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Property depreciation for tax time

July 9, 2018

Investment Landlords Property Management Uncategorized

What is property depreciation? All buildings and their contents that are used to produce income are eligible to be depreciated. As a landlord this will be an important element of your tax return which your accountant will be well versed in. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows owners of income producing properties to claim this […]

Should I allow pets in my rental property?

July 9, 2018

Investment Landlords renting Uncategorized

  It is natural for landlords to ask themselves “should I allow pets in my rental property?”. Landlords can be cautious about allowing pets into a rental property due to prior experiences, stories they’ve heard about, or simply concerns over what damage could occur to the property. There can be negatives to allowing pets, such […]

Should I sell my property with tenants still in it?

July 7, 2018

Landlords Property Management renting Selling real estate Uncategorized

Investors often wonder whether they should sell their property with tenants still in it. It can be quite a conundrum as there are pros and cons to both options. On the one hand, if you decide to have the property vacant, you’ll have complete access for inspections and you can have the property clean and […]

A Spring in Chris Henson's Step!

July 3, 2018

Buying real estate First home buyers Investment Selling real estate

Hi, Chris from One Agency here. 3/20 Spring Street, Torquay. Nine days on the market. Three offers. One record price. It’s no surprise the volume of inquiry and energy around this great unit, as One Agency have now sold the last six properties in Spring Street. Due to this we have a great pool of […]

5 ways to jazz up your blank wall without just hanging a picture

June 14, 2018

Art Design & Styling Plants and garden Uncategorized

Have a blank wall that you are looking to jazz up? Automatically we think about hanging a picture to fill the space, however there are many other creative ideas that we’ve discovered that can add colour and texture to your space. Here are a few ideas that think outside the square. Make your mark A […]

June Newsletter - One Agency

May 29, 2018

Buying real estate Investment Market reports Uncategorized

Interest rates are unlikely to increase until 2020 according to senior Australian economist Dr Shane Oliver. Dr Oliver offered compelling reasons why this would be the case, including that the Reserve Bank of Australia has left rates on hold for 21 months, and in his opinion is likely to do so for another 19 months. […]

Top tips for a smooth property settlement for buyers

May 18, 2018

Buying real estate Investment Selling real estate

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! After the celebrating is done, it’s time to consider the next steps in the process leading up to the property settlement. Here are our top tips for a smooth settlement day. Understand what settlement is Settlement is a legal process which is conducted between the buyer’s legal […]

What to expect from a good property manager

May 17, 2018

Investment Property Management renting

Investing can be very exciting, but can also be a little bit daunting, particularly when you’ve never done it before. Managing your own investment property can quickly become stressful, which is why many landlords choose to hand over management to a property manager. Knowing what to expect from your property manager is important. An excellent […]

Five mistakes to avoid when investing in property

May 16, 2018

Buying real estate Selling real estate Uncategorized

So you’ve been thinking of investing in a property? The property market has been booming over the past few years, and the Surf Coast has seen some incredible growth. With it’s proximity to Geelong and Melbourne it is a popular place for investment, however as with any investment there are always things to think about […]

Add extra sparkles

May 16, 2018

People Selling real estate

You rarely need to spend thousands of dollars to make your home appealing. By adding a few ‘extra sparkles’ you can make a big difference in the presentation of your home. Buyers are attracted by the appearance of your property and, when they inspect it, they are influenced by its atmosphere. The right appearance outside, […]

Prepping your home to MAXIMISE sale price

May 15, 2018

Design & Styling Selling real estate

When selling your home it’s important to do what you can to maximise sale price potential. Presentation is an important part of the process. Why prep your home for selling? The majority of home buyers first start their search for a new property online, so it’s important to make the first impressions count! The following […]

Three tactics agents use...

May 11, 2018

Selling real estate Uncategorized

Overquoting Since Adam and Eve decided to sell their house, real estate agents have been over-quoting the expected sale price in order to win client’s homes to sell. A rising market, such as we’ve seen recently on the Surf Coast, closes the gap between the agent’s inflated quote and the true market price – but […]

Last minute, local Mothers Day gifts

May 11, 2018

People Uncategorized

It’s not that you forgot about mother’s day, it’s just that it crept up on you out of nowhere. No-worries – there’s still time to get mum a thoughtful, amazing gift that she’ll love without having to leave the Surf Coast. The mums at One Agency have got together to think about how they’d like […]

May Newsletter - One Agency Head Office

May 7, 2018

Buying real estate First home buyers Selling real estate Uncategorized

Moves by some states and the federal government to offer buyers cash incentives towards their first home may actually be throwing fuel on the housing affordability fire. Public policy think tank, The Grattan Institute, has concluded that policies to help first- home buyers and improve housing affordability may actually be making the housing affordability crisis […]

One Agency - The Journey so far

May 7, 2018

Community People Selling real estate Uncategorized

ONE Agency Torquay has recently reached a significant milestone after local real estate agent Shaun O’Callaghan launched the business 2 years ago. Launched as One Agency Shaun O’Callaghan, the business has grown significantly providing a broader Torquay based full service agency that offers sales, property management and real estate advice, with record breaking sales across […]

Time to help our mates | Men's mental health event

April 12, 2018

Community People Uncategorized

The reality is, we all have a friend or family member who may putting on a brave face, but what’s lurking below the surface may be the onset of depression or something more severe. If you are like us, there are times we just don’t know what to say or how we can be of […]


Pricing Demystified - Shaun O'Callaghan

March 8, 2018

Buying real estate

It’s difficult in this marketplace to understand the value of property, particularly when there’s less for sale and more buyers. There are three perspectives when it comes to pricing. There’s naturally the agents potential expectations of price, there’s the vendor’s expectations of price and then of course the buyers, or the market place’s expectation of […]

Australian and Surf Coast Market Trends

February 22, 2018

Buying real estate Selling real estate Uncategorized

Recent reports seem to unanimously suggest that Australia’s housing boom is coming to an end, however it appears it will be a soft landing rather than a property market crash, according to HSBC’s chief economist for Australia, Paul Bloxham. He suggests that “a hard landing is possible, but we believe this would require a negative […]

Long term vs Short term rentals on the Surf Coast

November 12, 2017

Airbnb Property Management renting Uncategorized

Living in a highly desirable holiday destination, we are often asked by our landlords and potential investors the benefits of long term vs short term rentals (eg Air BnB). It is a really good and valid question to ask, and we suggest Landlords do some thorough research, weigh up pros and cons and also consider […]

Top tips for first home buyers

September 20, 2017

Buying real estate First home buyers

Buying your first home is very exciting, but can also be a little daunting – both financially and emotionally. It’s likely to be one of the biggest investments you’ll make, so being prepared and aware is super important. At One Agency we pride ourselves on offering the best advice to all our customers, and we are only […]