Downsizing in style: Why empty-nesters are choosing inner-city living

Downsizing usually involves a farewell to high-maintenance homes and excess possessions, but it needn’t mean sacrificing lifestyle, convenience or luxury. Quite the opposite.

What should we do to the property before we sell to maximise its value.

What should we do to the property before we sell to maximise its value.

Your property is usually just one in a very long list of properties a buyer will see, so it’s crucial that they see it in the best possible light. The more desirable your property appears, the better your sale price is likely to be.  It’s important to make sure your property looks its best from the moment it goes onto the market. First impressions really do last when it comes to presenting your property for sale.

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.