Finance & Property

HomeHub brings you the latest information on finance, real estate trends and tips on buying and managing your property.

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A two-speed property market means demand remains strong in some areas but is faltering elsewhere.

Volatile housing markets perplex homebuyers

Australia’s two-speed housing market continues to perplex first home buyers and investors alike by causing ongoing fluctuations in an already unsettled market. Recent data...   Read More

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Could you live in a home that’s only 500 square feet (46 m2)?

Tiny house trends

Also known as the ‘small house movement’, the tiny house movement advocates downsizing to a diminutive home – generally around 500 square feet (46...   Read More

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Recent figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and analysed by leading industry experts CoreLogic show that first homebuyers are now flooding back into the market.

Australia’s first homebuyers take the plunge

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks as though the Australian housing market is finally opening up to allow first homebuyers to...   Read More

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The United States’ interest rate has soared to 1.75 per cent, making it higher than Australia’s for the first time in 18 years.

What do higher US interest rates mean for Australia?

In March, the US central bank – the Federal Reserve – lifted its federal funds rate target and forecast at least two more increases...   Read More

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Hamptons – just this one word conjures images of relaxed coastal living, families enjoying light and spacious living areas.

Hamptons 101: your go-to design guide

Bringing to mind a mix of coastal charm and sophisticated luxury, Hamptons-style home design remains a winner amongst Australian homeowners. Whether it’s the classic...   Read More

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Before you can put your property on the market, you need to prepare the Contract of Sale and a Vendor’s Statement. And that’s just the beginning.

Conveyancer versus Solicitor – which one is right for you?

Property transactions are one of the biggest deals you’ll make in your lifetime. It involves a lot of meetings, paperwork, planning, and negotiating to...   Read More

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With the huge increase in property prices in recent years, many Australian homeowners are taking advantage of low interest rates and increased equity in their homes to finance renovations. All images courtesy Adrian Ramsay.

Top 3 renovation mistakes and how to avoid them

With the huge increase in property prices in recent years, many Australian homeowners are taking advantage of low interest rates and increased equity in...   Read More

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The growing number of 30- to 35-year-old detached houses which are ripe for renovation is credited as the biggest driver of the renovation boom.

Reno boom will see more Aussies spend big on their homes

More homeowners Australia wide will improve rather than move over the next three years during a predicted renovation boom fueled by low interest rates,...   Read More

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If you're starting your own SMSF, you'll need at least $200,000 in self-funded super or more.

Is a self-managed super fund right for you?

Investing with a self-managed super fund, or SMSF, is one option to grow your super, but it’s also a tricky one. As you and...   Read More

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Australia's high levels of household debt combined with slow wages growth means there are an increasing number of families who have little cash flow for discretionary spending.

Will the cash rate budge in 2018?

With its considerable direct and trickle-down effects on the Australian economy, particularly interest rates and inflation, it’s no wonder The Reserve Bank of Australia’s...   Read More