Renters Insurance: benefits for tenants & landlords

29 February

If you live in a residential building or apartment complex, it’s natural for certain fears to cross your mind. For example, if a fire accident or flooding occurs through no fault of your own, who pays for the replacement of your possessions that...[Read More]

A seasonal home maintenance checklist to ensure your property is in the best condition all year long

29 February

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]

Property investing – residential vs. commercial real estate

22 February

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,...[Read More]

Lease-to-own model targets young homebuyers

21 February

A new housing model will be launching in Australia that aims to help overcome affordability hurdles facing many new homebuyers. Lease-to-own platform Ownlea will let users rent from a selection of properties with the option of buying the dwelling...[Read More]

Saving for the Future: Building Financial Security Step by Step

15 February

In an era where the allure of instant gratification is stronger than ever, the art of saving money seems to be fading into the background. Yet, the truth remains: most of us have aspirations that extend beyond our immediate reach, be it a new car,...[Read More]

Sydney faces future as ‘city with no grandchildren’

14 February

Sydney is on track to be “the city with no grandchildren” as height restrictions and high housing costs drive young families to the regions and interstate. NSW Productivity Commission research found the state capital lost twice as many people...[Read More]

Housing boom needs to mirror post-war action

14 February

The building boom needed to fix the current housing crisis would be similar to the scale of construction required at the end of World War II, the NSW planning minister says. The Minns Labor government has been spruiking major proposed changes to...[Read More]

Living pressures ease for employee households

7 February

Working families are still under acute financial pressure but fewer cash rate hikes of late has tempered growth in their overall living costs. In the 12 months to the December quarter, living costs rose 6.9 per cent for employee households, down...[Read More]

New social housing target for the sunshine state

7 February

The Queensland Government has pledged to build and acquire 53,500 social homes by 2046 amid a cost-of-living crisis. Premier Steven Miles on Monday unveiled the bold $1.25 billion scheme as the latest reform in his Labor government’s long-term...[Read More]

A decade to save for a country home as regions grow

7 February

Regional Australians have to save up for nearly a decade to get a house deposit, almost as long as it takes to crack the capital city markets. That’s one of many findings in the federal government’s 2024 State of Australia’s Regions report,...[Read More]

Rooftop solar pays its own way as more homes switch on

31 January

Solar power from household rooftops remains the most popular way of reducing electricity bills, market data shows. Some 2.5 gigawatts of residential solar power was installed in 2023, equivalent to 6.1 million average-sized solar panels, but fewer...[Read More]

Granny flats no longer need planning approval in WA

31 January

Homeowners no longer need council approval to build a granny flat on any size block in Western Australia following reforms aimed at tackling the housing crisis. Planning approval is not required for structures up to 70sqm and they can be built on...[Read More]

Bill shock to ease as cost of power falls, solar shines

31 January

In a boost to household budgets, electricity supply costs are falling as coal and gas-fired generation hits a record low and renewable energy takes a bigger load. Every region notched a solar output record in the closing months of 2023 which...[Read More]

Things to consider when preparing your home for sale

25 January

Preparing your home for sale in Australia requires a mix of strategic planning, maintenance, and marketing savvy. The process is a multi-faceted journey that encompasses both practical and aesthetic elements. Taking the time to optimally prepare...[Read More]

10 brilliant money-saving tips

25 January

Are you looking to build up your savings for the future, but don’t know how or where to start? Check out these money-saving tips you can apply today.   Whether you’re looking to save money for financial security, investment, a future purchase...[Read More]