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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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Elders back-to-back support for regional communities

We are proud to continue our partnership with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS), with a three-year extension of our major sponsorship. Elders will make another $300,000 contribution direct to the RFDS capital-raising program for the perennial upgrade of its fleet of flying intensive care units. “Everyone at Elders is enormously proud to be continuing…

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Five things you can do to keep energy bills down

When temperatures drop, energy bills rise. But if you’re bracing for a hefty bill, there are steps you can take to lessen the pain. While good insulation, installing solar panels and investing in thick carpets are all very effective at lowing energy bills, they also come with significant upfront costs. If none of these are…

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Will property prices really rise 17%?

A new report by ANZ bank predicts that property prices will rise by an eye-watering 17% in 2021, and a further 6% in 2022. That’s 23% over two years, almost unprecedented in modern history. But is this dramatic forecast really accurate? And if it is, what does that mean for buyers and sellers of property…

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How to choose the best energy provider

For many Australians, the quarterly energy bill is one of the biggest — and most vital — household expenses. That’s why it’s worth spending some time checking that you’ve got the best deal possible. While price is the primary consideration for most people, it’s not the only one. Is your energy provider reliable, and helpful…

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Buying your own holiday home

With international borders still closed, the lure of Australian holiday destinations is stronger than ever. No wonder, then, that more of us than ever are buying a holiday home. Buying a holiday home has a number of attractions. You’ll always be assured of a comfortable place to stay in your favourite destination. No more worrying…

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Stay calm and sell by auction

Selling your home by auction has many advantages. It can create urgency on the part of the buyers and potentially drive up prices by appealing to their sense of competition. Auction contacts are also unconditional, so you get to set the terms and conditions. You don’t have to sell under your reserve price, but if…

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Five tips for buying in a boom

The property market is on fire, and it’s only going to heat up from here. Property data firm CoreLogic [https://www.corelogic.com.au/news/over-2000-homes-taken-auction-across-combined-capital-cities] has been tracking auction clearance rates, which are at highs not seen since 2015. Last week’s clearance rate was at 84.4%, slightly down from 86.1% the week before. Final figures were 77.1%, compared to 72.7%…

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How a capsule wardrobe can give you a new look

Sick of searching through your wardrobe hoping to find something to wear? If you’re like a lot of us, chances are good that you only wear a small percentage of the clothes you own. The others are too small, too faded, too old fashioned. All they do is take up space. Having too many clothes…

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How regional Australia fared in 2020

2020, as we all know, was a hard year but just as new growth is springing up from the site of last year’s bushfires, opportunities have come from the seismic shifts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regional Australia has been the biggest winner. An REA Insights report has found two main trends that have driven strong…

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