The Aussie dream of home ownership is evolving

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 28th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

A Commonwealth Bank survey of more than one million Australians has found that the great Australian dream of home ownership is still alive, however the traditional notion of a quarter acre block in the suburbs is being challenged. Just under half of those surveyed (48 per cent) said that they believe their property dream is […]

Investor slowdown making it easier for first home buyers

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 26th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

Tougher lending restrictions on property investors are starting to have the desired effect of cooling down investor activity, making it a great time for home buyers to take a look at their options. A recent report from CoreLogic has found that investor demand is now slowing, however it’s still too early to tell if this […]

Smithfield Road ready to be upgraded

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 23rd, 2017 in Fairfield Local Area Info | No Comments

Work will soon begin on creating a 4-lane, 2-way carriageway along Smithfield Road, which is a win for thousands of drivers and commuters around Fairfield. The $16.4 million upgrade will lead to less time stuck in traffic. It will provide two traffic lanes in both directions between Polding Street and Elizabeth Drive to make for more […]

5 tax time tips for property investors

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 21st, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

Tax time is almost upon us again and while tax time isn’t a very popular time of year for many property investors, it does pay to get organised early. Those who get their items organised early are more likely to maximise their return and make the most of their investment. A few things to organise […]

The return of the first home buyer

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 19th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

With a raft of new housing measures brought in from both the state and federal government to tackle housing affordability, there’s no better time for first home buyers to start looking at their property options. As part of this year’s federal budget, changes were made to help young people save more using their super account. […]

Indigenous art on display for NAIDOC Week

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 16th, 2017 in Fairfield Local Area Info | No Comments

NAIDOC Week is coming up from July 2 – 9 and the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will be marking this special event with a new exhibition opening this month. The new exhibition, titled Ngarunga Gurubadu: Stories of River & Water, will feature works exploring the natural landscape of the Darug nation and its meaning […]

What do buyers notice at property inspections?

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 14th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

Want to know what grabs the attention of home buyers? You might be surprised at what they notice when they go to property inspections. Buyers are looking to make a major financial decision and so, as you can imagine, they are quite discerning when it comes to properties. Small things that you might not notice […]

Will housing reforms make property more affordable?

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 12th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

First home buyers in Sydney and Melbourne have been having a tough time of late, but will the latest changes in stamp duty fees help with affordability? A recent CoreLogic Perceptions of Housing Affordability report found that stamp duty was the biggest hurdle for many buyers, with 74 per cent of survey respondents stating that stamp duty […]

Learn how to save water around the home

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 9th, 2017 in Fairfield Local Area Info | No Comments

Looking for ways to save money around the home? If you answered “yes” you might be interested in heading to a free workshop were you will be taught different ways to save water around the home. The workshop is being held at the Nalawala Community Hall in Prairewood to help celebrate World Environment Day. This […]

Capital city price falls in May

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 7th, 2017 in Real Estate News | No Comments

The latest property data from CoreLogic has revealed a national fall in property prices in capital cities across the country. The Home Value Index for May 2017 showed a month-on-month decline of 1.1 per cent for home values across the combined capitals, however it should be noted that prices are still 8.3 per cent higher than […]

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