The first of three properties i looked at before deciding on the one i have just purchased had termites.
The property had everything going for it,close to town, a big flat block and nice reno potential without spending too much. I really had my mind set on this property. I arranged a pest and building inspection as a matter of…[Read more]
Thanks heaps for the info. It gives me hope. With my settlement due 5 weeks ago I am still not into my property. I am really keen to get started and up until this morning was about to walk away from the sale once the "Notice to Complete" had expired. I was contacted by the Real Estate this morning and I finally have a settlement date and…[Read more]
Will do Paul B.
I have taken a number of photographs of the property in its current condition.It looks like it will be a bigger job than i first thought.
As this will be my PPOR for next couple of years I will certainly learn by this one. I will be a lot wiser when I am eventually ready to purchase an IP.
Yesterday afternoon I finally picked up the keys to the house. I can enter under licence whilst the Vendors side sort out their issues.
I think it will take another couple of weeks before the official settlement but at least I can do some basics like airing out the property, sugar soaping the walls and general cleaning.
I have been advised to…[Read more]
I have moved way to many times to remember exactly. I lost count at about 22 or 23. I think the longest I have stayed in one place was 4 years. I must be fairly nomadic by nature. I was paying off a PPOR (hence a stay of 4 years) on the Central Coast of New South Wales but sold that because the commute to Sydney for work was taking its…[Read more]
Thank you so much for the tips, I can never have to much information from those more experienced. The paint job will be a big one thats for sure. The whole inside colour scheme is way to dark for my liking and will need to have a complete sealing and painting of walls, especially being nicotene stained.
I am keen to get into the…[Read more]
Thats part of the reason I was drawn to Cambelltown. I also lived there when I was a lot younger and spent most of my weekends heading down to Wollongong.
Campbelltown seems to have almost everything I am looking for in an area.
Its a major hassle if i have to drive into the city but where I can I will catch a train.
I took photos of my property but that was a vacant possession. In fact the Real Estate Agent encouraged it.
I can only imagine in your case it may have been a privacy issue and the vendor instructed the agent to discourage it.
Thanks for the advice. I have never done painting on this scale before so its going to be a massive learning curve. The whole reno thing is going to be actually. My brother has offered to give me a hand with a few things, like replacing the rear deck and fixing the garage but I think with the painting I am pretty much on my own. It settles…[Read more]
Rents appear to be cheaper but as more and more people move out from the city that could change. There does seem to be a lot of properties for rent both houses and units/townhouses. The properties closer towards the Campbelltown CBD sell quickly and rent quickly.
I dont think its quite the area yet that you can buy something cheap and…[Read more]
I like certain areas of Bradbury, the only issue is to ensure that a thorough pest inspection is carried out as its well known locally that termite infestation is a common occurrance. If the property is treated well and a barrier maintained these arent really a problem. I got stung big time on a property in Bradbury before i purchased…[Read more]
The property was privately owned and has been for a number of years. It was built in the 60's and my guess is that it has been owned privately for at least 20 years due to the additions that have already been added. I looked at a few in Campbelltown, Mac Fields, Ingleburn, Glenfield etc before I decided on this property at…[Read more]
Thanks for the advice and information re your reno's Jamie. I am new to this whole reno thing but figure I will do it over the next 12 months. The property settles next week and then the fun begins. It will make a nice change to not have things in storage as has been the case for way to many years.
There are tiles in the loungeroom and dining…[Read more]
Stormy replied to the topic What’s One Big Thing you’d like to Accomplish in 2013? in the forum Forum Frolic 8 years, 9 months ago
This year 2013 ;
Do some reno's on the property I have just bought
Fight for more visitation with my son
Commence my on line business
Take sailing lessons for when I move aboard a yacht in a couple of years
Continue writing my book
I looked at a number of properties in the area before I decided on this one. Its a bit like the worst house in the best street scenario. The house will always be a short walk to the station so that in itself was a good reason to buy. I looked at houses, then units, then townhouses, and back to houses before I decided to bite the…[Read more]
The property is in the Campbelltown area. The people that were living there appear to have been heavy smokers so giving the whole inside a repaint is a must. There are also a number of other jobs inside that need doing like the extremely low, virtually non existant water pressure. I will have to get a plumber in for that as that…[Read more]
Stormy replied to the topic How long after signing contract can you get access to house? in the forum Value Adding 8 years, 9 months ago
I am in the process of purchasing a property and it settles next week. It was a condition of my bank loan that I had to take out building Insurance or my loan wouldnt be approved. I am in New South Wales.