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Must-haves for any bathroom renovation

Deciding on the Layout The biggest piece of advice is don’t be afraid to consult those around you. Often your tradesman, builder or friends will have ideas you may not have even considered. When renovating an existing bathroom, the layout is particularly important as you may be governed by the pre-existing plumbing, apartment block red

Corelogic Home Value Report – November

Australia’s housing market continued along a recovery trend through November. CoreLogic’s national index recorded a second consecutive monthly rise in November, with dwelling values up 0.8% over the month. The new recovery trend follows a 2.1% drop in Australian home values between April and September. According to CoreLogic’s Head of Research, Tim Lawless, if the current

5 tips to cool your home in summer

During stifling summers, it can often feel like you’re fighting a losing battle trying to keep your house cool. And with a summer of restricted travel opportunities fast approaching, now might be the time to up your cooling game. Installing an air conditioner can be an expensive decision, so it’s important to understand how you

CoreLogic Home Value Report

Following five months of consistent declines in residential property values, CoreLogic’s national home value index moved back into positive month-on-month growth through October, posting a 0.4% rise.  The lift in home values was broad based, with every capital city apart from Melbourne posting a rise in values over the month. Index results as at October 31,

Search Mortgages Update

It has been announced that responsible lending will be scrapped leading to less onerous credit rules to encourage the flow of loans and boost the economic recovery from the COVID-19 recession. In a shift from “lender beware” back towards traditional “borrower beware”, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will dump the responsible lending law that was imposed by

Search Mortgages Update

Another fortnight has come and gone and the Crows still haven’t won a game (still too raw!).  But the good news is Adelaide has again survived a 2 person outbreak of Covid-19 and our pubs and restaurants are still open.  Hopefully with Spring around the corner we’ll see a rise in home buying, investing and

How to Grow, Harvest & Use Your own garlic

Every year in autumn we prepare a sunny spot in our veggie beds for growing garlic. We’ve found the growing process rewarding with the flavoursome fresh cloves used enthusiastically in every meal. You can buy garlic for planting online, at a nursery or from a local grower at the markets. Standard, imported garlic from your

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