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April 19, 2022 by

If these walls could talk: the advent of interactive homes

Buildings used to be inanimate structures — but no longer. The advent of conversation-friendly buildings injects life into the membranes of homes (present and future).In terms of possible developments in technology, 5G will enable an era of connectivity like never before from autonomous driving, tactile internet, immersive technologies and next-generation IoT (internet of things) applications.The […]

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April 18, 2022 by

Knowing when to capitalise on resale gains

Timing is everything when selling your property for capital gains. Equally important is having the adequate means to upgrade in the right area. As many informed industry sources explain: before buying in the first place, you should try to judge how easily and for how much you’ll be able to resell your property if adverse circumstances […]

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April 14, 2022 by

How the pandemic has reshaped the property market

The pandemic has caused a seismic shift in the real estate industry, not only in Australia and New Zealand but also globally. Whether it was the economic and employment-based effects of city and state lockdowns, the introduction of government home-buying and building incentives and the increasing popularity of regional living and low-density housing, the era of […]

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April 12, 2022 by

Regional infrastructure reports inspire sustainable growth

The release of Infrastructure Australia’s latest report into the strengths and infrastructure gaps in Australia’s regional areas has been welcomed by industry advocates.The first report of its kind, the expansive study examined the opportunities and challenges facing the regions as more and more home buyers and renters look for life outside urban areas.Property Council of […]

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April 11, 2022 by

The benefits of investing in an NDIS property

Meeting the increasing demand for housing is a necessary challenge for governments and builders in accommodating the 3.96 million Australians and 1.1 million New Zealanders living with a disability. The Australian Government is closing the gap when it comes to the supply of specialist disability accommodation (SDA) and, through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), they […]

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April 7, 2022 by

Affordability and the intergenerational puzzle

A solution to the housing affordability puzzle could be on our doorstep.Official sources report that baby boomers (born 1946 to 1964) account for a quarter of the population, but they possess more than half the nation’s wealth.Analysts suggest that the boomers have been the beneficiaries of a 50-year economic miracle, and they are unlikely to […]

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April 5, 2022 by

How to combat the shortage of tradespeople

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) says the shortage of skilled tradespeople is “the most significant shortage on record”.“All trades recorded a deterioration in availability during the December 2021 quarter. Bricklaying, carpentry, joinery, roofing, general building and other trades have reported the most severe shortages on record,” HIA Economist Angela Lillicrap says.She explains the shortage is […]

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April 4, 2022 by

Preparing your home for the big chill

With the weather still comfortable and families enjoying the great outdoors in most states, now is the time to prepare your home for the approaching winter.A little planning and preventative maintenance go a long way towards cleaning and sprucing up your home and garden in readiness for the colder months ahead.The benefits of forward planningRegular […]

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March 31, 2022 by

How to manage your property portfolio

When it comes to purchasing and managing property, there are countless factors to consider. These include but are not limited to the timing of purchase, location, property type and financing options.Of course, these areas are also affected by market variables such as interest rate rises and median property values, changes to your financial circumstances and the […]

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March 29, 2022 by

Office occupancy rates bounce back post-Omicron and holidays

The latest Office Occupancy survey by the Property Council of Australia shows that following record-low occupancy in January, caused by a combination of Omicron and the holiday period, there was a consistent lift in office workers returning to CBDs across Australia. The February survey of office owners revealed Melbourne’s CBD reached 15 per cent occupancy, while […]

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March 28, 2022 by

What level of home and contents insurance should you invest in?

If natural disasters foretell one aspect about home and contents insurance, it’s that more is more when it comes to the policy holder’s peace of mind and financial recompense. Home and contents insurance is only as effective as the features offered by the insurer and your level of coverage. But in the event of natural disasters, […]

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March 24, 2022 by

Tracking the rise and fall of house prices

Record-breaking house price rises were one of the hottest industry topics in 2021. The first half of this year appears to be a little different. Nationally, prices are forecast to lift again in 2022, with Westpac last year revising its earlier call of five per cent to eight per cent.The bank expects most of 2022’s increase […]

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