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Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing September 22

By the resi financial blog team, 29 September 2014

Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing September 22

Spurred on by great financial conditions, more people are beginning to consider building or buying their own piece of Australian property across the nation. Here are some of the top comments from the sector over the last week: 

#1. Housing Industry Association Managing Director Shane Goodwin commenting on the benefits of negative gearing for the future development of the nation's market in a September 22 statement: "New housing is one of the most highly taxed sectors in the economy, and the removal of negative gearing would only make that situation worse ...

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Home renovations blog: Turn your spare room into a home office

By the resi financial blog team, 26 September 2014

Home offices

Working from home is becoming an extremely common trend across Australia. Technology, fast internet and decentralised workspaces have made it a lot easier for people to simply jump on their computers and contribute to their work from home. However, without the watchful eye of upper management, it can be easy to get distracted and lose track of time doing other things around your home. 

The best way to get around this particular problem is to create a dedicated workspace that you can use during your working hours that functions as a home office. These are oft ...

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Market/Finance News Blog: Melbourne's market strength highlighted by sales growth

By the resi financial blog team, 24 September 2014

Market/Finance News Blog: Melbourne's market strength highlighted by sales growth

The strengthening Melbourne property market reared its head again, with private real estate sales occurring in the Victorian capital's outer suburbs growing even further. This means if you're thinking about taking out a home loan and joining the rush of spring buyers this season, you'll likely be faced with more competition from other buyers in Melbourne. 

Real Estate Institute of Victoria Chief Executive Officer Enzo Raimondo said properties in Croydon Hills and Croydon South were the ...

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Home renovations blog: Tips for injecting life into your ceiling

By the resi financial blog team, 19 September 2014

Home renovations blog: Tips for injecting life into your ceiling

One aspect of the modern home that can be neglected and ignored during a home renovation is the ceiling. People are often so busy refinancing their home loan and making sure everything else is being taken care of that they forget to look up and see the drab, boring ceiling they have in their home. 

Luckily, you don't need to hire professional help to paint your ceiling - it's possible to paint this part of your home yourself, if you have the right knowledge. If you've never done thi ...

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Property Market Information: Sales activity across Queensland skyrockets

By the resi financial blog team, 18 September 2014

Queensland property

The latest release from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has found property sales across the state experienced a large boost  over the June quarter, which could be encouraging for those seeking loans for first time buyers in the near future. The REIQ Queensland Market Monitor for this three month period found a 37 per cent increase in the number of vacant land sales, with varying degrees of growth seen for detached houses, units and townhouses.

REIQ Acting Chief Executive Officer&nbs ...

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