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Wishing you a Merry Christmas 2023

Wishing you a Merry Christmas 2023

With the year drawing to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on 2023 and what a year it's been. The whole Your Haven Realty team would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank you for your support throughout the year and look forward to working w...

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Smart Investing: Key Factors to Consider When Buying an Investment Property

Smart Investing: Key Factors to Consider When Buying an Investment Property

Investing in property can be a lucrative venture, but it requires careful consideration and planning. Whether you're a seasoned investor or new to the game, understanding the key factors that impact the success of a property investment is crucial. This blog explores the essential elements to cons...

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Preparing your house for sale!

Preparing your house for sale!

Getting Ready to Sell: Here's some Tips for Preparing Your House for the Market. Selling your house can be a significant milestone. To make this process smooth and successful, preparing your home for sale is key. This post will guide you through practical steps to ensure your property looks its ...

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New Listing Alert: A Hidden Gem in Rocklea Awaits You!

New Listing Alert: A Hidden Gem in Rocklea Awaits You!

Welcome to our latest exciting listing at Your Haven Realty – the charming and conveniently located townhouse at 7/29 Brooke St, Rocklea. This property is not just a house; it's a gateway to a comfortable and convenient lifestyle, ideal for first home buyers or savvy investors. Nestled i...

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Navigating the Tide: The RBA’s Latest Rate Hike and the Brisbane Housing Forecas

Navigating the Tide: The RBA’s Latest Rate Hike and the Brisbane Housing Forecas

The Reserve Bank of Australia's recent decision to raise interest rates has sent ripples through the economy, touching everything from the cost of borrowing to the price of your morning coffee. But nowhere are the waves felt more distinctly than in the housing market, particularly here in Brisb...

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Small Business Champion Awards 2023 - Finalist

Small Business Champion Awards 2023 - Finalist

We are so thrilled to be one of the select few in the running for the 2023 Australian Small Business Champion Awards from 4,500 nominations! The last 5 and a half years have been amazing journey for the Your Haven Realty team and we have learnt a lot along the way. These awards are so meaningf...

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Easter Message 2023

Easter Message 2023

The team would like to wish everyone a safe Easter break  from our family to yours. Please note: Our office will be closed over the long weekend and will reopen on Tuesday 11th April 2023. Stay safe and enjoy the long weekend ahead .  

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Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2023

Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2023

Queensland's homelessness rate has increased by 22% since 2017 which is significantly higher than any other state. We see the impact of rental crisis every day at Your Haven Realty and we want to do our part to help. We are proud to sponsor our Director Jackie Kruger who is doing the CEO Sleep...

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Ratemyagent Awards 2023

Ratemyagent Awards 2023

We did it again!Last year we set ourselves the challenge of bettering our place in the prestigious RateMyAgent Annual Awards... and we did it!#1 in Fairfield for Property Management#1 in Annerley for Property Management#2 in Brisbane for Property Management#5 in Queensland for Property ...

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Expanding Horizons: Your Haven Realty Opens New Office on Gold Coast!

Expanding Horizons: Your Haven Realty Opens New Office on Gold Coast!

We are excited to announce the expansion of Your Haven Realty with our new office on the Gold Coast, under the skilled leadership of Principal Nick Kruger and the local expertise of Amanda Hayden, our Property and Business Development Manager.  Nick Kruger brings over 20 years of experience...

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QLD Legislation - Smoke Alarms Update

The new Smoke Alarm laws came into effect on 1st January 2022 - we've noted some important information below and a video with some important questions answered. We'll be contacting all our owners over the following months to discuss the upgrade phase and whats involved. As of 1st July 2007, chan...

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Summer market update & Christmas message 2021

Summer market update & Christmas message 2021

With 2021 drawing to a close , I find myself reflecting on 2021 and what a year it's been. It's safe to say its been another roller coaster year. With interest rates still at an all time low and record breaking property prices being achieved, it will be interesting to see what 2022 brings. With ...

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Courier mail feature August 21st

Courier mail feature August 21st

The office has been very fortunate to be featured a number of times in news papers and other media outlets over the last 4 years including a 9 News interview about the Brisbane Rental market in January 2021. Most recently the Courier mail had an article about suburbs where you can still buy prop...

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August market update and office news!

August market update and office news!

Wow, OMG, Gosh, Gee whiz.........  Four words that I've said before and I'm saying again! The last couple of weeks have been fairly crazy with the COVID outbreak announced within the Indooroopilly cluster, resulting in the snap lockdown which was extended to 8th August. Thankfully the lock...

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COVID Lock downs - stay safe

COVID Lock downs - stay safe

Lockdown coming: with the recent update from the QLD Government, 11 LGA's will go into lockdown throughout South East Queensland until Sunday 8th August.  We have been monitoring updates from REIQ (Real Estate Institute of Queensland and the current direction is that we cease doing as much ...

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QLD Covid-19 Regulations - Check in app

QLD Covid-19 Regulations - Check in app

QLD Government announced that from 9 July 2021 the Check In Qld app is mandatory for a number of new sectors to display QR codes for members of the public to check in using the QLD Check In App. The QR Codes register your visit, it's a contactless, free, secure and convenient way for customers to...

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Your Haven Realty Proudly Sponsoring Dutton Park State School!

Your Haven Realty Proudly Sponsoring Dutton Park State School!

The team at Your Haven Realty are proud to be sponsoring the Under 8's day for Dutton Park State School.    We'll be celebrating outdoor play and learning with the school community on Friday 21st May 2021 with a number of different activates set up on the school oval.  A...

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Autumn market update 2021!

Autumn market update 2021!

Wow, OMG, Gosh, Gee whiz.........  All great words to describe the last 4 months of 2021 and one that has really blown everyone away. It's like a light switch was flicked on at the start of Jan 2021 and has not stopped / nor slowed. We've seen a lot of active buyers in the market d...

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Media Features 2021

Media Features 2021

Your Haven Realty recently turned 3 years old and we've been fortunate to be featured in the Courier Mail and other newspapers since we opened our doors. However being featured on the news was always something we'd thrown around "wouldn't it be great if we were interviewed by the news".... Well w...

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Merry Christmas (2020) Message

Merry Christmas (2020) Message

On behalf of the whole team at Your Haven Realty, we'd like to thank all our clients/owners, tenants and trades. 2020 has been a year like no other, thank you for your continued support.    From our family to yours, we'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 202...

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Summer market update & office news

Summer market update & office news

Summer is officially here and boy hasn't it been hot.... it's days like that you just want to be under the air conditioning all day or in the swimming pool. It's also hard to believe that we're just 23 days away from Christmas!  The last few months we've continued to see the property market...

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The RBA's cut interest rates to an all time low!

The RBA's cut interest rates to an all time low!

Yesterday the RBA cut interest rates by 0.1% bringing it to an all time low and this marks the third cut during 2020. What is clear is that COVID-19 has caused a lot of economic uncertainty however the property market in Queensland seems to be quite resilient. Industry experts suggest the new ra...

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Happy Halloween 2020 - Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween 2020 - Trick or Treat!

In the spirit of Halloween the team at Your Haven Realty have spooky treats for all those that visit the office from October 26th 2020 to October 31st 2020. We'll also have a colouring competition running for the children and bonus prizes for those who visit in costume.    If ...

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Spring market update & office news

Spring market update & office news

Winter has come to an end and spring is finally here....  Over the last few months we've seen the property market continue to show some great results and a huge increase in the number of properties selling off-market. We've also been lucky in QLD with the containment of COVID-19, a...

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National Pyjama Day 2020

National Pyjama Day 2020

Each year our office supports a few charity's / events and on 17th July 2020 we held a morning tea to help raise funds for kids in foster care - The National Pyjama Day.    As well as the funds from the morning tea, Your Haven Realty is giving $500 for every house sold and $50...

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We're days away from EOFY!

We're days away from EOFY!

The last few months have certainly been a whirlwind of events with the coronavirus pandemic. It's been labelled the biggest global crisis for three generations. It's also hard to believe were just days away from the End of Financial Year.  At this time of year it’s important y...

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Training Bloopers - Role Play

Training Bloopers - Role Play

Training is an important part of our business and a great opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees. We always have fun and most importantly we don't take ourselves too seriously but we do take what we do seriously. The video below is a snippet of some of our training blo...

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Federal Government $25k Boost!

Federal Government $25k Boost!

The Federal Government recently announced that they are giving eligible Australians $25k to boost the construction sector and keep builders employed.   The graphic below taken from 9 news explains more.      The grants will be means-tested to exclude couples making mo...

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Autumn market update & local news

Autumn market update & local news

I guess the first word that comes to mind is WOW!  It's certainly been an interesting few months of Autumn, the best way to describe it would be a roller coaster ride that keeps changing. I'm referring to COVID-19 and the aftermath for so many with businesses closing, unemployment, lock-dow...

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Protections for property owners and tenants!

Protections for property owners and tenants!

It's been an absolute roller coaster ride with changes happening daily as a result of COVID-19.  As you may be aware, a proposal was put forward by the Palaszczuk Government in April 2020 with a number of changes which were very worrying for owners of rental properties.    ...

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Have an eggcellent Easter!

Have an eggcellent Easter!

The team at Your Haven Realty would like to wish you a safe and happy Easter.  A lot has happened in the past few weeks and we know it's going to be different with self isolation, but you can still camp in your backyard or use the number of new apps - likes of zoom and house party to share ...

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What does it mean for us: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

What does it mean for us: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In light of the COVID-19 (“coronavirus") pandemic, we want to ensure you that it’s business as usual at Your Haven Realty.   We continue to prioritise the health and safety of all our clients, tenants and employees. To do this we are accessing regular updates from the r...

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Ratemyagent 2020 Award Recognition!

Ratemyagent 2020 Award Recognition!

We are honoured to be included and thrilled with the collection of awards we won at the fifth annual Ratemyagent awards night held in Melbourne on 20th February 2020. The recognition is a testament to the hard work the team continue to put in and our amazing clients for entrusting us with the sa...

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Merry Christmas (2019) Message

Merry Christmas (2019) Message

2019 has been a huge year at Your Haven Realty and we would like to thank all those involved in making this year our best yet. We are proud of our achievements and will strive to make next year even bigger. On behalf of the whole team at Your Haven Realty we would like to extend to you and your ...

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RTA is going paperless from 1 Jan 2020

RTA is going paperless from 1 Jan 2020

The RTA have announced that from 1 January 2020 they will be moving to paperless services and advised it will make tenancy services faster, more convenient and efficient. It will apply to  all bond lodgements, bond refunds, bond disputes and updating of bond services.    ...

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Market review: July - December 2019

Market review: July - December 2019

What an amazing 6 months it has been for Your Haven Realty. 2019 started out slow but post federal election the market turned around almost overnight. Our office has had 19 sales to date (at time of writing this) with 14 of those being post election. Some of those sales are noted below.&n...

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Our 2nd birthday celebrations

Our 2nd birthday celebrations

We recently celebrated another birthday at Your Haven Realty, that being our 2nd anniversary of the office opening on 14th August 2017.   It's been very humbling for me looking back on the past year and seeing our achievements / growth since our first year in Real Estate. Don't get...

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Post Election Property Sales!

Post Election Property Sales!

Over the last month the property market has really picked up post election. Combined with the lower interest rates buyers have a renewed confidence in the Brisbane property market. Since 1st June 2019 we've seen our open home numbers increase, received more offers and sold 3 properties and put 2...

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Feature in the Courier Mail

Feature in the Courier Mail

The Courier Mail recently published an article on Affordable Havens on the verge of extinction. In the Ipswich region it included suburbs such as Riverview, Dinmore and One Mile. Your Haven Realty was fortunate to be interviewed in reference to a property we had listed for sale, 57 Price St, Rive...

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Six weeks until Christmas.....

Six weeks until Christmas.....

The countdown to Christmas has begun and not just for us, it's refreshing seeing people getting festive with Xmas lights going up and stores brightening up the window displays with Christmas decorations. It's also hard to believe we're just weeks away from welcoming in 2019, this year has certain...

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Celebrating 1 Year in Business!

Celebrating 1 Year in Business!

            Front of the office - street view They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and boy are they right! Exactly one year ago today (14th August) Your Haven Realty officially opened its doors One year is a big milestone for any ...

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It's a good EOFYING read!

It's a good EOFYING read!

With the the financial year looming we're using that as our excuse to excessively use EOFY. At this time of year it’s important you to take some time out and check on the year's paperwork before June 30. Owning an investment property does have its advantages and if you know what to ...

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April is Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month!

Your Haven Realty is supporting Autism Awareness Month and our office has gone blue in support. We have turned the office blue and have a raffle running with all proceeds going to Autism Queensland and merchandise available throughout the whole month of April. Autism Queensland is a not-for-prof...

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Happy Easter 2018!

Happy Easter 2018!

The last couple of months have flown by and the busiest we've been to date. I've always said January & February is the busiest time of year with people looking for new rentals and owners looking to sell. It feels like just last week that I was typing up my last recap but as they say whe...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe it's 2018! It seems like only a few weeks ago we opened for the first time! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and enjoyed the time off to relax and unwind with friends and family.  So much has happened since our last post! So take a seat and let me give you a few hi...

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It's our two month anniversary!

It's our two month anniversary!

Yes, its been just over two months since we opened our doors and as of yesterday we hit   14 rentals managed by the office. As you could imagine we've been fist pumping the air (well Nick has).  It was unknown when we'd crack 10 managements and to have 14 after our second ...

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One month has been and gone...

One month has been and gone...

Wow! How time flies. It's hard to believe that just last month we officially opened our doors for the first time. We had our first networking / opening night earlier in the month and it was a great turn out with around 30 people coming by to see the office. We plan to have another in early Decem...

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Opening Day!

Opening Day!

What an amazing day! Firstly, being able to officially open the door to our new office was such an awesome feeling. Secondly, the world of opportunity that this stage of our business presents is both exciting and terrifying. Opening a real estate agency in what is quite a saturated market is some...

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