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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
DarlaDark
DarlaDark
31 May 2013

Renting a property that may have been built illegally

Renting a property that may have been built illegally

Thanks travelbug. My mum is a registered builder so we checked it thoroughly and it was advertised as granny flat and potential subdivision potential STCA. But now it…

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DarlaDark
May 31, 2013 12:12 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
16 May 2013

Stamp duty Question.

Stamp duty Question.

I purchased my current house and claimed the pensioner discount. It is a discount, it is on a sliding scale but if there is more than one owner, your share of stamp duty…

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dragonchild
May 16, 2013 1:13 pm
dragonchild
leighton
leighton
13 May 2013

Selling house built under Construction Management Contract

Selling house built under Construction Management Contract

You need proper and official on't make mistakes with this sort of thing. I think your friend might have a point. You are an owner builder, are you not? good luck

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leighton
May 13, 2013 9:45 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
13 May 2013

auction costs

auction costs

Most agent will ask you for the board cost, brochures, internet advertising, and also some newspaper and magazines. Usual cost is about $1200 minimum. Ask for receipts and…

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leighton
May 13, 2013 9:37 pm
leighton
wizardlee
wizardlee
11 May 2013

Bought newly constructed townhouse but not subdivided yet

Bought newly constructed townhouse but not subdivided yet

Hi bashworth Thanks for the prompt reply. Yes, the contract and the bank will require a title before we can settle, no title no settlement. Hence want to know what will…

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wizardlee
May 11, 2013 8:13 pm
ashilleong
ashilleong
11 May 2013

Multiple agents (NSW)

Multiple agents (NSW)

Both agents ended up on the contract in the end.

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ashilleong
May 11, 2013 2:05 pm
ashilleong
Skyesong
Skyesong
6 May 2013

selling house, what advertising is really needed

selling house, what advertising is really needed

Professional photos are a must. And clean up first! I want to see lots of good angles of all of the important rooms (if there are no kitchen and bathroom photos, that…

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Skyesong
May 06, 2013 8:17 pm
archangelAU
archangelAU
6 May 2013

Epsom VIC, Which Estate?

Epsom VIC, Which Estate?

Hi Everyone. Looking to buy and build a house in Epsom for an Investment property. Anyone have any idea which are the better estates? The only info on this forum is…

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archangelAU
May 06, 2013 11:50 am
rhiles
rhiles
2 May 2013

Anybody in the range croydon

Anybody in the range croydon

Hi rhiles - we found them to be pretty good. A few hiccups here and there but the key here is communication. We were constantly in contact…

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rhiles
May 02, 2013 3:09 pm
dreambig
dreambig
21 April 2013

SA land with fill - Previously asbestos contaminated HELP!

SA land with fill - Previously asbestos contaminated HELP!

Found out today by ringing a builder we have been talking to - they are actually building next door to the block - the soil is highly reactive therefore will cost an arm…

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dreambig
Apr 21, 2013 9:25 pm
leni
leni
19 April 2013

Sale and purchase of property - advice

Sale and purchase of property - advice

I've heard of this happening, anything is possible!

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leni
Apr 19, 2013 1:25 am
leni
leni
leni
19 April 2013

Selling our own house - tips and have you done this before?

Selling our own house - tips and have you done this before?
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I think it depends on a lot of variables. Firstly you have do do a lot of research yourself. If your kind of…

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leni
Apr 19, 2013 1:23 am
leni
K4neX
K4neX
16 April 2013

Understanding land

Understanding land

Thanks guys! So many things to consider! lol

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K4neX
Apr 16, 2013 12:31 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
14 April 2013

Verification of Identity in WA.

Verification of Identity in WA.

Our real estate agent had verified our ID.

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off2theburbs
Apr 14, 2013 11:43 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
20 March 2013

How do you choose?

How do you choose?

Hi, We are looking at 2 houses that are both in locations we like, same number of bedrooms, same number of bathrooms, car spaces etc. But...one is…

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mynameisjonas
Mar 20, 2013 8:45 pm
maximus
maximus
14 March 2013

What price?

What price?

Also take a look at http://refindhouseprices.com. It's a bit clunky but a good way to determine advertising history for a house. +1 to…

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maximus
Mar 14, 2013 8:06 pm
maximus
donna61
donna61
28 February 2013

Sell up,to save for bigger house?

Sell up,to save for bigger house?

Be careful going into the Rental situation, we have moved twice in two years due to the rental being sold, we have 6 months to go on our build and have to find another rental!

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donna61
Feb 28, 2013 4:41 pm
travelbug
travelbug
25 February 2013

Opinions anyone?

Opinions anyone?

I think it looks quite presentable. The photo of the front isan't wonderful but not turnoff. The backyard table looks terrible. In hindsight you should have put a nice…

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travelbug
Feb 25, 2013 5:06 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
20 February 2013

Who else is waiting for title?

Who else is waiting for title?

Our deposit has been paid! After waiting ages for the bank to get their stuff together (and telling one lender we'd changed our minds and didnt want to buy land anymore,…

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MrsT12
Feb 20, 2013 4:24 pm
MrsT12
ebanster
ebanster
18 February 2013

MIRVAC Glenfield NSW - Panorama Vista Stage 2

MIRVAC Glenfield NSW - Panorama Vista Stage 2
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im relatively new in this forum so please be nice :) my wife and i are staying at australand discovery point right now, which we bought last year. however, we are having a…

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ebanster
Feb 18, 2013 7:55 pm
ebanster
Fingerfood
Fingerfood
18 February 2013

Thinking of buying. Need advice

Thinking of buying. Need advice

We have decided against it. Mostly because there is too much work involved buying a property with a covenant. Thank you all! Regards, Mel

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Fingerfood
Feb 18, 2013 8:09 am
surfprado
surfprado
10 February 2013

Buying Land: Basics to enquire about?

Buying Land: Basics to enquire about?

slope of the block (fall from front to back, side to side) when i was looking i found a few nice blocks on the internet, when i went to inspect them i should have brought…

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surfprado
Feb 10, 2013 7:49 pm
surfprado
ashilleong
ashilleong
6 February 2013

Knowing flood effected and LOW LAND

Knowing flood effected and LOW LAND

You can also look at topographical maps and check the max recorded heights of nearby creeks and rivers.

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ashilleong
Feb 06, 2013 5:13 pm
ashilleong
G-Thorpe
G-Thorpe
1 February 2013

Real Estate Agent - Unusual Experenice or Normal?

Real Estate Agent - Unusual Experenice or Normal?

Real estate agents crack me up!!!! They want you to work for nothing in the hope of them getting a sale, yet they want money off a potential buyer to prevent you from…

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G-Thorpe
Feb 01, 2013 4:41 am
travelbug
travelbug
31 January 2013

What to look for in the right Estate agent

What to look for in the right Estate agent

Here are some basic questions to ask. http://homebuying.about.com/od/realesta ... erview.htm First thing I do is look at their ads on Realestate.com. Is tha add well…

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travelbug
Jan 31, 2013 4:50 pm
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
31 January 2013

Buying Pre-release Land - Beeliar, WA

Buying Pre-release Land - Beeliar, WA

Hi All, I'm in the process of buying my first land at Beeliar Rise Estate, Beeliar WA. The land size is 512m2, Lot 789 on the link below and is a…

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AubinGroveFan
Jan 31, 2013 1:54 am
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MelbourneMate
Jan 30, 2013 3:58 pm
bronty_saurus
bronty_saurus
7 December 2012

First time buyer.. Put offer in...

First time buyer.. Put offer in...

It sounds like I'm in a similar situation... First home owner, but for an investment property. I had exactly the same scenario - the RE said there were 2 other offers…

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bronty_saurus
Dec 07, 2012 8:26 am
dvestate
dvestate
7 December 2012

Sell or Rent my PPOR

Sell or Rent my PPOR

Capital Gains will only occur when the value increases so if I sell now I do not have to worry as it is my primary home and have not rented it between 2

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dvestate
Dec 07, 2012 8:08 am
joh040
joh040
3 December 2012

House been on market for 5 weeks... No offers :(

House been on market for 5 weeks... No offers :(
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I think i'm going to become a landlord early in life. The old keep the house you can't sell in a buyers market trick and use the equity in it to build.

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joh040
Dec 03, 2012 10:00 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 December 2012

If you sell a house...does the wall mounted tv stay?

If you sell a house...does the wall mounted tv stay?

To me this wouldn't be an issue. Thes days after 3-4 years technology has moved on and prices drop so an older TV isn't worth much anyway

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bashworth
Dec 02, 2012 9:21 am
bashworth
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
30 November 2012

Build or buy one year old house?????

Build or buy one year old house?????

I agree, we bought a house that was built in 1955 a few months ago. Minor issues such as no stormwater. Quick link of paint, restump and sand and polish and 10K later it's…

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mynameisjonas
Nov 30, 2012 3:02 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
25 November 2012

Buying on a main road.

Buying on a main road.

Do not buy a main road. Whilst cheaper than other properties, they are cheap for a reason. We saw an amazing house on a main road around the corner in the suburb we wanted…

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mynameisjonas
Nov 25, 2012 11:35 pm
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
22 November 2012

Behavior of others on price

Behavior of others on price

Good tip travelbug about parking problems near schools. Have looked at a couple near schools. Have considered the noise from the "hooters" but not the pick up drop off…

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stratastruggler
Nov 22, 2012 2:20 pm
offshore
offshore
21 November 2012

Buying land - deposit/titles/payment?

Buying land - deposit/titles/payment?

Honestly dude talk to your solicitor. Everyone's circumstances are different as are the contracts.

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offshore
Nov 21, 2012 8:46 am
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
9 November 2012

Homebuyers Centre - Melbourne

Homebuyers Centre - Melbourne
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We built with Boutique and moved in a week ago. I have to say that, your build, the finishes and your experience all hinges on your SS and the contracted framers,…

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PADAMS2012
Nov 09, 2012 11:42 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
8 November 2012

furniture hire and decorating for selling house

furniture hire and decorating for selling house

I reckon it depends on the house and the buyer. Predicting if it will make an important difference, eg, that the first serious potential buyer will be swayed by your…

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JazzyJess
Nov 08, 2012 12:16 am
leni
leni
5 November 2012

Phone line

Phone line

Whenever I've rented I've paid to get the phone connected, costs about $100. If it is the first time a line will be connected, it will cost a lot more than normal. If…

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leni
Nov 05, 2012 1:37 am
leni
Pebble
Pebble
4 November 2012

Is a 4th bedroom really worth over $100,000?

Is a 4th bedroom really worth over $100,000?

Do you know that it sold for over $600k or was that just the listed price? Homes don't always sell for the listed prices that are shown on the real estate websites. As…

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Pebble
Nov 04, 2012 12:12 pm
Pebble
AussieMark
AussieMark
30 October 2012

Capital Gains Tax on Sale of Property

Capital Gains Tax on Sale of Property

What Michael has said is true. I would avoid using valuer general's value from back in the day as it will more than likely be undervalued which will increase your gain. …

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AussieMark
Oct 30, 2012 12:29 am
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
27 October 2012

first home buy dont understand..should we walk away

first home buy dont understand..should we walk away

Touch, just adding to my reply :) Restrictive Covenants usually have an expiry date, so the one on that property may have already expired (check the document). They can…

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Oceanus2
Oct 27, 2012 7:25 pm
greenfish
greenfish
23 October 2012

Stale listing.... 12 weeks and counting

Stale listing.... 12 weeks and counting
1, 2, 3, 4

No it's their finance that is the problem, a bit over extended I believe

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greenfish
Oct 23, 2012 1:55 pm
greenfish
plc
plc
1 October 2012

Best time to sell

Best time to sell

According to the statistics, Melbourne's median price has risen since the March quarter, so there is an uptrend there. Not sure about the statistics for Maribyrnong. Is…

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plc
Oct 01, 2012 7:15 pm
plc
plc
1 October 2012

Investing in point cook Victoria (mainly in a new estate Kin

Investing in point cook Victoria (mainly in a new estate Kin

Personally wouldn't touch that area or surrounding suburbs. The infrastructure is poor, along with limited public transport, with too much supply and not enough…

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plc
Oct 01, 2012 7:04 pm
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
26 September 2012

Advertising when selling home

Advertising when selling home

Thanks for the replies. Was thinking that the internt advertisements could show the interior without exterior views. In that way those looking can get an idea of the…

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stratastruggler
Sep 26, 2012 5:43 pm


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