2021-12-03 Property Tips

Home design trends to look out for in 2022

When it comes to our homes, we’ve learnt a lot from living through a pandemic. For that reason, making the right interior design and home décor choices is integral to achieving a desired vibe that meets each facet of our lives. Here’s some home design trends we’re likely to see more of in 2022.

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2021-11-22 Property Tips

A guide to saving for your first home

It’s the biggest investment you’re likely to make in your lifetime, so it’s important to devote ample time to researching the financial implications of buying your first home. Let’s face it, nobody likes unwanted surprises, let alone when it comes to forking out your hard-earned cash. So, here’s a list of some things to expect when saving for your first home and how to ensure you are in the best possible position when it comes to sealing the deal.

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2021-11-11 Property Tips

Should you make the jump into the investment property market?

Record low interest rates, sustained property price growth and lucrative rental yields means right now is an opportune time to take the plunge as a property investor.

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2021-10-18 Property Tips

How to decide on a location as a land buyer

Real estate agents always talk about ‘location, location, location’ and for good reason. The right community could set you up for comfort and happiness (and, if your house rises in value, capital gains) long into the future. Let’s take a look at the steps involved in finding the right land location that will suit your needs now and into the future.

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2021-09-17 Property Tips

5 ways to boost your home's liveability and saleability when building

There should be two things top of mind when you build a new house: liveability and saleability. How your family will live in the new space is an obvious priority, but how to gear the house for resale often comes as an afterthought. Here, we highlight five smart ways to boost both liveability and saleability to make your house a success right up until the day you sell.

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2021-09-17 Property Tips

A guide to choosing the home design that's right for you

Designing your new home is a dream come true for many Australians. It’s often the result of years of hard work and strict saving, so it’s important to get it right. In this guide to choosing a home design that’s right for you, we walk you through the entire process from start to finish, giving you everything you need to make informed decisions.

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2021-08-31 Property Tips

Why Australians are turning to renewable energy in their homes

Running an energy efficient home is now more important than ever. Australians are increasingly aware that it translates to lower utility bills, and on a global scale, less carbon emissions. Choosing energy efficient appliances and technologies go a long way towards solving big and small picture problems, so why not take advantage?

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2021-08-06 Property Tips

Choosing a home loan: fixed, variable or split?

With all the terms and conditions – which is better – fixed or variable? There’s no one-size-fits-all loan because each product varies across a range of fronts, from exit fees to repayment terms. Your ideal loan should have a low rate and offer flexibility should your financial situation change or if official rates rise or drop in the future. Here we look at the top things to consider before choosing your home loan.

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2021-07-07 Property Tips

Is it cheaper to buy or rent your next home in Australia?

The buy vs rent decision is a tough dilemma for many Australians. Caught at the crossroads of either paying a little each week to rent or committing to a long term investment to buy is a weighty decision.

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2021-06-21 Property Tips

The advantages of buying a home early in life

There are strong long term advantages to buying earlier in life, from gaining an invaluable sense of independence to building fundamental budgeting skills, and attaining financial freedom. Here, we look at how buying a home earlier rather than later in life can set you up for a better future.

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