In an industry first, rental search site Rent.com.au has added NBN status to its full listings, making it much easier to find a property with access to super-fast broadband. With a click of a button, prospective renters can see whether a house or apartment currently has access to the NBN - as well as the type of technology being used. The number of connected homes is higher than you might think.
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Whether you're looking to boost the value of your property, need a separate lodging for your relative or just want to build a man cave/femme den, a granny flat is definitely the way to go. However, there are quite a few misconceptions about the planning and building process. What is and isn't allowed? We take a look at the legalities.
Dear Lifehacker, our neighbour has a drone equipped with a camera. We have not given him permission to film our residential property and have previously told him we feel it's an invasion of our privacy. Today at approximately 3pm, he was within one metre of our rear deck (not visible from street). In addition to possibly filming us, the drone was quite noisy. Is this noise pollution? Is it trespassing? An invasion of privacy? Please help!
If you live in one of Australia's major cities (we mostly do), it can seem impossible to find a house or unit that's affordable and a reasonable distance from the centre. But it can be done. Here are the five most affordable suburbs for houses and units located within 20 kilometres of the CBD in Australia's capital cities.
There are already iPhone and Android apps from Realestate.com.au (one of the two main players in the Australian online real estate market). The site has now updated its iOS app to include iPad-specific features including "magazine-style" browsing and the ability to see property details and search results on a single page.
Following the release of realestate.com.au's Android app, Fairfax has launched its own real estate app - its first contribution to the Android Market - and it's as well designed and fully featured as you'd expect.