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2020 EKKA HOLIDAY TRADING HOURS

This year, the Ekka holiday is a bit different than we know it. It's an amazing opportunity to explore our beautiful Queensland over the long weekend and support local tourism during these unprecedented times. We wish you a happy long weekend, but most importantly, safe adventures with your family...

Houses v units – which has the higher rental yield?

Units are delivering a higher rental yield than houses, according to the latest ANZ Housing Affordability Report.  Across Australia, the average rental yield in June 2020 was 4.00% for units (compared to 4.60% in June 2019) and 3.60% for houses (was 4.00%). However, the figures differed...

Switching lenders has never been more popular

Refinancing has reached record levels, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. A record 33,712 Australians refinanced in May, the most recent month for which there are stats. That was up 30% on April, which was itself a record. Of those who refinanced, 64% moved to another...

$25k HomeBuilder grant stimulates demand for new homes

The $25,000 HomeBuilder grant has proved very popular, with new home sales jumping 77.6% from May to June, according to the Housing Industry Association. To be eligible for HomeBuilder, you must: Be an owner-occupier Earn less than $125,000 for singles and $200,000 for couples Build a new home or...

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