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5 Smart ways to spend your tax return

Thanks to the Coalition’s tax cuts, a record number of Australians have already lodged their tax return for 2018-19 and have a nice little lump sum burning a hole in their bank account. But what to spend it on? You…

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Smashed avocado and marketing to millennials

Millennials, commonly categorised as those people born between 1981 and 1996, are a huge market demographic – and they’re wielding more force than ever before. There are a lot more of them than their Gen X counterparts, and now that…

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Spotlight on Redlands, QLD

Half an hour’s drive from Brisbane’s CBD lies the scenic southern coast of Moreton Bay and the rich red plains that gave Redland its name. Redland City, better known simply as the Redlands, spread out along the southern coast of…

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On trend heating options for your home

Today’s heating options go beyond keeping you warm. They provide a focal point for the home, encouraging the family to gather in a communal area. It’s important, therefore, that they suit the tone and layout of your particular space, as…

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5 Renovation tips to add value to your investment

The beginning of the financial year is the perfect time to set some financial goals and turn your mind to building wealth for the future. For example, undertaking renovations that will increase the market value of your investment property. Whether…

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Gardening around Australia

The air is crisp and the soil is soft with rain: it’s the perfect time to get out into the garden and get some work done before spring. While it might be tempting to stay inside in front of the…

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First home loan deposit scheme explained

For many people, the hardest part about buying a first home is coming up with the deposit. The general requirement is that you have 20% of the purchase price saved in addition to additional costs like stamp duty and conveyancing…

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From zero to home owner

Buying a house or a unit of your very own is high on the wish list for most adults, but it can also feel very daunting. From the moment your mind turns to real estate, there are a lot of…

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RBA Announcement – July 2019

The RBA has cut the official cash rate for the second consecutive month, bringing it to a historic low of 1%. So what could this mean for borrowers? Head of Elders Home Loans, John Rolfe, comments: “Whilst the rate cut…

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Five fun ideas for the spare room

Perhaps you’ve just upgraded to a family house but you’re yet to hear the pitter patter of tiny feet. Or your fledglings have flown the nest but you love the house too much to downsize. Either way, you may find…

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