Mortgage costs are going up.
Although the Reserve Bank cut the cash rate twice during 2016, lenders have been increasing their mortgage rates. And experts are predicting more out-of-cycle increases.
But haggling can pay off, as Graeme and Kim Perry, who live just outside Wollongong in NSW, have found. Continue reading How to avoid squeeze of rising mortgage rates →
- Official rates cut again
- Economy requires stimulus as inflation stays low
- More cuts still likely
- Winter housing markets generally remain robust
The Reserve Bank has decided to again cut official interest rates to a new record low of 1.5 per cent following the recent cut announced in May. Continue reading RBA cuts interest rates →
Hands up who has moved house in a torrential downpour. IT. IS. NOT. FUN.
Slippery conditions can pose a safety hazard, and getting wet in cold temperatures is draining – both physically and mentally. Finally, rain can ruin boxes, damage your stuff and even lead to mold growth if you don’t unpack and dry your things immediately after moving.
Here are some tips to help keep a rainy-day move, a safe, healthy and happy one: Continue reading Tips for Moving in the Rain →
The house down the street just sold, but yours is still on the market. Why can’t you attract a buyer?
It’s a common question and the answers aren’t as much of a mystery as they might appear.
These are seven of the most common reasons why houses don’t sell: Continue reading 7 reasons your house isn’t selling →
Christmas trees are the piece de resistance of decorating your home for the festive season. But lugging a giant, living tree into your home isn’t always a possible or cost-effective way to dress your home for the holidays.
So whether you have a tiny space that won’t accommodate a tree, don’t want to fork out the cash for a real one that is going to turn into a spiky, dead log in a few weeks or simply want to change it up, we have an alternative tree design for you. Continue reading Christmas tree alternatives for any size space →
You know, we’re really lucky, here in Mudgee, that the dream of owning your first home can still be reality.
We don’t suffer the crippling prices that we’re seeing in the urban fringe, turning many young couples’ hope of achieving the “great Australian dream” into nothing more than clouds of fancy. In fact, first home buyers in Mudgee even have something that their city counterparts could only dream of: a choice of first home properties – all under $300K.
Here’s an interest article on the changing face of our first home, with comparisons from the 60s to today.
We came across this article on Domain:
The halo effect: why it pays to hire an attractive real estate agent
Well, it looks like here at The Property Shop, we’ve got you covered!
Mudgee’s lure to young families moving to this beautiful region has usually been its popular capital growth trio of “mines, wines and vines”. Continue reading Investing in a home in Mudgee →
We thought this was so funny, we just had to share it!
Holdouts or nail houses (as they are known in China ) is a piece of property that did not become part of a larger real estate development because the owners have either refused to sell or have held out for more.
As a result, builders have to elaborately construct around it, often leaving behind an eyesore so awesome that it’s almost a sculpture!
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