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What to consider when insuring your property

By the resi financial blog team, 21 January 2015

What to consider when insuring your property

While insurance is a topic we all hate to discuss, in this country of drought and flooding rains (as well as raging bushfires and torrential storms) not properly insuring your property is too big a risk to ignore.

Underinsurance is a key problem in Australia. And it’s only when a tragedy such as a bushfire or flood occurs and everything is lost, does the importance of having insurance sink in.

So what are the key considerations?

Premiums are generally renewed once a year. Make this the time to check to see you are properly covered. And don&rsquo ...

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Home renovations blog: Getting sustainable at home

By the resi financial blog team, 21 January 2015

Home renovations blog: Getting sustainable at home

Sustainable living isn't a trend anymore - it's here to stay. As the nation, and most of the world, realises the need to protect natural resources and reduce harm to the planet, green living and building has become more and more affordable.

When renovating your home, it could be wise to consider making room in your refinancing or home loan for some solar panels or other energy-efficient installations.

Reducing your reliance on the national power grid is not only great for the environment, but the affects on your power bill will add up over time. According to YourHome ...

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Market/Finance News Blog: Tax deductions for home owners

By the resi financial blog team, 20 January 2015

Market/Finance News Blog: Tax deductions for home owners

This year's government tax review could be an avenue to decrease the tax burden on homeowners and buyers, according to the Business Coalition for Tax Reform (BCTR). The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has joined forces with the other business and community representatives that make up the BCTR​, to engage in a dialogue with the government around how to improve the tax system in Australia.

"The current tax system is stagnating and is not reflective of current social trends for a more mobile population with taxes such as stamp duty restricting both labour and ...

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