Property Guides and Tips

What you need to know about buying a property at online auction

Online auctions are now the new normal in the Australian property market. The shift to virtual selling, video inspections and online buying started back...

New versus existing homes for first home buyers

After surviving years of share house living and renting apartments that are a little too small, you’ve finally done it. You’ve reached that magical...

How are body corp fees calculated?

Levies (or body corporate fees as they are known in Victoria) are vital to ensuring the smooth running of a strata property. While levies...

Why your house may not be selling

Putting your house on the market is one of life’s more stressful events, but when time drags on and you’re getting no bites from...

Reasons to work with a good real estate agent when selling your home

Are agents overpaid? What do they do to earn their commission? I can understand how in boom times when properties almost sold themselves, that vendors...

6 questions to ask before moving to a new suburb

There are a whole host of reasons you may be looking to move to a new suburb, whether it be for a job opportunity,...

The best ways to resolve neighbour issues

At some point in your home renting or owning journey, you’ll likely face some common neighbour issues or situations that you may be unsure...

5 common myths about strata property by-laws

Strata by-laws are frameworks that keep all property owners on the same page, but sometimes they can be confusing. This article clears up some...

How to ace your rental application

Trying to find a rental property can be exciting, stressful, exhausting and just down right hard work at times. If zig zagging all over...

How to manage shared living expenses

Managing your own expenses can be hard, but it’s even more of a challenge trying to manage shared living expenses with other people. And...

A renter’s guide to safeguarding their bond

Whether you’re finally ditching the flatmates for your very own studio apartment or you’ve just purchased your first starter home, attempting to get your...

Flipping houses in Australia: Ultimate guide to property flipping

Flipping homes successfully is not as simple as it’s made out to be on television shows and home improvement blogs. It’s best to consider...

The pros and cons of negative gearing

Negative gearing is again in the news as political and other interested parties debate the impact that this tax break is having on the...

How to increase the appeal of your rental property

When you decide to rent out your house, investment property or holiday rental, the goal is simple – to secure a good tenant, quickly....

Finding and buying land to build on 

Buying land to build on is an exciting task, but can be daunting if you’ve never done it before. From choosing a location to...

How to live on-site during a home renovation

If anyone ever tells you home renovations are easy, they are an absolute liar! And just because you’ve seen the past three seasons of The...

Granny flat tax exemption: What you need to know

The humble granny flat has evolved considerably from its origins in Victorian England when it was known as a dowager house. Here in Australia,...

Principal and interest vs interest-only loans

Lower home loan repayments might sound very tempting, but are interest-only home loans the right option for you? In this article, we’ll compare principal...

How to switch energy providers

According to Finder research, about a quarter (24%) of Australians count energy in their top three most stressful bills, second only to rent and...

6 questions to ask before moving to a new suburb

There are a whole host of reasons you may be looking to move to a new suburb, whether it be for a job opportunity,...