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Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
27 August 2009

Carlisle ex-display for sale Lyndhurst

Carlisle ex-display for sale Lyndhurst

Thats a rip off ! Surely dont you all agree with this? look at this : Address Price Beds Sale Type Sale Date 846 Silverwattle Dr…

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Salt&Pepper
Aug 27, 2009 9:59 pm
Salt&Pepper
Southies
Southies
28 August 2009

Short Term Rentals

Short Term Rentals

It's the same here…

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Southies
Aug 28, 2009 10:53 pm
Southies
grace_slick
grace_slick
3 September 2009

Fees for selling an apartment

Fees for selling an apartment

Hmm, interesting with the selling after buying a new one. I’d ideally prefer to do this for a few reasons… 1. If a perfect “dream home” appeared of course you…

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grace_slick
Sep 03, 2009 1:07 pm
grace_slick
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
4 September 2009

Buying Land

Buying Land

Im going to have a look at two blocks tomorrow, both are new release by a large developers. I want to place a HOLD the first block, then quickly check out the other block…

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aLLaNNa1
Sep 04, 2009 1:37 pm
dilla
dilla
6 September 2009

Questions for first home buyer

Questions for first home buyer

4) Is "subject to finance" a common condition? I asked this because one of my friends listed this as a condition on…

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dilla
Sep 06, 2009 11:06 pm
dilla
thlo
thlo
12 September 2009

Rules regarding offers

Rules regarding offers

If the valuation comes in as expected ie same as the contract price, that should be all (unless there are any tricky bits to do with the house you are buying) but your…

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thlo
Sep 12, 2009 12:05 am
thlo
annege
annege
14 September 2009

ACCC: no more "puffery" advertising

ACCC: no more "puffery" advertising

If I'd had more time, I would have investigated where to lodge a formal complaint about the advertising on two of the properties I visited when we were buying, due to…

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annege
Sep 14, 2009 12:43 pm
jocelyn
jocelyn
14 September 2009

Buying Land in Brisbane

Buying Land in Brisbane

A lot of people who've bought on our street have bought dodgy old houses just for the land and then demolished. There are houses in there going for around $350K, but they…

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jocelyn
Sep 14, 2009 8:57 pm
thlo
thlo
17 September 2009

Making an offer

Making an offer

Most banks will never release the valuation report to the customer and claim all sorts of reasons.

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thlo
Sep 17, 2009 12:00 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
23 September 2009

Western Sydney Home Prices (First Home Buyers)

Western Sydney Home Prices (First Home Buyers)
1, 2

WESTERN Sydney families snapping up homes are dragging NSW out of the economic doldrums. The past months recorded the largest increase in house sales since the height of…

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thlo
Sep 23, 2009 2:41 pm
thlo
Lurky
Lurky
24 September 2009

pre-auction reno quote & recommend builder (melb inner-west)

pre-auction reno quote & recommend builder (melb inner-west)

Hiya, Can't recommend any builders but we have had good experiences so far with our architect. We met with her before we settled on our house and talked about what we…

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Lurky
Sep 24, 2009 2:45 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
29 September 2009

Best way to approach an owner about selling?

Best way to approach an owner about selling?

I recently bought a subdivided land that was converted from 2 big blocks into 3 smaller blocks, so 2 titles end up becoming 3 totally new titles. Without subdivision, i…

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jimnsal
Sep 29, 2009 11:32 pm
jimnsal
Louise101
Louise101
30 September 2009

Cambridge Gardens (VIC) - Anyone experience?

Cambridge Gardens (VIC) - Anyone experience?

Hi Matt, Ive just purchased a block in cambridge gardens is Attowood.....Have you decided if you are going to build with PD...?? i like a house with them also! Let me…

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Louise101
Sep 30, 2009 11:18 pm
kavother
kavother
3 October 2009

Tiling Issues with rental

Tiling Issues with rental

I am a former property manager and also have my own rental property. It would be highly unlikely for them to lay the blame with you as we know that a tenant couldnt have…

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kavother
Oct 03, 2009 12:56 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
12 October 2009

Selling to family member

Selling to family member

Are we still taking about the investment property mum bought a decade ago? If so then you could read this from the ATO http://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/conte ... /63460.htm

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onc_artisan
Oct 12, 2009 5:58 pm
onc_artisan
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
17 October 2009

Overlay

Overlay

I know this is a bit of an old post..but we had to pay approx $8k worth of DCP charges prior to building. We are building two townhouses in inner melbourne. So just check…

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hmmmmm
Oct 17, 2009 6:48 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 October 2009

Please help! How to remove a caveat!?

Please help! How to remove a caveat!?

Thanks for the update milky. I am sure you are still spewing. ...just be thankful we live in Aussie. As bad as it seems you will have learned a lot. Best of luck, If you…

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onc_artisan
Oct 28, 2009 11:00 pm
onc_artisan
thlo
thlo
12 November 2009

Selling property in sydney

Selling property in sydney

The conveyancing fee is a bit on the high side, you could find solicitors to do for $900 plus disbursements. Agent's commission is a bit tricky. Paying higher does not…

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thlo
Nov 12, 2009 2:42 am
thlo
thlo
thlo
13 November 2009

Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty

If you buy land and settle it first, then from the experience of my clients I can say you pay stamp on the land. If you are buying the house and land as a package, then…

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thlo
Nov 13, 2009 12:43 am
thlo
grace_slick
grace_slick
17 November 2009

How long/how many properties did it take to find your home?

How long/how many properties did it take to find your home?

Hmm, yeah, I know it's worth the wait, and I COULD wait that long if I was working towards it the whole time, AND also if I was not miserable where I'm currently living…

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grace_slick
Nov 17, 2009 11:33 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
17 November 2009

Has anyone had experiences with developers buying you out?

Has anyone had experiences with developers buying you out?

Yeah, I don't mind certain development happening, but...it would be such a shame to lose all those nice old houses with gardens and stuff...*sigh* Oh well.

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grace_slick
Nov 17, 2009 4:22 pm
grace_slick
asker
asker
9 December 2009

How else can I sell my land in Willams Landing, Victoria?

How else can I sell my land in Willams Landing, Victoria?

Hi Aspiecat, Thank you for your response & I really appreciate you taking time out to read my ad. The other blocks in the estate are similarly priced & I don't think that…

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asker
Dec 09, 2009 8:28 am
rena
rena
11 December 2009

Should we take this option at this point ?

Should we take this option at this point ?

Hi People. Well , for anyone following or in a similar dilemma , last night we talked it all through again and decided we're crazy not to go and live in it seems we're…

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rena
Dec 11, 2009 7:24 am
'chelle
'chelle
21 December 2009

Residential Zoning

Residential Zoning

Your council will give you that sort of information, ours even has the entire planning scheme online, with maps showing the different zones included. cheers

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'chelle
Dec 21, 2009 8:21 pm
'chelle
kek
kek
14 January 2010

Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax

You definitely should get advice if you're undecided what to do with the property (or when), but all the info you need is on the ATO's website. There's even a tool you…

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kek
Jan 14, 2010 3:38 pm
kek
kaindec
kaindec
18 January 2010

Deposit question

Deposit question

Depends on which state you live in - you get .25% of the purchase price if the vendor pulls out during the cooling off period. Unless they do this there is little to no…

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kaindec
Jan 18, 2010 8:38 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 February 2010

So cranky with a sales rep

So cranky with a sales rep

Bummer... Just remember you can always negotiate the sale fee... ...but only before it goes ahead

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onc_artisan
Feb 07, 2010 1:30 am
onc_artisan
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
7 February 2010

property managers

property managers

Hi Cammy We had a agent when we first bought our place. Got rid of the agent that worked for the real estate…

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lynnebin1968
Feb 07, 2010 10:49 pm
lynnebin1968
photogirl
photogirl
19 February 2010

Inspection of established home.

Inspection of established home.

If I'm not too late to add something, not only checking for things that should be there but also for those that shouldn't. My sister ended up in an argument over a car in…

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photogirl
Feb 19, 2010 9:16 am
AussieDutchie
AussieDutchie
19 February 2010

Cameron Park, North Lakes Estate, Section 22A

Cameron Park, North Lakes Estate, Section 22A

Thank you... Just came back from picking the bricks.. roof tiles and wet area tiles.. suppose it won't be long now until we move in LOL...

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AussieDutchie
Feb 19, 2010 7:07 pm
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
1 March 2010

land settlement extension

land settlement extension

Hi guys, We've just received approval from Stockland to extend our land settlement by 1 month. Has anyone ever needed to request a second extention for land settlement,…

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aLLaNNa1
Mar 01, 2010 1:12 pm
peter1
peter1
8 March 2010

Buying a soon to complete property

Buying a soon to complete property

Hello all, I'm looking at property that's few weeks from completion, I'm concerned that they may install lower quality appliances if I proceed with the deal now. The…

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peter1
Mar 08, 2010 9:31 pm
travelbug
travelbug
9 March 2010

Auctioneers, can they do anything they want?

Auctioneers, can they do anything they want?

Each auctioneer is different and it pays to know their teqniques. Some say going once, twice, three times then wait for EVER. Others say going once, twice, three times…

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travelbug
Mar 09, 2010 9:57 pm
Michelle
Michelle
12 March 2010

Who’s done an R/E course????

Who’s done an R/E course????
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Thank you sooo much dilla!! :D It’s a bit exciting, whole new direction in my life……again! :D Looks like there’s no email replies to posts at the…

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Michelle
Mar 12, 2010 5:56 am
Michelle
Cooped07
Cooped07
14 March 2010

SOLD!!

SOLD!!

OPEN FOR INSPECTION TODAY, 14th March @ 11:45am

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Cooped07
Mar 14, 2010 9:26 am
Cooped07
jagguy
jagguy
18 March 2010

Building Inspections

Building Inspections

Hi, I had a building inspection on a property I just bought. The unit came up well but I need to remove 2 tree stumps as they could attact termites I am told. I am in…

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jagguy
Mar 18, 2010 7:29 pm
Mrs B
Mrs B
19 March 2010

Where to get best advice?

Where to get best advice?

Hi Mrs P Best forum for property investing in Australia IMHO http://www.somersoft.com.au You will find a wealth of…

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Mrs B
Mar 19, 2010 4:27 pm
Mrs B
aware
aware
19 March 2010

Does anyone buy renovate and sell for a living

Does anyone buy renovate and sell for a living

ha! Ive done it professionally, and its hard to make good money from renovating. the money is in developing , but that requires a lot fo capital, out of most peoples…

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aware
Mar 19, 2010 10:36 pm
aware
aware
19 March 2010

What to offer when it says "price guide above $..."?

What to offer when it says "price guide above $..."?

Dont come to Qld. they way things are done in other states, makes Qld look like the wild west when it comes to property deals! the whole system needs a boot up the ar5e,…

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aware
Mar 19, 2010 10:47 pm
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aware
Mar 19, 2010 11:03 pm
aware
aware
20 March 2010

Dream is turning into a nightmare..

Dream is turning into a nightmare..

there nothing to worry about with public housing tenants I guess, but we all know the stigma and why. IT may not lower the value of your home, but people, like myself,…

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aware
Mar 20, 2010 6:05 pm
aware
aware
20 March 2010

Agents interest

Agents interest

err, once bitten,…

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aware
Mar 20, 2010 8:13 pm
Helyn
Helyn
20 March 2010

Exclusive Sale of Rights

Exclusive Sale of Rights

All sales people want to sell you something, Well, duh, of course ::dizzy:: - no secrets there, obviously a real estate agency is a business ::study::

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Helyn
Mar 20, 2010 8:29 pm
Helyn
kek
kek
21 March 2010

who does their own property selling and conveyancing?

who does their own property selling and conveyancing?

For rental bonds, it used to be possible to set up a bank account on which both landlord and tenant are required to sign to…

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kek
Mar 21, 2010 2:06 pm
kek
johnvergara77
johnvergara77
24 March 2010

Can i sack a Real estate Agency?

Can i sack a Real estate Agency?

Hi Andymac, I hope by now you have received resolution on your issue. If not, sacking a real estate agent requires you to put in a 30 day notice after the initial…

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johnvergara77
Mar 24, 2010 10:28 am
johnvergara77
travelbug
travelbug
26 March 2010

Capitol gains

Capitol gains

OK as I said- if you are not buying a new PPOR it doesn't matter BUT if you are buying another PPOR you will pay CGT. "My question is : How is the profit calculated? Is…

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travelbug
Mar 26, 2010 4:57 pm
johnvergara77
johnvergara77
27 March 2010

no settlement date on contract

no settlement date on contract

Hi Harlen, Who is doing the conveyancing on your behalf? Also there should be a real estate agent hot to trot to follow up on settlement! I suggest getting onto your…

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johnvergara77
Mar 27, 2010 7:44 am
johnvergara77
mishb
mishb
2 April 2010

short term rentals??

short term rentals??

We had this problem last year, the gap ended up just under 4 weeks. We found an apartment rental in St Kilda on Stayz. and treated it like a long holiday.

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mishb
Apr 02, 2010 10:16 pm
kek
kek
15 April 2010

Yet another FHO confused – 14*32 (448m2) for $310 vs 16*32

Yet another FHO confused – 14*32 (448m2) for $310 vs 16*32

Good advice, Mozzie.... we have a large single storey on a block that's large for the area, with not a lot of yard left, and it suits us perfectly. The only thing that…

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kek
Apr 15, 2010 7:59 am
kek
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
16 April 2010

Need advice

Need advice

Sorry i have to disagree a little, prices are not always on the rise. Historically over the long term real estate prices have risen like everything else but property also…

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BeatrixKiddo
Apr 16, 2010 3:27 pm

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