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Tue 15 Oct 2019

Best indoor plants for any home

Best indoor plants for any home

Looking to channel your inner horticulturist but lack the space of the great outdoors? These are the indoor plants best suited to any environment.

Tue 8 Oct 2019

Here's how you can buy TV icons' stunning ocean retreat

Here's how you can buy TV icons' stunning ocean retreat

Entertainment industry icons John ‘Strop’ Cornell and his wife, Delvene Delaney, are selling their final block of land on their vast Belongil Beach compound.

Mon 7 Oct 2019

Design mistake haunting Block couples

Design mistake haunting Block couples

It’s the word no Block couple wants to hear but two team’s have been slammed for it during Monday night’s courtyard room reveal.

Fri 4 Oct 2019

The reasons why your bank might reject your loan application

premium_icon The reasons why your bank might reject your loan application

Buyers hoping to get a home loan approved need to remember that banks are still analysing every living expense, despite recently relaxing lending criteria.

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Collapsed company director ‘in jungle’ before  collapse

premium_icon Collapsed company director ‘in jungle’ before collapse

The wife of a failed Gold Coast builder has told a court she had no idea about large sums of money that went in and out of their joint account in the month before...

Wed 2 Oct 2019

Why your bank won’t pass on the full interest rate cut

premium_icon Why your bank won’t pass on the full interest rate cut

The latest cash rate cut has failed to be passed on in full to millions of mortgage customers but the big banks have explained why.

Tue 1 Oct 2019

Couple divides internet over simple chore

Couple divides internet over simple chore

The Sydney couple were so split over the simple task they took their grievance to social media for help — and got a very interesting response

Mon 30 Sep 2019

This IS the Lego you’re looking for!

premium_icon This IS the Lego you’re looking for!

Fans will be queuing at Dreamworld’s official Lego store for the midnight release of a hotly anticipated new product.

Property lending softens again: RBA

Property lending softens again: RBA

RBA statistics for August suggest credit for mortgages rose 0.2 per cent during the month as overall private sector credit increased by 0.2 per cent.

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Queensland real estate agency goes  into liquidation

premium_icon Queensland real estate agency goes into liquidation

The company behind a real estate agency and a mysterious wealth management company has gone into liquidation owing more than $200,000 to employees

Queenslanders paid $4.5m for power outages

premium_icon Queenslanders paid $4.5m for power outages

Blackouts, missed appointments and wrongful disconnections have proved costly for Ergon and Energex, with Queenslanders receiving $4.5 million in compensation

Wed 25 Sep 2019

How to take years off your mortgage

How to take years off your mortgage

Experts say the wisest path to financial security is to pay down your home loan faster. Here’s a guideline on the best way to do that.

RBA rate cut could put more cash in your pocket

RBA rate cut could put more cash in your pocket

For five years, the Reserve Bank has been worried about one thing. Now it has flip-flopped and it means more cash to splash for all of us.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Is NBN too costly for millions of Aussies?

Is NBN too costly for millions of Aussies?

Millions of Australians are yet to sign up to the National Broadband Network while some say they are holding off for as long as possible.

Mon 23 Sep 2019

How bank’s surprise home loan change will help you

premium_icon How bank’s surprise home loan change will help you

One of the nation’s biggest banks has watered down the tests it uses to assess home loans in a move that signals rate cuts are on the way.

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Meet the green-thumbed family behind 30 years of business

premium_icon Meet the green-thumbed family behind 30 years of business

Spring is nature's way of saying let's party and it's time to have some fun with these local landscaping legends.

Mum’s insanely easy laundry hack

Mum’s insanely easy laundry hack

A QUEENSLAND mum who hated doing laundry has managed to cut her time on the chore in half — and it involves no baskets or washing lines.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

REVEALED: The Mary Valley house that gumtree built

premium_icon REVEALED: The Mary Valley house that gumtree built

A family has taken the "new is not always better" approach to the enth degree, buying and furnishing their five-bedroom home on Gumtree.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Aussies less likely to own (and build) home

premium_icon Aussies less likely to own (and build) home

A snapshot of Australia’s welfare shows Australians are afraid to walk home at night, young people are less likely than ever to own their home and that the number...

Fri 6 Sep 2019

HORROR RENTERS: Home abandoned covered in blood and faeces

premium_icon HORROR RENTERS: Home abandoned covered in blood and faeces

PENNY Jakab had an inkling the tenants of their property were going to cause them trouble, but she didn't expect to find their home gutted and covered in filth.

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