Building costs ease as demand for construction slows

10 April

Builders and tradies have been battling fast-rising prices for materials and labour but data suggests price growth is slowing. The slowdown in new construction, with dwelling approvals trending below average, has helped dampen growth in costs,...[Read More]

Tradie shortage for bid to build 1.2m homes

10 April

Australia is forecast to fall well short of a landmark national goal to build 1.2 million homes in five years. Building and construction industry forecasts released on Tuesday estimated about 1.09 million new homes would be started in five years...[Read More]

Record for batteries as home energy systems top 250,000

10 April

Australians won’t need a neighbourhood nuclear reactor or new hydro dam to generate and store energy, according to an annual battery market report. “You just need solar panels and a battery,” SunWiz managing director Warwick Johnston said on...[Read More]

Maximising Wealth in Real Estate: Strategic Tax Structures and the Power of Professional Advice

4 April

Building wealth through property investment has long been a cornerstone of financial success for many individuals. The allure of real estate lies not just in its tangible nature but also in the various strategies and structures available to optimise...[Read More]

Building Wealth Through Property Investment and the Role of Professional Advice

28 March

The allure of property investment as a vehicle for wealth building and lifestyle enhancement cannot be overstated.    With the right strategies and insights, individuals can unlock significant financial benefits, paving the way to financial...[Read More]

A 9-step guide to organising your space

28 March

Cleaning up and organising your living area may seem daunting.   However, by embracing these nine straightforward principles, you can cultivate an orderly and serene environment.   Seek Inspiration Find your muse in decluttering champions like...[Read More]

Super access won’t lower hurdles for young home hunters

27 March

Many young Australians living in the capital cities will not be able to pay for a house deposit, even if they drained their entire retirement savings, a report has found. Rates of home ownership are declining for young Australians as prices climb...[Read More]

Big city competition shows in population gains

27 March

Melburnians are growing in numbers with the Victorian city climbing to the top of the charts for the fastest growing population in the country. About 167,500 people moved to the city between 2022 and 2023, according to the Australian Bureau of...[Read More]

Voters open-minded on investor tax break reform

20 March

Three in five Australian voters favour scaling back negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount, new polling suggests. One in five want investment property tax breaks to stay the same, according to the polling by independent consultancy...[Read More]

Energy bills to fall as regulator reveals draft offer

20 March

WHAT IS A DEFAULT OFFER? * The default market offer is a price cap on how much retailers can charge customers on their default energy plans * It is a reference price for market competitors, according to the energy regulator, and is what retailers...[Read More]

Rate peak to buoy confidence and possibly home prices

20 March

Another month on hold and growing expectations the next interest rate move will be down could add to already robust housing demand and keep pressure on home prices. Following the Reserve Bank’s widely expected decision to leave interest rates...[Read More]

Renters sweating on rules to cool their homes

20 March

Some Australian rental properties were so hot over summer they are unfit to live in and it will only get worse unless urgent action is taken, renter advocates have said. The temperature inside some rentals surveyed over summer reached 30 degrees for...[Read More]