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Property market information: Are rent prices increasing?

By the resi financial blog team, 16 April 2015

Property market information: Are rent prices increasing?

Investing in the property market can sometimes feel like a thrilling roller coaster, filled with twists, turns and excitement. However, unlike an amusement park ride, you can control how high your housing venture climbs. A solid strategy and good research can support and inform your decisions, and makes buying a home to rent out a rewarding experience. Whatever your plan, protecting your investment includes setting a suitable rent.

The Quarterly Rental Review from CoreLogic RP Data shows that advertised rents across the combined capital cities rose ...

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Home renovations blog: How to create a masterful outdoor living space

By the resi financial blog team, 15 April 2015

Home renovations blog: How to create a masterful outdoor living space

Australia's temperate climate creates the perfect environment for outdoor living. Enjoying a balmy evening on the deck or terrace in the height of summer is a popular feature amongst buyers, so investing the time and money into this area of your home could get you some great returns when the time comes to sell. It might seem counterproductive, but getting your property ready for the warmer months ahead in the cooler period can be a great option - especially if you're planning on a summer sale. 

Here are some tips for creating an attractive outdoor living space. < ...

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Market/Finance News Blog: Lending for property continues to rise

By the resi financial blog team, 15 April 2015

Market/Finance News Blog: Lending for property continues to rise

As a home owner, you're likely to have a lot on your plate. Whether you're juggling repayments or saving up to add another property to your investment portfolio, finding ways to improve your household's fiscal standing takes a fair bit of work. This isn't stopping people from taking out loans for a new home however, with housing finance figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed moderate growth in the lending market. 

ABS data shows that lending for owner occupation grew 1 per cent over the month to February. I ...

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