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  • Ok I was looking through old posts and saw this one again.A while back I spoke to a guy I know through the Results 2 program and mentioned this particular deal which I decided not to go any further with on the advice of a town planner friend. He informed me his mate had bought it and was in the process of building 2 units on the back. Apparently i…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the referral ChrisThese guys seem to have done a graet job with out 09 returns.I went to their property investing information night last night run by director Ron. Fantastic information and it's great to have an accountant who is an active property investor with personal experience. Some helpful tips on the night.

  • Thanks Scott and Mister. I made an offer which started low ball and we negotiated from there. Final offer was $20K under what was a good price for me and got my terms and early access after the contract goes unconditional. The next day they changed their minds and yesterday the deal was on again and off again. Contracts are now signed and the…[Read more]

  • I'd have to agree with Scott No Mates. It really is a job for the very experienced or the tradesman.

    We work on $50 to $60 a square metre for a coloured acrylic render here in Melbourne but you may do better or worse out of the local paper. Some will include the windows and doors in the meterage to allow for external corners, sills and…[Read more]

  • I'd have to agree with Scott No Mates. It really is a job for the very experienced or the tradesman. We work on $50 to $60 a square metre for a coloured acrylic render here in Melbourne but you may do better or worse out of the local paper. Some will include the windows and doors in the meterage to allow for external corners, sills and…[Read more]

  • Ok after months of procrastination we have chased some quotes from town planners or planning consultants. We are looking at $3,500 – $4,000+GST for a straight out subdivision with a building envelope. The direction we will probably go in though is $8,500+GST for plans and permits for a second dwelling. The fees are to lodge a planning a…[Read more]

  • Lilydale topping is fine aggregate with clays and plenty of lime in it which cement is made from. The name originated from the Mitchell Limil Quarry in Lilydale Victoria. It is a waste bi-product in the process. I believe you can buy it by the 6m3 load directly from the quarry at a discount but youd have to be topping a large area to warrant t…[Read more]

  • Winzer replied to the topic Bathroom reno in the forum Value Adding 14 years, 9 months ago

    $1000 is very tight.A new  2 sided shower screen will set you back $500 for a semi frameless pivot or slider.Toilet suite from $120 for a cheapy from bunnings.Tiles are best bought from a seconds outlet….Johnston tiles in Melbourne from $5m2 and if you have cheap/free tiler that's better. Use cheap whites with a contrasting border or vertical f…[Read more]

  • From my experience an average 60's 70's 3 bedder costs between $4-6K with a 'Roof Sea'l or equiv. Getting a bloke out of the local paper will cost $1500 to $2500 for exactly the same service perhaps less the 10 year guarantee…..maybe they'll give you 5 yr though. For this you'll expect pressure cleaning, re-pointing with flexible compound to…[Read more]

  • I agree the East Link is a huge factor driving prices in the east of Melbourne. We have been doing reno's in Hoppers Crossing and Werribee and have now moved our interest to the East as the market isn't performing as we had hoped out there. I think it's conceived as a more desirable location. A friend of mine calls the western suburbs the moon. He…[Read more]

  • We've been searching and putting in offers in the eastern burbs of Melbourne for over a month to no avail. The market is crazy at the moment. Very exciting. Dual oc blocks are selling well above the asking price and nearly all the re agents are playing the Section32 game and you end up in a silent auction against 5 other people. We had an offer…[Read more]

  • Sounds like you have rolled wire cuts. They look like a nice brick which has been rolling around in the back of a truck for a few weeks.
    We had ours rendered professionally and are happy with the result. They used an acrylic render base and we chose to have a coloured texture applied so we didn’t have to paint. This can be mixed to any colour.
    We…[Read more]

  • Just to add, the T props go from the floor to the ceiling and the top of the T is flat against the ceiling to distribute the load.
    You can use base coat instead of cornice cement but I prefer cornice cement as it goes off quicker.

  • Ummmm Globe,
    Are you talking about my reno? I’m dealing with the same problems in my extension at the moment. I actually had to remove some of the ceiling to fix the sag but it was only in a small section. If I was dealing with the entire area where I couldn’t access the roof space, I would have a go at pulling it up with screws. This isn’t always…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the input guys.
    The general consensus is we have to pay penalty interest and yes I’ll be contacting the lender telling them to pay up…..good luck there buddy!
    I’m told it is payable even if it is not on the contract and is a matter of common law. I’ll keep an eye on it next time.

  • Put it this way. A friend of mine calls it the moon. It’s miles away, rocky and flat and there’s nothing there. Hope this helps.

  • Yes but the MAP is now R.E.S.U.L.T.S. I’m in the second intake with my partner and we are getting heaps out of it. I guess they’ll be running another one soon as I think we’re about half a year behind the first intake. Make sure your on the ball though as places are limited.
    Good luck.[biggrin]

  • I don’t think the fact the house wont have a dedicated room for a laundry will matter at all. Personally I think they are an ugly waste of space however, some people may be conditioned to having one in every house. A friend of mine has removed a laundry which was entered from outside the house and a shower room and separate
    bathroom and opened…[Read more]

  • Winzer replied to the topic Subdivision. in the forum Help Needed! 16 years, 9 months ago

    Thank for your input Amanda and Chris.

    Fern could you clear up step 6. Who is bank? Excuse the ignorance please.
    Originally posted by fernfurn:
    6.Surveyors & titles office paperwork to bank, they sign & authorise title release to titles office

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