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mishb
mishb
3 December 2015

Buying vacant land in country Victoria

Buying vacant land in country Victoria

You aren't guaranteed a building permit, especially if your land is zoned rural agricultural, so be very careful if your intention is to build a house. Someone warned us…

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mishb
Dec 03, 2015 8:35 pm
guedowar
guedowar
19 November 2015

Anyone sell their own property (no agent)?

Anyone sell their own property (no agent)?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I would suggest selling your own property without having to undergo to an agent and thereby avoid steep and sometimes hidden agent fees. One good online site is…

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guedowar
Nov 19, 2015 1:39 pm
YContainer
YContainer
18 November 2015

Chongqing Yuke Housing Tech Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Yuke Housing Tech Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Yuke Housing Tech Co., Ltd. as one of the branch factory established in 2014 here in Chongqing specialized in Steel Structure, Prefab Container House, Light…

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YContainer
Nov 18, 2015 5:41 pm
qebtel
qebtel
16 November 2015

Best way to get an offer

Best way to get an offer

Sold for $346,600 on 18-Aug-15 (10 weeks after the first post was made). We originally had the house listed at "Buyers Over $345,000" although this has…

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qebtel
Nov 16, 2015 11:37 am
rupert.brooke
rupert.brooke
6 November 2015

Is posting links to useful websites considered spam here?

Is posting links to useful websites considered spam here?

Is asking for or posting a link to a useful external resource considered a breach of forum rules here? There are so many warnings that it almost scares me off! I'm a…

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rupert.brooke
Nov 06, 2015 8:41 pm
rupert.brooke
Tina123
Tina123
27 October 2015

New Bella vista school and Matthew Pearce catchment

New Bella vista school and Matthew Pearce catchment

Hi, with the announcement of the new public school in Bella Vista there is a real possibility that current houses in the Matthew Pearce catchment would moved to another…

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Tina123
Oct 27, 2015 9:30 pm
travelbug
travelbug
14 October 2015

Waiting, waiting, waiting

Waiting, waiting, waiting

Where can I find a house that's too cheap? Sounds like the perfect opportunity to buy something cheap and renovate to your dream home (and save yourself some $$ in the…

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travelbug
Oct 14, 2015 5:01 pm
travelbug
travelbug
14 October 2015

Auctions...how to deal with them?

Auctions...how to deal with them?

For a start you wouldn't pay for a pest and building on a property without looking at the contract. You and your solicitor should read the contract. You can sometimes even…

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travelbug
Oct 14, 2015 4:55 pm
Slab Heave Recipient
Slab Heave Recipient
1 September 2015

Need advice on a foundation issue for a 6 year old house

Need advice on a foundation issue for a 6 year old house

I would be more concerned at the authenticity of the qualifications of the author of the report. In the many excessive reports that have been performed on my house, I have…

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Slab Heave Recipient
Sep 01, 2015 12:55 am
Claire01
Claire01
22 August 2015

How much to Offer

How much to Offer

Thanks Qebtel! We put in an offer which was of course not accepted. However it allows us to now get a proper valuation done. I'm still hopeful, we'd love this land.…

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Claire01
Aug 22, 2015 10:03 am
stevie_sloth
stevie_sloth
9 August 2015

Public trustee auction...potential issues?

Public trustee auction...potential issues?

Thank you. I just started another thread about how to get a copy of the contract prior to auction in order that a solicitor can review it when the agent is only required…

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stevie_sloth
Aug 09, 2015 1:57 pm
qebtel
qebtel
3 August 2015

When does an investment property actually earn anything?

When does an investment property actually earn anything?

After property management fees, landlord insurance, body corporate ($88 p/w), council rates, water rates and electricity costs, how exactly…

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qebtel
Aug 03, 2015 2:13 pm
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wood bang
Jul 29, 2015 11:16 am
wood bang
Claire01
Claire01
22 July 2015

Hello, Buy and Build on 2 acres

Hello, Buy and Build on 2 acres

Thanks Leksie, we're way under that $ so should be safe.

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Claire01
Jul 22, 2015 12:02 pm
chatto
chatto
11 July 2015

Questions about Cairns City and Suburbs- anyone live there?

Questions about Cairns City and Suburbs- anyone live there?

hey rob what do you think of the Aquis Resort they are looking to build at yorkeys knob? Do you think it will end up going ahead?

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chatto
Jul 11, 2015 11:17 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 June 2015

Real Estate Dilemma - opinions please

Real Estate Dilemma - opinions please

Then these things are extra factors for you to consider that all become part of your equation. And its not a gamble…

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qebtel
Jun 23, 2015 1:04 pm
travelbug
travelbug
20 June 2015

Land tax on dual occupancy

Land tax on dual occupancy

I assume you are living in it now so getting the land tax exemption due to it being your PPOR. As you are still living there I'd assume nothing would change. As the…

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travelbug
Jun 20, 2015 12:14 pm
qebtel
qebtel
25 May 2015

Confusion of Building permits.

Confusion of Building permits.

I now have this property which may or may not have an illegal bungalow on it/ converted garage with plastered walls and ceiling, plumbed and…

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qebtel
May 25, 2015 7:32 pm
Grakat
Grakat
13 May 2015

Marsden Park or Greenway Which suburb has more potential?

Marsden Park or Greenway Which suburb has more potential?

FYI your council would be Blacktown. There is a lot of work going on in that area. There is already a train station at Riverstone that has been recently constructed. The…

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Grakat
May 13, 2015 11:28 am
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blue_destiny
May 03, 2015 5:31 pm
kikihome
kikihome
2 May 2015

Canungra Rise, Gold Coast QLD

Canungra Rise, Gold Coast QLD

Is anyone out there considering buying off the plan at new Canungra Rise development thats about to begin on Finch Road, Canungra (Gold Coast QLD)?? I am looking at land…

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kikihome
May 02, 2015 5:44 pm
kikihome
questionable
questionable
3 April 2015

What do i need to do when I buy land?

What do i need to do when I buy land?

1) when do i need to get my finances sorted? like speak to the mortgage department in a bank. Its better to speak to your bank as early as possible. We spoke to our bank…

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questionable
Apr 03, 2015 12:44 pm
travelbug
travelbug
9 March 2015

Buyers Agent

Buyers Agent

$10,000 too expensive. Really??? You just said a house went for $50,000 less than you would have paid. So if you paid a buyers agent and they got that one for you, you…

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travelbug
Mar 09, 2015 9:33 pm
qebtel
qebtel
27 February 2015

Land to be develop for residential purpose

Land to be develop for residential purpose

I wouldn't think someone without development experience would start with such a big development. Do you know how to do a feasibility…

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qebtel
Feb 27, 2015 11:16 am
qebtel
qebtel
13 February 2015

Taking a propety off the market

Taking a propety off the market

You are then under no obligation at…

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qebtel
Feb 13, 2015 12:35 pm
muscake
muscake
9 February 2015

New to Bacchus Marsh

New to Bacchus Marsh

Hi meowsy. We have just put our house on the market in Wyndham vale and are looking for a block in bacchus marsh to build on. Our eldest son has just started school at…

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muscake
Feb 09, 2015 1:36 pm
jacs
jacs
4 February 2015

Rental agent recommendations - North Brisbane

Rental agent recommendations - North Brisbane

Hi, Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good rental agent that handles the Rothwell/North Lakes area? Cheers.

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jacs
Feb 04, 2015 1:36 pm
qebtel
qebtel
26 January 2015

Advice on selling with incomplete garden

Advice on selling with incomplete garden

Assuming you're selling a low to mid level home for a fair asking price, it is not going to matter. You said yourself it is a small area, so as long as the whole house …

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qebtel
Jan 26, 2015 1:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
21 January 2015

Land sales list?

Land sales list?

+1 Especially the Home Magazine in the Herald Sun

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bashworth
Jan 21, 2015 9:35 pm
bashworth
surfprado
surfprado
3 January 2015

Big Dilemma -Old house close to CBD or New in outer suburbs

Big Dilemma -Old house close to CBD or New in outer suburbs

+1 Be careful of buying in outer suburbs as there will generally be one main arterial road into the city. Be it a week day or weekend, travel…

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surfprado
Jan 03, 2015 10:50 pm
surfprado
askanaan
askanaan
25 December 2014

Conveyancing Cost Less than search costs

Conveyancing Cost Less than search costs

u can eliminate a lot of the searches if you live in a residential area urban, but you have to employ common sense. Clearly some locations are not…

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askanaan
Dec 25, 2014 4:41 pm
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
8 December 2014

Determine value?

Determine value?

Valuation is an imprecise art, it depends on the quality and volume of research and the available data. In a rapid market (like sydney at the moment) the data they're…

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becjarrettdalton
Dec 08, 2014 3:09 pm
becjarrettdalton
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
20 November 2014

Vendo passed away before settlement - advice appreciated

Vendo passed away before settlement - advice appreciated

Once probate is granted the executor of the Estate will be legally empowered to sell the house. Hopefully the person had a valid will and did not die intestate. And the…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 20, 2014 12:21 am
qebtel
qebtel
12 November 2014

Good and bad Real Estate Agents in Melton?

Good and bad Real Estate Agents in Melton?

You will be up against it to find a good one. Whomever you engage, if you do not proactively manage the agent, particulalry with inspections (which I suggest you attend…

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qebtel
Nov 12, 2014 12:37 pm
Always Scheming
Always Scheming
4 November 2014

Opinions appreciated - silent real estate agent?

Opinions appreciated - silent real estate agent?

We have had similar experiences, although the agent has acknowledged the offer but once he takes it to the owners we never get an answer, the agent will tell us the owner…

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Always Scheming
Nov 04, 2014 8:22 am
qebtel
qebtel
29 October 2014

Affect on Property Value by Bushland

Affect on Property Value by Bushland

Bushland is usually a value add because of screening and privacy, but - if it is a bushfire prone area, or the local widlife are noisy (ie if huge flock of cockatoos live…

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qebtel
Oct 29, 2014 10:36 am
JB1
JB1
14 October 2014

Is this true about single storey homes?

Is this true about single storey homes?

Of course they will have less resale value as they cost less to build. But I think they will increase in value at the same rate / % as your double storey house next door

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JB1
Oct 14, 2014 6:57 pm
qebtel
qebtel
26 September 2014

DOMAIN to take on realestate.com in Queensland

DOMAIN to take on realestate.com in Queensland

Its well known to me that Realestate.com.au (R.C.A) is reviled by nearly all the agents in Qld that I have dealt with, mostly for its huge fees. I would love to know how…

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qebtel
Sep 26, 2014 12:18 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
25 September 2014

Is this considered Baiting and legal

Is this considered Baiting and legal

Years back when I was sniffing around the REA would advertise with the "+" or a range. The way it was explained to me was that buyers looking in that range or level…

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AussieMark
Sep 25, 2014 9:59 am
plc
plc
29 August 2014

First Home / Land buyer questions

First Home / Land buyer questions

Hi All I am a new land buyer and just after a bit of advice. Firstly what is the process from start to finish; is there a guide anywhere ?? I…

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plc
Aug 29, 2014 12:46 pm
travelbug
travelbug
24 August 2014

Seeking some advice as a single homeowner

Seeking some advice as a single homeowner

You have the equity term correct. Equity is the value of the house minus what you owe on it. But unfortunately this is not the amount you can borrow. Using an 80% borrow…

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travelbug
Aug 24, 2014 10:39 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
21 August 2014

Renting out primary residence as holiday house

Renting out primary residence as holiday house

+1 on good accountant as you will need depreciation schedules which the part of the year that it is rented would be claimed. I think it has the potential to be messy.…

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AussieMark
Aug 21, 2014 6:27 pm
qebtel
qebtel
15 August 2014

advertising strategies

advertising strategies

Agree with all the sentiments expressed so far. Setting advertised price below the reserve is a std RE practice that gets more punters in. With more hopefuls bidding,…

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qebtel
Aug 15, 2014 1:55 pm
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 4:48 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 2:04 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 10:16 am
qebtel
qebtel
5 August 2014

buying privately

buying privately

Well I have given you the answer above. You will reduce you choice enormously by refusing to deal with seller's agents. But good luck with it. Just another caution. do…

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qebtel
Aug 05, 2014 9:50 pm
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 8:46 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 8:13 pm
hachy


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