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HomeBuilder

HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. HomeBuilder will assist the residential construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations this year. Will you be eligable? Find out more information by following the link below:

https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-06/Fact_sheet_HomeBuilder.pdf

Eight home maintenance steps to prepare your home for winter

It’s June and the cold weather is starting to sink its claws in all around the country. While you might be reaching for your coat and bringing your winter woolies to the forefront of your wardrobe, your home also needs some special care. Harsh winds, cold nights and heavy rain can damage both your garden and your home if the proper care isn’t taken. “Winter is typically a time when … Read the full post »

6 DIY ways to spruce up a kitchen amid COVID-19

Home cooking is back in a very big way thanks to iso. These simple projects will help you transform a tired kitchen into a home cook’s haven.

Coronavirus is changing the way we prepare and consume food. Instead of eating out or on the run, we’re cooking at home more – which means we’re spending extra time in the kitchen.

If the additional hours in front of the stove have highlighted that … Read the full post »

5 organising tips to consider before moving

Moving can be one of life’s most stressful events – but a well-considered approach will be your secret weapon to tackling the overwhelming job at hand.

It’s all about some careful planning and focusing on reducing what you take with you to lighten the load. Leave behind what you don’t want (or need) and give yourself a fresh, new start.

By applying three simple actions – clear, sort and dispose – you’ll … Read the full post »

Byron Smith’s six favourite edible plants to grow in your garden

For me, having an edible garden and helping others create their own has taught me so much about why people grow the food they do. Some might be reliving the nostalgia of childhood mulberry memories, others might be growing chilli seeds gifted from a grandparent, or perhaps another has planted native Australian plants to keep them connected to culture.
A common link I’ve found, however, is that most people simply … Read the full post »

Tasmanian first home buyers made their mark in March

Owner occupier housing finance commitments were steady in March, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures.

In Tasmania, new loan commitments to owner-occupier first-home buyers made up between one-quarter and one-third of the state’s total loan commitments.

Just over 33 per cent of first-time Tasmanian lenders sought finance for a dwelling and about 26 per cent for a house.

Nationwide, new loan commitments in March totalled $14.34 billion for owner-occupiers and … Read the full post »

Stuck for styling ideas? Let your music taste decide for you

While certain music might take you to a memory, a feeling or evoke a mood, there are some people in the world who actually see colours from the music.

It’s a rare neurological condition called chromesthesia, which affects roughly one in 3000 people, and for them, listening to a certain genre or musical piece can automatically trigger different colour visualisations associated with the sound.

The team at Home Advisor conducted an experiment … Read the full post »

Checklist for moving house in a month

The clock is ticking. It’s a month until moving day. And with so much to do, the only way to tackle such a daunting task to have a plan – and stick to it.

Susan Williams, founder of The Finishing Touch, one of Australia’s leading home packing and unpacking services, shares a comprehensive four-week moving plan, starting a month out and finishing on moving day.

Four weeks before moving
– Book a … Read the full post »

Designing a DIY kitchen: Where to start?

1. Look for inspiration
The very first step is simply to start thinking about what you want your kitchen to look like. Start looking at other kitchens – in magazines, on Pinterest and Instagram and in-real-life – and think about how they might translate into your space. Get an idea of what colour palettes or finishes you like. One of the most important and exciting parts of a renovation … Read the full post »

Furnished rental listings surge 530 per cent in Tasmania in three weeks

A torrent of furnished rental properties is flooding into Hobart and Tasmania’s property market.

But few fit the criteria for affordability.

New data from realestate.com.au shows Australia’s largest listings increase in furnished homes to rent was recorded in Tasmania.

The data revealed a 536 per cent increase when comparing the number of listings available between March 6-12 and March 20-26.

Tasmania’s increase was also nation-leading when comparing furnished rental listings in the three weeks … Read the full post »

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