Real Estate News & Articles

Dealing with ants, cockroaches and flies around house without chemical sprays

16 Apr2019
Lots of us get a bit freaked out when we spot critters scuttling across the kitchen floor and, instinctively, we reach for the insecticide spray to kill. But there are ways we can deal with bugs without reso [...] Read More...

Housing horrors: Australian renters go head to head with landlords over rights

15 Apr2019
Renters across the country appear locked in a battle with landlords as legal protections fall behind those in virtually every other OECD country. It was a predicament renter Nathan found himself in, with the [...] Read More...

All the BBQ Cleaning Tips You Need to Get Your Grill Ready for Summer

12 Apr2019
Cookout season is coming up soon, and if your gas or charcoal grill is still covered with the remnants of last year's cheeseburgers and Hawaiian chicken, now's the perfect time to give it a refresh as part [...] Read More...

Moving to London from Australia? What it’s like to rent a place there

11 Apr2019
When Murray and Emily James moved to London from Sydney three months ago, they knew renting in London would be hard. “I had some people telling me you’d have to pay one year’s rent up front [...] Read More...

Five ways to save when booking a car rental for the holidays

10 Apr2019
Are you a smart traveller who loves the thrill of finding a holiday bargain? You’re not the only one. Here are five tried and tested ways to save some serious pennies on your next car rental during peak [...] Read More...

How to clean windows

09 Apr2019
Cleaning the windows can be a task people accidentally miss off their to-do list. Aim to clean them every few months to allow more light into your home and bring back the sparkle! As a tip, avoid cleaning your [...] Read More...

Australian housing, the economic parallels with Ireland and the risk of a housing crash

08 Apr2019
It's the $7 trillion question hanging over Australia's economy — property boom and correction or bubble and bust? For those warning of the latter, Ireland and its spectacular implosion during the [...] Read More...

First-home buyers across Australia’s capital cities: How they saved for their deposit

05 Apr2019
Saving for a first home can seem an insurmountable task. Whether you’re in Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide, scraping enough together for a 20 per cent deposit can — and usually does — take years. [...] Read More...

ATO ramps up its focus on rental properties and hosts on platforms such as Airbnb

04 Apr2019
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is ramping up its enforcement activities and will undertake 4,500 audits of taxpayers it considers are "high risk" because they overclaim or don't declare income relating [...] Read More...

How to set up your house as a short-term rental

03 Apr2019
Whether you’ve got a spare room, you're an empty-nester or lucky enough to own a second home, you could make some extra cash in the booming short-term rental market. From Homestay to Airbnb, a number [...] Read More...
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