How banks assess your property investment loan application [Property Update, 2015]

Essential reading for both investors and would-be home owners who are shopping around for loans. Republished in ‘Living in Tarneit’ with permission from property investment adviser Michael Yardley. Follow him on Twitter here. – – – How banks assess your property investment loan application by Michael Yardley Source – Property Update, published March 26, 2015 Would…

Australian house prices: Then and now [Domain, 2014]

Domain blogs does a 40-year comparison of house prices. In 1973, the median house price in Melbourne was $19,800. Fast forward 40 years… it has become 30x more @ $615,068. In the same period, average weekly wages rose 12x. – – – Australian house prices: Then and now by Nicole Thomas Source – Domain Blogs, published…

[Opinion] POWER CORRUPTS: How network companies lined their pockets and drove electricity prices through the roof [The Monthly, 2014]

Fellow Tarneitans: Essential reading on rising electricity costs. – – – POWER CORRUPTS How network companies lined their pockets and drove electricity prices through the roof by Jess Hill Source – The Monthly, published July 2014 The electricity industry likes to promote itself as wickedly complex, but it’s actually quite simple. Generators produce electricity that…

Getting to know… boutique builder Urban Edge homes [Feature #03, 2015]

It was my dad that got me to walk into the Urban Edge display home. My partner and I had been on the market for a builder for months. We had secured a plot at a great price, and were were excited! The hunt for the right one to make our first home dream come true was proving to be tough.

Solar meter set-up charges [Money Saver]

#SolarPlanet // Avoid bill shock – Solar system owners-to-be, please be cognisant that the big box power providers have set up a fee that attacks your cash flow and wallet as you strive to be energy efficient. Yes, your move to make our singular shared finite resource – the planet earth a better place for…