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travelbug
travelbug
13 August 2014

Agent not returning rescinded deposit

Agent not returning rescinded deposit

Maybe the agent stuffed up and gavce it back to them. His mistake, he'll have to wear it. Get your solicitor to send a letter of demand.

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travelbug
Aug 13, 2014 5:48 pm
travelbug
travelbug
9 August 2014

taking on a lodger/boarder/renting a room

taking on a lodger/boarder/renting a room

Some misinformation here. If the person is a boarder you do not need to pay % when selling (but you do if renting out part of your home). Slightly different than a…

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travelbug
Aug 09, 2014 3:04 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
6 August 2014

Buying Land in Truganina & Point Cook area price per M2?

Buying Land in Truganina & Point Cook area price per M2?

soil test yes its possible, house design approval, no. couple of things to consider first is that by the time you get to the builder submitting your house design to the…

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Ponzu
Aug 06, 2014 11:16 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
31 July 2014

Advice needed: agent put my house on realestate illegally.

Advice needed: agent put my house on realestate illegally.

+1. alot of them are. you get all sorts, and all sorts all need somwhere to live.…

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Ponzu
Jul 31, 2014 9:46 am
hachy
hachy
10 July 2014

light fixtures make a difference when selling???

light fixtures make a difference when selling???

So we went to bunnings today and got 17 light fittings(14 of one type and 3 of another as they only had 14 of the type we wanted) $8.90 per light for the 14 and $10.90 per…

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hachy
Jul 10, 2014 9:13 pm
hachy
Liliana
Liliana
27 June 2014

RiverWalk Estate - Werribee

RiverWalk Estate - Werribee

You might find some people on this thread to answer your questions; viewtopic.php?f=31&t=43930&hilit=+Riverwalk+

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Liliana
Jun 27, 2014 7:30 pm
vikramgiridhar
vikramgiridhar
24 June 2014

To build equity? Or ride the cycle?

To build equity? Or ride the cycle?

Can someone share their thoughts on Williams town for purchasing a property to live?

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vikramgiridhar
Jun 24, 2014 2:43 pm
Keffufal
Keffufal
23 June 2014

How to check land size - help!

How to check land size - help!

I know this is a bit of an old post, but if anyone comes along with a similar query here is my experience - Yes grab a 60m measuring tape from Bunnings, $28 and so…

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Keffufal
Jun 23, 2014 6:18 pm
Keffufal
EmyN
EmyN
12 June 2014

Are we crazy?

Are we crazy?

I would be very wary that you would give up your "dream home" chasing an ideal that just doesn't eventuate. How do you know an older home would feel any better? I would…

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EmyN
Jun 12, 2014 9:28 pm
EmyN
perthUser198011
perthUser198011
24 April 2014

Dealing with Real Estate Agents

Dealing with Real Estate Agents

Just be respectful, use common courtesy and don't expect an agent to drop what she is doing to run out and show you a home.

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perthUser198011
Apr 25, 2014 12:13 am
Tony1993
Tony1993
20 April 2014

Buying in a restructure overlay (RO)?

Buying in a restructure overlay (RO)?

Hey guys, Have found land that I'm very interested in, and I'm considering making an offer to the vendor. One issue with the section 32 is it falls within a Restructure…

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Tony1993
Apr 20, 2014 11:46 pm
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
24 March 2014

How to buy in a competitive market

How to buy in a competitive market

Thanks robbie55! Appreciate your comments. Have just checked on a house that I saw a couple of weeks ago. Was to go to auction. Thought it was nice, 3 beds, 1…

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stratastruggler
Mar 24, 2014 1:33 pm
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
12 March 2014

Buying Land

Buying Land

Up that way dale, you need to also ask about the building envelope on many blocks up that way. Some blocks have a specific area that you can build within on that block so…

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Back Pocket
Mar 12, 2014 10:44 pm
Cameron32
Cameron32
28 January 2014

ready to build land for sale

ready to build land for sale

how much its cost? post some pictures

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Cameron32
Jan 28, 2014 8:41 am
Cameron32
delatite13
delatite13
22 January 2014

Selling Project Home, soon after completion

Selling Project Home, soon after completion

I don't know about the first home buyers scheme, but I think under the tax law you must maintain the house as your primary residence for a period of 12 months before sale…

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delatite13
Jan 22, 2014 12:17 pm
delatite13
bpratt
bpratt
18 January 2014

Property Aspect

Property Aspect

We're doing a build in SE Qld, that the front of the house faces north, with 2 of the bedrooms and media room on the north side with a 1.5m front verandah (reduced sun in…

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bpratt
Jan 18, 2014 10:35 am
travelbug
travelbug
15 January 2014

Should these have been missed by the building inspector?

Should these have been missed by the building inspector?

The inspector should have picked up on the water damage to the door but you can't expect them to move furniture to check for holes. Have you settled on the property? If…

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travelbug
Jan 15, 2014 10:08 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 January 2014

Buying first home in Aus

Buying first home in Aus

is there a way of finding out about good schools in the area? We don't have kids yet and don't really know anyone in the area, so not sure how to…

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SaveH2O
Jan 06, 2014 7:33 am
SaveH2O
meowsy
meowsy
30 October 2013

Rental and operating costs growth ? Qld unit

Rental and operating costs growth ? Qld unit

OK, well I've finally got my head around the cash flow and the tax savings. You're right, occupancy of 50% isn't great, I'm not even sure what I was looking at then. Lol.…

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meowsy
Oct 30, 2013 10:54 am
meowsy
robbie55
robbie55
26 October 2013

Selling with planning permit or building permit aswell?

Selling with planning permit or building permit aswell?

People are only really going to be concerned with planning approval for two reasons 1) they are probably going to tweak your plans anyway and 2) they just want to know…

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robbie55
Oct 26, 2013 6:50 pm
robbie55
cyndib24
cyndib24
26 October 2013

Buying a property - been a while

Buying a property - been a while

You can put a special condition on the offer along the lines of this offer is subject to a satisfactory building inspection paid by the…

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cyndib24
Oct 26, 2013 2:21 pm
sceen7
sceen7
14 October 2013

Newport VIC options, and also a bus stop.

Newport VIC options, and also a bus stop.

it does depend on where in Newport you are. Bay side of Williamstown road will always do better, but of course is more expensive. We started our house hunt in Williamstown…

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sceen7
Oct 14, 2013 11:12 am
denny_mr
denny_mr
9 October 2013

sued by property agent due to pull out last minute‏

sued by property agent due to pull out last minute‏

http://www.tyler.com.au/web/faqs.asp#Real_Estate Purchase/sale of real estate Can I be gazumped if I leave a holding deposit with the agent for a property I want to…

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denny_mr
Oct 09, 2013 3:39 pm
samsoft24
samsoft24
8 October 2013

Tool to draw floor plan

Tool to draw floor plan

thanks guys I ended up using floorplanner.. its ultra easy

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samsoft24
Oct 08, 2013 11:29 pm
samsoft24
Nonna
Nonna
28 September 2013

Coburg hill(3058) - buying advice?

Coburg hill(3058) - buying advice?

Hi, Not sure if you're still about. I currently live in Coburg. There are no high schools in Coburg. But there are in Brunswick and Fawkner. Coburg Hill is closer to…

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Nonna
Sep 28, 2013 5:09 pm
Nonna
grom40
grom40
12 September 2013

safe suburb + good government primary school in Geelong?

safe suburb + good government primary school in Geelong?

You could check out this government website www.myschool.edu.au for local schools. Of course nothing will give you as much of an idea of what is best for your child(ren)…

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grom40
Sep 12, 2013 12:29 pm
grom40
ebanster
ebanster
6 September 2013

Upgrading to The Hills District, NSW - Advices please

Upgrading to The Hills District, NSW - Advices please

Thanks guys. I will need to familiarise myself with the roads, t-ways, buses, etc. Both me and my wife are working in the city. However, if we are able to secure a house…

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ebanster
Sep 06, 2013 10:54 am
ebanster
Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills
30 August 2013

Property with Easement

Property with Easement

Sorry, I am going to jump on this thread rather than starting a new one. Can someone tell me how far a retaining wall will have to be from an easement (A1 - 1 meter…

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Baulkham Hills
Aug 30, 2013 12:57 pm
Chooky81
Chooky81
20 August 2013

New Townhouse - no strata levies set

New Townhouse - no strata levies set

Thanks for your help... I live in Sydney at present. So the block consist of 3 townhouses, I have gotten to the bottom of this now: Real estate agent advised that: -…

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Chooky81
Aug 20, 2013 2:50 pm
travelbug
travelbug
2 August 2013

Medium term accommodation whilst renovating

Medium term accommodation whilst renovating

Landlords won't like the fact that you only want short term but (I shouldnt say this) you dont have to tell them you wont renew. Some only give a 6 month contract to make…

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travelbug
Aug 02, 2013 7:02 pm
robert smith
robert smith
25 July 2013

Help! Need Advice About House and Land Package

Help! Need Advice About House and Land Package

Hello, I need some advice about an issue that I am confronted with. I have put a deposit for a house and land package since last year. Now the only thing to be completed…

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robert smith
Jul 25, 2013 1:06 am
fairview
fairview
21 July 2013

Buying land in Orchard Rise Berwick VIC

Buying land in Orchard Rise Berwick VIC

We are building close by in Minta Farm. Some of the reasons we didn't choose Orchard Rise was because of the amount of fall on the blocks (which increases site costs),…

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fairview
Jul 22, 2013 12:25 am
Iceprincess-Li
Iceprincess-Li
20 July 2013

Home staging - furniture rental in Perth?

Home staging - furniture rental in Perth?

Hi everyone, I am developing a house with the intention of selling as soon as it is built. It will be a very nice double storey! Wondering if anyone knows a good place…

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Iceprincess-Li
Jul 20, 2013 10:40 pm
travelbug
travelbug
20 July 2013

selling with/without approved da

selling with/without approved da

Getting a DA approval will attract small time developers but not the big ones. They buy multiple lots or even if your block is big they will have their own planners. Your…

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travelbug
Jul 20, 2013 12:08 pm
ultrawires
ultrawires
15 July 2013

Grandvue, Officer, Victoria - Stage 7

Grandvue, Officer, Victoria - Stage 7

Looks like it's going to be a lonely virtual start :sad: Anyway, I've started a facebook page for Grandvue, Officer, Victoria - …

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ultrawires
Jul 15, 2013 6:04 pm
MrsC86
MrsC86
14 July 2013

First Home Buyer

First Home Buyer

Just thought I'd let you know - they didn't accept our higher offer, so we went and looked elsewhere, found a much nicer house in out price range (only downside is its on…

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MrsC86
Jul 14, 2013 8:12 pm
StubaJay1
StubaJay1
14 July 2013

Help! Selling house.. Agent will only open homes by appointm

Help! Selling house.. Agent will only open homes by appointm

Thanks for the advice everyone. Will take it all on board and have a chat with the agent this week to see what we can do moving forward. Just don't want our property…

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StubaJay1
Jul 14, 2013 2:14 pm
StubaJay1
matt_will_fix_it
matt_will_fix_it
11 July 2013

Building ... When to sell?

Building ... When to sell?

Also I forgot to say ... With the lease back option that may work if buyer is an investor. However if they are buying a place to live in it will mean they need to pay…

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matt_will_fix_it
Jul 11, 2013 9:41 am
samsoft24
samsoft24
11 July 2013

buy cheap house or rent while looking for dream home?

buy cheap house or rent while looking for dream home?

Yeh this holds true for all acreage's. Zoning also plays a major role in its valuation.

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samsoft24
Jul 11, 2013 9:02 am
samsoft24
jellybelly
jellybelly
10 July 2013

vacant block, how to know who owns it to offer?

vacant block, how to know who owns it to offer?

Hey Beth possible idea...., does anyone cut the grass? If so Ring all the local mobile mowing contractors ? I recon if you go do as Mitchandamy said, you just might get…

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jellybelly
Jul 10, 2013 10:57 pm
travelbug
travelbug
7 July 2013

Real estate terminology

Real estate terminology

It's difficult to tell. Some people want significantly more and the agent talks them into a lower "offers over" price. Usually they do want higher but some will take lower…

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travelbug
Jul 07, 2013 6:23 pm
jellybelly
jellybelly
6 July 2013

Selling and buying - timing

Selling and buying - timing

I second jellys opinion.. This will pose a lower risk and you wont be pressurised to sell house1 if the price is not right.. Better still,…

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jellybelly
Jul 06, 2013 5:43 pm
samsoft24
samsoft24
5 July 2013

The Ponds - Land prices & Ridgeline release (latest )

The Ponds - Land prices & Ridgeline release (latest )

They have mandated H2 class slab for the entire ridgeline release. Even worse, there is no PONDS Design compliancy guidelines required for RIDGELINE Release2 onwards.…

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samsoft24
Jul 05, 2013 10:28 am
samsoft24
WRXBOI
WRXBOI
1 July 2013

Federation Style House for Sale - Altona North, Victoria

Federation Style House for Sale - Altona North, Victoria

Hi guys, Hope its okay to post a link up. Just in the process of Selling my property in Altona North. House was built approx 12 years ago by well established/renown…

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WRXBOI
Jul 01, 2013 12:28 pm

This is quite a useful snapshot of the Aussie housing…

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Bullion Baron
Jun 30, 2013 10:27 pm
Bullion Baron
MrsC86
MrsC86
25 June 2013

Pre Approval requirement

Pre Approval requirement

Trust me you will want to get the pre approval ball rolling!! it took us 2 weeks to get our pre approval because of all the paperwork he needed!!

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MrsC86
Jun 25, 2013 9:43 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 June 2013

Signed with agent and then found our own buyer

Signed with agent and then found our own buyer

Yes - check timing of contract and speak with your legal person. There is often a way - even if its splitting the difference.

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Saint Mike
Jun 11, 2013 8:51 am
Saint Mike
TinaG
TinaG
6 June 2013

Views on 2 bed townhouses

Views on 2 bed townhouses

My thoughts are around location and size/utility of the townhouse. Think of your typical townhouse market - people starting out, investers, singles- would the townhouse be…

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TinaG
Jun 06, 2013 9:30 am

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