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Get Smart: Making Your Home ‘Smart’ in 2017

Photo from Freshome  So you’re ready to make your home smarter. To remotely control your home appliances, save on bills and do your bit for the environment. If the whole process seems a little bit daunting, don’t be disheartened: that’s why we’ve put together some hints and tips so you know exactly what’s involved and […]

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Price of Tradies in NSW Up 9%

(January 23, 2017) After taking a 2.5 per cent drop at the start of the financial year, tradie prices in NSW are back up 9 percent to kick off 2017.   The quarterly Tradie Price Index released today by jobs website, reveals a significant hike in the cost of hiring a tradie in NSW. […]

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Cost of Hiring a Tradie in Sydney Up 10%

(January 23, 2017) The cost of renovating in Sydney is 9.8 per cent more expensive today than it was last quarter, according to new data released by jobs website The quarterly Tradie Price Index recorded higher earnings across all trades except carpentry, indicating increased activity in Sydney’s home renovations market. The average hourly cost […]

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Here’s What You’ll Pay for a Melbourne Tradie

(23 January, 2017) The time is right to renovate in Melbourne, with tradie prices falling 1.6 percent since last quarter – an early indication that the city’s property prices may have finally peaked. According to new statistics from the latest Tradie Price Index, the cost of renovating in Melbourne is 12.5 percent below the […]

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Cost of Hiring a Tradie in Perth Up 13%

A tradie skill shortage in Perth has made the cost of renovating 13 percent more expensive than this time last year, with the average hourly rate of a tradie sitting at $70.72.’s quarterly Tradie Price Index released today puts the price of a tradie in Perth well above other capital cities in Australia […]

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QLD Tradie Prices: Here’s What You’ll Pay in 2017

The cost of renovating in Queensland is up 4.7 percent on last quarter and a massive 12.1 percent year on year, indicating that the sunshine state’s home renovations market is set for a strong 2017.    The quarterly Tradie Price Index released today by job sites reveals that tradie prices in QLD sit 5.7 […]

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Brisbane is Home to Australia’s Best Paid Tradies

(January 23, 2017) It seems Brisbane renovation prices keep going up and up, recording yet another quarterly increase in’ latest Tradie Price Index. The data, gathered from thousands of quotes posted on the jobs website last quarter, reveals the average hourly rate of a Brisbane tradie is $70.85 – 4.3 percent higher than the […]

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WA Tradies the Best Paid in Australia

(January 23, 2017) As house prices are expected to continue falling in Western Australia, a shortage of skilled tradespeople in the state has led to a 12.5 percent increase in the cost of renovating.    The quarterly Tradie Price Index released today by jobs website reveals that WA is by far the most expensive […]

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How Much You’ll Pay for an Aussie Tradie

(January 23, 2017) The cost of renovating in Australia continues to soar with the average hourly rate to hire a tradie up 6.7 per cent year on year. In the last quarter alone, prices have risen by 4.9 per cent, reflecting the intense growth of Australia’s renovation sector.   Jobs website’s quarterly Tradie Price […]

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