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Research centre to unlock potential of prefabricated housing

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A new research training centre that aims to propel growth in the prefabricated housing industry has launched its research programme at The University of Melbourne. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing will undertake important research…

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How to: Prepare for a rental inspection

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Most Australians will rent a home at some point in their lives and, if you do, it’s inevitable that you’re going to experience a rental inspection … or several. Rental inspections can cause tenants a lot of unnecessary stress simply because…

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Survey shows construction sentiment holding up… just

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The recent Master Builders survey of building and construction shows industry sentiment is holding up, despite a recent deterioration in some of the leading indicators. Matthew Pollock, housing national manager, says: “Industry sentiment showed signs of improvement in the September…

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5 ways to make your home more efficient

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One of the big benefits of building a new home is that they are more energy efficient, which means you can enjoy big ongoing savings on your running costs. While all new homes must meet a minimum level of energy…

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Solutions beyond supply to the housing affordability problem

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John Daley, Grattan Institute; Joe Hurley, RMIT University; Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney; Robin Goodman, RMIT University, and Steven Rowley, Curtin University Treasurer Scott Morrison has outlined his vision for increasing home ownership at a speech to the Urban Development…

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Flood risk information for Toowoomba investors

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Investors and developers looking to buy as well as owners who already have property in the Toowoomba region can now find out the flood risk for their properties with the launch of an online Flood Risk Information Portal. Toowoomba Regional…

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Advice: Planning a New Home or Renovation

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Planning to build a new home or renovate your existing home is a big project with many possibilities. The Australian Government’s www.YourHome.gov website provides detailed information about designing, constructing and renovating comfortable, healthy and environmentally sustainable homes. For a home…

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Spectacular European-Inspired Luxury Estate

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This spectacular European-inspired estate is truly unique, as here you will find resort-caliber opulence perfectly fused with an intimate at-home atmosphere. The gorgeous six bedroom, eleven bathroom residence is located in the Tournament Hills community, one of the most prestigious…

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