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markymark85
markymark85
25 August 2010

Estate agent fees selling in Vic - how much did you pay??

Estate agent fees selling in Vic - how much did you pay??

Our commissions have always been around the 2% but with added incentives if they reached certain prices. So if they got 550k they would get 2% if…

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markymark85
Aug 25, 2010 5:16 pm
GregC
GregC
26 August 2010

Tel$tra Velocity Stanglehold of Laurimar Estate in Doreen.

Tel$tra Velocity Stanglehold of Laurimar Estate in Doreen.

Hi Mav Unfortunately your client is pretty well stuck with Telstra. The only hope she has is with an NBN or structural separation of Telstra. Your complaints to TIO etc…

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GregC
Aug 26, 2010 2:31 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
27 August 2010

To "test the water"...?

To "test the water"...?

Oh my god, this is my DREAM scenario. Believe me, I've gone over it in my head, daydreaming that something like that would happen. Weirdly, about 6 months ago or more, I…

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grace_slick
Aug 27, 2010 8:07 pm
grace_slick
markymark85
markymark85
2 September 2010

Need advice about Truganina, really! Helppp!

Need advice about Truganina, really! Helppp!

Two new train stations are proposed for nearby Williams Landing and Tarneit (not too sure when they will be built though- But hubby and I don't mind…

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markymark85
Sep 02, 2010 10:57 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 September 2010

fees when selling

fees when selling

We have usually found that our selling costs have added up to about 5% of the selling price which is usally made up of all fees (government, solicitor,…

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grace_slick
Sep 04, 2010 9:09 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
5 September 2010

How much did you pay for your agent's fees when selling?

How much did you pay for your agent's fees when selling?

I'd be more inclined to say the agent would have to work a lot harder for a hideous property than for a nice, well kept property, regardless of price. In our searches,…

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grace_slick
Sep 05, 2010 5:41 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
5 September 2010

How did you juggle selling & buying properties?

How did you juggle selling & buying properties?
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Aww, we WISH!!! We would be SO happy if that all worked out, but there's about a 2% chance it will. More likely the auction for the place in our building will be passed…

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grace_slick
Sep 05, 2010 5:47 pm
grace_slick
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
10 September 2010

Building Inspector required for Mount Barker SA

Building Inspector required for Mount Barker SA

Hello All I am going to inspect a unit to buy tomorrow and if all goes well will put in an offer to buy subject to finance, sale and building inspection. Just wondering…

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fitnhealthy
Sep 10, 2010 3:12 pm
snshami
snshami
14 September 2010

How long before a property goes stale

How long before a property goes stale
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lmao! Im sure they are glad to get that advice after seven years!

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snshami
Sep 14, 2010 11:14 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
16 September 2010

Making an offer before auction advice

Making an offer before auction advice
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I am SO impatient to know what happens with this auction... We're sort of waiting to see what happens at an auction for a place WE love, and I'm really hoping to read a…

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grace_slick
Sep 16, 2010 5:22 pm
grace_slick
walky
walky
17 September 2010

Cascades on Clyde - private sale or agent?

Cascades on Clyde - private sale or agent?

Hey guys, I am putting my land at cascades on the market. It is probably one of the largest blocks left at 1001m2 and is flat. I'm tossing up whether to privately sell it…

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walky
Sep 17, 2010 8:44 am
travelbug
travelbug
18 September 2010

Confused about right timing for buying house

Confused about right timing for buying house

I'm no expert on the subject but I see it a little differently. At the moment rental received vs interest paid is at the lowest its ever been. …

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travelbug
Sep 18, 2010 7:15 am
Izzehz
Izzehz
21 September 2010

fixtures

fixtures

I agree with MissVintage. If you had've specified from the start (when first signing the Authority) you would have been able to exclude it. This would then be noted on…

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Izzehz
Sep 21, 2010 10:21 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
24 September 2010

Baffled by home loans!!

Baffled by home loans!!

Believe me, we wouldn't be bidding if it wasn't for a place we absolutely LOVE. *sigh* It'd be a DREAM if it was just a private sale. Ugh! Around here hardly anyone uses…

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grace_slick
Sep 24, 2010 12:21 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
24 September 2010

Anyone have / had an interest only loan?

Anyone have / had an interest only loan?

Hmm. Well, we're totally screwed then. Is our broker irresponsible to be trying to do this for us? If we bid at auction, assuming (90% it seems wrongfully) that we're…

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grace_slick
Sep 24, 2010 12:26 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 September 2010

How to find out rental history of a street?

How to find out rental history of a street?

Thank you!! Edit - DAMMIT! It still doesn't work!! It just brings up the 2 priced options! I went down the bottom on the right (the first page, it had down there the sign…

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grace_slick
Sep 30, 2010 1:19 pm
grace_slick
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
4 October 2010

Property purchase by a relative of the agent

Property purchase by a relative of the agent

Here in the west you'd need to disclose it. I'd suggest you speak to your Licensee.

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Oceanus2
Oct 04, 2010 3:40 pm
kyton
kyton
6 October 2010

Appropriate time to ask for commission

Appropriate time to ask for commission

Upon settlement - you don't get paid until the day the purchaser gets the house.

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kyton
Oct 06, 2010 9:11 am
kyton
Helyn
Helyn
6 October 2010

Property Management Fees

Property Management Fees

When I had a rental property, it was just under 10% ( 9.5 from memory) of the rent received plus GST. Plus every time there was a change of tenant they take one weeks rent…

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Helyn
Oct 06, 2010 1:06 pm
Helyn
Izzehz
Izzehz
7 October 2010

When must a copy of Agency agreement be given to the vendor?

When must a copy of Agency agreement be given to the vendor?

If this is for training for the Certificate of Registration, I believe you should have received a training manual or something similar. I'm sure that they would not expect…

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Izzehz
Oct 07, 2010 3:24 pm
zircon
zircon
7 October 2010

Post-settlement, do you get any documents to keep?

Post-settlement, do you get any documents to keep?

I'm in WA so the situation will probably be a little different. Our settlement agent sent us a copy of the Certificate of Title a week or so after settlement, once the…

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zircon
Oct 07, 2010 4:27 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
10 October 2010

My house is ... SOLD!!!

My house is ... SOLD!!!

Great News !!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS

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mecha-wombat
Oct 10, 2010 9:06 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
12 October 2010

Finally I have got my house.................SOLD

Finally I have got my house.................SOLD

AWESOME STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it wont hit me till we have to…

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mecha-wombat
Oct 12, 2010 12:01 am
mecha-wombat
mpcj
mpcj
15 October 2010

1) Reviewing contracts before Auction & 2) For Sale ads

1) Reviewing contracts before Auction & 2) For Sale ads

Michelle - maybe your Melbourne person was referring to a section 32? In Melbourne a vendor (or rather their legal dude) needs to prepare what is called a Section 32…

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mpcj
Oct 15, 2010 10:00 pm
mpcj
Dollar
Dollar
16 October 2010

Has anyone had to pay more than the asking price?

Has anyone had to pay more than the asking price?

Really though people selling things use sales tactics and whilst not everyone is truthful and honest there are alot of people that will do anything to get the buyer "hook,…

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Dollar
Oct 16, 2010 2:19 pm
building1
building1
19 October 2010

Heritage Springs Pakenham

Heritage Springs Pakenham

A Shell/Coles express servo is going to be part of it as well as the car wash.

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building1
Oct 19, 2010 12:06 am
xquisite
xquisite
20 October 2010

Melbourne hotspots for new estates/land purchase?

Melbourne hotspots for new estates/land purchase?
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I know there is supposed to be a land shortage, but I'm getting utterly confused with all the new estates around. In the north of Melbourne, how do you choose which estate…

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xquisite
Oct 20, 2010 11:44 am
travelbug
travelbug
20 October 2010

Help! Need advice, please

Help! Need advice, please

I would avoid a house containing asbestos. I had to renovate one a few years ago and it involved paying a fortune for special asbestos…

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travelbug
Oct 20, 2010 4:12 pm
TimetoBuild
TimetoBuild
23 October 2010

Stonecutter's Ridge - future?

Stonecutter's Ridge - future?

Without a doubt Stonecutters ridge will be an excellent place to live. Great community spirit with all the features and amenities of living in a resort. All within 45 of…

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TimetoBuild
Oct 23, 2010 7:49 am
kek
kek
30 October 2010

Unconditional Contract

Unconditional Contract

They're liable for penalties if they don't settle on the date specified. Your contract will spell it out. Anyone who signs an unconditional contract when their existing…

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kek
Oct 30, 2010 12:14 pm
kek
Trojanshouse
Trojanshouse
3 November 2010

Buying in Brisbane, permit issiues etc

Buying in Brisbane, permit issiues etc

G'day all I have made an offer on a property that I like in logan, got my heart set on it, my house is now up for sale! only problem is, there is a double garage ad a…

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Trojanshouse
Nov 03, 2010 9:24 am
runaround
runaround
23 November 2010

New pool laws - At what point is the house considered sold?

New pool laws - At what point is the house considered sold?

hi we just have sold our house and settle on the same date we have been told we need to get an inspection done because of the settlement date but they cant do inspections…

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runaround
Nov 23, 2010 11:40 am
msjones
msjones
1 December 2010

Best Time to Sell..

Best Time to Sell..

Thanks everyone for your reply's. We have been looking into it furhter, we have had a few Agents around and asked friends of friends in the industry, they have all said…

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msjones
Dec 01, 2010 7:54 am
msjones
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
10 December 2010

edit

edit

Oh yes leeches & rainforests go hand in hand but i guess you would put up with it to live in a place like that. No masseuse hey. . .darn & I was going to buy it :lol: Loretta :)

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JohnnyD
Dec 10, 2010 10:14 pm
JohnnyD
travelbug
travelbug
13 December 2010

The Gold Coast Property Market is Very Sad Indeed

The Gold Coast Property Market is Very Sad Indeed
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Yes it is frustrating when you buy and find out you could have bought it cheaper by waiting. When a person buys a home it's an emotional buy. Most people don't think…

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travelbug
Dec 13, 2010 7:23 pm
markymark85
markymark85
16 December 2010

Housing contracts and building/pest/plumbing inspections WA

Housing contracts and building/pest/plumbing inspections WA

Hey peeps After months my other half and I went and bought a house instead of building. We are first time home buyers. I put down in the…

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markymark85
Dec 16, 2010 3:35 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
14 January 2011

Selling your own home

Selling your own home
1, 2

I sold a house in the burbs of Melbourne last year. The agent fee ended up being $35,000. :( In saying that I got $200k more than what I originally asked for, so it was worth it!

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the_milesy
Jan 14, 2011 1:53 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
14 January 2011

Telstra Velocity at Eynesbury (huh?)

Telstra Velocity at Eynesbury (huh?)

To add to this, NBNCo "should" be taking over all of Telstra's fiber, including their Velocity estates. Its probably still a few years away, but there is a chance of…

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the_milesy
Jan 14, 2011 1:56 pm
shape
shape
26 January 2011

First owners grant for duplex/dual living?

First owners grant for duplex/dual living?

ummm ok, correct me if im wrong- You bought a land under your name ( a long time ago???), now you want to build 2 property on this land. one of the home will be owned by…

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shape
Jan 26, 2011 12:41 am
shape
shape
shape
26 January 2011

Help! First home buyer - Termite damage!

Help! First home buyer - Termite damage!

Hey guys, I've posted this on whirlpool but I also wanted to see if you guys could help me too :) So we got our finances together and we're unconditionally…

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shape
Jan 26, 2011 1:20 am
shape
ledgend80
ledgend80
27 January 2011

Buying a house with an asbestos roof !! HELP !!!

Buying a house with an asbestos roof !! HELP !!!

had a guy at work with one. had a hail storm come through put a couple of holes in the roof, got onto insurance company they sent a roofer out he patched the holes and…

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ledgend80
Jan 27, 2011 8:13 pm
bvbfan
bvbfan
31 January 2011

zoning

zoning

if you are still looking for this info try ACTPLA www.actpla.act.gov.au If you are looking for mapping with zoning details (ie residential, commercial) I think you can…

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bvbfan
Jan 31, 2011 10:01 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
13 February 2011

junk mail

junk mail

I kept getting mail for curtains and blinds when I had sheets up in the windows. These people actually drive around estates looking for people who need them and then…

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Mozzie
Feb 13, 2011 8:20 pm
Mozzie
shape
shape
16 February 2011

Confused by varying appraisals

Confused by varying appraisals

It's the way the industry work- when there are "human" involved rather then "processes " the outcome will vary a lot based on that "person's" experience, emotion, feel on…

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shape
Feb 16, 2011 7:26 pm
shape
coga
coga
18 February 2011

Kealba ---- To buy ? Keilor Downs ----- To buy ?

Kealba ---- To buy ? Keilor Downs ----- To buy ?

Hello everyone, I am actively looking for a property to purchase in either Kealba or Keilor Downs, obviously Kealba is a bit less expensive but will it have better…

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coga
Feb 18, 2011 9:11 pm
Nic_s
Nic_s
19 February 2011

Strata Management - sydney metro area

Strata Management - sydney metro area

Thanks for all the responses. you have been so helpful.

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Nic_s
Feb 19, 2011 8:44 am
khaduj
khaduj
21 February 2011

land for sale with permit

land for sale with permit

Hi everyone, we have a block of land 570sqm that we are cery keen to sell, follow link for more info: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-t ... -107092234 Thanks for looking.

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khaduj
Feb 21, 2011 11:05 am
Doreena
Doreena
24 February 2011

Traffic-free areas?

Traffic-free areas?

Thanks guys. Shame there's no decent public transport that far out. My mate lives in Laurimar and says the bus has actually slowed traffic on Yan Yean Road at peak hour.…

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Doreena
Feb 24, 2011 1:32 pm
shape
shape
25 February 2011

Are a lot of sales falling through?

Are a lot of sales falling through?

This is one of the busiest time for the banks due to the " Pay your $700 break fee to switch campaign". Don't stress till it becomes a problem :) Regards Michael

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shape
Feb 25, 2011 9:22 am
shape
Lot927
Lot927
28 February 2011

Glenmore Ridge

Glenmore Ridge

We have bought of the plan in glenmore ridge and once our home is sold and our land registered will build there. My husband works in the city so its not really a big deal…

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Lot927
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