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Building your home office

Building your home office

Like it or not, many of us now have to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how you can turn your home into a practical office.

How do pay-later schemes affect your home loan application?

How do pay-later schemes affect your home loan application?

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) platforms like Afterpay and Klarna have taken the country. These platforms can provide some benefits - mainly structured, interest-free repayments and budgeting capabilities. But how do they affect your home loan application?

5 signs your roof needs replacing and what it will cost

5 signs your roof needs replacing and what it will cost

Your roof is one of the most fundamental parts of your home. It keeps the rain out so it deserves a closer look, particularly after periods of heavy storms and hail. Read here the five signs of roof damage and how much it costs to replace a roof.

8 Spending habits that will get you to your first home sooner

8 Spending habits that will get you to your first home sooner

If you’re a first home buyer, fear not: here are some handy tips you can employ to cut down on your spending, improve your savings and get your first home sooner.

Market share improves for non-bank lenders

Market share improves for non-bank lenders

Non-bank lenders are snagging a bigger portion of the mortgage market, as more Aussies turn away from the big banks. According to mortgage aggregator FAST, the major banks conceded market share to non-bank, neobank and fintech challengers in 2019.

How much do Australians spend on rent

How much do Australians spend on rent

Australians spend a fair bit on rent. Learn more about the median rent across each capital city in Australia and ways to save up on rent here.

What's the cost of installing a pool?

What's the cost of installing a pool?

Having a pool comes with many benefits. In addition to giving you a spot to cool off on a hot day, it can also potentially add value to your house. Here’s how much it costs.

How to be money savvy in the New Year

How to be money savvy in the New Year

The dawn of a new year brings a lot of joy for many people. But it’s also a very expensive time of year, with Australians spending about $5.8 billion each year on Christmas gifts. If you’re experiencing a Christmassy financial hangover, then check out these 7 tips on how you can fix your finances and be money savvy in 2020.

How the internet changed the home buying process

How the internet changed the home buying process

Go back ten years and most Australians couldn't have imagined paying for anything with a tap of their phone. Fast forward a decade, and you can even use your smartphone to apply for a home loan.