Real Estate News & Articles

Property Council lashes Basil Zempilas' plan to hit landowners with 'vacancy tax'

29 Sep2020
High-profile Perth mayoral candidate Basil Zempilas' plans to hike council rates for "greedy" landlords with vacant retail space have been slammed by Western Australia's influential Property Council. [...] Read More...

How to tell if termites are active in your house

28 Sep2020
Nobody likes to think there might be termites in their home doing untold amounts of damage that could end up costing thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars.   If you’re concerned at potential [...] Read More...

Tenants compete for rentals in Australia’s regional cities as vacancy rates tighten

25 Sep2020
Competition over rentals in some of Australia’s regional towns is so fierce that some tenants are offering to pay three months’ rent in advance to secure a property. Others are applying for rentals [...] Read More...

How Australians have changed their lifestyles to save money amid the pandemic

24 Sep2020
Hundreds of thousands of Australians have changed the make-up of their households in a bid to save money amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey suggests. About 5 per cent of Australians have moved in with [...] Read More...

Get your kitchen shining with these top-to-bottom, inside-out cleaning tips

23 Sep2020
It's the heart of the home and sure, your kitchen may get some attention when it comes to wiping down surfaces on the reg, but how often do you seriously clean out this common space? You'd be surprised [...] Read More...

Council to extend two Brisbane library leases with rent hikes

22 Sep2020
Brisbane City Council is expected to approve lease extensions for the Indooroopilly and Toowong libraries, with significant rent increases. The two leases will come before the council for extension approvals at [...] Read More...

11 household items you really should be cleaning (but aren’t)

21 Sep2020
You wash your dishes but what about the underside of your taps? The dish drainer? You’ll eat more safely when these things are clean. Light switches Never spray the switchboard directly. Instead, spray [...] Read More...

"Slim pickings" for Queensland rentals

18 Sep2020
Renters might be hard pressed to find a rental property in Queensland, with as much as 70% of the market facing its tightest rental conditions since the GFC. With 18% of Queensland regions experiencing less than [...] Read More...

Victorian Government announces extension on rental eviction and increases ban

17 Sep2020
RESIDENTS renting their homes have been handed a reprieve after the Victorian Government announced an extension of the ban on evictions and rental increases. Under the extension, evictions will continue to be [...] Read More...

Unemployment to hit 13% amid calls for permanent JobSeeker increase

16 Sep2020
The Treasury has forecast effective unemployment will increase to more than 13% during the September quarter. The most recent unemployment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed more than 1 [...] Read More...
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