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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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

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Sydney has lost the crown for the hottest housing market. Hobart’s the unexpected crown holder now!

2018 Property Prices: the good, the bad and the unexpected

It’s that time of year when everyone polishes the crystal ball to see where Australia’s housing market is heading. And there are always plenty...   Read More

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Many rental listings do not specify if they are pet friendly or not, so it’s always a good idea to ask.

The dos and don’ts of renting with pets

Pet ownership is an important part of Australian life. However, today many pet owners still struggle with finding suitable rental accommodation to suit their...   Read More

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The Boxing Day period is one of the biggest sales times of the entire year, so take advantage of the discounts on offer – especially on big ticket items.

Your survival guide to this year’s Boxing Day sales

With Christmas only a week or so away, and most of us in a festive frenzy, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is...   Read More