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Federal Budget targets cost of living & housing affordability

The 2022 Federal Budget was handed down yesterday, with plenty of cash splashed about to address the rising cost of living. Would-be first home buyers will find some relief, too, with the expansion of low deposit schemes and a new…

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Six jobs to do around the house before winter hits

It’s still beautiful and warm outside, but don’t be fooled. The changing leaves and the shorter days are a sure sign that winter is on the way. Winter brings many charms, like warm snuggly jumpers, cosy evenings in front of…

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Is 2022 the right time to build?

Fresh new year, fresh new house? If building a house is on your to-do list, you’re not alone. The global trend for larger houses, further out from urban centres, has seen an extraordinary boom in new builds. The Housing Industry…

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How much does it really cost to sell a home?

Strong market conditions mean that sellers are realising record-high prices for their homes. If you’ve been considering selling up, now might be the perfect time. Before you start styling the lounge, though, it’s important to be aware of the costs…

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Six reasons to love city living

For the last couple of years, you could be forgiven for thinking that regional Australia is the only place to be. Stories of soaring price rises and rental demand sit alongside happy families who are enjoying the extra space. But…

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Why landlords are jumping for joy

If you own an investment property, or you’re planning to buy one, now might be the perfect time. The rental market is as tight as we’ve ever seen it, with new listings snapped up quickly by eager tenants. As a…

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Property prices: the winners and losers of 2021

The biggest headline in 2021 real estate news? Huge surges in property prices across the country. Nationally, prices rose a staggering 22.1%.As always, though, the picture changes when you zoom in. Some areas were almost flat, while others went stratospheric.…

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How to cool your house with plants

When the summer heat descends, Australian homes can get pretty stuffy. Short of running your air conditioning 24/7, what can you do to keep the interior cool and comfortable? One way is to use plants. The cooling powers of greenery…

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Ipswich turns red with Elders acquisition

Ipswich turns red with Elders acquisition Elders is investing in its real estate presence throughout south-east Queensland by announcing its acquisition of Ray White North Ipswich. Currently servicing the greater Ipswich region under the lead of Deanne Ramsey, the office…

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The hottest suburbs around Australia in 2022

The property market was red hot in 2021, with prices soaring 22% across the country – the steepest rise in three decades. Those higher prices haven’t put buyers off in the least. On the contrary, demand for housing is extremely…

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