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3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING A POOL

Search data on realestate.com.au shows that Australians are as pool-obsessed as ever. The word pool featured in more than seven million searches on our site in the past year alone. But before you break out the shovel and start digging, it pays to know what you’re getting yourself into. You might think that pools automatically…

MORTGAGE SERVICEABILITY CHEAPER THAN RENTING ON OVER A THIRD OF AUSTRALIAN PROPERTIES

CoreLogic analysis suggests servicing a mortgage is now cheaper than paying rent on 36.3% of Australian properties, which is higher than the pre-COVID proportion of 33.9% reported in February last year.  The analysis was undertaken at the individual property level, using a set of mortgage assumptions and valuation estimates, to approximate mortgage repayments. These were then compared with…

5 THINGS EVERY GAMES ROOM NEEDS

Nowadays, your home’s games room can have all the latest furnishings and tech to enhance your gaming experience. Ready to get the edge over your opponents and level up your gaming setup? We round up the essentials every home games room needs. 1. Enhanced internet for gaming The Optus Internet Gamer Plan offers premium nbn internet speeds, with…

PRELIMINARY AUCTION CLEARANCE RATE IMPROVES AS VOLUMES REMAIN RELATIVELY STEADY OVER THE WEEK

The combined capital city preliminary auction clearance rate improved as volumes remained relatively steady week-on-week. There were 2,121 capital city homes taken to auction over the week, returning a preliminary auction clearance rate of 76.4%. This was higher than last week’s preliminary figure of 73.6% across 2,168 auctions, later revising down to 72.1% by final…

SHOULD YOU GO TO AUCTION OR PRIVATE SALE?

When selling a property, you have to make a lot of decisions, but one of the most important ones is about the method of sale; auction or private sale? Often depicted on reality TV, auctions are a competitive, public process that can help drive up the selling price, while private sale is the more traditional,…

THE COSTS OF SPACE AS AUSSIE BUYERS CRAVE BIGGER HOMES POST-COVID

Australians are placing greater value on property size as they crave more space in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, driving demand for larger homes and bigger blocks.    Some homebuyers wanting the most space for their money are favouring outer suburbs and regional areas, particularly as the COVID-led lifestyle shift continues. But many others…