States

Living Options in Elderly Years

No one should expect their elderly years to be the same as their working years. Life post-retirement is not really the same, and many people need to adjust to the non-working life. The quality of your sunset years will depend a lot on your living arrangements. It’s not always feasible to live as you have in your younger years in ...

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Earthquake shakes Victoria

The US geological survey is reporting an earthquake of 5.2 magnitude, with the epicentre 10 kilometres southwest of Moe, between Warragul and Traralgon, in the state’s southeast. Windows were rattled and floors rocked as the tremor hit around 8.55pm and lasted for around 30 to 40 seconds. The Geoscience Australia website crashed as people flocked online to find out what ...

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Victorian First Home Buyers should act now!

According to the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Commonwealth Bank Housing Affordability Index in March 2012, housing is progressively becoming more and more affordable in Australia.  The affordability Index for the March 2012 quarter is actually 11 percent better than it was last year. This certainly confirms that now is a great time to buy. Whats more, if you are ...

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Financial Security vs Home Ownership

There has been a change to what most of us perceive to be the “Great Australian Dream”. The white picket fences no longer hold the same allure they once had. Now we want to have financial independence or financial security and are happy to sacrifice home ownership in the process. A new survey by superannuation fund SunSuper has found “owning ...

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Property auctions show poor results

New data from Australian Property Monitors has revealed that overall property auctions did not perform well this weekend. It seems that only 60.3 per cent of properties offered for auction in Sydney over the weekend, actually achieved a sale – slightly higher than the 56.4 per cent recorded this time last week. In Adelaide and Brisbane the results were much ...

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