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What to know about buying a knockdown rebuild

Dreaming of a brand new home? You have a few routes available to you. You can look for a vacant block of land, buy a house-and-land package, or buy an existing property to knock down and rebuild. Each option has…

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How to work from home forever

A recent PwC study confirms what a lot of us already knew. We like working from home, and we want to keep doing it. Hopes and Fears 2021 found that 90% of Australians want to keep working from home in…

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Wonderful wallpaper

Interior design is going maximalist. Gone are the plain white walls, empty rooms and stainless steel kitchens. Today’s interiors mix pattern, texture and colour to create inviting spaces. We’re seeing natural materials like timber and stone, soft metallics including brass…

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The one type of property everyone wants right now

You probably already know that the property market is red hot right now. Real estate agents are struggling to keep enough stock on the market, while some buyers are putting in offers sight unseen. Fear of missing out, or FOMO,…

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Federal Budget 2021 focuses on housing affordability

The 2021 Federal Budget, handed down on 11 May, has plenty of sweeteners for would-be first home buyers. With new home construction at an all-time high thanks to last year’s HomeBuilder grants, and rock-bottom interest rates, the property market has…

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Why you should Holiday Here This Year

Tourism Australia’s new Holiday Here This Year campaign encourages Australians to support tourism operators and communities around the country by booking and planning a domestic holiday. The campaign supports business owners by raising awareness, offering travel incentives and creating buzz…

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Elders back-to-back support for regional communities

We are proud to continue our partnership with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS), with a three-year extension of our major sponsorship. Elders will make another $300,000 contribution direct to the RFDS capital-raising program for the perennial upgrade of its…

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Five things you can do to keep energy bills down

When temperatures drop, energy bills rise. But if you’re bracing for a hefty bill, there are steps you can take to lessen the pain. While good insulation, installing solar panels and investing in thick carpets are all very effective at…

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Will property prices really rise 17%?

A new report by ANZ bank predicts that property prices will rise by an eye-watering 17% in 2021, and a further 6% in 2022. That’s 23% over two years, almost unprecedented in modern history. But is this dramatic forecast really…

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How to choose the best energy provider

For many Australians, the quarterly energy bill is one of the biggest — and most vital — household expenses. That’s why it’s worth spending some time checking that you’ve got the best deal possible. While price is the primary consideration…

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