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CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
4 September

Increasing value & Securing your property with a Granny Flat

Increasing value & Securing your property with a Granny Flat

I think that it's also important to make sure that you're following your council rules and regulations too though. I've heard recently that you can't just go about…

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CameronRobertson
Sep 04, 2017 4:48 pm
CameronRobertson

'Safe' Or 'Trendy'?

'Safe' Or 'Trendy'?

You can answer your question with your own point of view. Since you are going to be a buyer too after selling your house, what are the features of a house that would…

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CameronRobertson
May 16, 2017 5:41 pm
CameronRobertson
Vulcan_rich
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 2:45 pm
buildX
buildX
1 March

Using solar panel for roofing?

Using solar panel for roofing?

As electricity costs is ever so increasing, solar panels are still cost effective and ensure return on…

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buildX
Mar 01, 2017 6:00 pm
buildX
Gravy
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 10:36 pm
Gravy
Berek
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 8:25 pm

What can't you live without in your home?

What can't you live without in your home?
1, 2

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 3:00 pm
CameronRobertson

Home value increase after rendering and landscaping

Home 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 2:38 pm
CameronRobertson
bashworth
bashworth
6 September 2016

Do you know of any other forums re: property development

Do 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 9:41 pm
bashworth
helenn82
helenn82
19 August 2016

Battens under a cottage

Battens 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 2:09 pm
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NancyM
Jun 22, 2016 7:00 pm
NancyM
Althom
Althom
17 February 2016

replace roof

replace roof

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

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Althom
Feb 17, 2016 7:15 pm
Althom
Justalittlebithippy
Justalittlebithippy
27 January 2016

Toxic Color

Toxic 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 9:30 pm
xxagray79xx
xxagray79xx
17 December 2015

Water Tanks & HSTP

Water 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 7:45 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 10:28 pm
H+Aarebuilding
H+Aarebuilding
26 November 2015

Wood floors for the bedrooms

Wood floors for the bedrooms
1, 2

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 11:23 am
dkidston
dkidston
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 11:02 pm
dkidston
1st-timers
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 9:20 pm
ebinmoothedam
ebinmoothedam
4 August 2015

Can I change the lender

Can 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 05, 2015 12:51 am
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JoshuaPierce
Jun 05, 2015 9:20 pm
lizzieboocee
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 12:51 pm
ChrisE
ChrisE
14 April 2015

Raise cottage and build unit beneath

Raise 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 2:24 am
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
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 1:57 pm
MarkSindone
strawlizzy
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 2:23 pm
BJ88
BJ88
8 June 2014

Connecting to the NBN network

Connecting 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 6:22 pm
BJ88
Marmalade
Marmalade
5 March 2014

basics of increasing home value

basics 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 11:44 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
9 January 2014

LED Downlights

LED 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 11:10 pm
bpratt
bpratt
28 December 2013

20 or 25mm water meter pipe

20 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 2:26 pm
simbot82
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 12:10 pm
mynameisjonas
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 9:49 am
daveandally1
daveandally1
28 January 2013

Wood flooring in kitchen

Wood flooring in kitchen
1, 2

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 1:58 am
daveandally1
sohandy
sohandy
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 11:01 am
sohandy
MrsT12
MrsT12
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 2:21 pm
MrsT12
PAB_34
PAB_34
5 November 2012

Renovation to increase value

Renovation 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 11:50 pm
PAB_34
stockt12
stockt12
22 October 2012

Rendering - worth it? Plus Perth recommendations Pls

Rendering - 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 22, 2012 12:20 am
Rae01
Rae01
6 September 2012

Adding internal stairs to a highest

Adding 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 10:25 pm
Angel D
Angel D
28 February 2012

Floating floors in bedrooms

Floating 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 11:19 pm
Angel D
Moonahgirl
Moonahgirl
5 December 2011

Considering new floor plan - advice please

Considering 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 11:39 am
sienna81
sienna81
16 November 2011

Renovating a bungalow

Renovating 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 2:50 pm
sienna81
sienna81
15 November 2011

Help what can I do to add value to 1012sqm with house

Help 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 5:43 pm
Laila
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 11:33 am
Laila
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 11:25 am
Laila
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 11:42 am
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
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 12:43 pm
Mel&Em
Lex
Lex
16 September 2011

Waste and water treatment plant problem, any advice

Waste 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 10:26 pm
Lex
xanthrope
xanthrope
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 5:46 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
xanthrope
15 August 2011

Ceiling fans ... will it increase/decrease home value?

Ceiling fans ... will it increase/decrease home value?
1, 2

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 5:24 pm
xanthrope
KevinG78
KevinG78
19 July 2011

built in wardrobe

built in wardrobe

I agree with sub

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KevinG78
Jul 19, 2011 2:36 pm
Helyn
Helyn
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 10:02 pm
Helyn
veseli
veseli
23 April 2011

Valuers work sheet / Book prices

Valuers 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 7:59 pm


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