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  • Thanks Brenan,
    he’s got someone he knows through work that is going to have a look, although he knows what needs to be done. We’re not so local to the place anymore, and this other guy specialises in that area, so has the gear to do the job maybe without getting right under the house. You’re right, we probably would get it done anyway, but just…[Read more]

  • Hi Mike,
    sometimes I find open for inspections hard because there’s lots of people going through and the agent is often more interested in who and how many are coming through the door. I always like to ask why they’re selling, not that you may always get a truthful answer, but may give you an idea on whether they’ve purchased already elsewhere or…[Read more]

  • Hey Jarrah,
    yes I have read Steve’s books but it has been a while, so it may be a good thing to refresh upon. Not really sure I want to commit to a wish list for these people! We’re not sure what we’re doing with the house after 12 months and may decide to sell it before that time. I guess we’re just a bit peeved as we are renting ourselves…[Read more]

  • Hi jarrah and thanks for the response. Just so you know, that I am fully aware of what the water is like, as it is our home and I lived in it for 12 years. The pressure is a bit low in the cold tap only, but certainly not that bad and when I say discharge, I don’t mean anything too bad either, just old pipes. My husband was going to repair it…[Read more]

  • Hi Jaspar,
    my sister & husband used ‘storybook cottages’ for their home and also a friend of ours has used them. They were happy with the outcome, but is more like an owner builder style of company, where you organise your tradies etc to save costs. Both were happy though, apart from some no doubt usual building hassles & holdups. I can say for…[Read more]

  • Hi Nehal,
    I hate to sound obvious, but wouldn’t a quick phone call or trip to your local post office be able to help you with that?
    Cheers Shellby

  • I just love Christmas! The best thing for me starts Christmas eve, putting the kids to bed, watching their wide eyes as they wonder what’s in store in the santa sack this year! We will be having Christmas day at our place this year. Not a big affair, just my parents for lunch with all the traditional trimmings, then my sister, hubby & their kids…[Read more]

  • I think it’s okay to talk about money etc in an open fashion with the kids. It shouldn’t be something that’s considered ‘taboo’ and keeps the lines of communication open. Although they may not understand everything fully, I think being honest and upfront is the best way.

  • Thanks again Dr.X & Jenny1,
    that sounds like a good idea. So, would you think we could do something like that if this guy was to rent here? We haven’t actually spoken to him yet, only our friend letting us know about his interest. But he will probably be getting in touch with us soon.

  • Thanks Dr.X,
    yes, I can see your point, although we don’t have any emotional ties with this person, more with the person who recommended them. But, just wasn’t sure if it still felt a bit too close for comfort, or better to be dealing with someone you know nothing about, if that makes any sense.
    As for the agent, it was purely for the reason that…[Read more]

  • Hi,
    both interesting articles, but just goes to show that no one really knows what will happen, as there’s lots of different opinions and predictions. The only time to be sure is in a few years down the track, when people will say, ah, this is what happened then. I think it’s a time to not over extend yourself and make wise choices.
    Cheers, Shellby

  • I enjoyed that too, something different!

    ‘Water Beads’ for me.

  • Actually now I know why I only had two!!

  • Classic!

  • Shellby replied to the topic Jim and Gwen in the forum Forum Frolic 15 years, 1 month ago

    Boy, you’re full of them tonight aren’t you? My hubby & and my Dad are gonna love these!
    Keep up the happy mood,

  • Shellby replied to the topic Where to start in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Trent & welcome,
    I’m certainly no expert and there’s plenty on the forum who can give you some good advice. Steve’s 2nd book maybe of interest to read, the 11 second rule doesn’t really apply in this market unless you can make it happen through creativity.
    Sorry to hear of your misfortune, and you did mention ‘us’, so does that mean you have a…[Read more]

  • Hi,
    we’ve often taken a leaf out of ‘Seinfeld’s’ show and have asked them to leave their personal name and phone number, so that we can ring them back at a time that suits us. When they say they can’t possibly do that, we reply well now you know how we feel, and simply hang up!
    No need to lose your cool!!
    Cheers Shellby

  • Shellby replied to the topic Bendigo in the forum Help Needed! 15 years, 2 months ago

    Brisbane 04,
    thanks, you’re a gem! And yes, we’ve always had the same thoughts with other cities. Ballarat is too cold & have family in Geelong, but we’ve always enjoyed the climate and other attractions up your way. I will definately pm you, just wanted to acknowledge my thanks to you here, with your generous reply.
    Cheers, Shellby.

  • Shellby replied to the topic Bendigo in the forum No Subject 15 years, 2 months ago

    Come on guys & gals, don’t be shy!

  • Hi Mcubed82,
    I also read Anita’s book some time ago, and I think for memory she actually paid it off in 3 years! I think the idea is showing what’s achievable, if you’re prepared to sacrifice along the way. Let’s not forget also that this was her PPOR not an IP, so there are some benefits of paying it off, or at least down somewhat. More…[Read more]

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