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A-Z Of Property Terms For Home Buyers

A-Z Of Property Terms For Home Buyers   Adjustable Mortgage: Where the interest rate is adjusted periodically by the lender. Some people prefer a fixed rate as the maximum amount payable can be budgeted for. Also known as a variable mortgage.   Amortisation: Where the loan is paid off in equal...

Housing Market Update May 2019

CoreLogic’s new property update for April has been released, with the decline in dwelling values continuing to stabilise. Changes in Dwelling Value Three months: -1.2% Twelve months: -1.9% Average annual growth past decade 1.4% Median Values Median Dwelling Value: $484,047 Median House Value: $532,...

Top 20 Streets In Queensland

Data from RealEstate.com.au has revealed the most in-demand streets, based on views per property listing. Properties on Dauphin Terrace in Highgate Hill have received more views in Queensland than any other street in the past three years. Outside the Brisbane area, streets in the Gold Coast...

Key Strengths Of The SEQ Market

Leading property economist, Andrew Wilson, recently highlighted three key factors attributable to South-East Queensland's enduring market. The first and foremost point is that Queensland was the top choice for interstate migrants in 2018. Within the previous year, the state has seen over 22,000,...

SEQ Beachfront Demand Skyrocketing

Due to high demand and short supply, the price of Gold Coast's most prestigious suburb is only expected to rise even further. The beach house suburb of Mermaid Beach has risen 63 per cent in the past five years, with large volumes of sales as well as strong prices. At a median house price of $1.4...

Breakout Brisbane Suburbs

While Greater Brisbane has seen varying results in the past 12 months, some inner-city suburbs have shown substantial growth. Leading the list is Auchenflower, neighbour of one of Brisbane' most popular suburb, Paddington. With an increase of 19.2 per cent, it's likely that Auchenflower is seeing...

Tenants Possessions And Contents Insurance

Many tenants in Australia take a financial risk because they do not protect their valuable belongings while they are renting a home. As a tenant, it is sometimes hard to know what you might need insurance for. You might think that nothing will happen or that you don’t have many valuables to protect...

Sharing A House - Making It Work

Sharing a house can be a fun, cost effective and rewarding way to live, and people can often become long term friends from the shared living experience which is another positive. However, at times, it can also be a challenge to share a home with other people - even if you do know them. The first...

Reduce Your Household's Energy Use

Energy prices have risen significantly year on year, to the point where it is a key cost-of-living concern for many Australians, with no real relief in sight. Cost of living is a major topic in the current Federal Election debate too. So, while we are waiting to see who is elected in a couple of...

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