I am thinking due to petrol prices etc and the yes the housing market has slowed, but the fact is there are still some crazy prices being fetched for some properties.. I am thinking a rate rise is imminent….. it will be interesting to see…
[1. “All listings from spring were sold out in Nov and Dec”.
2. “There is low supply, strong demand and prices are going up. Buyers are paying the full asking price and sometimes in excess of this”.
3. ‘Right now is a great time to be selling, especially with the buyer floodgates opening after the holiday period.”
4. “This time last year there…[Read more]
Research will find you the deals, but dont rely on one source, such as the internet… get out there and network!
When renovating remember time is money, so be organised before hand, and always have a contingency fund!!
An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold
I dont know if there are different types of stainless steel… but our coffee maker is stainless steel and I used a ‘spray and wipe’ type of cleaner on it, and it has all marked. It is very hard to keep clean with finger prints etc, and scratches easily. Maybe there are different types of quality though??
Wylie… just out of curiousity, what was your wage when you bought your first house? CPI accounts for alot too…. $25k was probably more like $200k is for us now… wages were lower too…
20 years ago it was only 10c to go accross the harbour bridge…!
Our next door neighbour works in a similar setup sort of thing. Its more expensive when they have response alarms etc in the unit, as you pay a fee for all that. I guess it depends on how old your parents are as to whether they need that type of care now, or in a few years.
All the figures you have quoted are similar to what happens here in…[Read more]
ecatt replied to the topic **PropertyGuru**&S.I.S New Positive Cashflow Rule! in the forum General Property 17 years ago
Thanks guys… its good to double check your numbers with other peoples rules…
I think Kiwi is on the right track with self manage. You would eliminate the biggest problem in the equation then… the real estate agent, as well as increasing your figures.
Something else to think about….
We are going through the same thing at the moment on a property in Sydney.
Its been on the market for 7 months… empty! The seller was asking 640k… he is now down to 580k. We offered 520k, he said ‘no 560k’, so we said we would speak to him in a couple of months.
I think during all this its important to not get emotional about the house…[Read more]
I too have found a few properties over the last 12 months that match up to the positive cash flow criteria. My advice is dont just rely on the internet!! Get out there and talk to people. They are alot more sparse these days, but still around if you look hard enough!