Structural integrity, utilities, pest inspections…and climate change. These are the things buyers should be considering when inspecting a property according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).
Do you dream of a house on a mythical quarter-acre block complete with a Hills Hoist? Maybe you’re keen on the cosmopolitan lifestyle with bars, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. Or perhaps you just like the idea of having a gym and a pool in the building while being on top of the busway and right next to Aldi.
When you’re applying for a home loan, the fate of your application can heavily rest on one simple measurement tool, determining whether you land your dream home, or feel the soul-crushing pain of being rejected for a home loan.
When I put down my deposit on an apartment at Sydney Olympic Park two years ago, it was a step towards owning my very first home. What I hadn’t counted on was that gaining a home would lead to me losing nearly 30kg.
The amount of mortgage debt held by Australians older than 55 has blown out by 600% over the last 30 years, leading to mental distress for those who are left carrying unsustainable mortgage repayments into retirement, a new report shows.
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