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Selling your Home at Christmas

December 7th, 2012

For those with busy jobs, Christmas can be the one time of year when there is time to spare to think about relocating, and to start shopping around. Often, this applies to investors.

Over Christmas, there is generally ten percent less stock on the market than at other times of year. With this in mind, one opinion is that there is more competition amongst buyers, which can mean a stronger result. No matter what time of year it is, there are always those out there that are in a position where they must buy or sell a home before a particular deadline.

If you live in a home that's popular with holidayers, Christmas can be the ideal time to place your property on the market. Those looking for a holiday home are far more likely to purchase in summer rather than winter.

In terms of presenting your property at its best, the warmer months are ideal. There is lots of light, gardens look great after spring, and the days are longer.

There's also disadvantages involved. During late December, many people are flat out with Christmas preparations, and shopping for a new home gets put on the back burner.

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The Cost of Household Water

November 30th, 2012

What this means is the average price of water per household has increased by 16.2 percent, while average consumption has decreased by 7.9 percent. These rising costs are associated partly with increasing demand in other areas, with the agricultural industry having the biggest thirst. "The agriculture industry accounted for over half of Australia's total water consumption using 7,175 gigalitres which represented a 3 per cent increase from 2009-10.'' said Mr Lound. The situation is simil [...]

Using Diet to Beat the Blues

November 23rd, 2012

While there are many treatment options for those suffering from anxiety and depression, a current clinical study is exploring the link between these illnesses and diet. While previous studies have sho wn the benefits of particular nutrients, it’s believed to be the first study of its kind in the world. Past research has indicated that nutritional factors can lead to […]

The Wonders and Perils of Online Shopping this Christmas>

November 16th, 2012

With Christmas just around the corner, more and more people are choosing to avoid the rush and go online for their shopping needs. Internet shopping has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, with online retailers doing everything they can to get new business. However, the recent problems associated with Click Frenzy in Australia are just one example of […]