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December 2017
Putting in a pool
It’s that time of year when the mercury’s soaring. The idea of installing an in-ground pool is oh-so tempting for Aussie families around the country, sweating it out through yet another long, sweltering summer. Doing so represents a significant investment for most households, so it makes sense to ensure you’re going to get your money’s worth… Read more
Helpful hints for removing a house
With vacant blocks of land in short supply, individuals looking to build a new home in an established area may need to consider removing or razing an existing dwelling. It pays to understand what’s involved and do your sums before you put your money down on a place that’s destined for the wrecking ball…. Read more
What do minimum rental standards mean for landlords?
South Australia and Tasmania have already introduced legislation covering minimum standards, while a review of the Residential Tenancies Act is underway in Victoria, which could result in them following suit. Further north, Queensland, is about to introduce a minimum standards regime. Under changes passed in… Read more
CoreLogic presents Smartline December’s national housing and economic data, as well as a breakdown by capital city… More info

National dwelling values were unchanged for the second consecutive month in November 2017, according to the CoreLogic Home Value index… More info
Market review
The Herron Todd White team looks at what property investors around Australia are doing.
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Smartline Article Archive
Feel less financially stressed this Christmas
Christmas is a time to be merry. But it can leave us feeling financially stressed. Here are some quick tips for managing financial stress this festive season. Christmas doesn’t have to mean we stop saving… Read more
Buying off the plan? 5 things to consider before you sign
When you buy off the plan, you can pay less for a brand new home. But have you considered all the pros and cons? Here, we help by providing a list of things to consider… Read more
Lenders demanding greater detail of living expenses for loan approvals
If you were asked, say, by a lender, how you spend your money each month, would you be able to provide a detailed explanation of your expenses? Read more