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June 12, 2019Blog, People and Culture
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June 10, 2019Blog, Insights
and chill’s guide to writing the perfect Airbnb listing Although listing descriptions may not be the be-all end-all of ...
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June 6, 2019Blog, Insights
How valuable is being a Superhost? Since 2016, Airbnb’s Superhost program has been assigning special VIP status to the plat...
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June 3, 2019Blog, Insights
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Vetting Airbnb Guests – How to avoid bad guests

May 30, 2019Blog, Insights
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Benefits of diversity in the Workplace20190529154827

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Benefits of diversity in the Workplace There are multitudes of benefits that building a diverse team can give. Whether the di...
Negative Gearing 101: Everything you need to know20190527170105

Negative Gearing 101: Everything you need to know

May 27, 2019Blog, Insights
Negative Gearing 101 We’ve seen it plastered across headlines every week, and more and more recently due to the federal ele...
What to expect from the post-election property market20190523184831

What to expect from the post-election property market

May 23, 2019Blog, News
What to expect from the post-election property market Conversations surrounding the health of Australia’s property market a...
The 6 Reasons Working in Small Teams is Better20190520053204

The 6 Reasons Working in Small Teams is Better

May 20, 2019Blog, Insights
The 6 Reasons Working in Small Teams is Better At face value, the benefits of working in small teams are obvious. There is le...
Airbnb Fees Explained20190509164318

Airbnb Fees Explained

May 9, 2019Blog, Insights
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Turning your investment property into student accommodation20190506183538

Turning your investment property into student accommodation

May 6, 2019Blog, Insights
Turning your investment property into student accommodation It may seem counterintuitive to deal with numerous leases on the ...
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May 2, 2019Blog, Insights
Upcoming Events that will boost your revenue this winter Famed for its love of sport and it’s slightly unhealthy obsession ...
Securing your safety on Airbnb20190429172515

Securing your safety on Airbnb

April 29, 2019Blog, Insights
Securing your safety on Airbnb If we’ve learned anything in the age of Web 2.0, it’s that the internet is just as dangero...
Buying a property in your name, trust or company name20190426125022

Buying a property in your name, trust or company name

April 26, 2019Blog, Home Styling
Buying a property in your name, trust or company name A name is just a name, right? Not really. Properties are some of the bi...
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Airbnb’s Resolution Centre Explained. If you are reading this, you are most likely an Airbnb host or traveller. Let me ...
Positive and Negative Gearing 10120190418141251

Positive and Negative Gearing 101

April 18, 2019Insights
Positive and Negative Gearing 101 You have saved up some free cash. You look at it pensively, feeling both the liberty of fre...
Responding to your Airbnb Guests20190417185456

Responding to your Airbnb Guests

April 17, 2019Blog, Insights
Responding to your Airbnb Guests Apart from cleaning and preparing your home for your next guests, responding to guest querie...
The Best Australian Real Estate Podcasts to listen to20190415184158

The Best Australian Real Estate Podcasts to listen to

April 15, 2019Blog, Insights
The Best Australian Real Estate Podcasts to listen to With the crazy schedule of our daily lives, it’s difficult to find ti...
Instantly get more bookings with this 1 tip20190411170832

Instantly get more bookings with this 1 tip

April 11, 2019Insights
Instantly get more bookings with this 1 tip As the short-term rental market becomes more popular with investors, the increase...
Capital Gains Tax 10120190408173413

Capital Gains Tax 101

April 8, 2019Insights
Capital Gains Tax 101 It’s easy to get swept up in the rush of investment buying and forget about the tax implications of y...
The truth about Australia’s Property market20190404170048

The truth about Australia’s Property market

April 4, 2019Insights
The truth about Australia’s Property market The Australian property market has been plastered across headlines for the ...
Top 5 Tips for First-time Landlords20190401180030

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April 1, 2019Insights
Top 5 Tips for First-time Landlords. In real estate, there is no such thing as beginners luck. With property magazines and re...
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Are you protected enough with Airbnb?

March 28, 2019Blog, Insights, News
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Investment Properties and Depreciation Deductions20190325150008

Investment Properties and Depreciation Deductions

March 25, 2019Insights
Investment Properties and Depreciation Deductions You’ve got an investment property and want to maximise your cash flow and...
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Birthday celebrations, and chill.

March 21, 2019Blog, News
Birthday celebrations, and chill. Woooooo! Today’s a big day for and chill. We’ve just turned three and are taking this m...
Vacation rental giant Airbnb acquires HotelTonight20190320180009

Vacation rental giant Airbnb acquires HotelTonight

March 20, 2019Blog, News
Vacation rental giant Airbnb acquires HotelTonight On 7th March, Airbnb signed an agreement to acquire HotelTonight. This acq...
What to Consider Before Buying an Interstate Investment20190318173544

What to Consider Before Buying an Interstate Investment

March 18, 2019Insights
What to Consider Before Buying an Interstate Investment At the end of the day, location will continue to be one of the most c...
Interview with Dr Asti on Australia’s Short-Term Rental Market20190314171205

Interview with Dr Asti on Australia’s Short-Term Rental Market

March 14, 2019Insights, People and Culture
Interview with Dr Asti on Australia’s Short-Term Rental Market Last week, we caught up with property expert, Dr Diaswat...
Home Loan Offset Accounts & Investment Properties20190309090038

Home Loan Offset Accounts & Investment Properties

March 9, 2019Insights
Home Loan Offset Accounts and Investment Properties If you’re a property investor, you should always be exploring ways for ...
Recognising Bad Property Investment Advice20190306090059

Recognising Bad Property Investment Advice

March 6, 2019Blog, Insights
Recognising Bad Property Investment Advice Being in the real estate industry requires property owners making lots of relative...
Is Rentvesting For You?20190304083013

Is Rentvesting For You?

March 4, 2019Insights
Is Rentvesting For You? For most people, there are three main goals in life: Get a job, start a family and own a home. But wi...
Airbnb vs the Competition20190301110020

Airbnb vs the Competition

March 1, 2019Insights
Airbnb vs the Competition Airbnb is the poster child of holiday accommodation and has become a household name. It’s the sta...
Buying Off The Plan Risks20190227083026

Buying Off The Plan Risks

February 27, 2019Insights
Buying Off The Plan Risks Luxury two bedroom apartments starting at $500,000! 6% rental guarantees! Only 40% of stock left! ...
Calculating a Renovation Budget20190225080011

Calculating a Renovation Budget

February 25, 2019Home Styling
Calculating a Renovation Budget The time has come: that dingy vanity in the bathroom, the rusty shower head that is all but a...
How to Avoid Misleading Airbnb Guests20190109113017

How to Avoid Misleading Airbnb Guests

January 9, 2019Uncategorized
How to Avoid Misleading Airbnb Guests Have you ever arrived to an Airbnb and felt completely underwhelmed and disappointed wi...
Apartment Living: The More Affordable Option20181229053815

Apartment Living: The More Affordable Option

December 29, 2018Insights
Director of Metropole Sydney, George Raptis, argues that units have recently outperformed houses as far as growth is concerne...
Chinese Investors Not Concerned by Australian Property Slowdown20181228045114

Chinese Investors Not Concerned by Australian Property Slowdown

December 28, 2018News
The real estate industry will see some fluctuation, but this won’t stop Chinese developers who are still seeking to expand ...
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December 24, 2018Insights
Do you plan on renovating your home any time soon? All renovations vary but there is one thing that all renovations must hav...
Take Advantage of Airbnb’s Search Algorithm This Summer20181224043647

Take Advantage of Airbnb’s Search Algorithm This Summer

December 24, 2018Insights
Search results are very much based on your exact profile, your past behaviour on the platform and the behaviour of users who ...
Your Property’s Unique Selling Point20181214045740

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December 14, 2018Home Styling, Insights
What’s a unique selling point? A factor that differentiates a product from its competitors. In property, this refers to how...
How to Avoid Misleading Airbnb Guests20181213114039

How to Avoid Misleading Airbnb Guests

December 13, 2018Insights
With today’s online listings being extremely intuitive, Airbnb hosts are encouraged to use photos and descriptions to attra...
Understanding Real Estate Lingo20181213050457

Understanding Real Estate Lingo

December 13, 2018Insights
Understanding all the terminology when buying and selling property can be a little overwhelming. Experts such as agents, conv...
How to Avoid Misleading Airbnb Guests20181213045738

How to Avoid Misleading Airbnb Guests

December 13, 2018Insights
Have you ever arrived to an Airbnb and felt completely underwhelmed and disappointed with what you’re presented with? Being...
How Virtual Reality is Reshaping the Property Industry20181207052701

How Virtual Reality is Reshaping the Property Industry

December 7, 2018Insights
Did you know that it’s now possible to see a property in its entirety before it’s even built? The emergence of virtual re...
The Challenges of Airbnb Cleaners20181207052209

The Challenges of Airbnb Cleaners

December 7, 2018Insights
As an Airbnb host, cleaning should be at the top of your list of priorities. Don’t let the uncleanliness of your property b...
Why Invest in Property at a Young Age?20181207051136

Why Invest in Property at a Young Age?

December 7, 2018Insights
At an age when most young people are thinking about their next dinner or big night out, it’s equally important that young p...
The Challenges of Keeping Your Airbnb Property Clean20181207051134

The Challenges of Keeping Your Airbnb Property Clean

December 7, 2018Insights
As an Airbnb host, cleaning should be at the top of your list of priorities. Don’t let the uncleanliness of your property b...
Advice for Young Property Investors20181203051739

Advice for Young Property Investors

December 3, 2018Insights
Entering the property world is certainly not easy, especially with the millennials of today constantly splurging on shameless...
The Competition Airbnb Poses to Hotels20181017053351

The Competition Airbnb Poses to Hotels

October 17, 2018News
Employees from about 36,000 companies in Australia and New Zealand, have booked accommodation using Airbnb for Work. Airbnb f...
Determining the Suitability of the Development of a Property20181017051741

Determining the Suitability of the Development of a Property

October 17, 2018Insights
If you are planning on building on a block of land, there are a number of questions you must ask yourself to assess the suita...
Financial Stress Caused by Mortgage Repayments20181012053348

Financial Stress Caused by Mortgage Repayments

October 12, 2018News
According to a recent behaviour survey conducted by the National Australia Bank, consumer anxiety has risen sharply due to co...
Property Syndicate: Invest with Other Investors20180926053659

Property Syndicate: Invest with Other Investors

September 26, 2018Insights
Property syndication offers property investors, with limited available capital, the opportunity to invest with others in comm...
Australian Property Market Crash20180917054414

Australian Property Market Crash

September 17, 2018News
With the shocking property downturn, the biggest concern is for young Australians to break into the market. According to Pete...
Westpac Raises Home Loan Rates20180831054412

Westpac Raises Home Loan Rates

August 31, 2018News
Are you a Westpac customer? Are you paying off your mortgage? Are you looking into investing into purchasing a home or apartm...
Decline of Traditional Accommodation in Victoria20180820055158

Decline of Traditional Accommodation in Victoria

August 20, 2018News
Hotels and bed and breakfast operators in Victoria are calling for tougher regulations on online accommodation booking platfo...
How Tech is Disrupting Real Estate20180810055704

How Tech is Disrupting Real Estate

August 10, 2018News
An influx of new technology is transforming the real estate industry, particularly from an interaction standpoint. Updates, t...
Victorian Government Passing New Airbnb Legislation20180810055200

Victorian Government Passing New Airbnb Legislation

August 10, 2018News
The Owners Corporations Amendment (The Short-stay Accommodation Act) 2018 has been passed by both houses of the Victorian par...
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How to Choose Your Home Style

July 27, 2018Home Styling
Styling your first place can be a tricky one. You’re probably just used to designing and styling your own bedroom, but now ...
Investing in an Apartment or Home: What’s Better?20180725060631

Investing in an Apartment or Home: What’s Better?

July 25, 2018Insights
It’s most likely that you’ve come across this question many times: should I buy a house or apartment? There are a number ...
How to Capitalise on 2018 Travel Trends20180725055943

How to Capitalise on 2018 Travel Trends

July 25, 2018Insights
Travel habits are constantly changing, and influencing the way guests holiday, sightsee, visit family and friends, and even c...
How We’re Increasing the Visibility of Properties20180717061443

How We’re Increasing the Visibility of Properties

July 17, 2018News
The disruptive innovation of the Airbnb model has successfully dominated the travel accommodation industry. Our experience, h...
What Makes Remote Work, Work?20180717061441

What Makes Remote Work, Work?

July 17, 2018People and Culture
Flexible and remote work is an increasingly normalised component of fostering a work-life balance in contemporary workspaces....
Our Sales and Marketing Mastermind: Joseph Alzein20180716062441

Our Sales and Marketing Mastermind: Joseph Alzein

July 16, 2018People and Culture
Joseph Alzein is and chill’s Chief Marketing Officer, spearheading the Marketing, Sales and Customer Success efforts. Int...
Sydney Housing Affordability Improves20180711062439

Sydney Housing Affordability Improves

July 11, 2018News
Sydney has moved its way to the top ten most expensive places to live worldwide. For years, it has also been the most expensi...
Meet the Boss: Callum Forbes20180709055936

Meet the Boss: Callum Forbes

July 9, 2018People and Culture
Callum Forbes is and chill’s Principal and Co-founder. Having an entrepreneurial drive from the age of twelve years old, ...
Smart Technology Adding Property Value20180702064312

Smart Technology Adding Property Value

July 2, 2018Insights
What is smart home technology? The technology boom has paved way for smart home technology features. When you think of a smar...
Fostering a Supportive Team Environment20180702063140

Fostering a Supportive Team Environment

July 2, 2018People and Culture
Here at and chill we’re all about supporting and developing our team. It is so important that our team is able to perform...
Must-Have Winter Home Styling Trends20180629064311

Must-Have Winter Home Styling Trends

June 29, 2018Home Styling
As the weather cools and we prepare ourselves for more Netflix and chill nights in, take a read of some of the top Winter tre...
Looking For a Career? Try Startup for a Change20180628065102

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June 28, 2018People and Culture
We sat down with Tao Zhang, People and Culture Analyst at and chill, who took a leap into the deep end and chose to work at ...
The Perfect Postcodes in Sydney20180627065100

The Perfect Postcodes in Sydney

June 27, 2018Insights
Whether you’re on the fence about making the switch to short term rentals or finding the right investment property, there...
What I Learned From Hiring a Student20180621065237

What I Learned From Hiring a Student

June 21, 2018People and Culture
“Students are unequipped to handle the pressures of a startup environment.” “Why would you hire a student with no exper...
How to Avoid an Airbnb ‘Horror Story’20180618065928

How to Avoid an Airbnb ‘Horror Story’

June 18, 2018Insights
To ensure that your holiday is smooth-sailing, make sure the place that you pick to stay in is the perfect fit for all of you...
Home Stylist Files: Michael20180617065926

Home Stylist Files: Michael

Michael John Veal is currently Home Styling Director at and chill. Born and bred in Melbourne, Michael is adept, productive...
Embracing Change and Automation in the Workplace20180614071113

Embracing Change and Automation in the Workplace

June 14, 2018People and Culture
Today’s modern workplace is a fast paced one. The case for change has become an obvious one in recent years but has left so...
Short-Term Rentals and Airbnb in New York20180613071111

Short-Term Rentals and Airbnb in New York

June 13, 2018Insights
With Airbnb regulations in NSW being announced, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what Airbnb looks like i...
NSW Government’s Announcement on Short-Term Rentals20180611071709

NSW Government’s Announcement on Short-Term Rentals

June 11, 2018News
The NSW government has proposed new laws that will subject property owners in Sydney (not regional NSW, or anywhere else in A...
How to Get Started in Property Investment20180611071313

How to Get Started in Property Investment

June 11, 2018Insights
If you haven’t dipped your toes into property investment, it may seem like a daunting and intimidating process. However, wi...
Pros and Cons of Hosting a Party Property20180604071707

Pros and Cons of Hosting a Party Property

June 4, 2018Insights
Managing a short-term rental is hard as it is, but if your property has a large capacity, is located in a prime position, and...
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Short-term vs Long-term Rentals

May 31, 2018Insights
Renting properties to tourists, business travelers or locals, and earning an extra income has now become a simple and easy pr...
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Vivid Contributing to Airbnb Bookings

May 28, 2018News
Vivid Contributing to Airbnb Bookings Vivid Sydney has kicked off! Celebrating its 10 Year-Anniversary, this huge festival is...
NSW Airbnb Regulation Postponed20180523063142

NSW Airbnb Regulation Postponed

May 23, 2018News
The Coalition party has just pushed back the proposed regulations for Airbnb in NSW. The press conference which was set to be...
How Should I Price My Property on Airbnb?20180514074015

How Should I Price My Property on Airbnb?

May 14, 2018Insights
Are you looking to increase your revenue on Airbnb? Here are some pricing tips to help you maximise your rental income. Airbn...
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Stylish and Refined Decor Inspiration

May 14, 2018Home Styling
Welcome to this stylish apartment located in Chippendale, Sydney! The five bedroom, two bathroom space is tranquil and unexpe...
Why Location Is Important When Buying a Property20180430074841

Why Location Is Important When Buying a Property

April 30, 2018News
Location has become an important facet of the house hunting process. While the condition of any place can be changed, you can...
Airbnb’s New Initiative Driving Local Tourism20180424074839

Airbnb’s New Initiative Driving Local Tourism

April 24, 2018News
Airbnb has enabled travellers to discover new destinations and neighbourhoods, positively contributing to the economies of sm...
Interior Ideas for Your Spacious Place20180416080318

Interior Ideas for Your Spacious Place

April 16, 2018Home Styling
Welcome to this three bedroom and two bathroom unit in Southport, Queensland. Achieving an average of 84% occupancy throughou...
Delay of Short-Term Stay Bill Causes Concern20180416055345

Delay of Short-Term Stay Bill Causes Concern

April 16, 2018News
Airbnb has called on the Victorian government to end the uncertainty surrounding the Short-Stay Accommodation Bill, after it ...
Avoid Illegal Subletting on Airbnb20180413080314

Avoid Illegal Subletting on Airbnb

April 13, 2018News
Renters are involved in subletting their places on Airbnb. What’s most concerning about this is that some tenants sublet wi...
Airbnb Calls Singapore for Regulation Following Breaches20180404081726

Airbnb Calls Singapore for Regulation Following Breaches

April 4, 2018News
Airbnb is set to work with Singapore authorities to allow the fair use of home sharing, following the hefty fines two propert...
Women Dominating Airbnb Worldwide20180403080317

Women Dominating Airbnb Worldwide

April 3, 2018News
Women Dominating Airbnb Worldwide The Airbnb platform has contributed to empowering women, who use Airbnb to not only earn ex...
Government’s Delay in Revising Short-Term Rental Policy20180326072619

Government’s Delay in Revising Short-Term Rental Policy

March 26, 2018News
Despite the difficulties local governments find themselves in when considering the policy framework of Airbnb, data has prove...
Making Money on Airbnb During the Travel Off-Season20180319083933

Making Money on Airbnb During the Travel Off-Season

March 19, 2018Insights
During off-season, are you finding that your Airbnb calendar is getting little to no bookings? The field of hosting propertie...
Tips on How to Keep Your Airbnb Clean20180319081724

Tips on How to Keep Your Airbnb Clean

March 19, 2018Insights
Hosting an Airbnb comes with a lot of responsibilities, with cleaning being one of critical importance. Unclean properties ca...
Tax Tips for Aussie Airbnb Hosts20180316083931

Tax Tips for Aussie Airbnb Hosts

March 16, 2018News
If you’re an Airbnb host in Australia, you should know that there are some taxes involved with opening up your property f...
What You Need to Know Before Becoming an Airbnb Host20180312084435

What You Need to Know Before Becoming an Airbnb Host

March 12, 2018Insights
Australia has seen a boom in Airbnb listings and the positive impacts it has made in communities and businesses alike. Many ...
Airbnb Rental Income Used for Mortgage Applications20180312084433

Airbnb Rental Income Used for Mortgage Applications

March 12, 2018News
In a similar vein to how Airbnb changed the processes of the real estate industry across the world, it can also now contribut...
How to Incorporate Minimalism Into Your Home20180309084852

How to Incorporate Minimalism Into Your Home

March 9, 2018Home Styling
Welcome to this contemporary place in St Kilda, 6km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. This two-storey place features two bedro...
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Working with Light Colour Schemes

March 5, 2018Home Styling
Welcome to this tranquil retreat situated in Surfers Paradise. This 4 bedroom place has an expansive living area, 2.5 bathroo...
Solutions to Noise Complaints For Your Airbnb20180305084849

Solutions to Noise Complaints For Your Airbnb

March 5, 2018News
Noise complaints seem to be the most prominent issue arising from Airbnb rentals. This becomes a huge headache for Airbnb hos...
The Rise of Airbnb in Tasmania20180226090211

The Rise of Airbnb in Tasmania

February 26, 2018News
The rise of Airbnb is having a major impact in Tasmania. In 2017 alone, short term rental accommodation brought an extra $166...
Stylish Melbourne Apartment with Surreal Views20180214091301

Stylish Melbourne Apartment with Surreal Views

February 14, 2018Home Styling
Welcome to this stylish apartment in Flemington, Melbourne! The two bedroom, one bathroom place has surreal views that will s...
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Playful and Contemporary Newtown Terrace

February 12, 2018Home Styling
We wanted to give you a taste into the Home Styling of some of our most popular properties. Today we will take you through a...
Understanding Airbnb’s Search Algorithm20180208092315

Understanding Airbnb’s Search Algorithm

February 8, 2018Insights
Companies and small businesses invest large sums of money into their marketing teams and external agencies that specialise in...
Amenities People Want in Their Airbnb Properties20180205093214

Amenities People Want in Their Airbnb Properties

February 5, 2018Insights
If you want to increase the number of Airbnb bookings you’ll need to ensure that guests are provided with amenities that wi...
Who is Using Airbnb?20180131093659

Who is Using Airbnb?

January 31, 2018News
To grab better insights on who are booking our properties and why, we surveyed over 7000 guests that stayed with us during Ja...
Maximising Occupancy Rates on Airbnb20180124053131

Maximising Occupancy Rates on Airbnb

January 24, 2018News
If you’re only looking to maximise occupancy rates on Airbnb, you’re forgetting one major thing. Strike the perfect balan...
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Hosting on Airbnb is Great – The Refunds Are Not

January 23, 2018Insights
Guests request hosts for a full refund of their stay if they notice something asmiss in their home. What does this mean for h...
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