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HomeBuilder: What is it, and are you eligible?

Planning to build or substantially renovate your house? The HomeBuilder grant is here to help. This latest government stimulus spending is aimed squarely at the construction industry, with huge benefits for homeowners. What is HomeBuilder? Treasury says that HomeBuilder “provides…

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How to get a home loan in the age of COVID-19

With interest rates at rock bottom, home loans have never been so affordable. But has the COVID-19 pandemic made things harder for would-be borrowers? John Rolfe, head of Elders Home Loans, calls it a ‘moving beast’. “Lenders are definitely very…

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How to make sense of property price predictions

What impact has COVID-19 had on property prices? And are the dire predictions of some experts likely to come true? Price predictions are all over the place at the moment, leaving buyers and sellers understandably confused. Here’s how to make…

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Five lockdown boredom busters

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, you wouldn’t be alone if you felt a little bored. With Australians urged to stay home except for essential trips, our own four walls have become a very familiar sight. 1. Take in some art…

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Keeping fit when you’re stuck at home

Stuck at home and eating too much of your pandemic comfort baking? If you’ve piled on a few pounds during the current situation, you’re not alone. Current government recommendations state that we should all aim for at least 30 minutes…

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Geelong welcomes Anthony Stevens

Want fine dining, a vibrant city culture and hip laneway coffee houses? Or maybe you’d prefer somewhere on the waterfront, where the kids can ride a classic carousel while you eat fish and chips on the promenade? Then again, maybe…

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Office set ups for every home

If you can work from home, chances are that you are already doing it. In the fight against COVID-19, most Australian workplaces have shifted to work-from-home arrangements for those who can do so. We’ve seen a run on monitors, keyboards,…

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Financial help for business, sole traders & individuals

The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on almost everyone. Many businesses have had to shut their doors to help ‘flatten the curve’. Employees, especially in hospitality and tourism, have seen their hours cut or been stood down altogether. For…

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How to enjoy an Easter staycation

As Australia battles to get the COVID-19 epidemic under control, the message from the Government is clear. Stay at home. Don’t travel. The ban doesn’t just apply for overseas travel. Domestic travel interstate is no longer possible, as most states…

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Landlord rights

What are my rights if my tenant can’t pay rent? On 29 March, Scott Morrison announced that “states and territories will be moving to put a moratorium on evictions of persons as a result of financial distress … for the…

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