image

📲ROUTINE INSPECTIONS - CHANGED TO SELF INSPECTION 🧐

  📲ROUTINE INSPECTIONS - CHANGED TO SELF INSPECTION 🧐 Hi All, Just a quick Covid Lockdown update for those Beautique Tenants who had a routine inspection scheduled this month. We have changed these to be a 'Self Inspection' and you will receive an email shortly with the details on how to do this. It can be done at any stage between now and your scheduled inspection time. Any ...

image

Queensland Rental Reforms 2021

  Queensland Rental Reforms to be Introduced  We touched on this pre-covid 2019 whereby the Queensland Government were introducing new laws to improve housing and fairness to renters. In 2019 the REIQ our peak body launched a campaign called 'Have your Say' which was extremely successful in changing the way these reforms impacted the investors. A number of our cl...

image

COUNT DOWN IS ON TO 30 JUNE! So what do we do for you?

1 - May and June are our busiest months for maintenance. So we are busy getting as much maintenance completed as we can. The trades people are working overtime just to keep up!   2 - Making sure all the invoices are paid! It is important to get all the bills paid before 30 June. That way anything that is needed to be included in the financial year will be. There is no back dating! 3 - Re...

image

REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - MARCH 2021

  Coming to you from Greenbank backing onto the Spring Mountain forest park.Good news, our Brisbane lockdown has lifted! Covid-19 Real Estate Moratorium now lifted, but still some regulations remain. Rent Arrears have increased. Lots of tenants either staying on, or moving due to buying own home. Average days to find a tenant is 14 days, 251 applications n just 8 ren...

image

Smoke Alarm Laws are Changing in Queensland in 2022

  Time to GET INTERCONNECTED. FROM 1 JANUARY 2022, IT'S THE LAW. Click here for information on what is coming up for our clients who own rental properties in Queensland. QFS From 1 January 2022, landlords must install interconnected smoke alarms in residential rental properties. What is important for you as an investor to know is from 1 January 2022 all dwellings that are being sold,...

image

Real Estate Market Update - February 2021

What makes a great tenant experience?

It's got to be a 10 / 10 for Ray ! "If I ring up today and say, right-o, I've got an issue. I can guarantee you that within 24 hours or 48 hours, I'll have a phone call back saying, tradies coming, or, you know, electrician whatever's needed. The here, and if they're not in your office and you leave a message, you get the call back. If Beau doesn't ring you back Christine or Molly or Lau...

image

January 2021 Property Market Update

  This month we are coming to you from Bellbird Park in the Brentwood Forest estate . Check out our rental investment static’s from Beau Miller of Beautique Realty your investment property expert. Not much fun playing in the park when it’s raining but doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to talk about investing in property.   Market Video Highlights :  ...

image

REIQ Predicts 2021 Largest Rental Boom in History for Queensland Investment Properties

In the REIQ 2020 Wrap Up just released it was reported that "Demand for rental properties has been strong across Queensland throughout the year, with tight vacancy rates across the June quarter reported in October. The vacancy rate for the quarter ending in September 2020 was at 2 per cent for the Greater Brisbane region, with outer regions showing equally extremely tight results."Wha...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 24/12/2020

23/12/2020 - The Queensland Government has extended the relevant provisions until 30th April 2021. The Queensland Government acted quickly to legislate its COVID-19 response for residential tenancies and Queensland is now in a strong position thanks to early actions taken to manage COVID-19 health risks. Extending temporary regulatory measures to 30 April 2021 means Queensland remains ready ...

image

FREE PIZZA - Connect or Change Electricity Provider today

FREE PIZZA Looking to switch your electricity connection or move house with a new connection . We help our Tenants find you a great deal . And the perks? You get Free pizza and Coffee Click the link and find out more https://rb.gy/r1h2i1

image

SANTA LETTERS

Letter 1. Christmas is almost here, so start marking the days off your calendar, before you know it, I will be flying into Brisbane with my sleigh packed full of toys for all the good boys and girls. I see you have been doing good in school this year. I am very happy to hear how well you are doing. My goodness you are growing up quickly. You have some wonderful items on your Christmas wish l...

image

November 2020 Market Update

Hi there. I'm Beau Miller. I'm from Beautique Realty. And I'm coming to you with our November 2020 Real Estate Market Update.   I'm in Spring Mountain today. I am in the Peter Tullett Memorial Park, this particular park has 4.7 star review on Google. It's got really good play equipment for the kids, but it's also the trailhead for the Spring Mountain Conservation Estate. So this is wh...

image

October 2020 Market Update

This month coming to your from “The Peninsula” in Springfield Lake with our October 2020 Market Update . We are seeing very low stock on the rental market with just three property’s for rent in this premium suburb with an average rent of $500 per week. There are only 9 properties on the market for sale , with 8 out of the 9 properties in the $600-800,000 range . But what we ...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 01/10/2020

01/10/2020 - Moratorium on Evictions ends as from 29 September 2020, We have received confirmation that the COVID-19 Moratorium on Evictions has ended on the 29th of September, this means that :  No longer required to offer a fixed term agreement extension for COVID-19 impacted tenants, a tenancy can now be ended via standard tenancy regulations (Found here RTA Link ...

image

September 2020 Market Update

  Coming to you from Robelle Domain in Springfield Lakes with the September 2020 real estate market update. We have had a very busy month with excellent results. Of the seven properties that we had available for Rent we received 109 applications. The days on market to find a good quality tenant were 12. Consistent now for the past 6 months being under 2 weeks to secure a tenant. We can...

image

August 2020 Market Update

Review our August Market Update from Redbank Plains  Coming to you from the Eden's Crossing Fernbrook Rise estate in Redbank Plains. Here you can purchase house and land packages starting at $320,000. Land starts at $169,500. And establish time could be purchased for 335,000 or you could even get a four bedroom home with a swimming pool for 390,000 If you were looking to buy in August 202...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 22/8/2020

22/08/2020 - Limits on numbers at Open Homes - effective immediately  With news of local cases, we will now limit our Open Homes to 10 people as per Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's direction. This could cause some delay in getting everyone through the houses so please be patient as we work through this. All attendees must use Sanitiser provided by us, we will also have gloves and ma...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 22/7/2020

22/07/2020 - Update on Job Keeper and Seeker  The past 3 months in Queensland for Real Estate has been easily managed with the COVID Residential Tenancies Practice Guide that was released on the HUB. As Property Managers we had clear guidelines to work with.  https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/126313/residential-tenancies-practice-guide-april-2020.pdf We con...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 23/4/2020

23/4/2020 - Update on DRAFT Guide released on the HUB tonight  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! It worked. All the efforts that Queensland Investors have put into the REIQ's Everybody Matters campaign has made a difference.    As a member of the REIQ we were privy to a closed Webinar today that discussed the draft guide which has been uploaded to The-Hub tonight (you can cl...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 22/4/2020

22/4/2020 - Bill Passed in QLD Parliament COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020 The Queensland Parliament has now passed a bill that has amendments to the Residential Tenancies act. This bill has been now made available via the below link:  https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/bills-and-legislation/current-bills-register As an REIQ member office we are attending a Webinar ...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 20/4/2020

20/04/2020 - Email from Housing Minister  Ahead of this week's sitting of Parliament all that emailed the Premier received the following email:  WE HAVE LISTENED   Thank you for your email to the Premier and Minister for Trade in relation to the protections for property owners and tenants in Queensland during the COVID-19 crisis. As...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 16/4/2020

16/4/2020 - Labor back tracks on Amendments to Residential Tenancies Act  The REIQ have launched an excellent 'Everyone Matters' campaign and so many have jumped on board in support. It appears to be working as the Minister has released a statement saying: "The Palaszczuk Government will continue to listen and work with stakeholders in the finalisation of new temporary COVID-19 ten...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 14/4/2020

Everyone Matters REIQ releases templates for Urgent Review of Special COVID-19 Residential Property Protections It is important that anyone whom recognises that Landlords are also needing to be protected at this time reads this link, and shares the message to Premier Palaszczuk’s email. This is how we will have our voice heard before Parliament sits on Wednesday 22 April 2020. Click on t...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 09/4/2020

9/4/20 -Special COVID-19 Protections for residential tenants and owners in Queensland ****Note the following are the proposed and not yet passed as legislation - Parliament sits the first week after Easter and the REIQ are formulating a response as a matter of urgency **** Today's announcement by Minster for Housing and Public Works, Mick De Brenni, has unveiled a package of measures to imple...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 02/4/2020

2/4/2020 - Rental Grant  The state government had set up a grant program that offers an emergency rental assistance payment of up to $500 a week, for up to four weeks, for Queenslanders who can not make rent. This grant is only available to Queenslanders who need it the most and have exhausted all other options. The COVID-19 Rental Grant is a one-off payment of up to 4 weeks rent (maximu...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 01/4/2020

01/4/2020 - Further clarification around the Rent Moratorium. In Queensland, if we have an issue whereby the tenant does not pay rent, then a process is followed that sometimes eventuates to the Court system. In our state our court is called the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). QCAT have come out with an announcement today which confirmed that no rights ...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 30/3/2020

30/3/2020 - REIQ Live Update regarding the Moratorium on Evictions If you are a Landlord and trying to understand what this means to you, check out the Live Facebook video by Antonia Mercorella of the REIQ. Link: https://www.facebook.com/TheREIQ/videos/681654109238556/ The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is the state’s peak professional association for real estate practition...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 29/3/2020

29/3/2020 - Moratorium on Evictions (A temporary prohibition of an activity/a suspension of activity ie. suspension of Evictions in Residential and Commercial Tenancies)   In tonight's announcement it was announced that there will be a 6 month moratorium on evictions. I have copied below the Press Release  :   "Now, the National Cabinet also considered this evening issues re...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 26/3/2020

26/3/2020 - Available resources Current Available Resources  Centrelink information: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/COVID19   Superannuation: ATO Early release to Superannuation   Treasury Economic Response: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus   Fact Sheets for Households: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/households

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 24/3/2020

24/3/2020 - - Snippit from Email update to Owners and Tenants Assistance if you have lost your income, how does that look? This was the information we are all waiting on. But tonight we do not yet have a clear understanding. Scott Morrison said :   "A lot of progress has been made over the course of today and over the course of this week, we'll be looking to hopefully finalise some me...

image

COVID-19 - Client Update 23/3/2020

23/3/2020 - Snippit from Email update to Owners and Tenants Rent It has become evident that some tenant's may or have already lost their employment and are being financially impacted due to this crisis. We will contact you if we become aware of a change in your tenants circumstances.  The Prime Minister has announced that states and territories will work together to identify what measur...

image

Halloween Competition

Hey Kids,  Would you like to win an awesome Prize? It’s time for our Halloween colouring in Contest and your chance to win! Please colour the picture above with crayons, markers or coloured pencils. Our judges will choose  winners from three age groups: 3-5 years; 6-8 years; and 9-11 years. Click here to download and print Rules:  1.      ...

image

End of Financial Year is fast approaching

End of Financial Year is fast approaching so what does your Property Manager do for you? At Beautique Realty we adopt the following steps to ensure our clients are ready to finalise their Property related financials for the year. 1. Make sure all your property related invoices are processed from rental income prior to the 30th of June.  2. Ensure all routine inspections are completed so...

image

A powerful session for property owners & buyers!

You are invited to our Beautique Realty hosted Event in Augustine heights in 2 weeks. Learn how to fund, choose and manage the greatest asset you'll buy in your lifetime.  Register here :   www.capitalproperties.com.au/Beautique-Realty-Event-Brisbane   Hear from our Property Investor Finance specialist and learn how to get ready to gain finance to purchase an invest...

image

How do I choose the right Property Manager?

Do you own a property ? Are you thinking of renting it out ? Need to find a Property Manager ? Not sure where to start ? How do you choose a Property Manager that cares? To find a property manager that is the right Property Manager for you, I have put together a few things to consider. This is such a great topic and one that I am passionate about. So much so I could write a book about it! (but...

image

Asset Protection Manager

Do you love property? Is your passion in the detail? Do you strive to make a difference in your career? Be a part of an innovative agency paving the way to make a difference in the lives of our clients A place that has industry influence A place that offers a voice for property management A place that offers support in all aspects of your daily needs A place where education is never ending...

image

BAD TENANTS LOVE DIY LANDLORDS

Did you know that placing your property for rent as a 'do-it-yourself' landlord in the local newspaper would possibly net you a lot of phone calls from tenants who do not like to deal with agents? There are plenty of tenants in the community that knows full well that it is much easier to deal with a private landlord who lacks experience and is unlikely to undertake in-depth reference checks or...

image

Need to change property manager?

Imagine if you did a routine inspection and saw this - maybe it's time you changed property managers!  Call Beau 0411439437 and find out how easy it real is!  #funnynotfunny #property #propertymanager #realestate #springfieldlakes #bellbirdpark #augustineheights #ripley #qualityproperty 

image

Changes to Legislation - Depreciation

This month, the government released draft legislation regarding the proposed changes to plant and equipment depreciation as announced in the May federal budget. The draft outlined further details around a property investor’s eligibility to claim depreciation and provided a range of scenarios to be aware of should this legislation pass. In a positive move, the government has provided the...

image

PROFESSIONAL MARKETING MEANS LOWER VACANCY PERIODS

To ensure you achieve the most appropriate tenant for your rental property in the fastest period of time, it’s essential to place a clear focus on professional marketing – there are a large number of ways in which this can be achieved: For rent signs: The property should have a for rent sign placed on the front fence. If there is no front fence, the ideal spot is outside...

image

WHO IS YOUR TYPICAL TENANT?

Recently released statistics show that the profile of a typical tenant is that of a female aged between 35-49 who earns above $50,000 per annum. The statistics also show that less than 30% of people who are looking to rent a property today are men. The study undertaken by website portal realestate.com.au, revealed that less than 17% of prospective tenants are less than 25 years of age. When ...

image

EXPERT EYES SEE DOLLARS YOU DON'T

An essential part of the process in maximising a depreciation claim for an investment property is a thorough site inspection performed by a depreciation specialist. When a depreciation specialist visits a property they utilise their knowledge of all of the items that are deductible and available to claim. This knowledge is recognised by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) under Tax Ruling 97...

image

JOIN OUR TEAM!

We are looking for the right person to join our team. Calling all Property Managers who are looking for a Part Time role with a customer service focused Property Management business. Located in Augustine Heights and servicing Ipswich and the southern suburbs of Brisbane. Email expressions of interest to [email protected] Look forward to hearing from talented Property Manager...

image

Need more homes! Vacancy at all time low .

This morning I sat down in the office with Caroline our Property Manager to discuss the up coming properties that the tenants are moving on and what we have coming up for prospective tenants. I was surprised to hear almost all our tenancies are being resigned and we have only one rental property being re-listed for rent in the next three months. That one plus a few new houses means we need to f...