What is the Difference Between a Gross Lease and a Net Lease?

Gross Lease A gross lease includes rent as an amount that does not incur extra charges. Included in the rate (rent) a Landlord typically includes building expenses better known as Outgoings. These costs include such things as land tax, council rates, water rates, insurance, management fees, strata levies, repairs and repairs and maintenance. It is …

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To Fee or Not to Fee? That is the Question

As most of Australia is duly aware the financial sector is in the midst of a drawn out, yet necessary, shake up with mortgage brokers facing the brunt of suggested changes. Regulators have shared their scepticism around lender-paid broker remuneration, doubting if the industry can act in the best interest of their customers whilst operating …

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Why Engaging an Experienced Buyers Agent is a Value Proposition

The most frequent questions a Buyer’s Agent (BA) is asked is “Why Do I Need a Buyer’s Agent?”  and “How does a Buyer’s Agent add value to my Property Acquisition?” Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned property investor, the answer is the same. A buyer wants: Access to 100% of properties …

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History Repeating

The word is about, there’s something evolving, Whatever may come, the world keeps revolving… They say the next big thing is here, That the revolution’s near, But to me it seems quite clear That’s it’s all just a little bit of history repeating. The newspapers shout a new style is growing, But it don’t know …

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First Time Renting?

Renting can be daunting the first time, even for home owners of 20 years looking to re-enter the rental market. You could be competing with dozens of people looking to find a home for the long or short term so here are tips every first-time renter can use to find their next home with confidence. …

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Buyers Agent MythBusters

If you are familiar with the television program MythBusters, you know their goal is to put to test myths and urban legends that have been going around for donkey’s years and prove whether they are right or just that – a myth. Well here at Rose & Jones, we aim to provide insight into what …

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Leasing Lingo for Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate can sometimes seem overwhelming with the various terms that are used. Brush up on your leasing lingo with terms, phrases or words you may come across in your commercial real estate dealings. Amenities A feature that provides comfort, convenience, or value to a property. Arrears Overdue payments on a rental agreement where …

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Looking Through the Mist

After a booming 4 years of property sales and property price growth across the Sydney market, clearance rates consistently above 80% and seemingly unrestrained lending, as the middle of March 2018 approaches and clearance rates (as reported) are hovering around 66%, if you believed what you read, we are heading for market crash. Firstly, a few …

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Looking Through the Mist - Rose & Jones