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What’s happening with home builders?

By Adam Nobel

Over the past few months we’ve been seeing reports of housing industry businesses facing insolvency. Yet at the same time, we’re also hearing that there is plenty of work in the pipeline, and not enough tradespeople to do it. So…

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Investors not driving prices, report shows

By Adam Nobel

Investors are not the driving force behind property price hikes, new research suggests. A study conducted by BMT Tax Depreciation has revealed that the value of an average Australian investment property is well below the average value of all national…

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Hop to it for frogs

By Adam Nobel

Australia’s frogs are in trouble, so a new citizen science project has been launched in an effort to help researchers find out why. Most frog species in eastern Australia are inactive at this time of year, yet biologists are receiving…

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New homes down in May

By Adam Nobel

Sales of new homes fell in May but remain strong, according to a monthly survey of Australia’s larger home builders. The latest HIA New Home Sales report shows that new home sales fell by 5.5% in May, compared with the…

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Pricey room with a view

By Adam Nobel

Ever felt that real estate prices are a little crazy? We have to feel for UK buyers looking for their dream beach hut this season, following reports that prices for the coveted spaces have risen by more than £10,000 over…

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Decal décor

By Adam Nobel

Need a quick makeover for a wall or room in your house? Try removable decals or wallpaper, depending on how much change you want. Decals come in a wide range of designs, from kids’ décor, landscapes, floral prints to brickwork,…

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Our million dollar homes

By Adam Nobel

The mean price of a home in Australia is now $941,900, according to data released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The figures show that the total value of Australia’s homes rose by $221.2 billion in the…

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Stay cosy and save money

By Adam Nobel

With the cold weather sweeping across the country, it is the time to start thinking about the best way to make your home cosy this winter without breaking the bank. Heating a home can cost a lot of money in…

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A nation of energy savers

By Adam Nobel

One in two Australian households plan to reduce their heating this winter, new research shows.In a survey commissioned just before winter set in, Money.com.au found that half of us (51%) will reduce the use of non-essential appliances, while almost half…

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Plastic waste cut by third

By Adam Nobel

It was good to read this week that our recycling and waste-reducing efforts are paying off, finally, with new research by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, showing that Australian coastal plastic pollution has decreased by 29% since 2013. CSIRO researcher…

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