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Are high-tech home irrigation systems worth it?

Are high-tech home irrigation systems worth it?

With summer almost here, we examine how smart technology can save you money and stop your lawns turning yellow at the same time.

Can smart home technology improve home's value?

Can smart home technology improve home's value?

It seems like every month there is a new piece of technology released to make our home lives easier and more comfortable. So is it time to make a "great leap forward" at your place? Let's see how the numbers stack up.

Do you need genuine savings for a house deposit?

Do you need genuine savings for a house deposit?

When applying for a home loan, simply having cash isn't always enough. Often, you'll need 'genuine savings' to show a lender. Learn more about genuine savings here.

Factors that affect your borrowing power

Factors that affect your borrowing power

If you're looking to buy a home, one of the first things you want to work out is how much you can borrow from a lender. By knowing what your borrowing power is, you can start to look for properties within your price range.

How to spot a property lemon

How to spot a property lemon

Dodgy building work has caused a spate of apartment block evacuations this year. Find out how to protect yourself.

Reasons to choose a non-bank lender

Reasons to choose a non-bank lender

What are non-bank lenders, and how are they different from a bank? And more importantly, why should you choose one?

What does the election mean for your property?

What does the election mean for your property?

Unless you've been hiding in a cave with your eyes shut and gauze in your ears, you'd know by now the Coalition won Saturday May 18th's federal election in a somewhat surprising result.

How much does it cost to renovate a fixer-upper?

How much does it cost to renovate a fixer-upper?

If you are struggling to afford the high price of a property in Australia’s capital cities, it can be tempting to save money up front by purchasing a “fixer-upper”.

6 tips for finding a good builder

6 tips for finding a good builder

If you are planning to build your dream home there is one big thing you need to do before you choose your paint colours, types of flooring, and a kitchen splashback. And that is to choose a good builder.