We have finally cracked it… Australians now have the highest debt to income ratio on the planet, and its all down to our love affair with bigger ( supposedly better ) homes. Take a long hard look at this family and see what is possible.
There are alternatives to spending 25 years paying for a home that loses it’s appeal long before the mortgage payments stop. Not so many years ago, the ‘great Australian dream’ was a new house on a quarter acre block in the suburbs. But that quarter acre block is truly a thing of the past with… Read More AN ALTERNATIVE TO 25 YEARS OF MORTGAGE STRESS
We recently had a visit from Queensland friends who toured our beautiful island state in their mobile home. A total restoration and owner built van is a credit to the imagination and craftsmanship of a truly dedicated owner builder.
This owner built mudbrick home blends rustic materials with the family’s special items to create a relaxing retreat.
Today’s owner builder has a large range of materials to choose from to build a home. Bright kitchens and inviting family rooms, with proper solar orientation.
Money Morning – Tuesday, 29th March 2011 Melbourne, Australia By Kris Sayce * Real Estate Industry Forecasts Major Price Falls In today’s Money Morning: House prices to drop 5%… Valuers make real valuations… A lifetime of servitude… Statistics ARE lies… Black or White Swans… Real Estate Industry Forecasts Major Price Falls Your editor is still… Read More Real Estate Industry Forecasts Major Price Falls Tuesday, 29th March 2011
For six months we lived in a village nearby and while we helped pick the cash crops of walnuts and grapes to make the seasons wine, the kids enjoyed school especially one where the first words they got to learn were the local slang and a few swear words. But they soon settled in to… Read More VILLAGE IN CORREZE