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While you may be scouting for a unit to rent in Sydney, take a look at the changing rental trends before you choose your abode.

Increasing rent rates in Sydney

Tenants in Sydney seem to be having a tough time. Domain’s Quarterly Rent Report signals that rent rates in Sydney are increasing at the fastest… Read More>>

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home-renovation

Most people want to remodel the house they live in at one point or another. Maybe some fancy new fittings, an extension, an open kitchen or new paint on the walls. Many homeowners are also taking up home renovation to cash in on the rising property wave. Small changes can fetch big money, especially in… Read More>>

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reverse-mortgage

Worried if your savings would be adequate to ensure a smooth retired life? Cashing into your home equity could be an option to consider.

More and more seniors in Australia are opting for reverse mortgage on their houses in order to fund a comfortable retirement.… Read More>>

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home-equity-loan

Your existing home is cramping your lifestyle. Perhaps your family has grown or you just want a different floor plan. Should you move to a brand new property, or renovate the house you currently live in?

Renovating your home usually means increasing its value, making the long-term return on the investment worth the trouble and initial expense.… Read More>>

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Do you think it is getting harder to buy a house in Australia, especially for Gen Y? In 2010, a survey by Genworth revealed that the average age of first time house buyers had risen to 31 years from about 25 years in the seventies. In July 2015, ABS revealed that the first home buyers accounted for only 15.4% of the buyers in the market.… Read More>>

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Granny_flats

The demand for housing in Australia has averaged to about 164,000 dwellings per year. While there is a forecast for this upswing to stabilise in the next twelve months, the outlook is certainly good for house owners with some extra space to build on.

One attractive option that looks promising is the concept of granny flats, an additional smaller living unit on the same property. Read More>>