July, 2014

Australia’s most family friendly city announced

Albury-Wodonga has been crowned Australia’s most family friendly city thanks to high employment and general safety in the city and on its roads, according to Suncorp Bank’s annual Family Friendly City Index. Australia’s biggest cities by population were ranked against key criteria including employment levels, schools, volunteer work, health, community and road safety and family income levels. Suncorp Bank General Manager Russell Harrison said regional cities were offering more than just a tree change. “Australia’s regional cities are punching above their weight across a number of areas. The report shows regional hubs offer a better lifestyle but also have strong […]

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What are the 9 hottest luxuries to add value?

1. Ducted heating or reverse-cycle air-conditioning aren’t as good for people with allergies and are more expensive to run, but they’re still also desirable. 2. Good insulation or double-glazing. “Some people are now even looking for triple-glazing for superior insulation,”. 3. Smart technology. “It used to be considered a niche feature but that niche is now getting bigger with people demanding all sorts of smarter functions,”. 4. Stone bench tops and good quality appliances are important,. Laminates just don’t cut it anymore. 5. Built-in robes and a separate laundry are luxuries people love,. 6. Frameless showers or showers with minimal […]

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