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Despite record low interest rates, new research from Lendi shows only one in three Australians think now is a good time to buy property.  So what is stopping them? David Hyman tells us what he thinks it is going to take....

Shock new figures show more Perth properties are selling at a loss now than in more than 20 years, with one in three selling for less than their purchase price. Damian Collins is our expert in WA and he tells the sad story....

Many older Australians are sitting on substantial wealth to fund their downsizing purchase. They have seen the value of their homes grow 412% over the last 25 years.   Of the older homeowners who have not yet downsized, about 15 per cent have strong intentions to...

With the market stabilising and owners of large homes now selling, expect to see more stock come to market. As confidence grows, downsizers will be listing to sell and seeking quality apartments that offer lifestyle benefits in prime locations, minus the maintenance. Adrian Wilson specialises in...

I’m sure you have seen the home improvement shows that feature a green wall or a green roof.  A great idea but I can see how it could go horribly wrong. Let’s face it plants do die and could become a fire hazard let alone...

If economic activity improves, the credit squeeze dissipates, home prices stabilise and the recent stimulus measures take hold, the supply of new building work into the pipeline will soon reach its low point.   But how low and how soon? We ask Tim Reardon from the...

Colours influence us in many ways. They can change a mood, create one, and even prevent people from buying.  Naomi Findlay explains how the psychology of colours is something every renovator should understand....

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