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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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

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10 tips to using comparison sites

Price comparison websites like Finder.com.au, Canstar.com.au, iSelect.com.au, Webjet.com.au and EnergyWatch.com.au can be really helpful when you’re shopping around for flights, credit cards, energy providers...   Read More

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Isabella Cester is one of many first homebuyers who are daunted by the high number of lenders and mortgage options.

Pre-existing debts and a confusing maze of mortgages prove stressful for first home buyers

Are you struggling to save for your first home under the burden of pre-existing debts, a multitude of financial commitments and overwhelming mortgage choices?...   Read More

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World’s first robotic brickie is set to transform the construction industry

Built by Perth-based technology company, Fastbrick Robotics, the world’s first robotic brickie is set to transform the construction industry by ensuring that “no human...   Read More

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Shipping container homes (and other clever ideas)

From transforming supply chains and influencing domestic economies to driving trillions of dollars in annual trade, modern shipping containers have had an illustrious career...   Read More

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Census 2016: renting more common, but owners finding it easier to make mortgage repayments

The numbers are in – and there are some fascinating statistics to come out of the Census 2016. It appears that Australia’s renters are...   Read More

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5 lessons you can expect to learn when building a custom home

From finding the perfect block of land and choosing a custom home builder you can trust to settling on a particular design, it’s safe...   Read More

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Legal considerations when applying for a mortgage in Australia

Buying a house is exciting, but few people realise the legal paperwork and processes involved until they’ve already dived straight in and started searching...   Read More