While Australia’s economy is strong and stable, throughout 2018 we watched on as Australian property prices fell for twelve months in a row. While these price drops are some of the most significant Australia has experienced since the Eighties, it’s important to remember that they followed a period of extraordinarily rapid growth. Market conditions were tricky for buyers in Australia in 2018. Tighter lending restrictions imposed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and Royal Commission recommendations made banks more cautious with lending than usual. Consequently, house auction pri
Even the hardiest of DIY enthusiasts will probably need to call in a tradesperson at some time – and a good one is worth their weight in gold. You’ll often find yourself with new challenges in Australia, from how to maintain your pool through to looking after your garden in the Aussie climate. So, here’s how to find a tradesperson in Australia you can trust.
This week, in Part Three of your Buying Guide serialisation, we’re looking at where to buy in Australia. You’ve a wide choice of places to live, from the hustle and bustle of central Sydney, to the laidback surfing paradise of the Gold Coast and the quirky, arty city of Melbourne.
Working out your timetable is a powerful tool for turning your dreams to reality. We always encourage buyers to work out their timescale for buying a home in Australia in advance, as that gives you a checklist to go back against and milestones to work towards. In this, part two of Buying in Australia, we look at how to draw up this timescale for buying a home in Australia. Here’s what you need each month:
Moving to Australia with children could be one of the best decisions you take for your family. The warm weather, blue skies and long summers mean children (and adults!) are more likely to be out and about, enjoying a much more active lifestyle, whether it’s long days spent swimming at the beach or a weekend bush-trekking in the Outback. However, moving to the other side of the world is a big step – so how can you make it a success?