Orbit Property Blog

We write regular blog articles regarding current property trends, property management advice as well as up-to-the-minute industry news that affects investors and new home buyers.

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Importance of power point positioning in your new home

When building your dream home, there are many decisions to be made from your house design, internal and external colours, tiles, carpet, tapware and cabinetry. Then will come the electrical plan. The electrical plan will specify where all the lights are to be positioned.  It will also indicate the number and position of the power […]

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Optional extras when building – here are the top 5 picks

We have all been a display homes and fallen in love with the optional extras that a jammed packed into these homes. Display homes look good for a reason. Not only are they professionally styled but all those optional extras will cost extra when you build your new home. So, what are the optional extras […]

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What is a house and land package?

The term ‘house and land package’ seems self-explanatory but understanding what is and isn’t included can be tricky. A house and land package is when a buyer secures a block of land and the construction of a home in one process but two contracts. House and land packages are a popular option for buyers as the know […]

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Tips on making your rental property feel like home

Wanting to make the home you are renting feel more like home but not sure how or what you are allowed to do? It’s common to feel this way when you’re renting.  Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to create a sense of home in your rental home. At Orbit Property, we want our […]

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QLD RENTAL PROPERTY CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PROPOSAL UPDATES

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (The REIQ) recently met with the Queensland Government regarding the proposed landlord and tenant protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. This response follows the Everyone Matters in Real Estate campaign.  Rental property coronavirus relief is an issue evolving daily.  So, Orbit Property will keep you fully informed. Initially, when the proposal […]

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TIPS TO A SUCCESSFUL VACATE INSPECTION

The end of a tenancy is a common time for conflicts to possibly arise between the tenants and yourself regarding rental bond. More than half. More than half the disputes received by the RTA in the last financial year were about bond disputes. By taking the time to get the entry inspection right and taking […]

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WHAT CAN MAKE A SUCCESSFUL PROPERTY INVESTMENT VENTURE?

Success is not achieved in a day. It is no different investing in property. In order to achieve success, you need to understand the workings of the financial world, ample time and a lot of research. And the possible mistakes you make along the way will just be more learning curves. Whether you are embarking […]

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What does Conveyancer do?

Whether it is an existing home, or you are about to embark on building your new home, you will need to engage a good conveyancer. From the start of your contract right through to the settlement – this is a complex task and includes various financial and administrative duties, so, you will need the right […]

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RENTING A PROPERTY WITH A POOL, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Having a swimming pool in a rental property can be a real bonus but you need to ensure that you have yourself and your pool covered. Be clear in the special terms of the General Tenancy Agreement what the tenant’s responsibilities are around taking care of the pool. Generally, it is recommended that the owner […]

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CAN I CHANGE MY TENANTS FOR WATER?

There are varying factors to take into account when assessing if water usage charges can be passed onto tenants. Under the Residential Tenancy and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008, landlords are permitted to pass on the cost of water to tenants if: The property must be individually metered or water is delivered by vehicle The property […]

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CLAIMING ABOVE THE BOND

In most cases, tenancies run smoothly and any issues that may arise are able to be solved between parties. There are however, certain cases in which the Property Manager or Landlord may need to seek the assistance of the RTA to help them on what to do when the obligations of the tenant/s have not […]

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Winter Living Hacks

We’re in the middle of Winter now, so we wanted to share a few hacks to help you survive the colder months! Reverse your ceiling fans to drive the warm air to the floor – keep them on the low speed Take advantage of the warm sunlight by keeping curtains and blinds open all day, […]

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