6 cool ways the next generation of air conditioners changes climate control

A new generation of air conditioners was unveilled by smart home heavyweight, Haier. Air conditioners with the air wash feature can remove seven common air pollutants (PM2.5, formaldehyde, bacteria, lint, odors, dust mites, and pollen) from the air, while simultaneously releasing 10,000-grade negative ions and water molecules that help humidify the room. It can wash …

5 Behavioural Trends in Home Buying

A new report by Luxury Portfolio International reveals five behaviours that are driving property purchases in 2021 amongst Luxury Buyers. State of Luxury Real Estate study focused on consumers in the top 1%-5% income bracket of 17 countries, representing more than 30 million households. It was commissioned by Luxury Portfolio International (LPI), the luxury marketing …

The importance of negotiating all specifics with your tradie to avoid bill shock!

New legislation came in to effect today that means homeowners who don’t pay their tradies can be made to pay by having the dispute taken out of their hands and assessed by an independent adjudicator via the ‘Security of Payment Act’ that previously only applied to commercial building work.  The process takes 5-6 weeks and …

Why build your investment in Australia?

For investors, there isn’t a better time to enter the Australian property market. In Master Builders Association’s most recently commissioned report, a forward projection comprehensively breaks down the government strategies for a more efficient supply of housing without the inevitable increase in pricing to meet the growing demand. The incentivised government programmes will enable the …

SafeWork to blitz North Coast construction sites

Construction sites across the NSW North Coast from Ballina to Tweed Heads can expect a visit from SafeWork Inspectors this week who will be targeting unsafe working systems across all building trades.  Department of Customer Service Executive Director of Compliance & Dispute Resolution, Tony Williams, said as part of a regional crackdown on industry, SafeWork …

The Touchless Bathroom & Kitchen Experience

Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and innovation of kitchen and bath products, unveiled several new additions to its smart home portfolio earlier this year at CES 2021, with a focus on personal wellbeing: Stillness Bath: This experiential bath draws its inspiration from Japanese forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Water, light, fog and aromas converge to …

Current outlook in Victorian property investment

The Victorian housing market has rebounded sharply. The projected end of the COVID-19 pandemic boosted sentiment in VIC, and the market is projected to deliver 8 – 12 per cent capital growth over the next 12 months, while demand for units is soft, according to the latest quarterly Risks & Opportunities Report from Riskwise Property Research.   Houses in Greater Melbourne …

8 cool innovations for today’s modern home

Cool technology innovations that continually evolves the way people manage their homes is not only fun but interesting as we move more and more to depending on our devices to do the thinking for us. Fingerprint Deadlocks This completely eradicates those annoying trips back home for that housemate who’s locked themselves out of the house. …