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Home renovations blog: Creating the perfect laundry

By the resi financial blog team, 01 April 2015

Home renovations blog: Creating the perfect laundry

Laundry rooms can often be a more neglected area of your home. Tucked away somewhere in the back, most people think that if the laundry is doing its job - and a typically uninteresting one at that - there's not much reason to switch things up. However, a beautifully organised and laid out laundry can often be a big selling point, particularly for families. It can even make doing the washing that bit more enjoyable on a regular basis. 

Keep these tips in mind if you've decided to bring inspiration to the laundry room.  

One job, two jobs, three ...

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Market/Finance News Blog: Tax reform firmly on the agenda

By the resi financial blog team, 31 March 2015

Market/Finance News Blog: Tax reform firmly on the agenda

Investing in property often needs a pretty big financial outlay, and one of the costs that comes on top of this is taxes. They are a bit of a necessary evil of the property investment game in lots of ways, ranging from the levy you pay on your mortgage, to purchasing a home and even selling it again. Fortunately, the federal government has sparked off discussion about what role the country's tax framework will play in the Australian economy over the coming decades. 

Treasurer Joe Hockey announced the release of the Tax Discussion Paper on March 30, which looks t ...

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Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing 23 March

By the resi financial blog team, 30 March 2015

Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing 23 March

It was a bit quieter this week on the property and finance front - that is, until the Reserve Bank of Australia released its Financial Stability Review for March, which got things moving once more. In what's becoming an ongoing conversation, comments circulated about first home buyer sentiment and affordability once again. Here's a round up of the top five quotes from the week gone by. 

#1. In great news for the property market, first home buyer confidence has soared in March, according to the newest edition of Genworth's Streets Ahead report. It found that confid ...

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