Property

There’s always plenty happening in the Australian property market. Check out the latest trends and property tips here.

Property

There’s always plenty happening in the Australian property market. Check out the latest trends and property tips here.

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How much deposit do you really need

Should it be 10%, 15%, 20%?

The choice is largely up to you, but the amount you choose to pay upfront can affect additional fees and how much interest you pay over the life of your loan.

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First time home buyers’ checklist

Navigating property ownership can be daunting

Set yourself up for success by having a good understanding of the buying process and what you need to secure the right home loan for your needs.

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The shifting Australian housing market

Where to from here?

Free falling – or floating – what does a shifting housing market mean for you?

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Tips for bidding at auctions

Auctions can be intimidating, even for experienced property buyers

If the thought of bidding at an auction fills you with dread, follow our tips and brush up your bargaining skills—you just might end up with your dream home.

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Sprucing up your property for a spring sale

Thinking of selling your home?

Spring is considered one of the most favourable times to put your house on the market. We’ve put together a list of ideas to help you close the sale.

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When big isn't best

Why Australians are building smaller homes

There’s a new movement taking Australia by storm and it’s not a fad diet or dance craze. The popularity of small homes and tiny houses is growing, and there’s very good reason.

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Going, going, gone

Could Australia be heading for a sub-prime mortgage crisis?

Nearly 52,000 Australian households are at risk of defaulting on their mortgages in the next 12 months and one in four home owners is experiencing home loan stress, a data analyst report says.

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Six of the best: Shipping container redesigns

Sustainability gets edgy

If these designs are anything to go by, the world needs more re-purposed shipping containers. Beyond the cool of ultra-modern container houses, portable homes, backyard studios and bars, are these hip, eco-friendly projects.

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The trouble with Airbnb

Are short-term holiday stays driving residential prices sky-high?

Airbnb has changed the way we holiday. It’s also changed the way we invest in property with more Australians leveraging the lucrative returns of a short-term Airbnb rental over more traditional tenancies.

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