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  • Profile photo of BreeceBreece
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    Well done to JacM and Qld007 for an excellent and informative article in this months API Magazine.

    Hopefully the article can motivate others to follow your lead guys. Nice work!

    All the best,

    Breece

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    Wow, I don't buy magazines normally but will have to get a copy of that one. Australia's No1 (both of em) property coaches.

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    Just purchased the magazine this second. 

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    Best $10 i've spent in ages. JacM, Did you ever get sick of traveling back and forwards to Geelong. From your place i would estimate at least a 50 min drive. I'm thinking of purchasing a couple of run down IP's in Geelong but when you do most of the work yourself the travel time kills you.

    Profile photo of Jacqui MiddletonJacqui Middleton
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    Hi Joe

    If you drive back and forth to a town every weekend for 6 months or so, unless you nail yourself a smash-it-out-of-the-ballpark deal, then the petrol money and your time isn't worth it.  Even if I never strata-titled that particular property, it has been well worth my time.  The stata-titling will be a monstrous lump of icing on the cake.

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    I'll have to grab that one too.  

    I have an article in that one on the new Brisbane City Plan in the around the country section.  Can someone who has already have a look for me please. 

    I used to buy API religiously every month and did for many many years, I stopped when I bought my first tablet several years back.  I believe they are going to release an electronic version and so will go back again.

    regards

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    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
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    I saw the photo in the draft and that put me off buying the mag on principle.

    That was my pic by the way and not Jac's.

    I had 2 people ring me this afternoon and ask me how do you do what you do and how can i get on board.

    As Jac mentioned you do it by knowing the area inside out and if that means driving around for suburb hour after hour.

    You get to a stage where you can memorise each and every house in the street and can relate them from the local coffee shop.

    Like anything you don't learn this overnight but buddy with a mentor or look at the services of a Buyers Agent who specialises in such reno products.

    Cheers

    Yours in Finance

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    Qlds007 wrote:
    I saw the photo in the draft and that put me off buying the mag on principle.

    That was my pic by the way and not Jac's.

    I had 2 people ring me this afternoon and ask me how do you do what you do and how can i get on board.

    As Jac mentioned you do it by knowing the area inside out and if that means driving around for suburb hour after hour.

    You get to a stage where you can memorise each and every house in the street and can relate them from the local coffee shop.

    Like anything you don't learn this overnight but buddy with a mentor or look at the services of a Buyers Agent who specialises in such reno products.

    Cheers

    Yours in Finance

    Don’t worry Richard, my wife saw your photo and thinks your very handsome.

    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
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    Heh Joe maybe i should put her in touch with my wife.

    It is my birthday tomorrow and i am concerned my wife has bought up all available supplies of dark hair tint from the local store.

    I tell her going grey is distinquished but for some reason she doesn't agree.

    Cheers

    Yours in Finance

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    I know what you mean Richard, my wife has not really put on weight for 20 years and she asks me every day what happened to my figure. I just tell her that like investments i keep growing in value.

    Well down jac and Richard and happy birthday my Richard, but your glad the power come back on to celebrate. 

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    Just read the API article Jac and Richard.  Nice work guys – very motivating and inspiring !   Nice work!

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    Going to re-read now. Both of you contribute such valuable info and opinions on here and it makes even more sense now :)

    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
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    Thxs Peachy appreciate the comments.

    Cheers

    Yours in Finance

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    Going to try to get my hands on a copy next week smiley

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    Qlds007 wrote:

    As Jac mentioned you do it by knowing the area inside out and if that means driving around for suburb hour after hour.

    I would endorse what Richard is saying.  Knowing the area means you can identify a bargain when you see it.

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    The best issue of API I've read, and I expect to refer to it in the immediate future to refresh my memory on key points made by all three contributors mentioned above.

    Profile photo of tigermigertigermiger
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    Any chance the article can be posted on here?

    Profile photo of Jacqui MiddletonJacqui Middleton
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    tigermiger wrote:
    Any chance the article can be posted on here?

    I'm not sure if it would breach some sort of copyright law if we posted it on here.  If you drop me a PM or email with your email address I will be happy to send you a copy.

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    Profile photo of Jacqui MiddletonJacqui Middleton
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    Among the flurry of Christmas shopping and such, I believe I've sent the article to all those who contacted me asking for it – if I've managed to somehow overlook anyone who requested it, please accept my apologies – just drop me a line and I'll email it through to you. 

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    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
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    Hi Tiger

    Think i sent you a copy but if not let me know and i can email it off.

    JacM will probably so do anyway but if for whatever reason she was busy relaxing on the beach in Geelong i can send it from the UK.

    Cheers

    Yours in Finance

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