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2009 September 09: Invest or Spend Our Way to a Better Future?

The subject of business, money, finance and economic prudence effects us all. Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge” this week looks at whether Federal Government policy requires spending or investment to ensure a brighter economic future for us all. Includes podcast.

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Australian Real Estate: How to Receive Insulation Rebates

Having started on 1 July 2009, Australian homeowners are able to receive financial assistance – the Homeowner Insulation Rebate – an  incentive to eco renovate. Effective insulation keeps the heat in and keeps the cold out during the winter, and assists in regulating the cool air in your home during the summer, thus benefiting from reducing your requirements for artificial heating.

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The MASTERPLAN Part 4: Banking, Company Regulation and Limiting the Size of Corporations (with podcast)

Even if those loans which are currently recognized as “toxic” are isolated and bought by the US Government or other institutions or States, there are still so many variables which could cause chaos – the banking system has so much to still be exposed.

…Summary Thoughts With only 25% of the worlds finance coming from banks and the three largest US Banks close to insolvent, the world has to deal with some enormous issues and this will require a united regulatory framework for the future and a limiting of the size of corporations as an international security measure.

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First Home Owner’s Grant (Australia)

AUSTRALIA: If you are planning on buying your first home, then you may be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant (“FHOG”).  It is a national scheme funded by the States and Territories and administered under their own legislation.

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Foreign Buyers Given A Better Reason To Look To Australia

There is good news for foreign investors looking to purchase real estate in Australia. As of the beginning of 2009 the Federal Government will be implementing changes to the administration of property purchases by overseas investors. The changes will streamline the processes involved and reduce the costs for foreign residents and businesses purchasing real estate […]

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“The Real State” by Simon Turner: How Safe are Houses?

The global market’s erratic performance over the last week has certainly called into question the financial strategies of many (including, it could be said, of the hapless President George W Bush). Regardless of whether one agrees or not in principle or practice with the Federal bailout in the United States, we should at least begin […]

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