August 2014

Property Market Information: Recycling boost for Melbourne highlights dedication to sustainability

By the resi financial blog team, 29 August 2014

Property Market Information: Recycling boost for Melbourne highlights dedication to sustainability

The Victorian government has committed more funding to increasing recycling in Melbourne's central business district.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith announced the plan earlier this week, stating the government would provide $164,000 to boost recycling activity in the area. This is part of the $600,000 Smarter Resources, Smarter Business Recycling program being rolled out across the state, which has seen up to 48,000 tonnes of waste diverted from a landfill per annum. 

The funding will focus on three different areas of the ce ...

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Home renovations blog: Building a sustainable future from the ground up

By the resi financial blog team, 29 August 2014

Home renovations blog: Building a sustainable future from the ground up

If you're looking at taking out a construction home loan and pursuing the creation of your dream home, it could be worth giving some thought towards what types of materials you could use during the building process. With a rising emphasis on sustainable living spreading across the nation, who's to say this can't extend to the very foundations of your home? 

There have been a number of different investigations around the globe into the potential use of cleaner, greener mate ...

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Choosing investments: How to create a strong property portfolio

By the resi financial blog team, 28 August 2014

How to choose the right investment property

Creating the perfect property investment portfolio isn't something that happens by chance. Becoming successful in this field takes time, effort and research to reach the top of your game. There are a number of different things to take into consideration when you're looking at taking out an investment loan and moving into your local property market. However, one of the backbones of creating a strong property portfolio is diversity. 

Here are some tips to help you grasp the basics of buildin ...

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