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How To Stay Sane During A Pandemic

While some Australians are able to leave their homes and see their friends and family, many are still bound to their homes. It is important to look after our mental health during this time and make sure we have things to look forward to and keep us busy and stay productive while we are stuck between the same four walls.

Here are 20 ways to … Read the full post »

Australia’s housing boom still going strong, but when is it likely to finish?

Westpac have revised their outlook for the outlook for dwelling values for the balance of this property cycle.

Back in February Westpac was one of the first of the banks to do an about face an at that time boldly predicted a 20% increase in values over 2021 and 2022.

Since then all the other major banks have fallen in line with … Read the full post »

Sydney’s lockdown will be challenge for home buyers due to fewer available properties

Lockdown could serve up another challenge for Sydney’s frustrated homebuyers by draining the supply of properties available while doing little to drag down prices.

Property sales from the weekend showed vendors continued to get strong results, with close to 76 per cent of scheduled auctions producing a sale, CoreLogic data showed.

The median price of houses sold at auction was nearly $1.6 … Read the full post »

75 Fun Things to Do with Kids During Lockdown

fun things to do in lockdown

While we stay at home during the pandemic, we need to keep the kids entertained, ourselves sane, and everybody happy. Today, we have a fun list of 75 fun things to do with kids during the lockdown. We separated this guide in 2 parts – games … Read the full post »

Renovation versus repairs

Upgrading your investment property can propel it into its next stage of growth, but it can cost a pretty penny along the way. 

Repair Renovate

Knowing which costs are immediately claimable from a tax perspective can make all the difference when preparing your reno budget.

Owning a quality investment property can be compared … Read the full post »

Five ways to avoid paying extortionate lenders’ mortgage insurance

Aussies in their droves are refinancing their mortgages or jumping into the property market for the first time. That means lenders’ mortgage insurers are raking in the cash.

This insurance hurts because it is ultra-expensive. Worse than that, although the borrower has to pay the premium, the insurance protects only the lender – it covers them if there is a shortfall if you default on … Read the full post »

Room by room packing tips for a more stress-free move

Moving is one of life’s top stressors, and for good reason. There are the utilities to disconnect and reconnect, mail to redirect and cleaning before the big day.

When it comes to packing, adopting a systematic approach — such as packing per room and labelling boxes as you go — can help to reduce stress and save time.

“When you have one … Read the full post »

COVID budget 2021 encourages downsizing to free up more family homes

Australians nearing retirement will be encouraged to downsize their homes to free up more houses for younger families in a pandemic budget that also aims to help more people into home ownership.

Tuesday’s big-spending and jobs-focused federal budget contains help for single parents and more first-home buyers to get into Australia’s hot property market, as well as tax relief for 10.2 million low and middle … Read the full post »

Australian rental market growing at fastest rate since 2007 as Sydney stages recovery

Inner west rental boom

Strong rental demand has seen rents grow at their fastest rate since 2007 across Australia. (AAP Image / Angelo Velardo)

Rents are increasing at their fastest rate across the country in close to 15 years as the rental market soars off strong demand … Read the full post »

Housing boom to see 15% price gain in 2021 but a marked slowdown in 2022

Housing markets are positively fizzing right now.

Property Boom

Demand’s riding high, buyers battling it out over a shrinking pool of properties and driving some eye-catching price rises.

The March quarter saw a 5.6% jump across the major capital cities, the March month alone posting the biggest gain in 32 years…. Read the full post »

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