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

March 15, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

4 sustainable flooring options

December 6, 2017


Deciding what to use for your floors, or what to replace them with, is important as it’s not something you will do often, think about what kind of flooring you want use in your home? When thinking about sustainable flooring, you need to think about the types of floor surfaces available and what you’ll cover […]

Interest Rates Rise Coming Sooner Rather Than Later

November 30, 2017


With economic conditions improving in Australia and other countries, the chance that the Reserve Bank will eventually raise interest rates are high. For more than a year, we have seen the Reserve Bank of Australia leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%, while it made sense for the Board to leave the cash […]

5 Tips when Renovating for Profit

November 23, 2017


Renovating for profit isn’t about simply painting a wall and watching the returns roll in. It’s about carefully adding real value over the long haul when done strategically. 1. Study Take the emotion out of the equation and learn what improvements are most likely to add value for your style of home, your suburb, in the […]

Strata Myths

November 16, 2017


These myth busters are to help tenants who live or owners who own strata apartments, They are to help understand the new strata laws that started on 30 November 2016. Owners corporations must decide their new by-laws right away Myth! By-laws passed by the owners corporation and registered remain valid after 30 November 2016 until removed or […]

Setting up a Gym in your Home

November 9, 2017


 We’d all like to be a fit and healthy, right? Saving for a home deposit or renovation doesn’t always leave lots of money for a gym membership. So why not set up your own gym at home, or make some space to exercise at home? You don’t need to rearrange your whole house or be super […]

Median Apartment Prices in Sydney Receive Growth

November 2, 2017


Sydney’s apartment market remains the strongest major market in Australia in terms of market balance. The Harbour City’s apartments market is to continue to moderate, as well as remain relatively strong to future supply additions at least for the next few quarters. In addition, tightened finance restrictions on both the demand side and supply side […]

Should you invest your money on the latest designer trends?

October 27, 2017


Everyone loves trends but should you really invest in them? Here are some things to consider before you splurge your hard-earned money on the latest interior designs. what’s a style and what’s a trend? An interior design style covers the overall look and feel of a room. Coastal, Scandinavian, industrial, these are all interior design […]

Information on Starting a Tenancy

October 18, 2017


 A guide for tenants At the start of every tenancy, the landlord or agent must give you a copy of a Fair Trading publication called the New Tenant Checklist. This fact sheet contains important information before signing a new tenancy agreement. You must read the checklist carefully and anything you don’t understand you must ask your landlord or […]

6 Ways Mirrors can be used to Create Optical Illusions

October 12, 2017


From drawing in light to adding dimension, glamour or an added point of interest in the home through the use of a different texture, mirrors are more then just their ordinary functional role in bathrooms and walk- in wardrobes. Incorporating mirrors doesn’t have to be restricted to your typical glass mirror either you can consider using […]