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Industry analysts and the renting public alike are acutely aware of the housing affordability crisis.
Research by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute shows Australia is short 173,000 affordable dwellings for rent, with Sydney alone short 60,000 dwellings.
Selling your home is one of life’s major decisions — with successful outcomes often attributed to the real estate agent representing your property. So, it makes sense to do your research if you aim to minimise stress and maximise financial returns.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to enhancing your lifestyle and increasing property values.
Making the most of raw material (i.e. your place of residence or investment property), where location and median house prices are desirable, suggests the need for a complete overhaul or partial home improvement.
Buying a property requires more than a deposit.
Pre-purchase costs can add up to 10 per cent to the price of an average family home.
Some of these, such as conveyancing, stamp duty and mortgage costs, are only incurred once.
The question of homeownership versus contributing to a landlord’s investment is an age-old conundrum when buying your first home.
Homeownership is a worthy goal that can build wealth and provide security. But depending on different lifestyle stages and priorities, buying versus renting is not necessarily for everyone.
A beautiful piece of hand-crafted furniture or lighting is a joy unto itself.
Not only does it offer a striking feature for your interiors that owners and viewers can admire in equal measure. But it also builds upon an heirloom collection that offers enjoyment for future generations and makes sound investment sense.
Paying attention to contracts, and the information contained within them can often be the difference between a good and bad buy.
A standard contract of sale, which may include a vendor’s statement, incorporates much of the financial, planning and legal details that will determine if you decide to proceed with your purchase.
Signing contracts of sale for any property can seem daunting, at first. But, when handled correctly, the procedure should be straightforward and easy to understand — for buyer and seller.
Surging property prices that are fuelling the national and multinational housing affordability crisis are leading many first-time homebuyers to a trusted financial