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Property Market Information: New building levels soar

By the resi financial blog team, 26 February 2015

Property Market Information: New building levels soar

Affordability has been the buzz word surrounding the Australian property market in past months, but these pressures look set to ease slightly with the Housing Industry Association (HIA) expecting a boom in the new home build sector. The construction industry has responded positively to demand for new builds from investors and buyer alike, with a record level of new homes in the pipeline.

This will offer some welcome relief to first time buyers in particular. There are concerns that this segment is being forced out of the market, but a fresh supply of new houses across the board wi ...

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Home renovations blog: Converting your nursery to a toddler's room

By the resi financial blog team, 25 February 2015

Home renovations blog: Converting your nursery to a toddler's room

When your little one isn't so little anymore, it might be time to transform their nursery into something more grown up. You don't have to spend a fortune on renovating this room - in fact, even the smallest changes can update the space, which is a bonus when you are paying off a mortgage.

Here are some fresh ideas for making the switch from baby to toddler. 

Colouring in

Painting or hanging wallpaper is the simplest way to change up the look of your nursery - and you can easily update the room when your child gets a bit older or you move o ...

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Market/Finance News Blog: Property investment storms ahead

By the resi financial blog team, 24 February 2015

Market/Finance News Blog: Property investment storms ahead

Investment in the Australian property market is showing no signs of slowing down. Off the back of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) housing finance and lending data for December last year, further CoreLogic RP Data analysis confirmed that the investor market is propelling housing commitment figures to new heights - and this growth is likely to continue. 

CoreLogic dissected the housing and lending data from December 2014 and uncovered some fascinating insights. For one, the proportion of investment lending in the housing market has hit a record peak. Investment c ...

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