Lease-to-own model targets young homebuyers

22 February

A new housing model will be launching in Australia that aims to help overcome affordability hurdles facing many new homebuyers. Lease-to-own platform Ownlea will let users rent from a selection of properties with the option of buying the dwelling...[Read More]

Saving for the Future: Building Financial Security Step by Step

15 February

In an era where the allure of instant gratification is stronger than ever, the art of saving money seems to be fading into the background. Yet, the truth remains: most of us have aspirations that extend beyond our immediate reach, be it a new car,...[Read More]

Sydney faces future as ‘city with no grandchildren’

14 February

Sydney is on track to be “the city with no grandchildren” as height restrictions and high housing costs drive young families to the regions and interstate. NSW Productivity Commission research found the state capital lost twice as many people...[Read More]

Housing boom needs to mirror post-war action

14 February

The building boom needed to fix the current housing crisis would be similar to the scale of construction required at the end of World War II, the NSW planning minister says. The Minns Labor government has been spruiking major proposed changes to...[Read More]

Living pressures ease for employee households

8 February

Working families are still under acute financial pressure but fewer cash rate hikes of late has tempered growth in their overall living costs. In the 12 months to the December quarter, living costs rose 6.9 per cent for employee households, down...[Read More]

New social housing target for the sunshine state

7 February

The Queensland Government has pledged to build and acquire 53,500 social homes by 2046 amid a cost-of-living crisis. Premier Steven Miles on Monday unveiled the bold $1.25 billion scheme as the latest reform in his Labor government’s long-term...[Read More]

A decade to save for a country home as regions grow

7 February

Regional Australians have to save up for nearly a decade to get a house deposit, almost as long as it takes to crack the capital city markets. That’s one of many findings in the federal government’s 2024 State of Australia’s Regions report,...[Read More]

Granny flats no longer need planning approval in WA

31 January

Homeowners no longer need council approval to build a granny flat on any size block in Western Australia following reforms aimed at tackling the housing crisis. Planning approval is not required for structures up to 70sqm and they can be built on...[Read More]

Things to consider when preparing your home for sale

25 January

Preparing your home for sale in Australia requires a mix of strategic planning, maintenance, and marketing savvy. The process is a multi-faceted journey that encompasses both practical and aesthetic elements. Taking the time to optimally prepare...[Read More]

10 brilliant money-saving tips

25 January

Are you looking to build up your savings for the future, but don’t know how or where to start? Check out these money-saving tips you can apply today.   Whether you’re looking to save money for financial security, investment, a future purchase...[Read More]

House prices smash records, wiping out downturn losses

24 January

Australia’s housing market has reached record heights, completely rebounding from its losses during the 2022 downturn. The housing market in all state capital cities rose over the December quarter while capital city unit prices and Canberra rose...[Read More]

Property investor tax breaks blamed for housing crisis

24 January

Affordable housing has moved beyond many Australians’ reach because the government is subsidising the private market instead of building social housing, a new report has found. Everybody’s Home Written Off report shows the federal budget is...[Read More]

5 ways to increase your property value

18 January

Your home is more than simply a place to unwind; it’s also an investment. If you plan to sell your property someday, increasing its value now can help you get a better return on your investment. Most people believe that increasing the value of a...[Read More]

Rent prices outpace home values for second year running

18 January

CORELOGIC PROPERTY MARKET INDICATOR FOR 2023 RENTAL PRICES: National – up 8.3 per cent Sydney – up 10.2 per cent Melbourne – up 11.1 per cent Brisbane – up 8.2 per cent Perth – up 13.4 per cent Adelaide – up 7.7 per cent Hobart – down...[Read More]

Doors open to housing fund as renters fall behind

18 January

Renters already struggling to find affordable homes are falling further behind, new data reveals, as funding for a landmark government housing policy comes online. For a second year in a row, rental prices grew faster than home values, property data...[Read More]