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Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing December 15

By the resi financial blog team, 22 December 2014

Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing December 15

As the New Year looms closer by the day, Australia's property market continues to move towards a stronger industry in 2015. Some of the most notable statements from public figures over the last week have revolved around new plans for development, construction and renovation across the nation's various markets. 

#1. Housing Industry Association (HIA) Executive Director for New South Wales David Bare commented on the new Sydney development plan in a December 15 statement, offering some insight into the strength of the New South Wales capital's future.

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Property Investment Tips: Have you considered the growing retiree market?

By the resi financial blog team, 22 December 2014

Property Investment Tips: Have you considered the growing retiree market?

Australia's population is beginning to age. A recent Australian Bureau of Statistics report found that life expectancies for both men and women across the country were now over the 80 year mark, joining the exclusive ranks of Japan, Switzerland and Iceland where both genders are over this threshold. 

An often glossed-over market for investors to consider is the elderly and retiree market; that is, providing properties suited towards retirement and lifestyle, rather than the practicalities of raising a family.

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Property Market Information: Saving money through home loans

By the resi financial blog team, 18 December 2014

Property Market Information: Saving money through home loans

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission launched a new piece of research on December 17, which provides interesting insights into how Australians save money. Unsurprisingly, the inaugural Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker found that many Aussies choose to use their home loan or super to create savings for their future.

According to the report, in the last six months 82 per cent of Australians saved some money in one way or another. Of those that saved money over the last half a year, around 1 in 5 chose to pay extra on their mortgages to n ...

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