It’s official …

This week in the news, ABS says property prices are falling; research shows couples who discuss finances are better off; and designing dwellings for life on Mars …

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Honey, we need to talk

How often do you discuss financial issues with your partner? A new report shows that those who do are more likely to find themselves in a better position for success.

The release is timely, given that next week (25 – 31 March) is Global Money Week, an annual financial awareness campaign built to inspire young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship.

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Property prices down: ABS

Following unprecedented growth, Sydney and Melbourne continue to now drag down property prices as they adjust, according to data released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The latest figures show that residential property prices fell 2.4 per cent in the December quarter 2018.

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Decorate or stage?

Is home staging simply the new decorating? What’s the difference? The short answer is, who it’s for.

We take a look at the roles of the home stager and decorator/interior designer, and how they might be used to best effect...

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Price of land rises as demand falls

The price of land for new residential building has continued to rise despite a fall in demand, new figures reveal.

The March 2019 edition of the HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report shows that in the September 2018 quarter, land lot prices across Australia rose 0.8 per cent to reach $279,949. Over the same period, the number of lots sold fell by 16.2 per cent.

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Designing homes for Mars

Who would have thought that humans might actually be designing homes we could live in on Mars? That’s been the focus of a $3.15 million competition held by NASA since 2015 - to build a 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars.

The multi-phase challenge is seeking to advance the construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond. The Seal Test Stage has just been concluded, with the final Habitat Print challenge to be held in April.

Should you switch?

Switching your home loan to another lender or product could potentially save you thousands of dollars in interest, or at least give you the advantage of handy features such as off-setting.

ASIC’s Moneysmart website has a mortgage switching calculator to help you work out:

- whether you will save money by switching to another mortgage
- how long it will take to recover the cost of switching
- the benefits of making higher repayments instead of the minimum.