Sizzling winter heat

In winter we all want to be warm when we’re at home. By making smart decisions about the way you heat your home you can save money.

Need to upsize?

There comes a time in every family’s homelife when the question is asked – should we renovate or upsize for more space?

The National Rental Affordability Scheme

Many Australians own their own home, but there are still many who choose to rent instead. It might be lifestyle or perhaps their budget doesn’t stretch to owning property yet. The NRAS is a great option for anyone looking to make a move into property investment.

Is it time to stop paying extra off your home loan?

Australians have been paying down debt at breakneck speed, particularly in the last couple of years while property prices have been relatively flat in most markets. Should you be paying off your home loan with extra repayments whilst property prices are rising?

The latest Autumn trends for your home

Give your space a quick seasonal update with these hot trends for the cold weather ahead. It can be as little as changing your cushions or as big as updating your kitchen and bathroom – but whatever your budget, these Autumn trends will get you inspired.

Take the plunge and have some fun

With the Aussie backyard shrinking, plunge pools are increasing in popularity. This month we spoke to Narellan Pools General Manager, Chris Meyer to dip our toes into why plunge pools are so hot right now and how to make them work for your home.

Read and win in 2014

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Prioritising your finances

Ongoing low interest rates in the Australian economy have given many households a chance to draw breath. At the same time, this freedom may have left you wondering what you should do to make the most of the economic conditions in 2014 and beyond.

Making moving interstate easier

Terence Clarke recently took the plunge and moved interstate from Melbourne to Sydney with his partner. Moving interstate is different to moving suburbs and presents a new set of changes to overcome. But with some careful planning and tips from Terence, it doesn’t need to be as stressful as you fear.

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