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Properties with high energy-efficiency ratings typically sell for up to 10% more, a review of international research shows. The review, which was conducted by the University of Wollongong, compiled research undertaken in 14 countries and included data from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which is the only...

First home buyers are throwing themselves into the property market in numbers not seen since 2009. The number of owner-occupier first home buyer loan commitments reached its highest point in ten years in January, with newcomers taking out 9,945 loans (seasonally adjusted), according to ABS data. That’s a...

Small businesses all around the world are facing uncertain times. However, rather than shutting up shop until COVID-19 passes, the federal government is hoping to stimulate SME spending through a raft of initiatives and tax incentives. Indeed, the government estimates its two new business investment initiatives...

Here’s some promising news for big and small businesses alike: six-month loan deferrals are now available to larger businesses on the condition that they don’t terminate leases or evict tenants for falling behind on their rent due to COVID-19. Two weeks back, the Australian Banking Association...

Found yourself with extra time on your hands? Slightly worried about meeting your home loan repayments? Want to make use of those back-to-back rate cuts? While the world has changed significantly over the past month, it’s possible to use some changes to your advantage.  Before we...

You don’t need us to tell you how much the world has changed – there’s been no shortage of news bulletins updating you on that. So rather than telling you about more changes, today we’re going to explain how we can help.  While we can’t babysit...