Category: Housing

Depreciation – the tax deduction lots of property investors forget to claim

Posted on 12/05/2017 O Comment

Depreciation – the tax deduction lots of property investors forget to claim. There are lots of property related tax deductions that all investors claim: council rates, water rates, property management fees, repairs. But depreciation is one that many people don’t even know about. Think of it as compensation for wear and tear. Buildings suffer wear


Strata time, and the living is easy

Posted on 03/04/2017 O Comment

Throw 10 people into a room and you’ll likely get some varied opinions. Throw 100 into a strata community and you’ll get a whole lot more; from what equals appropriate behaviour to what volume of noise is acceptable and how late is too late to use the communal pool. The bottom line is every neighbourhood


The beginner’s guide to balconies

Posted on 14/03/2017 O Comment

For any apartment dweller, balconies are a fabulous addition offering an outdoor entertaining area, extra living space and the opportunity to catch a little more view. They can also add thousands of dollars to the value of your unit. But balconies raise some intriguing issues when it comes to how they can be used and


Five ways to give to your neighbours

Posted on 01/03/2017 O Comment

On March 26 Australia celebrates Neighbour Day, an initiative facilitated by Relationships Australia to recognise strong communities, encourage social connection, and ensure the welfare of those who live around us. Amidst studies that note strong communities lead to better life satisfaction, a sense of wellbeing, and possibly even better health, here are five ways to


Keeping the peace

Posted on 06/02/2017 O Comment

The three Cs of community living Strata living offers some wonderful benefits; affordability in built-up areas, proximity to essentials like transport, shopping and work, and access to amenities like swimming pools and barbecues. But there are occasional challenges when it comes to community living. Here is our guide to fostering harmony and keeping the peace,


What makes a great community

Posted on 25/01/2017 O Comment

Great communities don’t happen by accident; they’re part good design, part access to services and largely attributed to the people who reside within them. It’s often hard to put a finger in why exactly they work, but here are the top five reasons some communities truly shine… Inclusion Contrary to the modern trend where people


Win for tenants in new era of strata management

Posted on 23/12/2016 O Comment

After five years of consultation and a raft of drafts and amendments, New South Wales is set to see new house rules when it comes to strata living, and the changes could have flow-on effects throughout Australia. Here’s the lowdown on what the new laws mean for living in a shared community. The legislation On


Why Community Counts in a Technological World

Posted on 01/11/2016 O Comment

These days we’re more likely than ever before to live away from our families, to move for work or study, and conduct a vast portion of our socialising via technology. In a world where we can connect with others at the push of a button, a physical community with the security and warm social embrace


Entirely Paperless!

Posted on 29/07/2016 O Comment

Being a Building Manager of over 300 residents, portal has been my saving grace. The portal has allowed me to view and manage my workload with no more phone calls or endless backlog of paperwork. All my residents can log on and book repairs /maintenance, & facilities with a push of a button with an