Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more.

Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more. Here's how Australian owners could cash in. Everybody wants an energy-efficient home. After all, an energy-efficient home is comfortable to live in, without large energy bills. These can be important factors for prospective home owners or renters. Our review of international research found energy-efficient homes typically fetch a higher price.

Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more.

Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more.

Homes with higher energy ratings could sell for more. Here's how Australian owners could cash in. Everybody wants an energy-efficient home. After all, an energy-efficient home is comfortable to live in, without large energy bills. These can be important factors for prospective home owners or renters. Our review of international research found energy-efficient homes typically fetch a higher price.

Borrowers flock to first week of First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Borrowers flock to first week of First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

With first-home hopefuls set to face rising prices already in the housing market this year, the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme will offer help to a select number of buyers who may not have the backing of wealthy parents.  The scheme will allow 10,000 first-home buyers to purchase their first home each financial year with as little as a 5 per cent deposit, without incurring lenders mortgage insurance.

What happens if your rental property is destroyed by a natural disaster?

What happens if your rental property is destroyed by a natural disaster?

As a landlord or a tenant, it is crucial you know your rights and responsibilities if the property you own or rent has been affected by a natural disaster.

With the shock of the recent bushfire crisis, we thought it appropriate to answer a few questions about what to do if a residential rental property is destroyed by a natural disaster like a bushfire.

Illawarra on Sydney Investors Radar

Illawarra on Sydney Investors Radar

The year 2019 was "one of the stronger in recent times" for the Illawarra's commercial property market. Tim Jones, managing director of commercial sales at MMJ Wollongong said there was a sentiment that "not everything's going to the open market now - there's a fair bit of off-market activity".