Property management or child care

Property management or child care

One of my properties is giving me grief. Actually if I look back, it’s always been a bit of a problem child but lately it has required more hands on management, than I care to do (that’s on top of having a property manager). It’s all part and parcel with owning investment properties, I know, […]

The fastest way to increase your cash flow

I was speaking recently with a good friend and we were discussing income and cash flow. As an investor cash flow can become a big issue and when money is tight thoughts quickly turn the ultimate question…How can I get more cash? Sure there are plenty of people that will sprout their latest and greatest […]

overcoming fear to reach your property dream

Overcoming fear to reach your property dreams

What are you fearful of? In my time hosting a property investing group for women, I have spoken to a lot of women about their goals, hopes, dreams and their fears. Overcoming fear when it comes to property is a much talked about topic. Turns out women have big dreams, but they also have a […]

Chicks and Mortar - Goals to do list for 2015

Setting your goals for 2015

Happy New Year! 2015 has arrived!! Christmas and New Years my favourite time of the year. A time to celebrate and reflect on the past year and then press reset and head into a brand spanking new year full of new opportunities and surprises. Also 5 is my favourite number so this year I am […]

Investment property paperwork – why organisation is important

With every investment property you buy there is a mountain of paperwork that comes with it. The loan documents, the contract, the agency agreements, depreciation schedules and the list goes on. It’s one thing to have all this paperwork, and another to actually have it organised. Even if organising paperwork is not your forte, there […]

Chicks and Mortar - Shoes, handbags, houses

Shoes, Handbags, Houses. What is your buying style?

I love shoes and handbags! What girl doesn’t right? Shoes and handbags are big business with thousands of styles out on the market. Honestly, when it comes to shoes I tend to stick to the reliable. I don’t do heels very often. but I love love love looking at shoes. And don’t even get me […]

selling property in a slow market

7 ways to sell your property in a slow market

While there has been a lot more movement in the property market lately, especially up here in Brisbane, there are still markets that are slow to move and properties are taking a lot longer to sell. This can put a lot of strain on property owners who are needing to sell their property in these […]

The house no one will buy – How to stop this being your house.

An interesting article in The Sunday Telegraph this week highlighted extreme cases of cold listing where properties have been listed for sale for an astounding seven years and four months without selling. When I saw the title of the article “Inside the Sydney house no one will buy” my instant thoughts are, ‘what is wrong […]

land, building and property covenants

Property Covenants – All your questions answered.

Property Covenants. Are they in place on your land? Will they affect your building design? What do they even mean? In this article we answer all the common questions relating to Land and Building Covenants.

The 5 rules of joint venture etiquette

Recently I was contacted by another property business wanting me to advertise their services, which is totally fine, I often share details of other businesses and services that I believe are of benefit to my members & readers. But the way this business approached the situation and communicated throughout the process was wrong wrong wrong. […]

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