in Queensland. It’s a popular time to sell in Queensland with more buyers out and about after the Easter holidays. Autumn’s a great choice to target those buyers wanting a new home for those cold winter months.   Wi...


What to do to your investment to make it rental ready

Published almost 2 years ago

If you are thinking of renting out your property, there are a number of things to make sure of before the home can be classed rental ready. A properly prepared home will not only collect a better weekly rent and attract quality tenants, it will also help ease the rental process from start to fini...


How house plants can help sell your home!

Published about 2 years ago

Indoor gardening can defiantly be a fun activity that you can enjoy with family and friends, with our amazing verity here in Australia you can find many indoor plants that require very little maintenance. In saying all that, you must be thinking, how does having Indoor plants help sell my home? ...


Gardening tips that can help increase the value of your home!

Published about 2 years ago

If you’re looking at selling your home, we have comprised a list of gardening tips you can do to help achieve a higher value when it comes time to sell.   Define lawn edges At the very least mow and edge your lawn. Edging your lawn makes a garden (or yard) look restrained and tamed, whic...