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The positives of franchising for franchisees

by Rosie Clarke 18th April, 2018

They call it a ‘model’ for good reason; there’s a level of professionalism, showmanship and influence that comes with a franchise.   Been there, seen it all Many independent owne [...]

Luxury hotel news: Emporium Hotel South Bank set for July

by Rosie Clarke 03rd April, 2018

The 143-suite hotel has been designed and developed by the same independent owner-operators who guided the Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley to the position of Australia’s most awarded boutique luxury [...]

First new resort in five years for NSW south coast

by Rosie Clarke 03rd April, 2018

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced its first resort on the New South Wales South Coast, Ramada Resort Batemans Bay, the town’s first new resort to open in more than five years.   Slated to break [...]

Imagine: a new hotel developed in Melbourne

by Rosie Clarke 03rd April, 2018

Imagine Hotels and Resorts unveils third property opening, Imagine Lighthouse, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, combining striking architectural design, superior finishes and all the modern comforts that you [...]

Dallas and Myra Grindrod step up take on the challenge of four buildings

by Leisa Toomey, General Manager, Walter Iezzi Property Group 23rd March, 2018

The Walter Iezzi Property Group has a longstanding association with Development on the Sunshine Coast and in the past few years it’s property management arm has undertaken a holiday and permanent  re [...]

Accom Properties breaks traffic records yet again

by Rosie Clarke 19th March, 2018

February saw a dramatic increase in leads for listing agents on Accom Properties and the average visitor session duration rose to a lengthy 5 minutes and 19 seconds.   With less than 12 months’ [...]

Management rights valuations – highest ever!

by Chris Novak - Nova House Realty 26th February, 2018

It is a topic that comes up in conversations with management rights owners very frequently; and understandably so, as a great deal of individual or family wealth can be tied up in this asset.   There [...]

12 Reasons to Buy

by Andrew Morgan 20th February, 2018

There are many reasons why a large majority of people buying motels today have been in the accommodation industry before.  Many of the benefits of owning a motel are what keep people coming back to the [...]

WILL THE VACANCY FEE FOR FOREIGN OWNERS HAVE AN IMPACT ON SHORT TERM MANAGEMENT RIGHTS?

by Col Myers 20th February, 2018

Following a series of amendments in November 2017, foreign owners who have applied for FIRB approval after the 9th May 2017 may be liable for a “vacancy fee” where their residential properties are [...]

Debt is Good, Or Is it?

by Mike Phipps 20th February, 2018

I have written previously about interest only finance and particularly the pros and cons of such a strategy. Setting aside the current pressure on lenders to restrict interest only funding I think it’s worth [...]