If you read any auction stories in the Sunday papers or online, the words “clearance rates” will inevitably be mentioned. They indicate the strength of the selling market by measuring the percentage of homes sold at an auction or beforehand. The higher the clearance rate, the greater the buyer demand on that particular weekend.
Reverse mortgages are an increasingly popular way to boost the bank balance for those approaching their twilight years.
Damage to your property caused by flash flooding and rain-related issues is a mood dampener, whether you own, rent or invest.
Australia-New Zealand Partnership for Development Co-operation seeks to address economic, social and sustainable measures to address regional housing and build a secure, equitable and prosperous Pacific region.
In the increasingly competitive real estate market, many canny buyers are looking to gain an advantage by working smart, not hard.
Before getting too entrenched in the house hunt, it pays to understand how much you can borrow and how much you’ll have to spend to buy the house. That way you won’t get caught short when you settle.
With the rise of apartment living, it’s only natural that the issue of pet ownership in strata complexes surface. It’s estimated by the RSPCA that 61 per cent of households own pets so it’s important that strata management firms and owners’ corporations (or body corporates) are aware of their obligations. Prominent legal cases have sought […]
A valuable property manager is a gift for landlords, yet also beneficial for tenants. Being able to please and appease both sides of the equation is a rare commodity.
Industry analysts and the renting public alike are acutely aware of the housing affordability crisis. The research also shows that 71 per cent of all lower-income, private-rental households struggle to pay rent that is in itself considered unaffordable.
Not everyone can afford to spend a small fortune when buying their first home, which is why apartments will continue to be popular. Factor in the often central location, low-maintenance lifestyle, other conveniences and resale potential, and their appeal is obvious.