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Monthly Archive for December, 2011

While swimming is a great form of exercise, the downside is that pools require vast amounts of water. Just to fill the average backyard pool takes 50,000 litres – and that’s roughly one third of the water used by an average person in a year. Even more water is needed for regular top-ups. All up, […]

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Minimising household expenses is one way to put dollars back in your pocket. Buying grocery items in bulk, waiting for end of season sales and taking advantage of interest free deals and some of the ways we are able to save money. If you’re a savvy saver on the look out for some top tips, […]

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2011 has been and up and down year. The general property market has been subdued and buyers have been cautious. Property owners have had to accept a bit less than they were hoping but then found that when they came to purchase again, they made up what they thought they had ‘lost’ on their sale. […]

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There are a few basic rules when you come to maximizing your return on a property for investment. Firstly, you should be looking for a house that has both great potential for capital growth into the future as well as a design, fit-out and location that will attract good tenants. Poorly presented properties and undesirable […]

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The Reserve Bank of Australia board has cut the official interest rate by 25 basis points to 4.25 per cent, giving mortgage holders and borrowers a pre-Christmas reprieve. The RBA announced the rate cut at 2.30pm AEDT today following the board’s final meeting for the year. It’s the second interest rate cut in as many […]

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