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Home renovations blog: Refresh your bedroom on a budget

By the resi financial blog team, 29 April 2015

Home renovations blog: Refresh your bedroom on a budget

The impact of a great master bedroom can sometimes be underestimated. You might think that it's just a room where you lay your head each night, but a cleverly designed area with an attractive colour scheme and interesting accents can actually add value to your home. Unlike other spaces in your property that might need a fair bit more investment, such as the kitchen or bathroom, you almost have free reign to express your creative ambitions without blowing all your money. 

With that in mind, here are some ideas for refreshing your master bedroom. 

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Market/Finance News Blog: Where to for interest rates?

By the resi financial blog team, 28 April 2015

Market/Finance News Blog: Where to for interest rates?

Speculation has been rife about the direction interest rates will take. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has stoked the fire by maintaining the official cash rate at 2.25 per cent at its previous board meeting, but with the next announcement just around the corner, there has been some discussion about whether the board will make good on its promise and trim interest rates further. However, those hoping for a May cut may need to wait a little longer, with the latest consumer price index (CPI) figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggesting that inflation is stable.

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Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing 20 April

By the resi financial blog team, 24 April 2015

Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing 20 April

The week gone by has been an interesting one. Discussion in the property and finance industries spread far and wide, with an assortment of topics coming to light. Debate has continued to rage about the role of negative gearing in the housing sector, while other commentators highlighted the importance of real estate in keeping the economic wheels turning. Here are five of the top quotes to spark your interest. 

#1. After a vocal week last week, the Housing Industry Association (HIA) has taken another track and revealed an insight or two into the future of the renovation m ...

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