Somersoft Property Investment Forums

Somersoft was created by Jan and Ian Somers and operated from 1999 to 2015. It was Australia's largest and most respected real estate investment discussion community and is now maintained here in archive form. You can continue the discussions at PropertyChat.

Property Investment Discussions General discussions on all aspects of property investing.

Where to Buy

Where to find IPs, which suburbs are booming, which suburbs you think are going to boom, where to find positive cashflow, anything dealing with location.
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Adding Value

Adding value to a property through renovations, subdivisions, rezoning, building and development, or just watering the garden ! Also covering repair and building maintenance issues - including building and pest inspections.
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Property Management

Finding tenants, managing properties, managing property managers, dealing with problems and risks associated with owning tenanted property, working with strata corporations.
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Innovative Techniques

Discussion on innovative property related money making and financing techniques including, but not limited to, wraps, lease options, flips, put/call options, cashbonds and other "non-traditional" techniques.
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Commercial Property

General discussions on all aspects of investment in commercial property (i.e. non-residential)
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The Buying/Selling Process

Negotiating a deal, Rapport with agents, Finding motivated buyers/sellers, Conveyancing, Finding a solicitor, Property searches, Buying & selling costs, Marketing methods, Experience with buyer-agents, etc.
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Property Investment - Other

General discussion about property investment that doesn't fit in the other topics.
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Finance, Accounting, Tax, Legal Discussions on all the fun things to deal with in property investing.

Accounting and Tax

The fun stuff ! Discussion of all things accounting and taxation for investments.
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Property Finance

Lenders, loan products, valuation, mortgages, and borrowing strategies for acquiring that next investment property.
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Property Market Economics

The state of the property market, influences of the economy on the property market and of the property market on the economy ! Property cycles, inflationary effects, interest rates etc.
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Legal Issues

Property law, contracts, conveyancing, liability, asset protection, litigation, anything dealing with the legal issues of buying, owning and protecting property.
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General Investment Discussions and Resources Useful information and sources of help for your general investing needs

Interviews

Interviews with forum members
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Information Resources

Where to find information and discussion and reviews of information resources for investors - books, magazines, seminars, websites, software, even people.
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Investor Psychology

The psychology of investing and finance. Why people invest. What motivates people. Setting goals. Overcoming fear, negativity and apathy.
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Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)

Discussion about property opportunities and deals. This is NOT a general advertising forum, it is designed for education about what makes a good deal. Please read the posting guidelines and rules.
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Archives Posts from the old forums

WebBoard Property Investor Forum Archive

Archived posts from the old WebBoard Property Investor Forum
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Original Property Investor Forum Archive

Posts from the very original forum - before WebBoard even. Compiled and cleaned up by Mike !
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Community Forums for and about the community itself.

Help and Feedback

Ask for help with using the forums and post suggestions for improvements. FAQs about the forums will be posted here too.
Announcements from the administrators will be posted here as well from time to time
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Meeting Point

Post and discuss info on upcoming seminars, networking events, and social gatherings.
Discussions on the merits of particular seminars belong in Information Resources.
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Coffee Lounge

Come on in, chat about anything... just don't spill the coffee on the keyboard ! Tea and Hot Chocolate also served.
Test messages are okay in here - but they may be deleted when the cleaner comes through to mop the floors.
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