UNDERSTANDING YOUR MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A LANDLORD

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the major responsibilities of being a landlord. Whether you’re a seasoned property owner or considering venturing into the realm of real estate investment, understanding your obligations is crucial for success.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN VIEWING A PROPERTY

The journey to finding the perfect property can be both exhilarating and daunting. Whether you’re in pursuit of your forever home or a real estate investment opportunity, the process of viewing properties is a crucial step that can determine the course of your financial and personal future.

HOW TO ADVERTISE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

Are you a property owner or landlord looking to advertise your rental property effectively? In today’s competitive real estate market, advertising plays a vital role in attracting qualified tenants and ensuring a successful rental experience.

AIRBNB AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP

In recent years, Airbnb has revolutionised the way people travel and find accommodation. This online platform allows individuals to rent out their homes, apartments, or spare rooms to travelers looking for unique and affordable lodging options.

INTERIOR DESIGN SECRETS YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you’d love your home to look like it was straight out of an interior design magazine page, then keep reading. As a working mom, you’re probably thinking, yeah, right? Like that will ever happen. But turning the clutter and chaos you call home into a space you can’t wait to get home to might just be easier than you think with a bit of expert help.

LESSONS FROM AN AIRBNB SUPER HOST

What does an Airbnb super host and a property manager have in common? Well, it turns out there’s a heck of a lot. Communication, customer experience, attentiveness, and an ability to listen are just a few of the secrets to success that Juls Rolnik shares in her book, Secrets of a Super Host, how to become an Airbnb Rockstar. And she has risen through the echelons of the Airbnb world and has been named a super host 23 times.

HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY PERSONAL GROWTH?

Have you ever done something either at home or in the workplace and thought, ‘geez I could have handled that better’? Or ‘why did I act like that’? If you have then you are ready for the personal growth journey. This can be a scary place to be sitting on the precipice of. It actually takes a lot of courage to go on this journey and it’s definitely not for the faint hearted. Why? Well because it requires you to take a great big spotlight and shine it directly on yourself. Stepping out from behind the ‘victim’ or ‘poor me’ mentality and owning your role in every situation in your life.

HOW YOUR THOUGHTS CONTROL YOUR LIFE – YOUR HAPPINESS, YOUR WORK AND YOUR SUCCESS

Does changing your thoughts really change your life? I’m going to give you all a ‘hell yes’, right now! Talking about your thoughts, who would have thought it would be such a huge and increasingly popular topic. What I am going to write about here are not original ideas or concepts, I’m simply sharing what I have learnt and voicing the value of what I have found in becoming aware of my thoughts. We’ve all heard about mindfulness and mindset, so it all sounds simple enough right? Well it’s not, so I hope you keep reading this to the end.

‘CHAOS TO CALM’ – SO, YOU THINK YOU CAN’T MEDITATE?

If you’re anything like me, maybe you’ve told yourself things like this before when it comes to meditation. ‘I can’t meditate’, ‘my mind won’t switch off’, ‘I can’t sit still that long’, or ‘meditation just isn’t for me’. Meditation certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you are feeling stressed or anxious, it is honestly one of the best ways to regulate your nervous system and reset your body. Take it from me, I’m a massive convert. I practice meditation daily, sometimes it might only be for 10 minutes, sometimes more, sometimes I sit on my floor, other times I’ll stop in the park or sit by the beach. I really don’t care what people think of they see me sitting or lying somewhere, I’ve learnt to completely zone out and turn my incessant chatter inwards. It’s in those moments of quiet I often have my best ideas, I find solutions to my biggest problems and let my poor overworked nervous system take a well earned breather. This week in our series on stress, Maya from A Conscious State, takes us on a journey to understand Meditation, how to make it work for you, and the benefits to not only you, but everyone in your lives. You’ll be more productive and focused in the workplace, you’ll be a better partner, mother, sister and friend.

Digital Detox: Why it is good for you and why everyone should do it!

Digital detox

In an era where we are more connected than ever digitally that is, we are actually extremely disconnected from ourselves. Whilst Covid personally, has allowed me precious time to reconnect with my teenage children, I recently realised that the connection I had neglected for so long was the one with myself. It sounds so self-centred and narcissistic doesn’t it, I mean thinking about selves before anyone else, just seems to un-natural. But, it is true when I say the most important person to be connected with is ourselves. Previously, I actually feel quite guilty, selfish even, for suggesting it. As a mother, wife, business owner, employee, entrepreneur, and the various other labels we carry, who is the person we put last, like me I bet for most you, it was or still is yourself. We continually without even realising it for most of us, neglect the all-important connection with ourselves.

HOW TO DEAL WITH MOULD ISSUES IN YOUR PROPERTY

After months of rain lashing South East Queensland, chances are you’ve already experienced mould this season. It can affect clothing, shoes, furniture, walls, and many other parts of the home. Mould only grows when there is sufficient moisture on a surface or humidity in the air. Common causes include: leaky roofs and walls including and […]

10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS STICK

What a year it’s been, extraordinary, unprecedented, and challenging in the extreme. I bet many of you can look back and think well if I survived that, I can survive anything! Extended periods of lockdown or uncertainty around whether we would shut down, presented new challenges many of us have never had to deal with […]

ITHINK PROPERTY GIFT GUIDE

Whether it’s secret Santa or your significant other, gift buying can be extremely hard and exhausting. If you have a home lover, an interior design protégé, or a keen renovator on your Christmas list, here is a list of the top gifts and knick knackers for any home lover.  Let’s start off with the small […]

YOU’VE SOLD YOUR HOUSE, WHAT NOW?

The selling journey doesn’t end once you’ve accepted an offer, and there’s still plenty to do before you can move on. This is the business end of selling your home. Now is the time to get your paperwork in order, finalise your finance, and prepare to move. Here are the main things you need to […]

NAILING YOUR CURB APPEAL

Real Estate agent carrying out a home appraisal in Ipswich to find the value of a property

First impressions matter – so what can you do to ensure you are the envy of all your neighbours. When it comes to your home, a lot of people pay the most attention to what’s on the inside, especially if they are selling or listing their property for rent. But it’s equally important to think […]

EVALUATING YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Investment properties are a great way to generate income, but how do you know how to pick a property that is going to give you the best return on investment?  Here are some things you need to evaluate before taking the plunge into the investment world.  Your mortgage repayments  If you borrow to invest, you […]

SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE

We all have those jobs that we keep avoiding or saying “it can wait until tomorrow”, but with the new season swiftly rolling in, it is the perfect time to get your house in order.  So as the mercury starts to rise, what are the best jobs to tackle? Here is a list of the […]

TRANSFORM YOUR HOME ON A BUDGET

You don’t need to break the bank to give your home a little bit of a freshen up, and with the new season around the corner, it is the perfect time to do so!  If you have quickly dismissed interior styling or home ‘transformations due to the costs, here are some easy tips and tricks […]

WHAT WILL THE REAL ESTATE MARKET LOOK LIKE IN 10 YEARS?

It’s the year 2031 and the count down is well and truly on for the much anticipated Brisbane 2032 Olympics. The 2032 Olympics however, will be a bit different…The games will be quite widespread, with events taking place in Brisbane, Redland, Moreton Bay, Scenic Rim and Ipswich. Some preliminary rounds of certain sports, will also […]

THE 10 MOST COMMON MISTAKES VENDORS MAKE WHEN SELLING THEIR HOME

Selling your home is a major decision and a massive commitment. Essentially you disrupt your usual routine for a few weeks to ensure you get the best possible price for your property. There are a number of factors that can contribute to the number of days your property sits on the market. Here are the […]

EAT LOCAL: OUR GUIDE TO THE BEST RESTAURANTS AND CAFES IN IPSWICH AND TOOWOOMBA

After a tumultuous year and being in and out of lockdown, it has been super hard for some of our favourite small businesses, cafes, and restaurants to keep operating and feeding the hungry mouths of Ipswich and Toowoomba locals.  In order to help our local businesses thrive and continue to help our cities flourish, we […]