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The Ultimate Smart Meter Guide
What is a smart meter? A smart meter is utilised to record and measure your electricity usage at home and sends the information back to your... Read more »
A Guide to Choosing the Best Energy- Efficient Heaters in Australia 2022
The demand for energy- efficient appliances keeps increasing as an eco-friendly lifestyle becomes more prevalent. Energy- efficient heaters can help... Read more »
How Energy Efficiency Standards Work in Australia - Seven-Star Home
With Australian building ministers expected to increase the required residential energy efficiency from six to seven stars for new builds, you might... Read more »
You can now move with over 50 removalists with HOOD!
HOOD is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with 50 removalists in Australia! Read more »
How to seduce your real estate agent
Applying for a rental is about a lot more than just money, your residential history and a 200-word summary of yourself. The online application,... Read more »
ShareHome Economics 101
If you live with housemates, you’re all too familiar with this situation. You come home from a long day at work to find dishes in the sink, a... Read more »
How to survive your first year at uni in sydney
Getting nervous about your first year at university? Don’t fret, HOOD is here to give you a head start on thriving while studying in Sydney. Read more »
How to redirect ALL of your mail to your new house
Here’s a quick checklist from HOOD to make sure your mail gets forwarded to your new house when you move - ALL of it. Read more »
Six moving hacks to help you pack like a pro
Want to move house like a pro? Here’s six moving life hacks that will turn your next shift into a tightly run operation. Read more »
Melbourne's best streets to see Christmas Lights in 2021
Looking for the best neighbourhoods and streets to find impressive light displays this Christmas? Here’s HOOD’s Melbourne guide for 2021. Read more »
Can you have two internet connections in one house?
You sure can! Technically you can have as many internet connections as you like. Here’s HOOD’s walkthrough of how to set up multiple internet... Read more »
Rental laws in Victoria explained: what are my rights as a renter (2021)
Rental laws – like anything legal – can get muddy and difficult to understand. Here’s HOOD’s simple breakdown of your rights and responsibilities as... Read more »
Top tips for first-time renters – from house hunting to a smooth move
Moving out of home as a first-time renter is daunting; everything feels new and there’s so much to learn. Here’s HOOD’s guide to everything you... Read more »
Sydney vs Melbourne cost of living: housing, utilities, expenses breakdown
Want to know if it’ll be more expensive to live in Melbourne or Sydney? Here’s HOOD’s comprehensive cost of living breakdown on utilities and... Read more »
Moving house with dogs | Tips to keep your canine calm
Moving house is stressful enough for us humans, but especially confusing for our pups. Here’s some handy tips for getting your dog familiar with your... Read more »
Six moving hacks to help you pack like a pro
Want to move house like a pro? Here’s six moving hacks that will turn your next shift into a tightly run operation. Read more »
How to use every inch of your moving truck: ‘Tetris’ packing tips
Packing your own moving truck? If you’ve ever done it before, you’ll know there’s a bit of an art to getting the most out of the space. Here’s HOOD’s... Read more »
What’s the best electricity price in Australia?
If you’re anything like many other Australians, you may be wondering what’s going on with electricity prices and how you can be sure you’re not... Read more »
HOOD x Mission Australia partnership: helping vulnerable families find permanent housing
HOOD is proud to announce a partnership with Mission Australia – an integrated nationwide service that helps people find safe and affordable housing,... Read more »
The best moving house checklist ever
Moving can be daunting and a lot of work. We want you to know it doesn’t have to be this way. We’ve put together the best moving house checklist ever... Read more »
How to secure the rental property you want
In the market for a new place? Here’s a guide from HOOD packed full of tips and tricks for finding and securing the rental property you really want. Read more »
How to tell your landlord you’re moving out + free email template
Moving soon? Not sure how to break it off with your landlord? Here’s HOOD’s step-by-step guide on communicating your intentions to find new... Read more »
How much does it cost to move house in Australia?
Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring professionals, moving into a new place can cost a lot. Here is HOOD’s breakdown of everything you’ll need... Read more »
How electricity connection fees work in Australia
Unpacking boxes in the dark? Doesn’t sound like much fun, so you’d better get your electricity connection sorted before moving day. Here’s HOOD’s... Read more »
Four things you’ll want to know before buying your first home
Congratulations! The fact that you’re here means you might be on the cusp of a huge life milestone. Buying your first home is thrilling and... Read more »
Cost of living in Australia: how to budget for household utilities and expenses
Here’s HOOD’s Australian cost of living breakdown for housing, utilities and general expenses such as groceries, travel and clothing. Read more »
Melbourne cost of living: monthly household expenses breakdown
Moving in or to Melbourne? Here’s HOOD’s essential breakdown to help you budget for monthly utilities, housing and household expenses. Read more »
Sydney cost of living: housing, utilities, expenses breakdown
Thinking of moving to Sydney? Here’s HOOD’s breakdown to help with your monthly utilities, housing and expenses budgeting. Read more »
Can I still move house during lockdown?
Can you still move during lockdown? Yes! But there may be a few catches depending on which state you live in, HOOD explains. Read more »
Announcing how you can support local businesses with HOOD’s new search feature
When you are moving home, chances are you have been to the suburb a few times. But living and becoming a local in a new hood is always a bit... Read more »
Moving to Sydney, one of the most relaxing cities in the world
So, you’re moving to Sydney! Already excited? Yeah, you must be! I remember the first time I went together with my family to Sydney, we spent most of... Read more »
Let your thumbs do the talking! The HOOD chatbot
Ask any mover, and they’ll tell you one of the most stressful parts of moving is preparation and planning. That is time-consuming and involves a lot... Read more »
GUIDE TO MOVING IN A COVID-19 WORLD: Safety Measures for Your Customers & Employees
With COVID-19 restrictions and new lockdown orders, it’s important to know what steps and strategies that you can follow to make sure your next move... Read more »
What to Consider if You’re Moving During a Pandemic
The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic has affected Melburnians in many ways and brought about many tough relocation decisions where moving many... Read more »
Hello Melbourne! The Moving Platform of the Future
We’re here to help you move Like all cities around the world, Melbourne is facing a challenging time throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. What makes... Read more »
Moving During the Coronavirus Pandemic
A Message About COVID-19 Updated August 5, 2020 Read more »
5 Tips for Keeping Your Cool During a Move
The notion of moving all of your worldly possessions across the country, or even the city, can feel like a daunting task to undertake. It can be... Read more »
Taking the Plunge: Tips For Buying Your First Home
Guest Article by Andrea Paskert with @AffordableATX Read more »
How HOOD Can Reduce the Pains of Moving Home
Moving can be stressful. HOOD’s vision is to create a global marketplace and chatbot assistant to make the process of the moving home more efficient... Read more »
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