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Asbestos Finder

October 31, 2020

Test your knowledge of where asbestos might be in and around your home. Can you locate where asbestos containing materials could be in and around a typical Queensland house? Click on an area of the house to identify the types of asbestos containing products which could be present. 

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How to recognise and manage termites

October 31, 2020

How to recognise termites, reduce your risk of infestation and source a good pest controller. Termites are a destructive pest, so it’s important to have regular and thorough inspections of your home to detect the early signs of termite activity and infestation. But finding a reliable and experienced pest manager can be hard to come…

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5 Property Market Myths Busted

August 31, 2020

Australia’s median property value fell 0.6 per cent in July and is tipped to fall anywhere between a few more percentage points and a whopping 32 per cent.  But according to Aussie Home Loans chief customer officer David Smith, that doesn’t mean prospective buyers should hold off on their purchasing decisions. 

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Reserve Bank Warns House Prices Could Fall 40% as COVID-19 Smashes the Economy and Causes a Surge in Unemployment

August 28, 2020

The Reserve Bank of Australia is warning a 40 per cent fall in house prices is ‘plausible’ as coronavirus pushes up unemployment to 1990s levels. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, Australia already had the world’s highest household debt levels after Switzerland. A surge in unemployment to double-digit levels unseen since 1994, as a result of from coronavirus…

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‘Meanwhile use’: How Governments and Landlords Can Manage Properties Left Vacant by the COVID-19 crisis

August 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily shut down cities across the globe, resulting in abandoned buildings and deserted streets. How might we better use our own vacant buildings during the crisis and beyond? We can learn from the benefits and challenges of the UK’s “meanwhile” building use sector.a

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When houses earn more than jobs: how we lost control of Australian house prices and how to get it back

August 26, 2020

Real home prices across Australia have climbed 150% since 2000, while real wages have climbed by less than a third. Sydney and Melbourne rank among the most expensive cities in the world. Australia-wide, home ownership levels have fallen from 70% to 65% in the last 20 years and home equity levels have fallen from 80% to 75%. Younger workers…

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Should I Sell or Rent out My Property? 5 Must-Read Tips

August 24, 2020

Buying your first home may be a huge milestone, but chances are you’ll eventually wave goodbye to that two-bedroom apartment or townhouse and move elsewhere. That could be due to a number of reasons, whether it’s needing more space to raise your kids or looking for a change in scenery. 

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New Australian Homes will Soon Be Required to Meet Green Star Status

July 30, 2020

Double-glazed windows, air filtration systems and LED lighting are some of the elements new Australian homes will have to feature in order to achieve ‘Green Star certification’.

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New Research Reveals the Future of Australian Homes

July 30, 2020

Millennials and Gen Z will put sustainability first when living in and building their future homes, according to new research released by Allianz. We can expect young Australians to deconstruct the family home model as we know it: outdoor and indoor living will be combined; an eclectic, new interior decorating style created; and the impact…

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