It was the rate relief news many Australians have been waiting for, as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) slashed rates by 50 basis points at its May meeting. But it will count for little if the banks fail to pass on the cut and millions of variable rate mortgage customers are still waiting to see what they will do.
A quick scan of my local newsagent's 'homes' magazines shelves and one thing is clear; glossy cover after glossy cover is dedicated to the homeowner - while tens of thousands of tenants are missing out!
When it comes to renovating, even with the strictest of budgets installed, overspending is almost always guaranteed. Here are my tips to get out of debt quickly and cleverly!
Thinking of selling but can't afford to outlay the thousands of dollars needed to spruce your place up before inspection? A new digital technology could be the answer.
There's been a dramatic shift in the way Australians approach money since the global financial crisis, a change that's been reflected in the way we renovate!
Hearing of a friend's recent triumphant attempt to assemble a new TV unit - all on her own - got me thinking about the challenges that some single people face when it comes to DIY renovations and how to overcome them.
You would have heard the renovation advice: 'don't overcapitalise!' But what exactly does that mean and how can you ensure that all of your hard work results in profit?
Thinking of renovating your home? Before you lift a hammer read this; it might just save you.