17 October 2018 - Prices Keep Dropping
Property prices in Australia have fallen
for 12 consecutive months according to the latest CoreLogic data. While the
current slide is still mild by historic standards, some reports are forecasting
much bigger falls over the next 12 months. There are already clear warning
signs of renewed downward pressure, with national demand falling, auction
clearance rates continuing to slide across the country, and Melbourne
overtaking Sydney as Australia's weakest housing market.
15 October 2018 - How to Improve Your Memory
As the years roll by and the wrinkles start
to develop, we have more to look back on but less faculty for doing so. While
decreasing memory as we get older might seem like one of life's tricks, there
are lots of things we can do to improve our recall and upgrade our state of
mind. Memory is a complicated process that’s made up of numerous brain
activities, which means this task can be tackled in a few different ways.
12 October 2018 - Spring Cleaning that Counts
Spring is well and truly here, with more
light in the day both increasing the warmth of your home and highlighting the
dust in its corners. More than just a bridge between winter and summer, spring
is a time to start fresh, a time to hit the reset button on everything that has
been and lay the foundations for a better tomorrow. Spring cleaning is
well-established across much of the world, with this practical and effective
ritual helping you to take stock and get your home ready for the summer ahead.
12 October 2018 - How Low Will the Aussie Dollar Go?
The Aussie dollar plunged to two-and-a-half
year lows last week, with some forecasters predicting even lower levels in the
weeks and months to come. While the market has showed some buoyancy to recover
from a low of 70.41 US cents, a strong greenback and rising international
tensions have some experts predicting the dollar to fall well into the 60s by
next year. While currency movements are almost impossible to predict, the
future of the Aussie dollar will depend greatly on the yield spread with the
greenback and the domestic terms of trade.
5 October 2018 - World's Most Expensive Art
The world of fine art is shrouded in
mystery, especially when it comes to the top end of the market. While most of
the world's famous masterpieces are owned by museums in Europe and rarely sold,
there is an active private auction market for some high profile works. In order
to determine the value of a piece of art, it's important to differentiate
between museum paintings and those owned by private collectors. While old
master works in museums are valued extremely high, most of them will never be
available for private sale.
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