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stewart
stewart
28 August 2012

The 'BurbWatch Project

The 'BurbWatch Project

All, FYI has been updated - this is the first chart update in some 9-12…

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stewart
Aug 28, 2012 10:26 pm
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d@n
Aug 26, 2012 8:48 am
yvette72
yvette72
13 August 2012

Qlder buying land in NSW - needing advice

Qlder buying land in NSW - needing advice

well that is a new one on me because I have worked in the real estate industry in nsw for many years i was a principal of a agency.I never seen that done in my life at…

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yvette72
Aug 13, 2012 9:36 am
amits
amits
2 August 2012

Selling dual occupancy dwelling

Selling dual occupancy dwelling

I don't want to sell them at this stage but want to explore my options for future.

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amits
Aug 02, 2012 9:56 am
daveandally1
daveandally1
30 July 2012

Have I just lost $7000 rebate??

Have I just lost $7000 rebate??

Congrats! Glad it all worked out for you! :z:

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daveandally1
Jul 30, 2012 7:30 pm
daveandally1
building-expert
building-expert
21 July 2012

Selling our property - what do I need to know?

Selling our property - what do I need to know?

SmithiesWife We find a lot of problems of all kinds on our pre purchase inspections and some are on my blog. You never know what you will find(we almost always do find…

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building-expert
Jul 21, 2012 7:19 am
building-expert
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ko27
Jul 07, 2012 4:43 pm
Huhness
Huhness
21 June 2012

Overpriced Property

Overpriced Property

Thanks for the advice guys. No I'm not only interested in estates, but the home I want to build will not look right between two fibro shacks or an acreage :) I've given up…

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Huhness
Jun 21, 2012 9:31 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
7 June 2012

Buying rural land

Buying rural land

^^^ Plus aganets commission they will have to pay for.

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Deemaree
Jun 07, 2012 8:46 pm
Deemaree
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
2 June 2012

"We buy houses" - Scam or legit?

"We buy houses" - Scam or legit?

Following on from the above discussion, an update for you. I would strongly suggest anyone looking into these schemes think very carefully about it!

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Oceanus2
Jun 02, 2012 3:25 pm
lazy
lazy
29 May 2012

Looking for real estate stories

Looking for real estate stories

I got a house from Dep of Housing in Taree, NSW. It was ABORIGINAL area of Dep of Housing. I am originally from Europe, so before this deal I new about Australian…

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lazy
May 29, 2012 6:30 am
blesta
blesta
24 May 2012

How long are developers allowed to take to title land?

How long are developers allowed to take to title land?

Thanks for the reply guys. I have re checked my contract and can't see any sort of limitation contract. I will speak to my solicitor and see what the go is! But as soon as…

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blesta
May 24, 2012 8:21 pm
blesta
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 May 2012

It's over before it started

It's over before it started

What stress, I hope everything works out for you both! Fingers crossed!!

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Treeseachanger
May 19, 2012 9:02 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
5 May 2012

Using different realestate agent

Using different realestate agent

Not sure where you are, but in WA the norm would be: 1. Yes, you can contact the Listing Agent. It is their (exclusive) listing. Although now that your preferred rep is in…

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Oceanus2
May 05, 2012 3:13 pm
Berwick13
Berwick13
12 April 2012

selling a block of land - GONE

selling a block of land - GONE

Hi all, We want to sell our land in Salendra Rise ( South East Melbourne), 508 sqm and on high ground ( no flood zone)and close to schools and other amenities. Salendra…

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Berwick13
Apr 12, 2012 10:56 pm
JLD
JLD
31 March 2012

placing an offer on a house

placing an offer on a house

Oh and check what cooling off period applies as not all contracts have a cooling off period.

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JLD
Mar 31, 2012 9:07 am
MattyT
MattyT
23 March 2012

4th week on market

4th week on market

Potential non-investor buyers will need to love the place, and the lack of furniture probably makes the house a little un-inviting. You need to excite people when they inspect.

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MattyT
Mar 23, 2012 4:47 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
23 March 2012

To sell or not to sell in Quinns Rocks

To sell or not to sell in Quinns Rocks

Trish, you're right in saying prices have dropped but it's not right to say they're "undervalued". The boom saw prices increase dramatically which led to properties being…

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Oceanus2
Mar 23, 2012 1:40 am
cuppa T
cuppa T
10 March 2012

Ok...house been on market for 4 weeks...

Ok...house been on market for 4 weeks...

just went to check your link and its gone, did it sell?

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cuppa T
Mar 10, 2012 2:10 pm
travelbug
travelbug
3 March 2012

Commissions payable if I find my own buyer?

Commissions payable if I find my own buyer?

Phippsy you are right. If you find the buyer withing the agents time you still pay commission. The agent has to prove they looked at it inside their contract time. Or if…

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travelbug
Mar 03, 2012 9:36 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
1 March 2012

Queensland Property Advice

Queensland Property Advice

You could also talk to these guys: http://www.metropole.com.au/ I'd be very carefull if they are trying to sell off the plan especially for apartments. Investing in…

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Mozzie
Mar 01, 2012 7:33 pm
Mozzie
d@n
d@n
13 February 2012

Location or size

Location or size

Why wait for the neighbour to sell. Knock on their door and make an offer. Money talks and if you got enough, you can get what you want.

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d@n
Feb 13, 2012 3:08 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
10 February 2012

Agent commissions and fees – QLD

Agent commissions and fees – QLD

As far as I am concerned commission is negotiable. When we met with our preferred agent she gave us the entire spiel about commission 5% on the first $18,000 and 2.5% on…

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atom_ute
Feb 10, 2012 3:13 pm
atom_ute
kezacheekychicken
kezacheekychicken
4 February 2012

preparing backyard for sale.

preparing backyard for sale.

I agree with the others. Presentation is everything. If potential buyers have more than one property on their short list then it may just mean the difference between…

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kezacheekychicken
Feb 04, 2012 2:16 pm
paul.jason
paul.jason
3 February 2012

Any particular agent better than another ?

Any particular agent better than another ?

We must say we've been impressed by our local Ray White - the agent had organised 4 inspections (all in one sitting) last night, at least 2 interested parties .... and we…

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paul.jason
Feb 03, 2012 11:18 am
paul.jason
Helyn
Helyn
22 January 2012

house swap: minimise CGT, stamp duty and no agent fees

house swap: minimise CGT, stamp duty and no agent fees

OP hasnt been back for 2 years, so I dont think he/she is reading this advice now :wink:

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Helyn
Jan 22, 2012 9:22 am
Helyn
KAN
KAN
22 January 2012

Print media

Print media

Hi Personally I think it is a total waste. The majority of young professionals, looking for an inner city house search online not in print. We sold our house in…

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KAN
Jan 22, 2012 5:49 am
d@n
d@n
20 January 2012

Print media

Print media

Newspapers are a waste for real estate.. (it's an old school method). Stick with online and just get some flyers printed.

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d@n
Jan 20, 2012 9:32 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
17 January 2012

Our Apartment Is Going to Auction!!!

Our Apartment Is Going to Auction!!!

Oh my god. How scary this is! ::: After years of blabbering about being unhappy living where we do, we are FINALLY biting the bullet and trying to sell our apartment. We…

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grace_slick
Jan 17, 2012 11:49 am
grace_slick
tengals
tengals
12 January 2012

Agent Fees

Agent Fees

sold ours in melbourne 1.5% on a 640,000 sale, advertising was extensive, and ended up paying around 4,000 for advertising in total inc dusk photo's, bigger board, solar…

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tengals
Jan 12, 2012 3:13 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
12 January 2012

HAVING NO LUCK FINDING A HOUSE IN A PARTICULAR AREA

HAVING NO LUCK FINDING A HOUSE IN A PARTICULAR AREA

I think it's a good idea to letter drop in your desired streets. We are yet to put our property on the market (very soon we will be) and would be THRILLED to receive a…

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grace_slick
Jan 12, 2012 1:19 pm
grace_slick
shape
shape
30 November 2011

Downside of buying creek close house

Downside of buying creek close house

thanks Michael it explains clearly. I just have property address only , can i check on any website or i have to ask the agent…

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shape
Nov 30, 2011 10:02 pm
shape
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kels
Nov 11, 2011 8:27 am
kels
kels
3 November 2011

How much should I expect to pay for a property valuation?

How much should I expect to pay for a property valuation?

Thanks, Our lawyer put us in touch with their valuer. It will be $400+GST.

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kels
Nov 03, 2011 4:39 am
*MrsG*
*MrsG*
25 October 2011

Buying Property

Buying Property

I wouldn't go there. We lived in Claremont park (cnr Sayers and tarneit rds) and it's the Bronx. Trust your instincts. Too many ferals, hoon drivers, and way too…

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*MrsG*
Oct 25, 2011 2:57 am
Helyn
Helyn
18 October 2011

QUESTION - Would this put you off?

QUESTION - Would this put you off?

Going against the grain here - I would leave it be - looks ok to me and there are plenty of people, me included, who actually like to have a screen door (keeps flies out…

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Helyn
Oct 18, 2011 7:28 pm
Helyn
travelbug
travelbug
18 October 2011

Too early to change agent?

Too early to change agent?

Yes change agents. Get new photos. Listings do go stale. Look at why it has gone stale-If people are going through the listing probably looks OK. priced too high? If it…

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travelbug
Oct 18, 2011 6:42 am
eyspy
eyspy
11 October 2011

Australian House Prices - Are they going to crash?

Australian House Prices - Are they going to crash?
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Well if they are ex pats that can buy and go back and live there, but what if you just see the states as an opportunity…

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eyspy
Oct 11, 2011 7:49 am
Brissie_Mick
Brissie_Mick
9 October 2011

Negotiations following Building and Pest inspection

Negotiations following Building and Pest inspection

Thanks for the responses. The official notification of the issue came through an hour before the sale was to be unconditional and while I disagreed with the buyers…

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Brissie_Mick
Oct 09, 2011 6:54 am
bigboyberger
bigboyberger
8 October 2011

Does Subdividing add value?

Does Subdividing add value?

we are going ahead with the subdivision. and will be building a townhouse for ourselves to live in. the value it adds/decreases is irrelevant at this stage. we have had…

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bigboyberger
Oct 08, 2011 8:10 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
4 October 2011

WELL WE R ON THE MARKET!!!!!

WELL WE R ON THE MARKET!!!!!
1, 2

thanks Leni.....:) we are in the same corner cause i feel the same way!!!!

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trishcoastie
Oct 04, 2011 5:40 pm
trishcoastie
ourdreams
ourdreams
1 October 2011

Calling all those who plan to buy new properties in Sydney!!

Calling all those who plan to buy new properties in Sydney!!

Hi Tia The train takes 45 mins from the city, a fast one. We still have to find out good doctors and the nearest hospital. But so far so good.

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ourdreams
Oct 01, 2011 5:16 am
ourdreams
Mozzie
Mozzie
21 September 2011

is our position good?

is our position good?

An offer subject to sale doesn't put you in a very strong position IMO. Considering how hard it can be to sell a house at the moment it puts the vendor in a pretty lousy…

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Mozzie
Sep 21, 2011 11:07 am
Mozzie
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B STAR
Sep 17, 2011 9:01 am
beaglebum
beaglebum
14 September 2011

Housing shortage a myth

Housing shortage a myth

http://www.theage.com.au/business/housing-shortage-a-myth-bears-claim-20110912-1k5kt.html?comments=53#comments i was sent this article by a…

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beaglebum
Sep 14, 2011 9:53 am
Trish
Trish
6 September 2011

Art Deco - my cup of tea - yours too?

Art Deco - my cup of tea - yours too?
1, 2

Art Deco - definitely my cup of coffee too, it would be my favourite style. Also like Edwardian, though I live in a federation house :)

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Trish
Sep 06, 2011 11:57 am
Trish
xanthrope
xanthrope
3 September 2011

Land for sale in Truganina (Victoria)

Land for sale in Truganina (Victoria)

Have you advertised this on any website (other than this offcourse =) )?

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xanthrope
Sep 03, 2011 10:18 am
xanthrope
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Buttercup
Sep 01, 2011 4:26 pm
Buttercup


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