Listend to bank manager and crossed first couple – and they tried hard to talk me out of not doing it with our last IP. Will be talking to mortgage broker for next one.Probably paid a bit too much for our first IP (and maybe for second) but thats life – probably $15K all up so in grand scheme of things not a killer.
The house over the road from us is a holiday rental. The owners started out using a booking agent and web site for first couple of years and then nearly all the visitors were repeat customers who direct booked, so they ended up dropping out of the agent and booking services as they ended up with more than they could let to through these return…[Read more]
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I think the real focus has been lost on this post?If you know they are good people, why would you dis-respect them by blatantly saying "I do not trust you". I have a lot of respect for all my tenants and in reverse they look after my property. Allow them some space to love your house (provide them with gifts i.e. A/C for your…[Read more]
Thanks guysI wasn't meaning an increase during the term of the lease, but was more thinking when renewing the lease, as I could see there being a big difference between the original 4 weeks of rent for bond and what it would be after a few years of rent increases.Cheers
Hi slipper, What areas (on a map or a few street names) would you classify as the new subdivision out of interest? (have not visited for a little while)
The new subdivision is off Morville Rd and is a few hudred meters before the turn-off from Morville Rd into shorwell. Was reported in local paper that the residents were a "bit p…[Read more]
G'day Rose,I grew up in Devonport and still live close by. The city once was roughly divided into west and east (either side of the Mersey River) with the west being the better part. Now there are pockets of good / not so good dotted around both areas. Lotsa parts os East that were once viewed as "no go" zones are now fetching good prices,…[Read more]
Get your solicitor to let the vendor or his solicitor know that you will not settle until it is vacant.If the vendor does get them out in time make sure you do your final inspection – as you never know what could have been done if the vacating tenants aren't happy to leave.
Have spoken to a few miners and they all reckoned they, and their mates, were looking to get out of Queenstown as they thought it was… (well lets just say) less than impressive. These were guys around 24 to 28 who were drive in workers. As for Roseberry, I think it could be quite decent BUT there is still lingering issues with claims of h…[Read more]
slipper replied to the topic FREE Residex Property Reports for VICTORIAN, TASMANIAN, and SOUTH AUSTRALIAN properties – Investment or Owner Occupied in the forum Value Adding 13 years, 5 months ago
Used the report we got to make an offer on a property back in January – it was rejected out of hand (they wanted over 30K more than the report recomended). Re-submitted offer (actually a lesser offer) last week and after a little bit of negotiating had an offer only just over the January offer accepted. The report from Mike re-inforced our c…[Read more]
I'm also interested to hear opinions on this. We are looking at building vs buying as the homes in the area we are looking at are a large amount above what we could get one completed for, even taking into consideration 6months of interest while house built.
If you can't easily and cheaply roll all debts into one loan that has lower rate then I'd be looking at making the minimum repayment on all loans and paying any extra I had off the loan with the highest interest rate (16.5%). Once this one is paid off I would start paying all extra money off the next highest rate loan and so on until got all pa…
slipper replied to the topic FREE Residex Property Reports for VICTORIAN, TASMANIAN, and SOUTH AUSTRALIAN properties – Investment or Owner Occupied in the forum Thanks Mike for a most 13 years, 8 months ago
Thanks Mike for a most revealing report. This will be a big help in our negotiations. I will deffinately be letting others know about this.
We give our tenants veggies throughout the year – in my work I can get them for just my time to pick ém up so I regularly drop the veggies around to them. Our first lot of tennants have been great so far with this