Amid the biggest global pandemic in a century, house prices in Australia have risen by 22.4 per cent (the highest increase in 32 years). Coupled with inflationary hikes dominating the finance headlines and speculation about looming interest rate rises, it pays to be rate-rise ready.
A home or investment property is an owner’s pride and joy, so it pays to maintain its quality in a manner befitting both style and return on investment. But when handiwork is needed at your property, how do you find the most qualified, reliable and affordable tradesperson for the job?
A friend and his wife, who married young by today’s standards, bought a property as soon as they left home — and haven’t paid a day’s rent in their lives.
Whether you rent or own with your family or share household, creating domestic bliss is a matter of sharing the load to reap relationship rewards.
A question that the greenest thumbs to seasoned gardeners commonly ask is: “Do I need an irrigation system?” Many assume that the answer will be ‘yes’. However, landscaping experts have witnessed more gardens dying from over-watering than under-watering — a case of too much of a good thing.
With New Year’s resolutions and the summer holiday mood taking hold, it’s time to create appealing, easy-care and affordable al fresco areas.
The start of a New Year is always full of hope and the chance to make amends. If home is where the heart is, this is the best place to start.
Housewarming parties call for forethought and imagination in hitting the right note with recipients. In the long-distant past, a glory box filled with items acquired over time helped establish people in their new homes.
Catastrophic floods, devastating bushfires and other natural and man-made disasters are a telling reminder of the need for thorough research into home and contents insurance.
The maintenance of the humble nature strip can often create confusion between tenants (renters) and their landlords (rental providers). Best described as the strip of land between a residential property boundary and the road, the median strip is owned by your local council.