Double-digit growth boom for Australia’s regional housing markets

Cheap access to credit, a newfound popularity of working from home and an affordability advantage has contributed to Australia’s 25 largest non-capital city regions achieving a record increase in house values in the past year.

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.

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.