Real Estate News

MICM Point Cook has moved to Featherbrook Shopping Centre

We are happy to announce that effective 29 October 2014,
MICM Property Point Cook will move to:

Featherbrook Shopping Centre
Shop 2/238 Boardwalk Boulevard, Point Cook VIC 3030

Tel: (613) 8256 1111
Fax: (613) 8256 1103
Web: www.micmpointcook.com.au

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

HIA Award winner CityTempo – Victorian Apartment Project of the Year 2012

The MICM Property managed project, CityTempo has been awarded one of the Housing Industry Associations (HIA) highest honours, “Victorian Apartment Project of the Year 2012”. The HIA Awards recognize achievements in housing excellence and are a way to celebrate … more »

RBA Announcement to Boost property Market

In a bold move this month the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) slashed interest rates by 50 basis points – to 3.75 per cent. This is the biggest cut since near the start of the GFC in February 2009, and has taken some economists … more »

How to Sell Your Property with a Tenant

In an ideal world, your property would have on its best face before sale; vacant, in pristine condition, and with a few beautiful pieces of furniture arranged like a magazine shoot. But with a tenant occupying your property, complications can arise and more planning is needed.

The … more »

Tax Deductions and the End of Financial Year

Are you looking at the big red circle around June 30 on your calendar? Shuddering at the thought of how your investment is going to factor into an already complicated tax return?

As the owner of a rental property you are able to claim a surprising number of expenses as tax deductions … more »

Surprise Hold on Rates: Reserve Bank

Market expectations were subverted this week with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announcement that cash rates would remain at 4.25 per cent. After popular predictions that interest rates would be slashed after last year’s cuts, this latest move from the RBA comes amid signs of … more »

MICM Wins Major Energy Award

 
A 270-apartment MICM Property building in Port Melbourne was recently given a prestigious energy award by CarbonetiX, one of the state’s leading carbon management and energy efficiency consultancies.
The building was running up electricity bills of up to $12,000 a month, which through a concerted effort between MICM Property … more »

Tenant Expectations on the Rise

Gone are the days when renters would be satisfied with a quick ‘once-over’ of your property followed by a long approval process. Times are changing fast, and with the desire to attract excellent tenants comes the need to provide a professional service … more »

Top Tips on Renovating your Investment

Remember the first rental house you lived in? The one with mouldy bathrooms, giant taps installed over tiny sinks and threadbare carpet? It’s probable that your landlord didn’t think much about you and vice versa. Were they a savvy investor, however, they might have considered taking … more »

Play the Field (and Negotiate a Better Deal on Your Mortgage)

Savvy investors know that when times are tough, sometimes it’s best to sit tight – and sometimes you can play the field to your own advantage.
With increased competition between banks for your business, right now it may be possible to … more »