“Building bridges, not walls: 10 strategies for deepening your bond with teenage and young adult children”

11 April

Fostering meaningful relationships with teenage and young adult children before they embark on their independent lives is crucial for parents.    This phase of life is marked by rapid developmental changes, making it a critical time for parents to...[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]

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]

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]

Rate peak to buoy confidence and possibly home prices

20 March

Another month on hold and growing expectations the next interest rate move will be down could add to already robust housing demand and keep pressure on home prices. Following the Reserve Bank’s widely expected decision to leave interest rates...[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]

Work from home like a pro: tips for setting up your home office

14 March

The advent of digital technology has transformed the business landscape, ushering in a new era where working from home is no longer a rarity but a common occurrence. This shift has necessitated the need for entrepreneurs to create conducive...[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]

Home price upswing not ‘typical recipe’ for rate cuts

7 March

Australia’s housing market continues to exhibit strength though its resilience could push out the timeline for interest rate cuts. HSBC chief economist for Australia Paul Bloxham says talk of policy easing has helped boost consumer confidence and...[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]