Monthly Archives: October 2013


Gen Y Big on Renovations

October 25th, 2013

Renovations are back on the agenda, with a growing number of young Aussies choosing to renovate rather than relocate. According to results from a recent study by St George Bank, the urge to revamp existing homes is stronger with the younger generation. Generation Y are increasingly prioritising their savings to pay for renovation projects, with new appliances and furniture on […]

Crazy Extreme Sports

October 18th, 2013

While most people are content with the relative safety of traditional sports, there are always people out there looking for something extra. Extreme sports have grown in popul arity over the last couple of decades, from break-away sports such as free solo climbing and tow-in surfing through to brand new activities like wingsuit flying. If your tennis racquet and golf […]

Australia After Mining

October 18th, 2013

The Australian economy is going through a significant transition that will become more acute over the next decade. As the mining boom of recent years comes to an end, the move toward broader based growth is slow and unclear. Where will the investment and jobs come from after the mining boom, and does the government really have a clear picture […]

Uneven Market a Dilemma for the RBA

October 9th, 2013

The property market in Australia is far from even, with prices in Sydney and Melbourne growing faster than the rest of the country. With home values pushing higher and consistently strong clearance rates recorded, the two cities have emerged as clear front runners in a two-speed market. While a market recovery is good news, the growing gap between cities may […]

Dealing with E-Waste in Your Home

October 4th, 2013

Electronic waste is a serious global problem that gets bigger each year. Advances in technology continue to reduce the lifespan of electronic devices, with computers now used for an average of just two years before they reach landfill. While governments and organisations around the world are developing solutions associated with new product manufacture and e-waste processing, householders can make a […]