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Low income home loan guide

Low Income Home Loan Guide

Low income home loans are designed to help people who want to buy a home, but have less income to spare. While the loans......

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Accessing your home's equity

Guide to Accessing Your Home’s Equity

Accessing home equity is a shrewd way to free up funds that you can invest in other places. In many cases, the income yo......

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Guide to renovation loans

Guide to Renovation Loans

Home loan renovations can be a smart way to add value to your home and make it more pleasant to live in. But renovations......

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Lagom style

Inspiring Swedish Lagom trends for 2019

Hygge. It was the word the world fell in love with last year, after images of cosy Scandinavian design ideas flooded our......

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Successful man

7 daily habits of wealthy people

Success comes in many forms. From innovative tech CEOs, legendary sports stars to life-saving surgeons, we’ve investig......

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Why are borrowers leaving the banks for boutique lenders?

Tighter lending standard introduced after the Royal Commission have put banks under the spotlight. This, as well as effo......

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Why more borrowers are using a mortgage broker than ever before

According to the latest reports, an increasing number of would-be borrowers are flocking to mortgage brokers. CoreLogic ......

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How to get your home loan approved

How to get your home loan approved: 5 tips for success

Decades ago, getting a home loan approved was like taking out a debit card. OK, maybe it wasn’t that easy, but it cert......

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Home value trends in 2019

5 property trends to guide you in 2019

The real estate scene in 2019 is a shaky business, given today’s unstable global economy. Whether you’re looking to ......

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One repayment, one interest rate. Is debt consolidation right for you?

In the aftermath of the festive season, there’s one thing that many Aussies are left to grapple with: debt. If you’r......

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Home Loan Glossary: Learn the Lingo

Saving up for your dream home is one thing, but learning the lingo is another. This list of common terms will help you u......

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The Australian Property Market in 2019

Where’s the market going in 2019? Stay ahead of the game…

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a recession. This would seem like a good thing if it weren’t about to end. I......

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Interest Only Reset Could Lead to Payment Shock for Homeowners

A perfect storm is brewing; a record-breaking number of Aussies are about to face higher repayments on their home loans,......

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New Credit Rules Put Aussie Borrowers to the Test

It’s harder than ever for Aussies to qualify for a home loan, thanks to new stringent requirements from lenders. Wheth......

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Our Interest Rate Outlook for 2019

Experts are divided on the timing of 2019 interest rate movements, but there’s one thing most agree on: rates are like......

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Home decor trends

5 Home Decoration Trends That (In Reality) Don’t Work

It’s a classic case of Instagram vs reality: You’ve redone a room based on something you saw online, but the result ......

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Tips for moving into a new home

6 Tips for a Fresh Start: Here’s What Not to Do In Your New Home

Getting a new home is equally exciting and stressful; it’s easy to forget certain things when you’re moving into a n......

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Small Bedroom Ideas

Big Ideas For Small Bedrooms: 10 Design Tips You’ll Love

Space—we don’t realise how valuable it is until it’s no longer there. Maybe you’re preparing to downsize, or per......

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Tips for building a home

Building Your Dream Home? Here Are 6 Things to Be Aware Of

Looking for your dream home can quickly turn into a wild goose chase. One home might have the right amount of bedrooms, ......

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Glass Splashback

Splashback Inspo: 10 Styles to Fuel a Flawless Kitchen Splashback Design

DIY renovations? Building a new home? Or perhaps you’re simply updating your kitchen’s interior.   All routes lead ......

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DIY Greenhouse

Build a DIY Bamboo Greenhouse in 12 Steps

We’re all looking for ways to live a little bit greener and a little more economically. One of the best ways to achiev......

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Christmas Decoration Ideas for the Home

Get Festive: 8 Ideas For Decorating Your Home This Christmas

Not getting into the Christmas spirit is like going to a fancy dress party in your normal clothes—a missed opportunity......

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Comprehensive Guide to Construction Loans

Finding your dream home can be tough, but construction loans can help. Buying an existing home means investing in all of......

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Renovation Loans vs Construction Loans

Home loan renovations can be anything from a facelift for your bedroom walls to knocking down an old house and starting ......

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How to Finance a Home Addition

Home additions can add significant value to your property, but they don’t come cheap. Finance is an important factor i......

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Getting the Most Out of a Redraw Facility vs Offset Account

Redraw facility vs offset account: it’s the ultimate showdown in interest-saving home loan features. But which one is ......

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What’s a Redraw Facility?

When shopping for home loans, you might discover new terms you hadn’t heard of before. This guide will take you throug......

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Should You Use Your Super to Buy Your First Home?

Feel like you’re never going to reach your saving goals, and that the property market will be forever out of reach? Th......

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Moving House? You Need This Checklist

Entering the home market can be daunting, especially if you don’t have very much money in the bank. If you have a stea......

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Ways to save this Christmas

How Much Does Christmas Cost You? 7 Smart Ways to Save on Food, Gifts, & More

Finding ways to save money Christmas shopping can be difficult. Christmas is about giving, and no one wants to feel chea......

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New to Home Loans? Everything You Need to Know

There’s a lot to understand when it comes to home loans. If you’re buying your first home, you might get confused wi......

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Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

To some people, buying a fixer-upper first home sounds adventurous: it’s like staring in your very own episode of Hous......

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Home Loan Pre-Approval: What Is It, and How Can You Get it Quickly

Home loan pre-approval might seem like just another hoop to jump through on the way to home ownership, but it can be an ......

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Stamp Duty for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a house for the first time is extremely intimidating. Not only are you dealing with a bunch of terms you may not ......

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Homeowner’s Guide to a Home Loan Top Up

When money is tight, big purchases get put on hold. But some things—like higher education expenses, a reliable car or ......

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First Time Home Buyer Grants by State

Buying a home for the first time is a massive financial decision. It can seem like a risk even if you have a regular inc......

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Line of Credit Home Loans: What They Are & How They Differ From Other Loans

A line of credit home loan is an easy way for you to access your home equity without submitting an application every tim......

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Housing market predictions 2019

Housing Market Downturn Expected to Continue in 2019

It’s been a tough year for the housing market. We had the royal commission expose dodgy lending practices within our b......

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Tips on decorating a baby's bedroom

10 Tips to Decorate a Pinterest-Worthy Baby Room

It takes nine months to grow a baby, but can you decorate a stylish and practical nursery in that time? It sounds like a......

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Tips for selling house quickly

7 Quick Tips: How to Sell Your House, Stat

Selling your home can be stressful at the best of times, but adding a short time frame creates a whole new challenge. If......

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Storage Solutions for Small Rooms

10 Genius Storage Solutions for A Small Bedroom

When it comes to space, too much is almost never enough. For one, we tend to accumulate a lot of stuff over the years, w......

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Ways to Fund Your Home Renovation

Five Ways to Fund Your Next Home Renovation

If there’s anything that hit TV shows like The Block or House Rules tell us, it’s that Aussies really love their hom......

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Buying a Duplex for Your First Home: Is it a Good Idea?

Buying a duplex as your first home is an option many people don’t even consider. But if you buy smart, a duplex can ei......

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Guide to Refinancing for Retirees

Refinancing for retirees is growing in popularity, as owning your own home in retirement becomes less common. In today......

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Freshwater Aquarium With Live Plants

How to Set Up a Freshwater Aquarium In Your Home (and Keep The Plants Healthy!)

The best freshwater aquariums are truly living works of art. Exotic fish, lush plants and the refreshing motif of water ......

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Couple Looking Over Home Loans and Rates

Why Aussies Are Avoiding Home Loans: It’s Not Just a Lack of Money

Applying for home loans is so much fun—said no Australian ever. And that’s not hyperbole, according to a new survey ......

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Indoor Outdoor Styling

Indoor/Outdoor Styling: Here’s How to Get it Right

Ever returned home from the beach or a forest hike to find your indoor environment rather strange? You’re not alone. H......

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Best Time to Put Up Christmas Tree

The Great Christmas Debate: When to Put Up The Christmas Tree

It’s the age-old debate: when is the right time to put up the Christmas tree? Shopping centres will tell you it was we......

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Interior Design Bathroom Style

Finding your interior design style

It can be easy to get buoyed along on the high seas of fashion, particularly when it comes to interior design. With furn......

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8 Red Flags When Applying for Home Loan

8 Red Flags For Lenders When Looking At Your Home Loan Application

“Let’s talk about finances” isn’t exactly the most popular phrase spoken at Friday night knock offs. The reality......

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Easy High Impact Design Solutions

Transform a Room in Minutes: 5 High Impact Design Solutions

During an annual spring clean, many of us look around and notice that our home’s aesthetic also needs a bit of a makeo......

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Choosing Bed Sheets for Spring

Choosing the Perfect Sheets for Spring

You know you’re growing up when you get excited about buying new sheets—but let’s be honest, it’s hard to beat a......

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Easy Ways to Warm Up Your Home This Spring

10 Easy Ways to Warm Up Your Home This Spring

Feeling a little blah when you walk through the front door? Your home might need a revamp, and spring is the perfect tim......

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Wardrobe Clothing Hacks; Open Wardrobe

8 Clothing Storage Hacks (That Will Quite Simply Change Your Life)

When you live in a small space, you become an expert in logistics: whether it’s figuring out how to maximise kitchen b......

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Bright Interior Colour Combinations

12 Colour Combinations to Refresh the Home This Spring

There is no denying that colour plays a pivotal role in determining the tone of a room. Colours can make a room feel war......

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Couple Pondering About New Home

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Renovating Your Kitchen

Those who live on Uber Eats may barely even step foot into their kitchens. But for most of us, the kitchen is one of the......

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Happy Halloween Decorative Sign For Kids

Get Crafty With the Kids This Halloween: 10 Spooky DIY Decorations

Halloween and Australia go together like Twinkies and Vegemite. We’ll leave the Twinkies to our pals in America but as......

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Short Term Investments

5 Short-Term Investments for Your Money

So, you have some money and are looking for a place to invest it? Great! You have quite a few options for short-term inv......

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DIY Macramé Wall Hanging

If you’ve ever come across a macramé wall, it’s hard not to be impressed—from the intricacy of the design, to the......

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Long Narrow Room

Interior Inspiration for Long, Narrow Lounge Rooms

For most people the lounge room is the centre of the home. It serves as an entertaining area, and a space to lounge and ......

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Short on a house deposit? Here’s how to get a guarantor

  Key Points A guarantor is somebody who offers their home equity as security to help you secure a home loan. Paren......

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Happy Retired Couple

How Much Money Should You Retire With in Australia?

The question of how much money you should retire with deals with so much nuance – caused by differing lifestyles, ......

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Child's Bedroom

6 Tips for Nailing Your Child’s Dream Bedroom

When decorating your child’s bedroom, there’s no need to sacrifice on quality or style. Yes, you’ll want to put as......

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Hallway with Furniture

Hallway Hacks: Create a Flawless Design in a Narrow Space

Often, when we’re planning a renovation, hallways aren’t given much thought. The spotlight is usually centred on the......

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Maximising Space Living Room

How to Arrange a Small Living Room to Maximise Space

Having a small living room often feels like a massive constraint. You probably can’t add all the furniture and designs......

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The Home Loan Secret The Banks Don’t Want You To Know

Compare Now What would you do if you found out that your bank had been ripping you off for years? Well, this one piece o......

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New to Home Loans? Everything You Need to Know

There’s a lot to understand when it comes to home loans. If you’re buying your first home, you might get confused wi......

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Keeping Your Pet Happy During a Move

Moving is a massive undertaking for humans, but it’s even more stressful for pets. They didn’t go through the proces......

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8 Ways to Save on Your Reno

8 Ways to Save on Your Next Reno: Where to Skimp & Where to Invest

Home renovations aren’t something to jump into lightly. They can be disruptive and costly, but when complete they can ......

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DIY Natural Cleaning Products

DIY Natural Cleaning Products for a Sparkling Home

DIY natural cleaning products can be your ticket to a sparkling clean house, but that’s not the only benefit. They’r......

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Green Thumb Potting a Plant

9 Secrets Green Thumbs Know

Gardening is one of the most rewarding hobbies you can have. Not only are you giving life to flowers and vegetables in y......

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Your Guide to Refinancing

If you’ve had the same home loan for a long time, it can be frustrating to watch interest rates drop below what you’......

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Overseas Property Investment

The Best Overseas Property Investment Advice

When the housing market in Australia seems impossible to break into, many would-be property investors are looking farthe......

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Rate Watch 2019: Three Of The Big Four Banks Push Interest Rate Hike To Customers

After years of historic lows, interest rate rises are set to add thousands to Aussie mortgages. This is how to protect y......

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Saving Money in Coin Jar

9 Things to Stop Buying So You Can Save More

How much time and money could you save by learning to stop buying stuff you don’t need? While an impulse purchase may ......

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Man Investing In Overseas Shares Online

Can Your SMSF Invest in Overseas Shares?

Can your SMSF invest in overseas shares? In short, the answer is: yes, they can. Any super fund can invest in overseas l......

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Home for Rent

Tired of Dealing With Tenants? (Tenant Selection Checklist)

Selecting the right tenant can be as difficult as choosing the best employee for a job. There are a handful of elements ......

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Top Property Locations Australia

Where Should I Invest? Top Property Locations in 2018

Are you looking to invest in property this year? If you’re new to the investing game, welcome! It is time to talk abou......

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DIY Deck: A Guide to Creating Your Dream Deck On Your Own

Adding a deck to your house can seem like a massive undertaking. It will add value to your home, but is it more work tha......

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Invest in Property Overseas

Tax Implications for Overseas Property Investment

Overseas property investment presents a substantial money-making opportunity that might not be available here at home. H......

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Is a Holiday Home a Good Investment

Are Holiday Homes a Good Investment?

Holidays are an idyllic time, when life seems a little less stressful and the world is full of possibilities. If you sta......

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Woman House Sitting

How House Sitting Could Offer You a New Way to Live

Travelling can be expensive – flights, sights and accommodation stack up quickly into hefty costs, often limiting ......

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Low Deposit Loan? No Problem!

Entering the home market can be daunting, especially if you don’t have very much money in the bank. If you have a stea......

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First Home Buyer

7 Things to Know Before Using Super to Buy Your First Home

The national government and state governments alike are taking steps to make it easier for new homeowners to enter the h......

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Deciding Between Fixed or Variable Rate Home Loan

Variable or Fixed Rate Home Loan in 2018?

Deciding to get a 2018 variable vs. fixed home loan can be confusing. There are lots of different loan types with variou......

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The First Domino: Aussies rush to fix their loans as The Big Four start hiking rates

After years of historic lows, interest rates are finally going up. This is how to protect your loan. Compare Now Westpac......

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Budget Like a Pro

Budget Like a Pro: Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong

Have you started a budget to save money? If so, you’re already on the right track. Budgeting is a very important part ......

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Indoor Plants for Bedroom

Top 8 Plants for Your Bedroom

Bedroom plants are a fantastic way to breathe life into a room. Not only do they purify the air in your room, but studie......

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Wall Shelving DIY Ideas

8 DIY Ideas to Improve Your Interior

Winter home improvement is inherently limited. You can only do so much when the temperature is below freezing. Fortunate......

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Money Saving Apps 2018

Best Money Saving Apps of 2018

We all know we should be saving money, but sometimes it seems like such a chore. Cutting coupons takes forever and havin......

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Wise Investments for Young People

6 Wise Investments Young Adults Won’t Regret

Knowing what to invest in is the question. While there are numerous investment opportunities available, it can be hard t......

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Bedroom Setup for Better Sleep

Not Sleeping Well? Rearrange Your Room

Lack of sleep is a common issue throughout Australia with up to 45% of adults reporting that they get inadequate sleep a......

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Restoring Old Flooring in Renovation

How to Renovate an Old Home And Keep the Charm Alive

As newer homes tend to take on the same cookie-cutter feel, many people opt for older homes that contain a more unique a......

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Bunnings DIY Terrarium

4 Bunnings DIY Projects to Give Your Home a Facelift

Bunnings is the king of DIY, so why not give a few of our favourites a try? We’ve handpicked 4 projects that you’ll ......

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Mortgage Broker Speaking to Young Couple

8 Benefits of Using a Mortgage Broker

A mortgage broker is a financial professional who acts as the link between you and the lenders. They can tap into their ......

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Styling Brand New Home

10 Steps for Styling Your Brand New Home From Scratch

Moving into a new house can be one of the most exciting times in your life – new neighbours, new community, and al......

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Successful Property Investment

5 Strategies For Successful Property Investment

Property investment is an attractive business venture for its simplicity. Like a classic game of Monopoly, you acquire p......

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Buying Your First Apartment

6 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your First Apartment

Buying a property is very exciting! It’s even more exciting when it’s your first property. If you are looking to buy......

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Increasing Home's Value

10 Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

For most people, a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. With that, it’s important to protect your asset.......

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Home With Sold Sign

7 Home Inspection Tips for Sellers: Get the Highest Offer

Selling your home can be a very exciting, but nerve wrecking time. It’s likely that you want to make a sale as soon as......

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Verifying Landlord

Looking to Rent? How to Verify a Property Owner

While it’s easy to get consumed with location, size, and cost when looking for your perfect rental, make sure that you......

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Generating Passive Income at Home

Generate Passive Income in the Comfort of Your Own Home

As the gig economy becomes more prevalent across Australia and New Zealand, many people are looking for extra opportunit......

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Buying Your First Home? Read This First!

Buying a new home? How exciting! Nothing quite compares to the anticipation of dreaming, looking, and finalising the pur......

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What to Look Out For When Comparing Home Loans

Home loans are a complicated subject, especially for first-time home buyers. What’s the difference between variable an......

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Is Home Owning for Everyone?

Many of us grew up with the idea of the Great Australian Dream. We idealised home ownership as a means to a better life ......

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Spring Cleaning Dos and Don’ts

Out with the old, in with the new. Spring cleaning is the once-a-year ritual of sweeping, sorting and decluttering. Our ......

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Benefits of an Indoor Purification System

Ever heard the expression of going outside to get some fresh air? Well, as it turns out, that is less of an idiomatic ex......

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Home Loan Brokers: What They Can Do For You

Buying a new home? How exciting! So, you’ve found the home you want to purchase, and it’s time to take out a loan. T......

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10 Ways to Make Your Money Work For You

Passive income is money you earn on a regular basis with little to no effort put into it. For many people, it sounds lik......

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Investment Properties: What to Know and Are They for You?

There is a lot of buzz out there about investment properties. In fact, Australia is home to about 2 million property inv......

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Bring the Outdoors In: Top 10 Best Indoor Plants

There are so many reasons to love the outdoors: the sun, the breeze, the plants. Nature, and all of its beauty makes out......

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Home and Key

Yes or No: Should You Rent to Buy?

Renting to buy involves an agreement to rent a property for a set lease before opting to eventually purchase the propert......

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9 Backyard DIYs for a Space Everyone Will Love

Aussies are spending too much time behind screens and indoors. A recent study showed that we spend 8 times more hours be......

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Home Loan Hunger Games: Why Half Of Aussie Borrowers Are Leaving The Major Banks

Property investors are leading the charge as Aussies vote with their feet and leave the banks behind. Compare Now With t......

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Family in Home Pool

Is a Pool Worth it? What to Know Before You Install

Australians are known for their love of sports and athleticism. In fact, 9.3 million Australians participate in at least......

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Walk-In Wardrobe

Create Your Own DIY Wardrobe

Ever dreamed of your very own walk-in wardrobe housing every item in it’s perfect little space? Perhaps you’......

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Couple on Hammock

Backyard Inspiration for Any Sized Yard

When thinking of renovations and home upgrades, many people automatically think of the inside of their homes. Should I u......

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Backyard

10 Free Websites for Judging Your Property’s Value

Whether you’re interested in moving or just want to get a sense of your current holdings, understanding your home’s ......

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5 Interior Design Secrets to Transform the Average Home

It’s well within your reach to have a home you’re proud of. Let our interior design secrets inspire you to c......

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Moving house? How to Keep Your Feline Friend Happy

Relocating to a new home can be both exciting and stressful. But adding your precious feline to the mix can add an unexp......

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3 Trendy and Easy DIY Interior Design Projects

The Do-It-Yourself, or DIY, market is a $30 billion industry! More and more people are looking for ways to improve their......

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Moving house? Be ridiculously organised with this all-in-one checklist

Moving house is exciting, but it can also be an intense lesson in juggling competing priorities. For months you may have......

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Modular what? All you need to know about modular homes

There has been a lot of chatter about the Australian housing market lately. As the economy-at-large continues to show si......

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5 Home Value Trends in 2018

For the past couple of decades, Australians have been watching house price increase rapidly. With the continuous rise, m......

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5 Reasons Refinancing Could Be the Smartest Option for Aussies

What happens when you refinance a mortgage? James Green, General Manager at RateComparison, can tell you all about it. I......

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I’m in My Twenties – Should I Invest?

Moving house is exciting, but it can also be an intense lesson in juggling competing priorities. For months you may have......

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Investing 101: What You Need to Know

Key Points Know your financial assets, options, and the time you can contribute to a business’ growth. Build wisel......

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Big things come in small packages: Make a small home feel larger

In today’s real estate market, money that could once buy you a mansion is barely enough for a tiny home in some ar......

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New home? Take these 5 steps for a hassle-free move

So, you finally found your new place and now all you have to do is move in. Sounds easy enough, right? After considering......

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3 Ways To Master Your Mortgage And Save

When they refinance with us, our customers save an average of $3,531.96 annually. Compare Now The increasing value of pr......

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5 Creative and Inexpensive Ways to Jazz Up Your Home

Most of us are not interior decorators, so it can be a struggle trying to find ways to spruce up our homes—especially ......

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6 Interior Apps to Build Your Dream Home Visually

People tend to be intimidated when it comes to designing their home. They might hire a decorator to avoid the headache o......

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Do it All: 8 Money Saving Tips for Students

Ah, the university days. Where the schedules are flexible and the parties are hits. Where you have the freedom to do wha......

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Design a Killer Home Without Breaking the Bank

A spectacular home design doesn’t have to cost the earth. Designer homes can be, but are not necessarily, expensiv......

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New Service Allows Australians to Compare Home Loans & Save Big Money

Financial experts warn that many Australians are overpaying for home loans, spending thousands more in interest than the......

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How to Reduce Your Home Loan Debt

Are you looking to reduce your mortgage? Maybe you’re thinking of taking out your first home loan. Or perhaps you&......

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This is how the banks are rewarding loyal Australian mortgage holders.

New data shows that banks are offering lower rates for new customers and stiffing the loyal few. Compare Now The Reserve......

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The dirty little home loan secret costing you thousands

Banks traditionally overcharge on mortgages, profiting from homeowners who don’t shop around. Compare Now You may ......

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If Your Mortgage Rate Doesn’t Start With a 3, You’re Overpaying

Compare Now Millions of Australians are paying too much for their home loans, even though a lower interest rate is avail......

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New Service Allows Australians to Compare Home Loans & Save Big Money

New Comparison Site Allows Aussies to Compare Loans from 25 Providers Compare Now Financial experts warn that many Austr......

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