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How to look after yourself during lockdown

The majority of Australians are currently under lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise across the nation. If you’re among them, you may be: •    Worried about catching the virus •    Anxious that your job will be affected by the impact of the pandemic •    Under work pressure, especially if you work in health care or essential…

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Smart tech to spend your tax return on

Around two-thirds of Australian taxpayers get a refund every year. On average, that refund comes out at just over $4,000 per person. If you’re among them, you’ve done the hard part of getting your tax return lodged. Now all you have to do is decide how to spend it! This year, why not keep the…

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Affordable houses across the country

Are Australian houses still affordable for the average buyer? Yes – but it depends where you look. House prices have continued their steep trajectory in recent months. The average house price in the capital cities of Australia hit $728,500 in the December 2020 quarter. All capital cities recorded a steep rise from the previous quarter,…

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Is now the right time to sell your home?

Thinking of selling but not sure now is the time? You may not need to hold off until spring in the current market. The property market is broadly seasonal. Houses that are listed in the summer tend to take the longest to sell, and there is a second, smaller, lull in mid winter. The summer…

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What to know about buying a knockdown rebuild

Dreaming of a brand new home? You have a few routes available to you. You can look for a vacant block of land, buy a house-and-land package, or buy an existing property to knock down and rebuild. Each option has its advantages. House-and-land packages offer certainty of price, and you can often choose from multiple…

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How to work from home forever

A recent PwC study confirms what a lot of us already knew. We like working from home, and we want to keep doing it. Hopes and Fears 2021 found that 90% of Australians want to keep working from home in some capacity, with most preferring a hybrid schedule (a mix of at-home and in-office days).…

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Wonderful wallpaper

Interior design is going maximalist. Gone are the plain white walls, empty rooms and stainless steel kitchens. Today’s interiors mix pattern, texture and colour to create inviting spaces. We’re seeing natural materials like timber and stone, soft metallics including brass tap ware and brushes nickel finishes, as well as florals, stripes and herringbone. It’s no…

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The one type of property everyone wants right now

You probably already know that the property market is red hot right now. Real estate agents are struggling to keep enough stock on the market, while some buyers are putting in offers sight unseen. Fear of missing out, or FOMO, has never been more prevalent. But as with everything, the devil is in the detail.…

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Federal Budget 2021 focuses on housing affordability

The 2021 Federal Budget, handed down on 11 May, has plenty of sweeteners for would-be first home buyers. With new home construction at an all-time high thanks to last year’s HomeBuilder grants, and rock-bottom interest rates, the property market has come roaring back from recession. That’s good news for home owners, but for those who…

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Why you should Holiday Here This Year

Tourism Australia’s new Holiday Here This Year campaign encourages Australians to support tourism operators and communities around the country by booking and planning a domestic holiday. The campaign supports business owners by raising awareness, offering travel incentives and creating buzz around the idea of holidaying at home. What is Holiday Here This Year? Perhaps no…

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