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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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Five ways to create the perfect winter interior

Winter is the time to curl up and hibernate inside, safely tucked away from bitter winds and icy rain. With the great outdoors far less tempting than usual, this is the right time of year to turn your attention to…

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Property Market Forecast

The Australian property market has been in a downturn for a couple of years, although some parts of the country have escaped relatively unscathed. With the Coalition’s surprise election win at our backs, and the Reserve Bank announcing a rate…

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What an RBA rate cut could mean for borrowers

The Reserve Bank Australia has made its first changes to the official cash rate since August 2016, falling to a record low of 1.25% on Tuesday 4 June 2019. For those who follow rate changes, this comes as no surprise:…

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Federal Election 2019: What’s at stake for property owners?

With the Federal Budget delivered on 2 April, and the election to follow in May, both major parties are hard at work outlining their policy proposals for the electorate. As always, there are some similarities – both parties are touting…

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