another way of cladding a timber framed home and rendering it, is by using foam.
we just finished building a house that had it done and it looks unreal.
you get it in large sheets and just tack it on to the timber frame with special nails
its light (no bad backs), cheap and gives you great insulation. its like a big esky!
hope this helps
if your in sydney, try hardware and general. they have three stores one in Brookvale, Peakhurst and somewhere else.
if possible and you know a builder, get him to buy it for you at trade prices and then just give him the money.
in 2003, i started the course at UWS in sydney. (they also run it at UTS sydney).
i was doing the course because i originally wanted to be a valuer. i found that i really enjoyed the property subject that i was doing, but the economic subjects (eg.micro and macro)
i found to be really dry and boring, so i left after a semester and went…[Read more]
i read something that said it will have quite a large impact on small investors, but for larger, long-term investors they knew that one day it would be abolished.
i reckon the market will be given a slight boost, with maybe not as many people drifting over the border to QLD or WA etc to invest.
it will be interesting to see….
you would definitely have to way up the pro’s and con’s of living with your tenants.
it could turn out for the better as well though, eg, being able to keep an eye on them and also creating a good relationship with them etc.
hows it going? there are a few things you would have to find out first i think.
1. you would have to find out if the block is suitable for subdivision.
2. it may be hard for you to get finance at 20 (i’m 20 too), so you may need your parents help
3. and i think you would also have to look at what
other houses of the same landsize,…[Read more]
i agree with tBS, a roof plumber would be your best option. if you are lucky, the roof plumber may have been a builder /carpenter and he just changed trades. i know the guy our company uses used to be a builder.so he might be able to carry out all the work for you.
if you do go with Bill’s idea you could drop the price down a bit as you don’t have to pay commision.
if you are paying 3% you could knock $7500 off the asking price….
just remember that it is alot of work trying to sell a property all by yourself. Advertising can be more expensive with Newspapers as Agents normally have a deal…[Read more]
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