Property Investing 101: Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate

June 8, 2023

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks. Hence, the...[Read More]

Year-round maintenance tips for your home

June 8, 2023

A lot of property owners take a very casual approach to the upkeep and repair of their house or building. They usually wait for something to break, clog, overflow, leak, jam or fail catastrophically before addressing the problem. Others are...[Read More]

Reaction to latest RBA interest rate hike

June 7, 2023

RESPONSES TO LATEST INTEREST RATE RISE * ACOSS deputy chief executive Edwina MacDonald: “Instead of relying on the blunt tool of interest rate hikes, the government should be tackling inflation directly by better regulating the rental market and...[Read More]

Dealing With Higher Inflation: Strategies to Thrive Amidst Rising Costs

June 1, 2023

The cost of living continues to rise, and many are feeling the pinch. However, there are ways to navigate and adapt to this challenging financial landscape. If you’re looking for practical solutions and workarounds to help you tackle higher...[Read More]

10 Essential Winter Home Maintenance Tips

June 1, 2023

While winter in Australia may not be as harsh as in other parts of the world, it’s still essential to keep your home in tip-top shape during the colder months. So, if you need a handy winter home maintenance checklist, this is for you.  Use this...[Read More]

Struggling to make mortgage repayments? Here are some steps you can take

June 1, 2023

Owning a home is a significant milestone. However, the financial responsibility of mortgage repayments can be daunting for some homeowners. In times of financial difficulty, it’s essential to find ways to manage your mortgage and avoid defaulting...[Read More]

Interest rate buffer intact despite ‘mortgage prison’

May 31, 2023

The banking regulator is alert to mortgage stress as interest rates rise and borrowers face a looming deadline on cheap fixed-rate home loans, but won’t ease the rules. Refinancing a mortgage has hit the highest level in 20 years, Australian...[Read More]

How to create your own gym at home

May 25, 2023

While most people are aware of the importance of regular aerobic exercise, the significance of resistance training (aka weight or strength training) is often overlooked. It’s recommended that adults engage in at least two 20- to 30-minute...[Read More]

Flooding the market may not fix rental affordability

May 24, 2023

Households tend to trade up and quit share housing when the market is flooded with excess supply that causes rents to fall. A study suggests that when space for rent becomes cheaper, households respond by spreading out, quickly cancelling out the...[Read More]

10 Tips to Cut Down on Household Energy Consumption

May 18, 2023

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

‘Snail’ homes offer speedy solution to housing crisis

May 17, 2023

Advocates are urging the government to go back to the future to tackle regional Australia’s housing crisis and unearth the policies that fuelled the building booms of the past. A lack of residential supply in country Australia is bleeding renters...[Read More]

Home improvement: What you need to know

May 11, 2023

Embarking on a home improvement can be an exciting and rewarding process. It can transform your living space and increase the value of your property. With so many informative videos and other great resources online, there’s a thriving culture...[Read More]

Welfare payments, renters’ help boosted

May 10, 2023

Renters, unemployed people and students are among the welfare recipients set to receive a boost to their payments in the federal budget. Treasurer Jim Chalmers will announce the measures under the government’s $14.6 billion cost-of-living package...[Read More]

5 Budget-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas

May 4, 2023

Inspired to initiate home updates after watching some of the best home renovation shows on television and streaming sites? We can’t really fault you for getting all worked up, as there’s nothing quite as exciting as embarking on a home...[Read More]

Average Sydney rental now costing record $711 a week

May 3, 2023

The average Sydney renter is now paying $711 a week to keep a roof over their head with the price expected to spiral further as landlords pass on the latest interest rate increase. The cost of renting a home in Sydney jumped 13.1 per cent over the...[Read More]