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Real Estate in Limbo

April 20th, 2020
According to the latest figures from CoreLogic, national dwelling prices managed to hold up well in March, rising 0.7% over the month. The robust nature of the housing market also comes with some lag-time, however, with results in April, May, and further down the road likely to be more indicative of the current economic climate. According to CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless, we are entering into an "unprecedented" period: "It's the sheer uncertainty of a health-related crisis, rather than an economic one, or a financial catalyst, that's the big difference here."

Coronavirus and the economic response to the pandemic could drag Australia's economy into a recession for the first time in almost 30 years. Business activity is already being affected, and house prices may very well plunge in the months ahead. Coronavirus has already hurt consumer confidence more than it did during the 2008 financial crisis, with recent listings and sales figures already showing a clear lack of movement. ;

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Keeing in Touch with Friends Remotely

April 20th, 2020
As everyone becomes accustomed to staying at home, keeping in touch with friends and family is more important than ever. While handshakes are well-and-truly out of fashion and hugs are reserved to members of your family unit, there are lots of digital tools that help us to stay connected and keep in touch despite iso-life. From Facebook and Twitter to Skype and Webex, digital tools help us to work, play, and communicate easier than ever before.

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How to keep fit at home

April 14th, 2020

The coronavirus is affecting every aspect of life, from work to play to exercise and fun. While going outside to exercise is one of the few things allowed at the moment, not everyone likes walking down empty streets or trying to avoid people while jogging. Gyms are off-limits, team sports are cancelled, and even beaches are a no-go area in […]

Getting Creative with your Kids at Home

April 6th, 2020

With many people in full lockdown mode due to the coronavirus, lots of us are stuck inside with the kids. While this situation can certainly be challenging and doesn’t always run smoothly, there’s a lot you can do to keep your kids entertained. Creative projects are a great way to spend some time, with even the simplest ideas likely to […]

Where Aussies are Moving to & From

March 18th, 2020

Australians move between suburbs and states all the time, selling and buying property as they go. Whether you move to a bigger house or downsize to a smaller apartment, financial and lifestyle factors continue to drive demographic changes within Australian cities. The data used in this article is based on the Australia Post mail redirection service from March 2013 to […]

Getting your home Ready for Isolation

March 16th, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is in full flight, with social distancing and isolation fast becoming the new normal. With new limits placed on social gatherings everyday and public spaces turning into ghost towns, living and working at home is the new reality for a growing number of people. Despite selfish behaviour at supermarkets, getting your home ready for isolation is about […]

House Prices Back at Record Levels

March 13th, 2020

House prices are once again at significant highs in Australia, with a surge in February sending most capitals back to record levels. All state capitals other than Darwin experienced price gains, with Sydney leading the way and Melbourne not far behind. While Sydney is still down 3.7% from its peak in mid-2017, and the coronavirus will definitely impact the market, […]

The Rise of Female Sport

March 9th, 2020

Over the last decade, we have seen a tremendous rise in the popularity of women’s sport around the world. Highlighted recently in Melbourne with the popularity of the Women’s Cricket World Cup and AFLW competitions, women’s sport is very much on an upwards trajectory. Almost 50% of women are interested in sport, more people are tuning in to watch women’s […]

Age is no Barrier to Fitness

March 2nd, 2020

Age is no barrier to fitness, or at least it doesn’t have to be. While sedentary behaviours continue to have a negative effect on health outcomes around the world, some older people are taking a proactive approach. As the global population ages, mature people are taking a renewed interest in sport, fitness, and personal wellbeing. Whether it’s social fitness classes […]

Property Rise Spreads Beyond Sydney & Melbourne

February 18th, 2020

The recent surge in Australian house prices has spread beyond the confines of Sydney and Melbourne. While prices are still markedly higher in the dual booming markets, other state capitals are also posting significant gains. Current conditions point towards a reduction in the speed of growth across most markets, along with the spread of growth into state capitals and regional […]

Aussie Dollar Flirting with Decade Lows

February 17th, 2020

The Australian dollar recently tumbled into new decade-low territory, with the currency since rising but continuing to flirt with long-term lows. The dollar dropped to just 66.60 US cents, before rising to settle into a range of 67.10 to 67.50 US cents. With the Aussie dollar already on a fairly sharp downwards trajectory since the end of December, the latest […]