Building costs ease as demand for construction slows

11 April

Builders and tradies have been battling fast-rising prices for materials and labour but data suggests price growth is slowing. The slowdown in new construction, with dwelling approvals trending below average, has helped dampen growth in costs,...[Read More]

Tradie shortage for bid to build 1.2m homes

10 April

Australia is forecast to fall well short of a landmark national goal to build 1.2 million homes in five years. Building and construction industry forecasts released on Tuesday estimated about 1.09 million new homes would be started in five years...[Read More]

Maximising Wealth in Real Estate: Strategic Tax Structures and the Power of Professional Advice

4 April

Building wealth through property investment has long been a cornerstone of financial success for many individuals. The allure of real estate lies not just in its tangible nature but also in the various strategies and structures available to optimise...[Read More]

Building Wealth Through Property Investment and the Role of Professional Advice

28 March

The allure of property investment as a vehicle for wealth building and lifestyle enhancement cannot be overstated.    With the right strategies and insights, individuals can unlock significant financial benefits, paving the way to financial...[Read More]

Super access won’t lower hurdles for young home hunters

28 March

Many young Australians living in the capital cities will not be able to pay for a house deposit, even if they drained their entire retirement savings, a report has found. Rates of home ownership are declining for young Australians as prices climb...[Read More]

Big city competition shows in population gains

27 March

Melburnians are growing in numbers with the Victorian city climbing to the top of the charts for the fastest growing population in the country. About 167,500 people moved to the city between 2022 and 2023, according to the Australian Bureau of...[Read More]

Voters open-minded on investor tax break reform

20 March

Three in five Australian voters favour scaling back negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount, new polling suggests. One in five want investment property tax breaks to stay the same, according to the polling by independent consultancy...[Read More]

Renters sweating on rules to cool their homes

20 March

Some Australian rental properties were so hot over summer they are unfit to live in and it will only get worse unless urgent action is taken, renter advocates have said. The temperature inside some rentals surveyed over summer reached 30 degrees for...[Read More]

House prices may surge if buyers use super for deposits

13 March

House prices could surge by as much as $86,000 in some Australian capitals if aspiring homebuyers use their superannuation to put down a deposit. Under the federal opposition’s housing proposal, Australians could withdraw up to 40 per cent of...[Read More]

Ways to help your child with buying their first home

7 March

In today’s economic climate, it’s increasingly common to help your child with their first home.   In this article, we’re going to look at three options to help you do this.   Why not take a look at the pros and cons of each and choose the...[Read More]

Older Australians may win big from homebuyer scheme

7 March

Older renters who have already put down a deposit for a house could benefit most from the federal government’s first homebuyer scheme. Under the Help to Buy scheme, the Commonwealth would contribute 40 per cent of the value of a home for a new...[Read More]

Property investing – residential vs. commercial real estate

22 February

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks.   Hence,...[Read More]

Lease-to-own model targets young homebuyers

22 February

A new housing model will be launching in Australia that aims to help overcome affordability hurdles facing many new homebuyers. Lease-to-own platform Ownlea will let users rent from a selection of properties with the option of buying the dwelling...[Read More]

Saving for the Future: Building Financial Security Step by Step

15 February

In an era where the allure of instant gratification is stronger than ever, the art of saving money seems to be fading into the background. Yet, the truth remains: most of us have aspirations that extend beyond our immediate reach, be it a new car,...[Read More]

Sydney faces future as ‘city with no grandchildren’

14 February

Sydney is on track to be “the city with no grandchildren” as height restrictions and high housing costs drive young families to the regions and interstate. NSW Productivity Commission research found the state capital lost twice as many people...[Read More]