Month: April 2019

Revamp a tired kitchen on a budget

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home, which means it’s especially prone to wear and tear. And walking into a kitchen that feels grimy, dated or dull can be particularly uninspiring when you want to cook or entertain. Not everyone has the time, money or inclination to devote to a…

First home buyers break into market

“First Home Buyer participation in Australia’s mortgage market is now at its healthiest since 2012,” Master Builders Australia chief economist Shane Garrett has said.. During the three months to August 2018, ABS data indicate that the portion of owner occupier mortgages accounted for by First Home Buyers (FHBs) reached 18pc. “The strength of First Home…

Renters and first home buyers see more affordable market

Affordability has improved for renters and the number of first home buyers increased during the second quarter of 2018, according to research from the Real Estate Institute of Australia and Adelaide Bank. REIA President Malcolm Gunning said the June quarter 2018 edition of the Adelaide Bank/REIA Housing Affordability Report found rental affordability improved in all…