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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

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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.

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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 »

South West Sydney’s new entertainment destination set to launch

An inner-city style entertainment and dining precinct is set to become a new lifestyle beacon for Sydney’s South West — and its doors are about to open.

The long-awaited Ed Square Town Centre in Edmondson Park will be  launching this April with the unveiling of an Event Cinema, iPlay and Sydney’s newest foodie destination, Eat Street.

The launch of the entertainment precinct follows the opening … Read the full post »

April interest rate announcement: RBA keeps cash rate steady at record low of 0.10 per cent

Despite the most rapid surge in home prices in 32 years, the Reserve Bank of Australia is to hold the record low interest rate of 0.10 per cent steady, it announced after its monthly meeting on April 6.

In good news for first-home buyers trying to break into the market, and continued encouragement for investors to return, RBA … Read the full post »

How to prepare for an open house inspection

Inspections are like a first date. You only get one chance to make that first impression So if you want to prepare for an open house inspection, there are a few things you can do ahead of the big day.

In order to prepare your property for inspection success, follow this easy check list packed with these simple tips to ensure you put your home’s best … Read the full post »

Debt recycling: How to earn money from your debt

You were probably taught by your parents to get a good education, a good job, buy a home, work really hard and pay off your debt.

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But, in my mind, that’s not a productive use of the equity in your home.

Instead, you should recycle the equity in your home and … Read the full post »

5 smart things you should do when buying your first home

Avoid worrying about what you may have forgotten by ensuring you’ve covered these smart essentials of home buying. 

When buying your first home, there are a lot of things you need to get in order. Some are obvious, like getting your finances together. However, some others aren’t quite as clear.

If you’re thinking of buying your first home, here are some essentials … Read the full post »

Biggest lift in Australian home prices in 17 years: CommSec’s Ryan Felsman

Biggest lift in Australian home prices in 17 years: CommSec's Ryan Felsman

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The records have continued to tumble for the Aussie property market in early 2021. National home prices surged 2.1 per cent in February – the most since August 2003. Regional home prices also gained 2.1 per cent – the most in 17 years. And capital … Read the full post »

This week’s Australian Property Market Update – Latest Data, State by State 22nd Feb

House prices continue to rise across Australia through the month of February.  

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In fact price growth is accelerating.

Prices in four of the five big capital cities are already over 1% higher over this month.

Sydney property prices have risen 1.6% so far this … Read the full post »

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