Posted: December 7th, 2014 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Australian Home Prices | Tags: ABS, Australian Home Prices, HIA, RBA, Real Estate News, Urban Planning | Comments Off on Building Approvals Bounce Up, But Have They Peaked?
The number of dwellings approved for construction has jumped in the latest official figures. The Bureau of Statistics estimates that more than 17,000 homes were approved in October, seasonally adjusted, an 11.4 per cent increase on the previous month.
That recovered the ground lost in September, when approvals fell around 11 per cent. Apartment approvals entirely drove the latest result, jumping by more than 31 per cent as house approvals fell marginally.
The Housing Industry Association is encouraged by the rise in the number of dwellings approved for construction. HIA senior economist Shane Garrett said approvals have been volatile lately, but there are still healthy signs for the sector :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 27th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: Brighton Mansion, REBLOG, Shane Warne | Comments Off on REBLOG! Shane Warne Sells Brighton Mansion
Cricket legend Shane Warne has sold his sprawling Brighton mansion for as much as $15 million in a deal that will see the seaside suburb lose its most famous resident. The sale comes as the legendary spin bowler spats with Brighton’s second-most famous resident, Ricky Ponting, over his treatment of Michael Clarke in his autobiography :: Read the full Domain article »»»»
Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: Favourite New Idea, Kawamura Ganjavian, Kickstarter, Ostrich Pillow, Ostrich Pillow Junior, Ostrich Pillow Light, Power Napping, Studio Banana Things, Travel Accessories | Comments Off on Ostrich Pillow’s NEW Take on Power-napping
Power-napping is an essential to most overhard-working professionals today, a quick pre-sws nap can quickly revitalize the warried mind, revitalizing for the next round of power filled decision making. Others may simply know it as a nanna nap, whatever, many swear by the Siesta del Hidalgo.
A couple of years ago the clever design boffins at Kawamura Ganjavian design studio came up with a soft flannelette bag – a cocoon for the head – that slipped gently over ones head, shutting the world out and allowing the user to drift of for the maximum benefits of sleep without the waking lethargy.
Ostrich Pillow was born, Studio Banana Things original Ostrich Pillow was a huge hit 2 years ago, it gained a bucket load of press and some solid sales. The clever boffins are back, this time you don’t need a small truck to cart around the Ostrich Pillow.
The clever design also makes the pillow perfect for commuting -use the buddy system though, muggings! – or long haul journeys, flying, training, busing and driving – again, caution: don’t attempt driving while wearing the pillow!
…world, meet Ostrich Pillow Light :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 14th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Australian Home Prices | Tags: Australian Home Prices, Australian Property Market, Business News, Home Loan, Mortgage, RBA, Real Estate News, Renovation Planning, Reserve Bank of Australia | Comments Off on Demand Slips for Aussie Home Loans as Buyers Exit the Market
Demand for new home loans by owner-occupiers has slipped backward for the first time this year, first home buyers are deserting the market, official figures show.
The Bureau of Statistics Housing Finance data shows that the number of new mortgages to owner occupiers dropped by 3.9 percent in August to 49,912, seasonally adjusted. The value of loans to property investors held steady.
In the three months to August, the number of loans to owner occupiers for the construction and purchase of new homes rose by 0.3 per cent and was 13.3 per cent higher than the same period in 2012.
This included a 0.2 per cent increase in the number of loans for the construction of a new dwelling during the three months to August, with lending in this segment up 3.6 per cent compared with the same period of 2012. The number of loans for the purchase of new homes was 0.6 per cent higher in the three months to August :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 14th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: Fashion For the Dead, Garments for the Grave, Pia Interlandi | Comments Off on Dressed For Death
In almost every culture, death is shrouded with ritual, the entombment of the dead is most commonly preceded by its dressing.
In Islam it’s a white cotton cloth, Judaism’s Tachrichim bindings and in the west’s it’s a tradition of grave clothes, solid black woollen suit or head to toe frock.
The corporeal commonality is the preparation of a dead body for it’s journey to the other-side.
In an increasingly secular society, it’s a wonderfilled thing to see an artisan reaching back through these traditions, seeking out something deeper from the aesthetically pleasing.
Despite clothing being almost exclusively about covering outside of the body, Ms Interlandi asks the most intimate question of the dead, where and what is soul? :: Read the full article »»»»