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Most of us have at one time dreamed of discovering a hidden little gem and renovating it into the most enviable house on the street. With the $25,000 HomeBuilder grant, those dreams are closer to becoming a reality for many. But where to look? Well, recent realestate.com.au...

The “crucial final touches” on the federal government’s $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme have been revealed. Will your build be eligible? When the federal government announced its $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme in early June the immediate reaction from many was ‘you little beauty’, quickly followed by, ‘wait… will my...

With interest rates at record low levels, today we’ll look at a question that many are asking: should I lock in a fixed rate home loan? You may have recently received a call directly from your bank, or seen more ads than usual across the internet...

Loyalty is an admirable trait when it comes to our friends, family and loved ones. But if you’re extending that virtue to the banks, then there’s a good chance it’s costing you thousands of dollars. That’s the takeout from the ACCC’s latest Home Loan Price Inquiry interim...

Once upon a time you were rewarded for loyalty. But borrowers with older mortgages are typically paying a higher interest rate than customers on new loans, confirms the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). The RBA’s study finds that the difference in interest rates between new and outstanding variable-rate...

Properties with high energy-efficiency ratings typically sell for up to 10% more, a review of international research shows. The review, which was conducted by the University of Wollongong, compiled research undertaken in 14 countries and included data from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which is the only...