Thanks for the replies.
You’re right, Leila. Although no cross words have been exchanged, there is a moody silence between us. He is a 6’2″ (wide and tall), intimidating, butt-crack-revealing dimwit. This is not just my experience but also that of the two previous owners of my house dating back to 1985.
Not only has he managed to breed (three…[Read more]
… you’ve just finished a 10 hour day at work, taken your son and his friends to yet another sports activity, the meat for dinner is still in the freezer and you’re only half way through the uni assignment that is due tomorrow.
The one vice left in your life is that cigarette you have with a cup of tea when you get home before you get tea on,…[Read more]
… this post got me thinking about what we used to do as children to prepare for xmas (other than shopping). Whatever happened to paper chains? My sisters and I used to make these go for miles. And, what about the snowflakes you used to make by folding paper several times over, nicking out little bits with scissors (under parental…[Read more]
Welcome to the PI forum!
I’ve had a two bedroom unit in Stuart Park as an investment property since 1998 (nearly 7 years). Prior to leaving Darwin I lived in Darwin, Stuart Park and Parap.
Any knowledge I can offer is only through experience. As far as the state of the market, I can only share my observations. There has been very…[Read more]
I’m in pretty much the same boat as you. I’ve estimated that $50,000 will get me the extension that I want which includes living space, kitchen and a face-lift for the bathroom.
In addition to your detail though, I have about $150,000 in equity on the house and am positive that the $50,000 spent could simply be added to the sale…[Read more]
Good Luck [angry2]
I’m onto my third property manager in Darwin – signed last week. (No results yet in finding a tenant or even communication about efforts they are making). They seem to be the most expensive (ie. 10.5% & 1.5 wks rent up front) but going by the last two I’m hoping it’s worth it.
I don’t know if I can mention by name the two…[Read more]
Your game, Matt.
With the current tenant & PM troubles I’m having with my existing IP I don’t know if I could bring myself to invest in either Rokeby or Risdon Vale or surrounding suburbs.
I certainly can’t afford to invest in New Town again – as much as I’d like to. There are still a couple of affordable properties in Goodwood and Moonah…[Read more]
Just down the road, Matt!!
With four little kiddies already you could just about open your own school soon!
I’ve only got one IP too (and PPOR) but study the Real Estate guide religiously amongst other things. Always on the lookout but equally disheartened knowing how cheap places were just a couple of years ago. Hindsight *sigh*…
ps. Was…[Read more]
Your dropping your own son off at school reminded me of a morning we were running late for work and school. Normally I drop him off half way so as long as no-one’s watching I still get a kiss on the cheek goodbye.
This particular morning, to avoid being late to class I took him right up to the front door. Kids everywhere (all boys…[Read more]
My reference to “now we’re going gay” was about the developing conversation between WallFlower and MA. If my post could be interpreted by anyone as offensive I apologise. I simply mentioned it as another term used to generalise groups of people.
My giant baby is 14 (last Saturday). With a bit of struggling he still let’s his old…[Read more]
OK… I can’t help it.
I am a single mother (14 year veteran – times are interesting [blink]). I also drink, smoke, eat, pay bills, work, have a car, etc, and got a $600 bonus the other day. Back to the original question by diclem – this money is going towards two new tyres for my car (had a blow-out on Saturday) and two tons of wood to get us…[Read more]
Just signed up a new PM in Darwin.
10.5% and 1.5 weeks rent !!!
The dramas experienced with other PM’s recently in Darwin has made me desperate[crying]. If this mob actually ‘manage’ my IP I’m willing to pay.
[sick3] – this is me.
It’s Friday afternoon, I’ve just been volunteered to finish a job that will take about another TEN HOURS to do, I have a headache (yes, yes… self-inflicted)… need I go on.
I just wish the boss could see the green in me…
Maybe I’ll tell him it’s contagious…
… and can be fatal … and ‘bits’ drop off before you…[Read more]
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