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Vulcan_rich
20 April
Land registration - time frame Land registration - time frame

Hi, our land has just registered at the end of Mar. We were told feb/mar 2017 when we put a deposit down for a block of land in Leppington. Our developer was the Cornish…

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Vulcan_rich
Apr 20, 2017 1:45 pm
RayKay
25 March
'Safe' Or 'Trendy'?'Safe' Or 'Trendy'?

My preference when I am going to be selling is neutrals; however, if you are going to go with a color gray is a better choice since it still gives lots of options. …

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RayKay
Mar 25, 2017 3:24 pm
Brazen
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21 March
Increasing value & Securing your property with a Granny FlatIncreasing value & Securing your property with a Granny Flat

Hi Cameron, You are absolutely correct. Both for increasing the property value or helping on a mortgage, utilizing some "dead space" at the rear of the yard or converting…

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Brazen
Mar 21, 2017 11:57 am
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buildX
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1 March
Using solar panel for roofing?Using solar panel for roofing?

Thanks Lou. Big help! We will look into that. Cheers! buildX

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buildX
Mar 01, 2017 5:00 pm
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Gravy
11 February
Combining Bathroom and Laundry?Combining Bathroom and Laundry?

My only concern with combining them would be if it is the only bathroom in the house. If it is then I think it could create some challenges; however, if there is another…

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Gravy
Feb 11, 2017 9:36 pm
Berek
7 February
No of rooms affecting house value ?No of rooms affecting house value ?

I agree with the poster above that you should talk to your builder but ultimately you are the one going to be living in it for quite awhile so make it comfortable for you…

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Berek
Feb 07, 2017 7:25 pm
What can't you live without in your home?What can't you live without in your home?
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I think you may want to ask a man's opinion when it comes to the garage - especially if you want him to do some fix up stuff for the house. He may need a store room of…

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CameronRobertson
Feb 07, 2017 2:00 pm
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Home value increase after rendering and landscapingHome value increase after rendering and landscaping

I also think that you should ask a property agent on their views. However, at the end of the day, a better looking property would definitely attract buyers. Just be…

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CameronRobertson
Feb 07, 2017 1:38 pm
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sheljones
14 December 2016
Priority for increasing home valuePriority for increasing home value

Paintinginterior walls, skirtings and other surfaces in the home will help these areas hold up under normal wear and tear, and can protect walls from the…

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sheljones
Dec 14, 2016 4:13 pm
bashworth
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6 September 2016
Do you know of any other forums re: property developmentDo you know of any other forums re: property development

The Somersoft forum no longer operates although you can still see old posts. many of the Somersoft members now use the 'Property Chat Forum'

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bashworth
Sep 06, 2016 8:41 pm
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helenn82
19 August 2016
Battens under a cottageBattens under a cottage

We have a four bedroom workers cottage that was never closed off underneath. Is it worth the time and money building battens under the house? We did battens under the…

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helenn82
Aug 19, 2016 1:09 pm
Althom
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17 February 2016
replace roofreplace roof

So what's your spam got to do with the topic under discussion?

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Althom
Feb 17, 2016 6:15 pm
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Justalittlebithippy
27 January 2016
Toxic ColorToxic Color

The other option is your friend could be talking about low or no VOC paint, which stands for volatile organic compounds, which for a lack of a better term could be…

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Justalittlebithippy
Jan 27, 2016 8:30 pm
xxagray79xx
17 December 2015
Water Tanks & HSTPWater Tanks & HSTP

Hey guys I'm building myself I found taylex to b behind the times in hstp i learnt I have to to go out to my hstp when the air or the pump stops to mute the buzzer I am…

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xxagray79xx
Dec 17, 2015 6:45 pm

Looks good! Retaining wall, if its rotted you could use treated pine again and dress it up by cladding it with decking boards. e.g similar to…

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macca02
Nov 28, 2015 9:28 pm
H+Aarebuilding
26 November 2015
Wood floors for the bedroomsWood floors for the bedrooms
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We are renovating our house and I'm making sure there is not an attached piece of carpet in sight! We do however live on the north coast of…

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H+Aarebuilding
Nov 26, 2015 10:23 am
dkidston
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19 November 2015
Fourth bedroom, or 3 bed + flexible bed/living?Fourth bedroom, or 3 bed + flexible bed/living?

I would go with bpratt thinking. Who are you designing this for, you or some future theoretical buyer. Who do you see your self living in it? HACK architecture

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dkidston
Nov 19, 2015 10:02 pm
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1st-timers
7 October 2015
Does Size Matter?Does Size Matter?

If you are planning on selling it just one year after you build it you will never get a return on your investment wrt landscaping or top end…

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1st-timers
Oct 07, 2015 8:20 pm
ebinmoothedam
4 August 2015
Can I change the lenderCan I change the lender

We just signed up with Westpack for the land. We went through a broker. We are borrowing $207K and interest rate is 4.78% - The package we have chosen is Rocket Repayment.…

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ebinmoothedam
Aug 04, 2015 11:51 pm
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JoshuaPierce
Jun 05, 2015 8:20 pm
lizzieboocee
23 May 2015
Which stage should we complete first?Which stage should we complete first?

Thank you @travelbug and @oliver1. We have decided to complete no. 1 first. Ensuite & front yard/retaining wall. The ensuite is an extension into the unusable side of the…

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lizzieboocee
May 23, 2015 11:51 am
ChrisE
14 April 2015
Raise cottage and build unit beneathRaise cottage and build unit beneath

House moving has a long and distinguished history in the states, and its morphed into house lifting in the urban San Francisco Bay Area where I live. Here the firms who…

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ChrisE
Apr 14, 2015 1:24 am
MarkSindone
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15 January 2015
Glass balcony to facade adds value?Glass balcony to facade adds value?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder my friend and whether it increases the value of your property really depends on who is looking on buying your house and whether or not…

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MarkSindone
Jan 15, 2015 12:57 pm
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strawlizzy
20 July 2014
Is there any hope for the facade of this house?Is there any hope for the facade of this house?

It needs a proper entrance. Even an arbour spanning that front path would help. Nice gardens to take the focus off the house. I'd keep any additions modern (square, shape,…

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strawlizzy
Jul 20, 2014 1:23 pm
BJ88
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8 June 2014
Connecting to the NBN networkConnecting to the NBN network

Ask your builder to state what the price includes, e.g is it just to bring the provisions for NBN to your home e.g running fibre cable to your house and installing the NBN…

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BJ88
Jun 08, 2014 5:22 pm
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Marmalade
5 March 2014
basics of increasing home valuebasics of increasing home value
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

in the process of doing this right now (70's 3br hardiplank, external double garage and inground pool) The ones that have made a huge difference with not much…

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Marmalade
Mar 05, 2014 10:44 am
JazzyJess
9 January 2014
LED DownlightsLED Downlights
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On this forum, people can voice their opinion, whether it be 3 hr3, 3 days or even 3 months. I didn't know their was an "expiry date" to…

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JazzyJess
Jan 09, 2014 10:10 pm
bpratt
28 December 2013
20 or 25mm water meter pipe20 or 25mm water meter pipe

Just check the ongoing rates for the difference between the two are. In the Logan City Council area in Qld, the base meter fee for 25mm is 1.5 times 20mm meter…

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bpratt
Dec 28, 2013 1:26 pm
simbot82
3 September 2013
Some to render our property in Lesmurdie (existing)Some to render our property in Lesmurdie (existing)

Hey All, Looking for some recommendations on someone to render our property in Lesmurdie. Sadly it isn't just brick, but brick with what I can only describe as an ugly…

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simbot82
Sep 03, 2013 11:10 am
mynameisjonas
20 June 2013
Does adding downlights to a 70's home add value?Does adding downlights to a 70's home add value?

I would spend the money. They will look much better and $1200 is not a lot of money to spend on lights before you sell. We put new carpet in at $2000, new lights in at…

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mynameisjonas
Jun 20, 2013 8:49 am
daveandally1
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28 January 2013
Wood flooring in kitchenWood flooring in kitchen
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We have Inovar laminate flooring in our house, all the way through including the kitchen - no issues. I've dropped things & spilled liquids quite a lot in the last few…

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daveandally1
Jan 28, 2013 12:58 am
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sohandy
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22 January 2013
Pergola Builder..Pergola Builder..

Just a little advice regarding pergola builders......Make sure they are registered practitioners and get a permit. As a draftsman, I get…

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sohandy
Jan 22, 2013 10:01 am
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MrsT12
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11 January 2013
Help RE painting before selling.Help RE painting before selling.

Thanks guys! I haven't got sample pots yet (coz I haven't got walls yet lol!) so will try out the 1/4 strength as well. We have loads of natural light so that won't be an issue :)

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MrsT12
Jan 11, 2013 1:21 pm
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PAB_34
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5 November 2012
Renovation to increase valueRenovation to increase value

Plan ‘A’ has some major flaws. 1) A 2.1m ceiling for your living areas. Nothing makes a space feel more closed in than a low ceil. 2) You currently have two living…

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PAB_34
Nov 05, 2012 10:50 pm
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stockt12
22 October 2012
Rendering - worth it? Plus Perth recommendations PlsRendering - worth it? Plus Perth recommendations Pls

i am also in perth...chasing someone to render a white front of a mid 90's house. all contacts appreciated

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stockt12
Oct 21, 2012 11:20 pm
Rae01
6 September 2012
Adding internal stairs to a highestAdding internal stairs to a highest

For myself, internal stairs are a real plus when purchasing a home but if you are looking to sell does the house require other work? The new owners may want to renovate…

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Rae01
Sep 06, 2012 9:25 pm
Angel D
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28 February 2012
Floating floors in bedroomsFloating floors in bedrooms

Even though I like floating floors, I definitely prefer carpet in the bedrooms. When I first get out of bed and put my feet on the ground, I like to feel the soft carpet…

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Angel D
Feb 28, 2012 10:19 pm
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Moonahgirl
5 December 2011
Considering new floor plan - advice pleaseConsidering new floor plan - advice please

Thanks Travelbug - the changes would primarily be for me I just don't want to lose the money on it when I finally come to sell or lease out.

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Moonahgirl
Dec 05, 2011 10:39 am
sienna81
16 November 2011
Renovating a bungalowRenovating a bungalow

Bungalows always seem to be in hot demand here in Adelaide (not sure if Perth is the same)- everyone loves them because they can do them up in a classic/ character home…

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sienna81
Nov 16, 2011 1:50 pm
sienna81
15 November 2011
Help what can I do to add value to 1012sqm with houseHelp what can I do to add value to 1012sqm with house

have you had a land evaluation? There might be investors out there looking still. I would not do more than lawn and paint.

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sienna81
Nov 15, 2011 4:43 pm
Laila
27 October 2011
Would Automatic Garage Doors add improvement?Would Automatic Garage Doors add improvement?

Agree with others, it won't really effect the value of the property and it is something the next person who comes along can easily do.

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Laila
Oct 27, 2011 10:33 am
Laila
27 October 2011
Are we doing too much?Are we doing too much?

It is hard to tell without the value of the house. I think there is a percentage of your home value that is suggested to spend on your renovations before you are…

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Laila
Oct 27, 2011 10:25 am
Laila
25 October 2011
ensuite: how much added value?ensuite: how much added value?

I don't think my husband and I could ever go back after living with 2 bathrooms! We live in a 2 bedroom semi (just us 2!) and I mainly use the ensuite and he uses the…

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Laila
Oct 25, 2011 10:42 am
Mel&Em
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25 September 2011
Bricked in Pizza oven and BBQ`Bricked in Pizza oven and BBQ`

with regard to the pizza oven, be careful as normal house bricks will explode. You need solid bricks, not ones with the holes. What happens is the air inside the holes…

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Mel&Em
Sep 25, 2011 11:43 am
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Lex
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16 September 2011
Waste and water treatment plant problem, any adviceWaste and water treatment plant problem, any advice

Oh, it's a septic tank! :shock: :lol: Anyway ... "The subsidence has occured because the unit wasn't backfilled on one side, waiting for the plumber to fix to the house and rain…

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Lex
Sep 16, 2011 9:26 pm
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xanthrope
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15 August 2011
Solar to a rental property?Solar to a rental property?

See if you can depreciate it over a certain fixed term. At least then, you could get something back in terms of tex returns - hopefully this return would augment the extr…

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xanthrope
Aug 15, 2011 4:46 pm
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xanthrope
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15 August 2011
Ceiling fans ... will it increase/decrease home value?Ceiling fans ... will it increase/decrease home value?
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I am building a new house and have put A/C as well as fans. As stated earlier on in this thread - a fan bridges the gap between requiring the A/C turned on and having some…

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xanthrope
Aug 15, 2011 4:24 pm
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KevinG78
19 July 2011
built in wardrobebuilt in wardrobe

I agree with sub

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KevinG78
Jul 19, 2011 1:36 pm
Helyn
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9 May 2011
Could building a single garage be a big mistake?Could building a single garage be a big mistake?

A single garage as part of the house with an external double lock-up garage/shed in the back yard is pretty much the norm in our neighbourhood (but might…

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Helyn
May 09, 2011 9:02 pm
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veseli
23 April 2011
Valuers work sheet / Book pricesValuers work sheet / Book prices

Hi to all of you. My wife is a valuer, they use www.rpdata.com.au to find comparable sales, and than look at the differences between the houses, every improvement adds…

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veseli
Apr 23, 2011 6:59 pm



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