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What is a Routine Inspection?

13/03/2019

Buying Investing Living Renting & Sharing Selling

Routine inspections are carried out to ensure the property is well cared for and to check if there are any maintenance or health and safety issues. A routine inspection is not a housework inspection; the person inspecting the property should appreciate that people are living there. However the tenant should have the property in a good condition on the day of inspection. Purpose of the Inspection and Report: The purpose of a Property Inspection and associated report is to record the condition of the property on the date of inspection. Scope of the Inspection: The Inspection comprises of a visual assessment only, of both the interior and exterior of the property. As per privacy laws, none of the tenant’s furniture has been moved to provide an unrestricted visual inspection and no ladders have been climbed to inspect roof cavities, etc. The person carrying out the inspection is not an expert in building, electrical, plumbing, glazing, gas fitting or pest detection. If these are required, an appropriately qualified, insured and licensed building, electrical or pest inspector should be engaged. Sample of Routine Inspection Report RTA’s Pocket Guides for Tenant Renting

Q Realty's Seller's Testimonial

11/03/2019

Buying Investing Selling

“Thanks Q Realty, and Quy and Linda and the team! You sold our house and we are so excited! Your professionalism has been just awesome! Thanks for all your help and we will always remember you! (Thumbs up)  

Help For Landlords - Water Charges

07/03/2019

Buying Investing Living Renting & Sharing

Lessors are allowed to pass on the full water consumption charges (including bulk water charges) to tenants provided all the minimum criteria have been met. Lessors are able to pass on the full water consumption charges to tenants if: the rental premises are individually metered (or water is delivered by vehicle), and the rental premises are water efficient, and the tenancy agreement states the tenant must pay for water consumption. How can the lessor/agent prove the premises are water efficient? At the start of the tenancy agreement, the lessor/agent and tenant should negotiate arrangements for water charging and frequency of charges. The presence of water efficient devices should be noted on the Entry condition report (Form 1a). Lessors/agents should be able to demonstrate the presence of water efficient devices where it may be unclear, such as by providing copies of: plumbing reports receipts packaging warranties or instruction manuals for taps and showerheads, etc. For any water fixtures produced from 2005 onwards, the easiest way to check if they meet the required efficiency standard is to look for products with a WELS rating of three stars or higher. WELS is Australia’s water efficiency labelling scheme which rates fixtures including taps, shower heads and […]

Help For Tenants - entry notices

03/03/2019

Buying Investing Renting & Sharing Selling

Did you know that no notice is required for repairs and maintenance if property is remote and there is a shortage of tradespeople? In general though, anyone who would like to enter the property needs to supply an entry notice (Form 9). Time Frames vary depending on the reason for entry: 24 hours for maintenance (smoke alarm, repairs, quoting, suspected abandonment) 24 hours for valuations, show a prospective buyer/tenant 7 days for routine inspections (and not within 3 months of previous entry) No Notice required for emergency or to protect property from imminent or further damage. Link to Residential Tenancies Authority website Download – Form 9 entry notice Form 9 can be emailed, hand delivered or posted (allow an extra 5 days for postage) If agreement cannot be reached about entry, the RTA’s free dispute resolution service may be able to help.  

First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS)

03/03/2019

Buying Investing Living News: Property & Economy

The First Home Super Saver Scheme could boost your savings up to 30% faster, compared with saving through a standard deposit account. As an individual, you can make voluntary contributions of up to $15,000 per year and $30,000 in total, within existing contribution caps, to your superannuation account to go towards purchasing your first home. First home buyers can apply to have their additional super contributions released from 1 July 2018. The First home super saver (FHSS) scheme was introduced by the Australian Government in the Federal Budget 2017–18 to reduce pressure on housing affordability. The FHSS scheme allows you to save money for your first home inside your superannuation fund. This will help first home buyers save faster with the concessional tax treatment of super. https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/super/super-housing-measures/first-home-super-saver-scheme/

Help For Home Sellers: Hint #43

02/03/2019

Investing Renting & Sharing Selling

If you’re selling your investment property, do not evict the tenants and lose hundreds (possibly thousands of dollars) in rent money. Instead, offer the tenants a small discount in rent to compensate them for the inconvenience of having buyers inspect the property.  By Neil Jenman – 184 Hints to get you more money and give you less stress

Stretton State College VS Calamvale Community College?

02/03/2019

Living Suburb Profile

Stretton vs Calamvale? THE RESULT WILL SURPRISE YOU! Every week the question gets asked, which is the better school Calamvale Community College or Stretton State College? Or people make purchasing decisions like “I only want to buy in the Stretton catchment zone”. If you want graphs & statistics for your answers, then click on this link https://bettereducation.com.au/…/compare_qld_yr12_school_ra…. #qrealtyaus #schoolrankings #strettonvscalamvale #choosingtherightschool#schooltrends #compareOP #compareschoolrankings#buyahouseinaschoolzone  

Great South Run! 7th April 2019

02/03/2019

Living

Get your running shoes on! Sunday 7th April is a FAMILY DAY of fun running in the sun! 😀 Q Realty proudly sponsors the FAMILY 1K WALK/RUN. Lots of prizes to be won on the day! REGISTER at http://greatsouthrun.com.au/ #gsr #greatsouthrun Q Realty Aus #funinthesun #gsr2019 #familyfun#funrun

Workshop - Downsize Your Home & Upsize Your Sunset Years

02/03/2019

Buying Investing Living Market Minute Market Update News: Property & Economy Selling Suburb Profile

Q REALTY workshops this complex issue of how best to downsize your home and upsize your sunset years. HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF? Presented by Mr Guy Gibbons (Bennett Carroll Solicitors) + When building a granny flat with your children? + When a family member steps up and helps you? + When you lose the ability to make decisions even temporarily? HOW TO UPSIZE YOUR SUNSET YEARS? Presented by Ms Kath Lewis (Ark Financial Planning) + 65 is the new middle age! How do you fund your retirement? + Getting older and getting it right! Pitfalls and traps! TO DOWNSIZE HOUSE OR STAY? Presented by Ms Quy Early (Q Realty) + what is the market doing! + live mode vs sell mode + To auction we go? or is there a better way? QUESTIONS & ANSWERS + Converse with our guest speakers at the Q&A session JOIN US Wednesday 20th March 2019 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Algester Sports Club 41 Endiandra Street. PLEASE REGISTER FOR SEATING PURPOSES Call: 0420 988 751 Email: info@qrealty.com.au

Q Realty's Burger Night (First Friday Each Month)

02/03/2019

Living

Q Realty organises a get-together at Col Bennett Park every month, so people can connect with one another. We want to bring back that sense of community for everyone. All are welcome! Free burger and a drink is provided, with the help of Calamvale Central Meats. Bring a friend. Share a joke. Stay connected. Happens every first Friday of the month!

Testimonial from our tenant

02/03/2019

Buying Investing Renting & Sharing Selling

“Thank you. It was a pleasure renting from you, it was just unfortunate of the circumstances we had to leave.  I will have no hesitation to recommend your self and Q Realty to anyone I talk to”.  Luke M.

Testimonial - Wati & Adrienne Lui

02/03/2019

Buying Investing Selling

“Having Linda turn up at our doorstep looking for a house for one of her buyers was definitely a sign. Over the next few months I contacted Linda and never looked back.  Selling a house can definitely be a stressful time and being able to put our biggest asset into the hands of Linda and Quy was a decision we will never regret.  They were just amazing it was honestly like dealing with good friends, they listened and were so easy to talk too, the communication was fantastic and we knew they always had our best interest at heart, plus they got a fantastic price for our property   I have told all our friends if they are ever selling these 2 ladies are the ones to see.  However the one thing I will miss now the house is sold are our chats. Wishing you both all the very best and thank you so much for everything”. Wati and Adrienne Lui

21 Cheap And Effective Tricks To Keep Your Home Safe

13/10/2018

Buying Investing Living Renting & Sharing Uncategorized

https://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/18-cheap-and-effective-tricks-to-deter-burglars Install some dummy surveillance cameras Always remember to remove flyers from your doorstep Put bumper stickers on your car. Keep your landscaping neat and trimmed. Buy light timers for your indoor and outdoor lights. Pretend like you’re saying good-bye to someone inside when you leave your home – If someone’s watching you, they’ll be fooled into thinking someone is still home. Don’t leave your electronics boxes out on the curb – Drive them to the recycling plant yourself, or cut them up into smaller pieces and conceal them in your recycling or trash bins. Don’t leave a ladder just hanging out in your backyard – Most burglars don’t BYOL. So don’t make their jobs easier by supplying them with an easy way to get into your bedroom. Make sure that your mirrors don’t reflect your home alarm – Burglars might be able to see if your alarm is unarmed, so make sure you examine your mirrors from all outside angles. Mow your lawn! People will wonder if you’ve gone on vacation if you let your grass grow too high. Don’t leave status updates broadcasting that you’re away. –  Fake a TV glow – This little gizmo uses the same energy as a nightlight, works on a timer […]

SOLD! Congratulations on a great result!

20/09/2018

Buying Selling

Loving the new colours! Thanks Karen! SOLD to a great family and owner is making her one move a reality! #qrealtyaus #sellsafely #testimonial

A Fiver For a Farmer

18/08/2018

Living News: Property & Economy

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Q Realty's Landlord Testimonial

20/04/2018

Buying Investing Renting & Sharing Selling Uncategorized

“We just want to say how thankful and appreciative we are of QMT Realty. We have a property managed by your agency since the time we purchased it and there’s been absolutely no hitches no problems. In fact we did have some tenants which were disruptive but you handled it beautifully, and we are so grateful to you it. We got terrific support and now I believe the new tenants are so much in love with the property, and I think they are in love with you guys as well because they have stuck with you guys as well. Thanks so much. We look forward to working with you next year. Call QMT Realty any time for property management”. from Tim and Maureen  

Q Realty’s Seller’s Testimonial

20/04/2018

Buying Investing Living Selling Uncategorized

It’s been great dealing with QMT. Theyve done a great job for us both in the pruchsae of a new property and the sale of our existing property. and it was a very easy and quick process. We highly recommend QMT Realty as a great place to sell your property. #qmtrealty #agentyoucantrust #testimonial #realestate #realestateagent

What Marcia Loves About Her Home!

20/04/2018

Buying Investing Selling

53 Tingiringi Street, Algester – Check this home out!

How You Can Mess up the Sale of Your Home

27/03/2018

Buying Investing Selling

Welcome to the 2nd video in our series – “How you can be messing up the sale of your home”. Access or the lack of it is an all too common mistake sellers make when selling their home. Not wanting viewings during the week or early evenings or basically restricting times in general could be harming the sale of your home. Opens (homes) are effective  but nothing beats the one on one relationship your agent can create with the buyer on an appointed viewing time.  Everything they learn about the buyer and their requirements could be an important part of getting you best possible price for your home. Work with your agent to establish the best times for you. Your agent is a professional and can be trusted to access your home and lock up and secure your property when required. They will remain with the buyer and keep any groups together as they move through your home. Of course if your agent is insisting on midnight inspections, it’s time to call us here at QMT Realty.

Happy Chinese New Year!

20/02/2018

Living

We absolutely loved the dragon dancing last Friday at QMT Realty! Check out the whole team!🐉 What a way to finish on Friday with the lucky new year dragons blessing our office! ⛩ Have a great week everyone!  #chinesenewyear