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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Australians are spending a smaller portion of their income on their home loans than a decade ago thanks to lower interest rates and growth in household incomes.

Less income being spent on home loans than a decade ago

Australians are spending a smaller portion of their income on their home loans than a decade ago, according to the latest figures from the...   Read More

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No matter what financial news source you turn to at the moment, you’re likely to find commentary around rate rises.

Should you be preparing for an interest rate rise?

No matter what financial news source you turn to at the moment, you’re likely to find commentary around rate rises – particularly the question:...   Read More

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5 ways to avoid “auction anxiety”

You’re at an auction hoping to buy your dream home. You’re amongst a bunch of strangers, some of whom are there to try to...   Read More

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Aged care is a difficult but important conversation to have with the older members of our family.

At-home versus aged care

It’s a thought we try to push to the back of our minds. It’s the realisation we don’t want to have. Our parents have...   Read More

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Here are three tips for finding a reputable real estate agent who will focus on getting you the best price possible – not lining their own pockets.

How to find a real estate agent

For most people a home is the biggest asset they own, so when it comes time to sell getting the most money you can...   Read More

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When it comes to your annual tax bonus, should you save it or spend it?

How Australians plan to spend their tax returns this year

The first weeks of spring are a timely reminder that tax return season is also upon us, with the self-lodgement deadline of 31 October...   Read More

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What will be the likely outcome for the rest of the country if Sydney’s fortunes suddenly head south? We asked the experts.

National property price outlook

With some experts now predicting an imminent Sydney property market crash, the key questions have thus become: how likely is it, and what will...   Read More

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Why a ‘subject to finance’ clause is essential in your property purchase contract

Recently a young couple I know very well signed a contract to purchase land on which they would subsequently build their first house. The...   Read More

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It has now been 12 months – since August 2016 – since any change was made to the cash rate.

RBA keeps cash rate at record low, warns of higher Aussie dollar

At its August meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the cash rate on hold, maintaining the record low. The decision was expected...   Read More

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A granny flat could be the perfect solution for young adults and retirees wanting to invest.

Could a granny flat increase your property’s value?

The housing market is getting increasingly difficult to get into, no matter what age or stage of life you are at. Young people are...   Read More