Advice & Blog
Christmas is just around the corner and a well-deserved holiday beckons! The summer holiday season is a special time to celebrate, enjoy the company of your family and friends and recharge your batteries for the New Year. However, without a bit of thought and...read more
The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) scheme was first introduced in Australia on 1 July 2000, to help first-time buyers get a foothold in the property market. Although the scheme is accessible nation-wide, each state and territory government is responsible for the...read more
Spring is here! Which means, like it or not, silly season is just around the corner.
The good news is that there is still time to save for a nice, relaxed holiday period. Nectar has put together a list to help you take control of your finances before summer strikes!
The Nectar Canberra office ran their first ever barefoot bowls tournament on October 26th, as a fundraiser for our charity partner, Children’s Cancer Institute. The weather came to the party, setting the event up perfectly for what was a highly enjoyable afternoon at the RUC bowling green in Turner, ACT.read more
It’s true enough that some cities are currently experiencing sliding property prices, offering some respite and opportunity to first-home buyers, but have you ever wondered what the average home was worth ‘back in the day’?
How much did your parents or grandparents have to fork out when they purchased their first property? Its fair to say, prices were a little lower back then…read more
Suffering from the winter blues? Daydreaming of a getaway? It turns out your tropical holiday may not be as out of reach as you first thought.read more
Whether you’re thinking of selling up or your home is overdue a much-needed facelift, renovations are a great way to spruce up your property while adding value to it in the process.read more
“You could just about buy it on your credit card”read more
With space at a premium more and more in our big cities, apartment-style living has never been more viable.read more
That elusive home deposit or family holiday may be closer than you think! We have some tips to share that will boost your savings and, best of all, require minimal effort.read more
Spectacularly blended with its wild surrounds, ‘Planchonella House’ was dreamed up and created by husband and wife, Jesse Bennet, an architect and builder, and Anne-Marie Campagnolo, an interior designer. The Edge Hill property feels incredibly isolated, nestled against the lush rainforest of Mt Whitfield Conservation Park, yet is located just 15 minutes from Cairns town centre.read more
One “lucky” buyer has managed to purchase a Granville property for $215,000 less than the median house value of the West Sydney suburb. 34 Seventh St, sold prior to auction for $630,000, epitomises the idiom, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.read more
Drawing interest from around the world this week, the Queensland township of Allies Creek appears set to be sold for less than the average price of an Australian home.read more
When one thinks of castles, images are evoked of medieval European structures, perhaps Game of Thrones or Harry Potter. Australia is not normally associated with such things, but here in the land down under we do have our fair share of colossal mansions and palaces....read more
If you are moving city or looking to relocate within your hometown, you’ll have heard of at least several suburbs heralded as the most desirable places to live. However, buying into a neighbourhood based solely on its reputation could be a trap. Despite all your best...read more
So, you’ve secured a home loan and bought the house of your dreams? We recognise this is no small feat, so enjoy the euphoria and let it soak in that you are now officially a homeowner! Once you’ve settled into your new lifestyle, you’ll want to make some quick...read more
In a recent report from consultancy firm Arcadis, San Francisco emerged as the world’s most expensive city to build in. The top 25 is mostly comprised of major cities in Northern America and Europe, with Australia also featuring three cities on the list. Perhaps...read more
For the many Australians struggling to break into the competitive and expensive city housing markets, smaller towns may be about to offer some relief. Most regional communities offer more affordable housing than the capital cities, but until now, many have been...read more
With winter officially beginning tomorrow, now’s the time (if you haven’t already) to get your home ready for the colder months ahead. To give you a head start, we’ve got 5 tricks that’ll keep you warm and toasty over those upcoming winter nights. 1) Insulate Not only...read more
Trends point to June being the best time of year to secure yourself a great deal on a new set of wheels . With dealers wanting to end their financial year on a high, prices and deals are expected to start dropping in the next few weeks, making June the perfect time to...read more