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The changing costs of housing and traveling

May 15, 2018

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You’ll never own a home if you keep going on all those holidays! Most parents tell their Millennial children who are busy packing for another get away. You might have found yourself on the giving or receiving end of these words more than once.   Travel has become so cheap, relative to property, that it […]

Three tips to help pay off your mortgage early

May 8, 2018

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If you are one of the many Australians trying to pay off a mortgage as quickly as possible, these three tips are for you. 1. Round up the repayments Look at your mortgage repayment and round it up. For example if your monthly repayment is $2151, however if you pay $2200, that could save a year […]

Five Mothers day gift ideas

May 2, 2018

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Every Sunday on the second weekend in May we celebrate Mothers day by showing our appreciation for the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures. Its a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. With Mothers day just around the corner […]

Should parents start charging teenage children board?

April 26, 2018

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New research has revealed that Aussie parents should start charging their kids rent once they turn 19. According to a survey of 2085 Australians aged 16 or older conducted by comparison site finder.com.au, 22 per cent of those aged 25-29 are still living at home. The survey asked at what age adult children should start paying board.Not […]

Today’s young will retire as renters

April 19, 2018

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Sydney’s millennial generation are in danger of renting into their late 40s and even becoming retiree renters, housing experts have warned. The predictions have followed a report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute showing a 38 per cent spike in the number of households renting over the past decade. The growth was an […]

5 tips for first home buyers

April 12, 2018

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Buying your first home can give you a range of different emotions such as exciting, daunting, intimidating and downright a terrifying experience. Not only are you up against all the other first time buyers trying their luck, but you’re also bidding against people who have bought numerous times before. Investors and property developers are making […]

Five mistakes buyers make when purchasing a property

April 5, 2018

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There are five common mistakes home buyers make. Buying a property can be both an exciting and stressful time, particularly if you’ve never been in the market before and it can be difficult to know what the right and wrong thing to do is. FALLING IN LOVE Falling madly in love with a home and […]

4 things to do in Sydney this Easter Long Weekend

March 28, 2018

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1. Sydney Royal Easter Show Friday 23rd March 2018 to 3rd April 2018, The Sydney Royal Easter Show delights people of all ages with the biggest celebration of the country. First held in 1823, the Show is Australia’s largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 850,000 attendees on average. At the show you can enjoy twelve […]

3 ways to invest in off the plan apartments

March 21, 2018

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Whether you’re interested in starting your investment portfolio, entering the housing market for the first time, or expanding an existing portfolio, you want to be sure you’re getting great value for money and a positive return. There are many factors that can affect a property’s long term growth. 1. Location The importance of selecting a […]

Saving for a deposit for a Sydney home has become next to impossible for single buyers

March 15, 2018

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A new financial data has reveled that saving for a house deposit in Sydney has become difficult for single home buyers on an average wage and would even take higher income earners decades to save.     A typical Sydney house is now close to $900,000. The analysis estimated what a buyer saving for a […]

Should negative gearing be put to an end?

March 8, 2018

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Negative gearing is an active part of Australian investors lives. Negative gearing is the practice of investing borrowed money as to result in a loss that can be claimed as a tax deduction. Simply put, it means borrowing money to buy an asset. In the case of property, you have taken out a loan to […]

Airbnb horror stories and how to avoid them

March 2, 2018

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While Airbnb has opened up new options for travelers, it has also made booking a place to stay a bit of a gamble. Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong when they travel by being connected to local cultures and having unique travel experiences. Its community marketplace provides […]

Aussies are optimistic about prospects of buying a home

February 21, 2018

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The Chinese may call 2018 the Year of the Dog but it seems that Aussies have decided it’s the Year of the House. A national poll shows we’re unusually optimistic about property due to some recent changes, a new wave of optimism has hit the housing market, two in five people believed it was a […]

Chinese Horoscope 2018 Year of the Dog

February 14, 2018

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After last year’s powerful year of the fire Rooster, you’re ready to implement all the changes into positive action to get what you want out of life. From February 16, 2018 to February 4, 2019, you’ll get your wish in a big way, as the year of the earth Dog gets underway. The element of […]

2018 is the Year of the Dog

February 7, 2018

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Chinese New Year will begin this year on Friday 16th February to Friday 2nd March, its the longest holiday in the Chinese calendar. Families will gather to exchange gifts, normally giving red envelopes stuffed with “lucky money” and are given to children, along with written wishes for their kids to grow up healthy. However with the […]

Price gaps between buying a unit and a house on the northern beaches

February 1, 2018

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The price gap between selling a unit and buying a house on the northern beaches is closing making it easier for families to jump out of a unit and into a house. A four-bedroom family home on the northern beaches has a price guide of $1.485 million and it is attracting families to sell their […]

Scared of auctions? Major changes are coming

January 18, 2018

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If the sight of an auction scares you, don’t worry a change is coming that could benefit you. Roughly one in five Aussies are scared of buying or selling at an auction, a new survey has found, with the figure worsening as buyers get younger. The latest survey by finder.com.au found that 7 per cent […]

Sydney prices to fall in 2018 as housing market turns

January 11, 2018

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Is 2018 the year for first home buyers? Sydney house prices will drop by 5 to 10 per cent this year as Australia’s property cycle will enter a downward phase. The median price in Sydney fell 0.9 per cent over the month to $895,342, Melbourne was down 0.2 per cent to $720,417, Brisbane was flat […]

Decorating your home for Christmas

December 21, 2017

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Set a festive holiday mood throughout your place with simple Christmas decorating ideas. Every room can use a Christmas touch, whether you have a traditional home or prefer a more contemporary Christmas look. Picking a colour theme It’s not necessary to have a theme but it will narrow down your shopping options, The best way […]

What home ownership and renting will look like in 2027

December 12, 2017

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Home owners are expected to become a minority nationally in 2017 and experts say there are significant changes ahead for what it means to be a tenant in Australia. From bonds and tenancy rights to new disrupters in real estate, renting in 2027 is likely to be a far cry from today. The first change is […]