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If you have a mortgage, here’s why you should be paying attention to the RBA’s latest announcement

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the official cash rate steady yet again, but it seems lenders may be preparing to for rates to rise in the longer term. We explain why you should be paying attention, even if you don’t normally follow interest rate movements.

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RBA Cash Rate December

Is your neighbourhood underinsured? Search our map to find out

Underinsurance is more common than many realise. And if you live in an area where most people don’t have enough home and/or contents insurance, the financial and social catastrophe that follows a disaster can be community-wide.

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The Conversation underinsurance map

Expert views: Should you wait until 2023 to buy a property?

Real estate prices have been skyrocketing for months, fueled by record-low interest rates. But property prices are predicted to fall in 2023 – should you wait to buy? Four experts share their views.

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Auctioneer
Nina Tovey
Editor-in-Chief
Brisbane, Australia

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Gazumping: What is it?

“Like a seagull with its eye on your last hot chip, one of those rival buyers has just swooped in and snatched your dream home away. Sorry to say it, but you’ve just been gazumped.”

Alasdair Duncan

Can your LEGO earn you money?

“LEGO investments outperform large stocks, bonds, gold and other alternative investments, yielding the average return of at least 11% (8% in real terms) in the sample period 1987–2015.”

Michael Lund

A guide for first-time renters

“Having spent countless hours trawling through property sites, going to inspections and putting together my rental application, I’ve learnt a thing or two about the process.”

Tamika Seeto

Daycare for furry friends

“I can’t believe I’m telling you this, but sometimes I even sing to them. Lately I’ve been taking songs from Les Miserables and rewriting the lyrics so they’re about dogs.”

Alasdair Duncan

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