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Housing affordability best since 1999, say HIA

July 10, 2019

All eight capital cities saw an improvement in the Housing Industry Association Affordability Index for the June 2019 quarter, with Darwin showing the greatest improvement, its index up by 4.8 per cent.

Sydney And Melbourne Housing Values Edge Higher In June, But Values Still Trending Lower On A National Basis

July 3, 2019

According to CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless, the June housing market results present an early sign that lower mortgage rates and improved sentiment are already having a flow-on effect for housing market conditions in Sydney and Melbourne, while most other regions of Australia continue to show relatively soft housing market outcomes.

Property Management & Investment Guide

November 29, 2018

Property represents a very secure, sound, long term form of wealth creation. As such, many people are turning increasingly to property investment to secure their future.

Robot Prints ‘Intelligent’ Bricks That Could Reduce Air-Con Use

September 11, 2018

The University of Hong Kong’s robotics department has been printing bricks designed with game-changing cooling properties.
The university’s technology consists of an industrial-scale 3D printer, a software program to design the bricks, and a robotic arm to control the manufacturing process.

How to design a successful bedroom

September 5, 2018

Designing a successful bedroom may seem easy, but striking a perfect balance between beauty, serenity and practicality goes beyond selecting a comfy bed and attractive bed linen. For a start, take into consideration how much natural light enters the room by day and how you might control it, as well as the effects of pendant lights and bedside lamps.

Your need-to-know guide before applying for a loan

September 5, 2018

Telling you to do your research before applying for a home loan is just about the safest advice we could ever give.

Not only because you’ll be dealing with life-changing sums of money, but because you’ll also need to negotiate the all too perplexing real-estate jargon that lenders and property experts are fond of using.

Could you save thousands in rent by moving to the suburb next door?

January 29, 2018

Renters are often looking for a better deal. After all, who wants to spend a fortune paying off someone else’s mortgage?

Weekly rent increases are often just part and parcel of the renting game. And while recent CoreLogic data suggested that the rate of these increases was finally starting to slacken, experts say that in high-demand and inner-city suburbs, rents are only likely to keep creeping up.