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  • attrill replied to the topic Making an offer – whats the rule of thumb? in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 1 month ago

    It's all about motivation. Find out how long the property has been for sale for and how much they paid for it. I have offered $260K on a place that was bought for $280K two years ago, but the vendors have done all the paperwork to sub divide the block and all I have to do is the sewer and electrics within the next three years and I have a free (or…[Read more]

  • attrill replied to the topic New stage will it devalue my investment. in the forum Could you get together with 15 years, 2 months ago

    Could you get together with other owners of the big blocks and petition the council to allow rezoning to a higher density?

  • attrill replied to the topic Seminar – Mark Rolton in the forum Creative Investing 15 years, 2 months ago

    Matt you have to be one of the sanest people on here. I wouldn't call myself a seminar junkie, but I will go to a free info evening and watch a free DVD and it's amazing what can be picked up for nothing.There are only so many legal ways to make money out of property in Australia and everything else is in the packaging. What I have learnt at no…[Read more]

  • attrill replied to the topic Seminar – Mark Rolton in the forum Creative Investing 15 years, 3 months ago

    I watched the DVD that came with the last issue of Wealth Creator. All very inspiring, so I responded to the website and was called the very next day by a nice chap wanting to sign me up for the Gold Coast or Sydney seminars. I told him I was in WA and he assured me that there were graduates doing million dollar deals over here. 'Great', I said,…[Read more]

  • attrill replied to the topic Seminars – a waste of time! in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 4 months ago

    I just love the free taster evening which ends with the plug for the whole course. Some of the stuff I have picked up at those have made me heaps. It's also a good chance to bump into other investors that I only see at those events, and they all provide coffee and bikkies.Go to a few of those and read as many property investing books as you can…[Read more]

  • attrill replied to the topic Rents going up…. Rates going down… in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 4 months ago

    Wasn't Scamp telling us earlier in the year to get prepared for interest rates over 10% ??

  • attrill replied to the topic Small settlement timeframe – what’s possible? in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 8 months ago

    I did 19 days once on a unit from acceptance of offer to being cleaned up and having tenants in. It can be done if you get everybody to pull their fingers out.

  • attrill replied to the topic Realestate Seminars in Perth in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 9 months ago

    Start at http://www.iaspire.com.au They are local and have all sorts of materials, mentoring programs etc.

  • attrill replied to the topic 2.3 million of property in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 9 months ago

    $900,000 in equity doesn't sound like you have been doing it all wrong. How long would it have taken you to earn that? Are any of the properties in need of refurbishment that could bring the rents up?. If the cost of holding such a portfolio is uncomfortable could you just sell one or two to make you sleep easier.?Have you thought about a LOC to…[Read more]

  • You have a few replies to this over at Somersoft.

  • attrill replied to the topic Australian Property Investor magazine – 24 month subsciption in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 9 months ago

    There you go Tony. Best offer in 2 days is $50. That's what the market is telling you it's worth at this time.

  • attrill replied to the topic Premium Finance in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 9 months ago

    I would be happier to hear that comment if I knew that Aquarius had absolutely no relationship with Premium Finance other than as satisfied customer who has not been encouraged in any way to endorse them.

  • attrill replied to the topic Unit Reno’s in the forum Value Adding 15 years, 9 months ago

    Paint $500Floating floor $1500Blinds $1000Kitchen tops $1500New appliances $1500Lights $500New sliding door and window $2000Bits and bobs $500So for $10k I did a unit reno and then had it valued at $40k more. I did it all myself, but I have found unit renos to give more return on the $$. Just remember if it is a rental keep it cheap and cheerful.

  • attrill replied to the topic Innisfail – Potential in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 9 months ago

    I worked there for a while and can tell you it's definatly wet :-)

  • attrill replied to the topic Composite Stone Benchtops in the forum Value Adding 15 years, 9 months ago

    I put Granite Transformation tops into a unit. Twice the price of laminate, but half the price of a granite top. Three years on I couldn't be happier. Still looks great and well worth the price.

  • attrill replied to the topic The truth about the Australian housing market. in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 9 months ago

    I have 2 loans fixed at 6.65% until 2009 when they will revert to the prevailing rate. In the last few years the rents have risen to a point where these properties will still be cash neutral. This is more a case of luck than astute financial planning.If we do see a big drop in values (prices), it will be as many more houses are on the market due…[Read more]

  • attrill replied to the topic Do I go guarantor for my HUSBAND – 1 yr only HELP HELP HELP in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 9 months ago

    Well done Scamp. Some of the most sensible advice I have heard in a long time.LLCW, I sympathise with your situation, I wish you well.

  • attrill replied to the topic Moving to australia and looking to invest, in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 9 months ago

    I think that what you will find when you move to WA is that lots of the guys working out at the mines already have investment properties and they will be happy to share their experiences with you. Also there are always free seminars coming up. These are usually held over one evening and are often just a taster for a more expensive course. Ho…[Read more]

  • attrill replied to the topic Apartments leased to hotel groups in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 10 months ago

    i had one for a few years as at the time I was away a lot and the "hands off" approach suited my style. They can be restricting as the rent is controlled and there is no way you can nip in and do a quick renovation. I sold it for not much more than I bought it for and put the money into a unit that I renovated for a nice capital gain as I was…[Read more]

  • attrill replied to the topic Chan and Naylor accountants in the forum General Property 15 years, 11 months ago

    I paid to see Ed Chan and Micheal Yardney at a seminar last year. I paid $75 for it and also bought books by Ed and Micheal, costing another $50.The new ideas and perspectives I gained would have netted me $100K so far, which is a pretty good return on investment. I have no issue in paying for advice as at the end of the day it is up to me whether…[Read more]

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