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Top 8 Mistakes New Landlords Make

Top 8 Mistakes New Landlords Make

Successful property investors have practices that maximise their ability to secure properties with the greatest capital growth and strongest rental return. Dealing with thousands of investors throughout metropolitan Melbourne over the years has also highlighted the repeated mistakes that many people make. Generally, these owners think that property investment is too hard, risky or time consuming, but with the correct strategies you can avoid their pitfalls.  

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Job Prospects in Australia - 2012

Job Prospects in Australia - 2012

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, during the second Quarter of 2012 Australia’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.2%, the same rate as at the end of the previous two quarters. Variations continue across the country. In June the jobless rate fell to 5.5% in Victoria (from 5.8% in March), and is 5.1% in New South Wales (from 4.8%). The lowest rate is Western Australia at 3.5%, falling from 4.1%. Queensland has risen from 5.5% in March to 5.8% in June. The national labour force participation rate in June is 65.3%, steady from the previous month.

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Oval Office, White House

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

The "Noughties" Decade in 7 Minutes

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Here is a nice summary of the last decade in 7 minutes by Newsweek.  It is a little US-centric but a nice look at the key events that shaped our thinking, our fears and our lives....

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.

The Decade in News Photographs

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A picture is truly worth a thousand words.  The "noughties" are nearly at an end and here are 50 images which summarize the last 10 years.  Too much sadness I'm afraid...

The decade in news photographs - The Big Picture - Boston.com

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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.