The Real Reason Why We Can’t Afford to Buy New Houses?

The high cost of housing raises questions about why Australians seem to be paying so much more than the rest of the world. The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Global Housing Watch survey found that Australian housing had the second-widest gap (out of 24 developed nations) between house prices and average income. The average price of a residential dwelling is now sitting well over half a million dollars. Here are a few reasons why housing has become so expensive: Taxes - The costs associated with buying a property, such [...]

By | 2017-10-18T18:07:59+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Categories: Residential, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Do I Need a Building or Renovation Contract?

On the QBCC website, you can download free and fully compliant contracts for new home construction, renovations, repairs, extensions, small building projects and demolition of residential premises. If you are doing domestic building work of over $3,300 you will definitely need a contract but even for small building projects under $3,300, it is recommended to have a contract or an agreement in place. If you are not sure what should be in your building or renovation contract then read on. There are different types of QBCC contracts: QBCC [...]

By | 2017-10-18T18:09:25+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Good Building Practice, Residential|Tags: , , , |