Posts Tagged ‘Investors’

What do you do if you are a Landlord and are unhappy with your current Property Manager?

John Pye Real Estate continues to pick up a large number of property managements where Landlords are stressed out over their current management situation.

Tax Return Dates Australian Property Investors Must Know





Missing a tax deadline is not only stressful but can set a tax return back and potentially result in fines or legal penalties.

Never miss an important tax date again by adding the following dates to your 2023 calendar.

2023 Key Tax Dates
Tax return lodgement dates vary between individuals, companies, trusts and partnerships.

The key factors that determine an individual or entity’s relevant return date … Read the full post »

Fixed Term vs Periodic Tenancies – Updated


In the past it has been a common practice for New South Wales Real Estate Agencies to commence a new Tenancy with a Fixed Term Tenancy Agreement and at the end of the term, simply continue the Tenancy as a Periodic or Continuing Agreement.

When changes occur within the Residential Tenancies Act, Agents must review systems and procedures to cater for the … Read the full post »

5-Star Google Review – Joel Callahan

Interested in renting your home or investment property through John Pye Real Estate?

Or interested in finding a home to rent?

Here is one of our latest 5-Star Google Reviews regarding our care for people.

Get in contact with us if we can be of service to you, your family or friends.Google reviews

Rental Market Wrap-up with Bec & Craig

Want to know what is happening in the market? Here is a quick snapshot.




Landlord Obligations – Part 3 – Additional Responsibilities

John Pye’s experience extends over 26 years (and counting!) in the real estate industry.

In this video, he shares with us about Landlord obligations when it comes to the additional responsibilities in residential rental properties. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series for a full run down.

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The financial Plan B for Australians who won’t buy a home

You’d have to have been living on Mars for the past decade to not be aware that house prices, especially in Melbourne and Sydney, have risen sharply. The combination of extremely low interest rates, a growing population, and in some cases a lack of supply of new homes, has resulted in existing home owners becoming wealthy, at least on paper, and those outside the home ownership club … Read the full post »

Our Top 10 Investor Blog Posts of 2016

Top 10 investor

We continue to be amazed at the amount of unique visitors to our blog posts, including the old posts that range all the way back to 2010/2011.

Here is the list of the top blog posts for 2016:

10. Six capital gains and depreciation facts for property investors

9. Tips to secure yourself a rental property

8. Strata Schemes – … Read the full post »

What’s the Future of the Australian Property Market? – Chat with Dr Andrew Wilson

In late October, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley recorded a LIVE Podcast with Dr Andrew Wilson on the Future of the Australian Property Market at the Sydney Property Buyer Expo.

This podcast is a MUST LISTEN recording! Dr Andrew Wilson is the Chief Economist for the Domain Group and is an appointed housing market expert and adviser to the Federal Government funded, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network. He holds a PhD … Read the full post »

Major Changes To Strata Laws Effective 30 November 2016

There is good news for Investors who own Strata-titled properties as new NSW Fair Trading strata laws will start on 30 November 2016.


Some of our favourite key changes include:


Allowing owners to adopt modern technology to conduct meetings, vote, communicate and
administer their scheme – this is important for our interstate and international investors.


A simpler, clearer process for dealing with disputes … Read the full post »

The Land Tax Sting In The Tail Which No-one Knows About

All publicity about this year’s NSW State budget has been centred around the additional 4% stamp duty which will now be charged to buyers who are not Australian citizens or Permanent Residents! Fair enough for overseas purchasers contemplating buying property if NSW. They can decide whether to buy – or not – based on this additional impost.

Not so for those who currently own property in NSW!

What has been less publicised is … Read the full post »

Are Great Property Investors Born or Made?

If you’re like me you were told from very young age that if you want to succeed at something – be it sport, school or a musical instrument – that you must put in time, hard work and importantly, practice. Most of us learnt our times tables by repeating them over and over – practicing multiplication was the most effective means of learning this skill. Well the same applies to … Read the full post »

Tax depreciation differences between new and old property

Tax depreciation differences between new and old properties

A common mistake many investors make is thinking that their older property isn’t eligible for tax depreciation. However, there are many cases in which you can still make a claim. Take a look at the difference in tax depreciation between old and new properties, and discover how an older property could still help you claim … Read the full post »

Tips to secure yourself a rental property

Here are some helpful tips to consider when applying for a rental property:

1. Turn up to the inspection on time so that you won’t have to rush though the property.

2. Treat the property with respect when visiting. Do not slam doors or push anything open with your feet.

3. Submit a neat application. Quite often we receive application forms that are messy, torn, crumpled or have pages / sections missing and … Read the full post »

The Million Dollar Home Club

From the latest results of RP Data’s Property Pulse, 2011 is likely to be remembered as the year of the million dollar property.

Despite below average sales volumes during 2010, the number of suburbs with a median price at or in excess of $1 million increased to 212 suburbs nationwide. The December quarter report showed that over 2010 the number of suburbs with a $1 million price tag nationwide grew by … Read the full post »

Floor Plans – An Essential Tool for your Marketing Campaign

When I look at a property, one of the first things I look for is whether there is a floor plan. I am a visual person and like to be able to visualise the space available in a property. Does this sound like you too? There’s a good chance it does. The majority of buyers today want to see a floor plan before they even consider if the property suits … Read the full post »

Photo Finish!

With so many people now turning to the internet to do their house hunting, professional property photography has become the standard in property marketing. Buyers expect to see visual content when searching for their dream home. When people look at the property photos in a listing, they imagine themselves living in that space. Will potential buyers imagine themselves in the house that an agent has snapped on his 2 megapixel … Read the full post »

Landlords should take care not to get caught out by the taxman

The end of another financial year is almost upon us and that means its tax time again! We all know that this time of year means we need to go through the process of working out our taxable income and calculating our tax bill. Here are some handy end-of-financial-year tips on maximising your tax benefits, and tax traps to avoid if you own an investment property. We recommend you keep … Read the full post »

Homes still in short supply

In these times of lower auction results, and tales abounding of property bargains galore it might seem a bit unbelievable to be talking about a housing supply issue.

Many vendors are probably thinking that the only supply issue they have right now is that there’s too many properties on the market. But behind the scenes there’s still plenty of talk about how we’re not building enough houses by number crunchers who … Read the full post »

Keeping your cool

There are opportunities and dangers when surrendering your cooling off period.

In the heat of the moment, the exhilaration of finding and snaring a jewel in the real estate market can be a buyer’s natural adrenalin. But then you sleep on it. And you start to think… Maybe the place will need a bit more work than expected. And how many extra dollars will that cost?

The timber floors seemed a bit … Read the full post »

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