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Why are share accommodation laws so confusing?

Share accommodation laws are unnecessarily confusing. Flatmates.com.au explains why and what you can do to protect yourself. Share accommodation—in all it’s beautiful variety—is booming. Austral...

10 Brisbane suburbs where you can rent a room for less than $200

Shared living is booming in Brisbane with room listings growing by over 140% on Flatmates.com.au in since 2014. Unfortunately though, room prices have also increased with the average room in Bri...

10 Melbourne suburbs to rent a room for less than $200.

As demand for good locations skyrockets in major cities, finding an affordable and well-located suburb can be daunting. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Recent data from Flatmates.c...

10 Sydney suburbs where you can still rent a room for less than $250

Anyone who lives in Sydney will tell you just how expensive buying, renting and, in some cases, even sharing a place can be. New data from Flatmates.com.au confirmed the latter showing that 44 o...

Is home-sharing the key to affordable property ownership?

More Australian’s are considering taking on a flatmate to help them cope with mortgage repayments. Recent survey data from Flatmates.com.au found that 68% of home-owners or those planning on own...

Student Life: Moving out of home

Moving out of home can be a daunting, and yet exciting challenge that many first year university students will face. According to StudentVIP.com.au 47% of university students will live out of the f...

Live rent free and make a difference

With rental prices in many Australian cities at record highs, the prospect of living rent free is an an almost unbelievable opportunity to most people. Live rent free and make a difference to s...

Australia's most popular share accommodation suburbs

Whether you’re moving from overseas, interstate or just looking for a new area in your city, these suburbs should be at the top of your list. Many of these areas are popular because of their proxim...

Australia's cheapest share accommodation suburbs

image by Rae Allen, cc 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Quarterly data released by Flatmates.com.au has revealed the cheapest suburbs within 10kms of Australia’s major city centres. Often overlooked...

Three reasons why having a flatmate could enhance your home life.

Despite a commonly held stereotype of flatmates, the days of over crowded, party culture share houses are all but gone. In fact, the reality is that the average flatmate today is 27 years old, wo...

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