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  • Originally posted by jamiedellam:
    The reason i want to sell my house is becuase i dont see any future in owning a house in perth. I paid $198,000 (built) my house in 03 i have probarly spent about 50,000 on it and now it is worth well over 600,000. I cant see it going up 7% a year over the next decade i think it will stay very much the same as…[Read more]

  • As with a spec’ home done by a builder you would take a deposit and balance on completion. Even a custom built home isn’t allowed to be paid in full until the C of O is issued.

    As you would have signed a contract with the builder then it would be also your responsibility to complete the transaction with the builder.

    You may also find that the…[Read more]

  • I don’t know any where you can access that sort of info for free, but if you buy the Australian Property Investor (magazine) it has that info broken down into states and postcodes at the back of the publication.

    It is roughly a 3 month cycle with units and rentals in the other months for memory. I think it is good value for money for that, as…[Read more]

  • I hope as part of your due diligence that you include a valuers appraisal of the apartment. You will need to supply him with a set of plans and the specifications of the apartment. You will then have an independant idea of the end value, regardless of the cost to the developer. If you are paying more then you walk away.

  • Originally posted by AmandaBS:
    Great posts Julie [thumbsupanim]

    FREE online Property Resources

    “It is better to be inconspicuously wealthy, than to be ostentatiously poor…”

    Thanks Amanda! [blush2]Just ‘paying forward’ the help and advice others (such as yourself) have given to me. It’s a great forum.

  • Were the trees removed prior to the cracking starting? How long has it been since the trees were removed? Underpinning has to involve an engineer and can be a lengthy process if they shoot levels and conduct soil tests to determine the severity of the movement. However if it has been over 2 years since the trees were removed then it would be…[Read more]

  • JFisher replied to the topic Bamboo in the forum Value Adding 15 years, 11 months ago

    We took carpet out of our bedroom and then put it back in a few years later. We get big temperature differences from winter to summer and the floorboards were still too cold in winter, in saying that we are up on stumps with a conventional timber floor that is over 60 years old; if you are laying floating floor on a slab then draughts wouldn’t be an issue.

  • Originally posted by propertypower:
    Being rich means having choices, the ability to choose to work not because you have to but because you love to; the ability to spend time doing things you love, with people you love; the ability to contribute to the society; the ability to appreciate what you have and being thankful for that; and lastly & most…[Read more]

  • Tom
    There are many causes for cracking which can be narrowed down by the location and appearence of the cracks. Without photo’s or discriptions it would be hard for anyone to direct you to someone you haven’t already been.

    Diagonal cracking appearing from the top of doors and windows is usually slab movement from moisture levels fluctuating in…[Read more]

  • JFisher replied to the topic Bamboo in the forum Value Adding 15 years, 11 months ago

    I love the idea of bamboo flooring, as Kelly said it is a sustainable flooring and is right up there with the more hard wearing timber floors. In this day and age with people being very receptive to sustainable design I think it would be a great marketing feature if the property was ever sold, but if kept for an IP then the flooring would look as…[Read more]

  • Yes, I agree. Christie’s Beach is one of the suburbs that I have narrowed down to my 5 picks in Adelaide and seems to have alot going for it.

  • Originally posted by L.A Aussie:
    marry Paris Hilton or James Packer


    “we get sent lemons; it’s up to us to make lemonade”

    ….without the (obligatory) pre-nup agreement….easy street!

  • I am sure that a relocated house is considered a ‘new’ house and has to comply with all current legislation, including Basix. You do your own Basix report using a hypothetical of the house and land, providing you have already bought them both, and know the details. I did one last year when we had to work out (for a quote) what requirements were…[Read more]

  • I have never been on forums before February this year. I have learnt heaps from your posts and experience in my short time on this forum Marc. As experienced builders with plenty of experience, I did agree with your analogy about the making money in some areas at the moment, so I also understood your reply to be one of concern with the figures…[Read more]

  • 50million dollar shopping complex has been earmarked for Mt Barker but this has been known for a few months and I would suspect that many investors would have known way before it became public as well. Mining activity touted nearby also. Check out the SA govt planning website for information. Big Govt spending should always be part of research for…[Read more]

  • As insurance assessors for North West Vic for a couple of years we went to 3 total loss fires and every single one of them were underinsured. The insurance company will include every structure on your property as included in your premium whether you state it or not. So if your house burns down but your sheds and fences are ok they will deduct the…[Read more]

  • The more complex the development the longer it has taken some of the people we have built for, but it all depends on how thorough/accurate your architect/town planner are with the drawings and submission. We looked at a 3 unit site recently and our planner said 3-4 months but that is in rural Vic. Must depend on the location if some areas take…[Read more]

  • Hi noclue
    There are too many variables to answer this question with any accuracy. It will depend on the soil type, complexity of design, council requirements for the area, local trade prices, prices allowed for fixtures/fittings/bricks etc. You would be far better off to ring some builders in the local area and ask them if they could give you an…[Read more]

  • I have always interpreted transportable homes as a complete house unit that is delivered floor up as a finished house when it arrives (aside from some plumbing connections and stumps). These modules can be joined together to make a larger house. A friend of mine lived nearby in (two joined together) one until they found a house suitable for…[Read more]

  • Well I have just finished Neil Jenman’s “Don’t sign anything” and although it is good for an insight into REA’s tactics, I thought it got a little personal towards the end so I didn’t really know how much faith I could put in his point of view.

    I absolutely loved David Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and am now determined that my four kids will…[Read more]

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