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Property Market Information: Saving money through home loans

By the resi financial blog team, 18 December 2014

Property Market Information: Saving money through home loans

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission launched a new piece of research on December 17, which provides interesting insights into how Australians save money. Unsurprisingly, the inaugural Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker found that many Aussies choose to use their home loan or super to create savings for their future.

According to the report, in the last six months 82 per cent of Australians saved some money in one way or another. Of those that saved money over the last half a year, around 1 in 5 chose to pay extra on their mortgages to n ...

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Home renovations blog: Choosing colours for your home

By the resi financial blog team, 18 December 2014

Home renovations blog: Choosing colours for your home

What's your inspiration when it comes to colours for your house? Perhaps it's nature, your childhood home or a vintage theme. There is another way to pick shades for your home, however - looking to the future.

Colour trends are an amazing element that affect everything from contemporary home design to fashion. Being able to predict them is not as easy as one might think. There are companies, like the Pantone Colour Institute, that are dedicated to predicting the shades and hues that will colour our world a couple seasons in advance.

So, for those that are wantin ...

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Market/Finance News Blog: Tax reform on the horizon

By the resi financial blog team, 16 December 2014

Market/Finance News Blog: Tax reform on the horizon

A group of industry leaders and business representatives has formed to lobby the government for tax reform ahead of the tax review in 2015. Focusing on efficiency and competition, the group aims to effect wide-spread change that will positively affect consumers and business alike.

According to a release by the Real Estate Institute of South Australia on December 15, the aim of the Business Community for Tax Reform (BCTR) is to give voice to common concerns and to help negotiate what is likely to be an overhaul of the tax system. The members of the group represent large a ...

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