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9 Tips for Creating a Sleep Sanctuary for Shift Workers

By the resi financial blog team, 28 November 2014

Sleep sanctuary for shift workers

Around the world, millions of workers are employed in sectors that require 24/7 coverage or extremely late hours. This need has been addressed by 'shift work', the nature of which results in many employees either working long-term night shifts or switching between night and day shifts.  Unsurprisingly, there are issues with shift work - the most prevalent being it wreaks havoc on sleep schedules, resulting in a syndrome known as shift work sleep disorder (SWSD). Characterised by both chronic tiredness and insomnia, one of the most important steps to treat this problem is ...

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Property Investment Tips: What your investment property isn't

By the resi financial blog team, 28 November 2014

Property Investment Tips: What your investment property isn't

If you've taken out a home loan and bought your first investment property, make sure you check your emotions at the door - this is not the house you're going to live in. When you're investing in residential real estate, it's very much like investing in any other business. Surround yourself with good professionals and conduct yourself in a business-like manner to make the most of your rental portfolio.

The tenant is not your mate

Of course it doesn't hurt to have a good relationship with your tenant. In certain situations it can be very he ...

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Property Market Information: Buying investments for yield

By the resi financial blog team, 28 November 2014

Property Market Information: Buying investments for yield

We all know where there have been fantastic jumps in property prices - it's in the news almost all the time. And those are the areas that are usually pretty expensive to get into in the first place, like the inner suburbs of Melbourne or Sydney. While that may be an investment strategy for some, for those looking for a high yield, there is some news for you from RP Data.

Top spots for rental yield

The factors that generate a good capital gain usually adversely affect rental yield, as house prices are the denominator in the cash flow equation. In order to ...

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