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Island Life welcome our new islanders Its been a fantastic past few months on the Islands with record sales and a unprecedented interest from enquiries, viewings and media interest. Land sales have been exceptional with prices now increasing for blocks on the island. This really is the time to...

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  • 15 Oct 2020

Tenant rental application guide

It is our job to find a suitable tenant for the properties we manage, on behalf of the owners of the properties. It might help you to understand that property owners have two major concerns: Is the tenant going to pay the rent on time so that I can pay my mortgage? Is the te...

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  • 11 Mar 2020

Visit Russell Island

Be greeted by an amazing mosaic masterpiece that will set the mood for your visit to Russell Island, the largest of the Southern Islands. At 3km by 8km, it is separated from North Stradbroke Island by Canaipa Passage and extends down almost as far as Jumpinpin Bar between North and South Stradbro...

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  • 11 Mar 2020

Property Repairs

Property maintenance & repairs procedure General repairs   Tenants should notify the property manager/owner if any general repairs are needed, which must then be carried out in a reasonable time. If the tenant issues a Notice to remedy breach (Form 11), the property manager/...

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  • 04 Apr 2019

Rentals Required to meet demand

Our property managers are currently experiencing unprecedented demand for rental properties on the Island. There are many people moving from interstate, building on the island, retiring or simply needing to move. Property Manager Kim Gordon states ” We have built a portfolio of pre a...

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  • 14 Mar 2019

Finding Tenants for Your Property

Finding Tenants for Your Property Island Life specialise in finding the best tenants for your property for the best possible rent with the least possible vacancy time. Our property management team are constantly out in the field, talking to prospective tenantsand finding out what they...

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  • 14 Mar 2019

Selling your home

Thinking of selling Island Life is an independently owned boutique agency specialising in delivering results and outstanding service.   A yardstick of integrity, our team of energetic and hardworking industry professionals have extensive local knowledge, which is crucial when marketing re...

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  • 13 Mar 2019

Buying on Russell Island

The Bay Islands are filled with lovely views, friendly people, great local businesses and community events. If you haven’t yet come to visit this lovely part of Queensland, why don’t you come on over and take a look! Is the Island real estate boom about to kick off again? If it is Is...

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  • 12 Mar 2019

Let island life manage your property

Island Life welcome the opportunity to manage your property  Landlords, Why let us Manage your Property? “Active management always pays off right across the various levels of property management, including maintaining the property and managing the tenants.” Managing your own r...

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  • 11 Mar 2019

Appraisal

When you put in an offer on a home, you can specify certain conditions that must be met before the deal will go through – these are called contingencies. You have to make sure you can actually get the loan (a financing contingency), that the inspection doesn’t show anything too crazy&...

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  • 14 Dec 2015

Preparing Your Property For Tenants

Minimum Standards for Rental PropertiesThe RTRA (Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation) Act stipulates theminimum standard that a rental property must be presented and maintained during atenancy.RTRA ACT – SECTION 185185 Lessor’s obligations generally(2) At the start of the ...

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  • 14 Dec 2015

Offers and Contracts

Once you find the right home, you’ll make an offer on the property with the help of an agent or attorney. If the seller counters your original offer, it’s usually because they want more money or a faster timeline for closing the deal, at which point you’ll have to negotiate.When...

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  • 14 Dec 2015

Buying Land on Russell Island

Russell Island offers a rare opportunity to purchase residential land in South east Queensland 40 KMs from Brisbane CBD at a fraction of the cost compared to surrounding suburbs. There is some quality land available and the opportunity delivers to build a home or investment property at a very af...

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  • 04 Sep 2015