Buying Units And Villas In A Complex

Buying a property often involves a lifestyle choice.  Is it to be a house with a yard for the kids to play in and explore, or perhaps a unit or townhouse are the preferred options due to smaller space, lower cost, location and maintenance ben...

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Key Considerations When Buying An Investment Property

Make no mistake, buying an investment property is a business decision! Whilst the purchase of your own residence is more personal and emotion can impact on the final outcome, investment properties are about making money whether through rental inco...

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Home Buying - Location VS Features

Location – Location – Location!  It’s a phrase we often hear when people talk about the key strategies to buying property.  There are even TV shows by that title who advise home buyers on securing a great deal and the p...

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The Costs Of Buying A Home

In our last blog we explored the important considerations behind buying a home.  Location, budget, borrowing limits and property features being some of them.  This week it’s all about the costs! Knowing the range of costs will help...

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Step By Step Guide To Getting A Home Loan

There is an element of excitement when buying property, and whether you’re a first home buyer or a seasoned investor there are many things to consider when taking the step into the world of property ownership.  Where the purchase involv...

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Tools For The First Time Property Investor

The property market is often said to operate in cycles, and whether it’s a boom, steady or contraction phase the property owner needs to adapt their investment strategy where necessary.  Property ownership also involves different stages...

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Step By Step Guide To Buying A House


According to McAdam & Turnbull Realty Principal Lachlan Evans, whatever your circumstances or motivation the process of buying a home follows a number of key steps. In today's blog we're going to explore those steps to give you some help in g...

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Getting Your Investment Property Ready For Sale

The decision to sell an investment property can come about for a variety of reasons, either personal or business.  The owner may want to sell and use the available cash for any number of personal reasons, or it may be part of their overall in...

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Getting Your Home Ready For Sale

Deciding to sell a home is a big decision for any person.  Whether it’s a desire for a bigger home, a better location, or due to a change in job location, there’s more to it than just engaging the real estate agent.  When it ...

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Step By Step Guide To Selling Your Home

We often talk about buying and selling property as being a time of mixed emotion, and nothing tipifies that more than making the decision to sell your home. The decision to list a property can eventuate for many different reasons. In some cases it...

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Why Choose McAdam And Turnbull Realty?

When Toowoomba people talk real estate around the BBQ the name McAdam & Turnbull invariably comes up. With a history serving the Toowoomba community since 1980, and renowned local real estate identities Lachlan and Bronwyn Evans at the helm, D...

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What Makes A Great Property Manager And Agency?

In the days when property management services were in their infancy it was common for the work to be handled by real estate sales teams with agents often juggling both roles. There wasn’t a clear focus on property management being a speciali...

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McAdam And Turnbull Realty Privacy Statement


Data collection

The type of personal information that this entity collects and holds is as follows:

McAdam and Turnbull Realty collects a variety of personal inform...

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Periodic Vs Fixed Term Leases In Toowoomba Rental Market

A periodic lease has no fixed end date. A fixed term lease has a fixed end date. That is the difference - all other terms and conditions stay the same.

Tenants on a periodic lease can give two weeks notice at any time and ...

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Water Consumption FACTS As A Property Owner

As a Property Manager, I receive a lot of enquiries relating to “Water” from both landlords and tenants asking who is responsible for paying for it and how is this worked out?

It is becoming more and more common for landlords t...

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How Routine Inspections Benefit You

Routine Inspections are a topic that I get asked about quite frequently from both Landlords and Tenants alike. 

McAdam & Turnbull hold our Routine Inspections 3 times a year, once every 4 months. This wil...

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How To Choose The Best Property Manager

So how do you decide? It comes down to attitude and who can you trust?

There are standard questions you can ask like:

  • “What is your vacancy rate?”
  • “How many properties do you manage?”
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Tenant Water Consumption Who Pays?

Water Compliant:

Rental Properties are considered Water Efficient if certain water fixtures meet the 3 Wels water rating standard. 

At the start of your tenancy a water meter reading is taken, this ...

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Flexi-houses Give You Wet Feet!

The flexi-hoses are the ones you will find under your vanity, sink connecting the water to your toilet in most modern homes. They are a rubber hose covered in a type of braided mesh. When the mesh becomes weak the water pressure will slowly push t...

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The Electricity Has Gone Out – What Do I Do?

Do you know what to do if the electricity isn’t working at your property?

You need to determine whether the problem is related to one of your appliances or whether the problem is directly related to the property. This will establish ...

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