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Federal Budget 2021 focuses on housing affordability

The 2021 Federal Budget, handed down on 11 May, has plenty of sweeteners for would-be first home buyers. With new home construction at an all-time high thanks to last year’s HomeBuilder grants, and rock-bottom interest rates, the property market has…

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Why you should Holiday Here This Year

Tourism Australia’s new Holiday Here This Year campaign encourages Australians to support tourism operators and communities around the country by booking and planning a domestic holiday. The campaign supports business owners by raising awareness, offering travel incentives and creating buzz…

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Elders back-to-back support for regional communities

We are proud to continue our partnership with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS), with a three-year extension of our major sponsorship. Elders will make another $300,000 contribution direct to the RFDS capital-raising program for the perennial upgrade of its…

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Five things you can do to keep energy bills down

When temperatures drop, energy bills rise. But if you’re bracing for a hefty bill, there are steps you can take to lessen the pain. While good insulation, installing solar panels and investing in thick carpets are all very effective at…

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Will property prices really rise 17%?

A new report by ANZ bank predicts that property prices will rise by an eye-watering 17% in 2021, and a further 6% in 2022. That’s 23% over two years, almost unprecedented in modern history. But is this dramatic forecast really…

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How to choose the best energy provider

For many Australians, the quarterly energy bill is one of the biggest — and most vital — household expenses. That’s why it’s worth spending some time checking that you’ve got the best deal possible. While price is the primary consideration…

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What you need to know before buying a fixer-upper

In real estate parlance, a fixer-upper is an older home in need of some serious work. They’re the ones with ‘potential’ and ‘renovator’s delight’ in the listing title. There are plenty of reasons why buying a fixer-upper has a lot…

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Buying your own holiday home

With international borders still closed, the lure of Australian holiday destinations is stronger than ever. No wonder, then, that more of us than ever are buying a holiday home. Buying a holiday home has a number of attractions. You’ll always…

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Stay calm and sell by auction

Selling your home by auction has many advantages. It can create urgency on the part of the buyers and potentially drive up prices by appealing to their sense of competition. Auction contacts are also unconditional, so you get to set…

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Elders Sylvania turns 20

Twenty years ago, Michelle Michell was driving along the Princes Highway in Sylvania with two girlfriends and saw a shop for lease. “It was a lovely, old-fashioned, classic Australian building. We had already decided we wanted to start a business…

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