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What the recent rate rise means for home owners

On Tuesday 3 May, the RBA finally announced their heavily telegraphed rate rise. The rise is the first since 2010 and took the base cash rate from 0.10 to 0.35: an increase of 0.25%. What does the decision mean for home owners? It’s safe to assume that the banks will pass on the rate increase…

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Holiday ideas when the weather gets cooler

As the leaves change colour and the air gets brisker, autumn is the perfect time to cosy up for a weekend or midweek break. Cooler daytime temperatures create opportunities for daytime adventures without the scorching temperatures and unbearable humidity of summer. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or a foodie paradise, autumn and winter in…

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2022 Colour trends, new neutrals and bold contrasts

When you want to spruce up your home, a lick of paint can do wonders. But, with so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s our rundown of 2022 colour trends to get you started. What’s new in 2022? Over the last two years, our focus has shifted…

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Is an outdoor bathroom the ultimate indulgence?

Imagine soaking in a clawfoot tub with the sound of birdsong in your ears and the rustle of leaves all around. Or offering your kids the simple pleasure of a refreshing shower without having to walk in the door. An outdoor bathroom can be anything you want. Simple or luxurious, it’s the ultimate indulgence for…

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Easter feasts to feed a crowd

For many, Easter is a time when family and friends get together to share a meal. Whether you’re having a big family feast or a low key gathering, we have your celebrations sorted. Easter traditions are steeped in food. Did you know that versions of decorated eggs, pancakes and roast lamb can all be traced…

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Easter egg hunts for the young and old

Are you looking to add something a little egg-xtra to your Easter egg hunt this year? You’ve come to the right place. Of all the Easter traditions, the Easter egg hunt is always a firm favourite. We’ve come up with some creative Easter egg hunt ideas to liven up your Easter and make it more…

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Federal Budget targets cost of living & housing affordability

The 2022 Federal Budget was handed down yesterday, with plenty of cash splashed about to address the rising cost of living. Would-be first home buyers will find some relief, too, with the expansion of low deposit schemes and a new regional housing scheme. Lastly, those in regional Australia may be pleased with new funding for…

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Six jobs to do around the house before winter hits

It’s still beautiful and warm outside, but don’t be fooled. The changing leaves and the shorter days are a sure sign that winter is on the way. Winter brings many charms, like warm snuggly jumpers, cosy evenings in front of the fire and brisk walks in the crisp winter sunshine. It can also bring wild…

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Is 2022 the right time to build?

Fresh new year, fresh new house? If building a house is on your to-do list, you’re not alone. The global trend for larger houses, further out from urban centres, has seen an extraordinary boom in new builds. The Housing Industry Association’s latest outlook report says that new home sales have been the strongest since 2017,…

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How much does it really cost to sell a home?

Strong market conditions mean that sellers are realising record-high prices for their homes. If you’ve been considering selling up, now might be the perfect time. Before you start styling the lounge, though, it’s important to be aware of the costs involved. Most of us are aware that real estate agents and conveyancers will charge a…

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