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.

  1. Property Investment Discussions

    General discussions on all aspects of property investing.
    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Commercial Property

      General discussions on all aspects of investment in commercial property (i.e. non-residential)
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    6. 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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      Latest: Is Sydney too Expensive? JohnHenry, 3rd Jul, 2015
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    7. Property Investment - Other

      General discussion about property investment that doesn't fit in the other topics.
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  2. Finance, Accounting, Tax, Legal

    Discussions on all the fun things to deal with in property investing.
    1. Accounting and Tax

      The fun stuff ! Discussion of all things accounting and taxation for investments.
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      Latest: Nras RTO certificates stace, 23rd Jun, 2015
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    2. Property Finance

      Lenders, loan products, valuation, mortgages, and borrowing strategies for acquiring that next investment property.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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  3. General Investment Discussions and Resources

    Useful information and sources of help for your general investing needs
    1. Interviews

      Interviews with forum members
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      Latest: The Charlotte30 Interview The Y-man, 12th Feb, 2015
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    2. 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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      Latest: Anyone used the DSR? cland, 30th Jun, 2015
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    3. 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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      Latest: Why do you Invest in Property? HomeBuyAU, 30th Jun, 2015
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    4. 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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      Latest: Landbanking Perth @ 50% Discount sash, 16th Jun, 2015
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  4. Archives

    Posts from the old forums
    1. WebBoard Property Investor Forum Archive

      Archived posts from the old WebBoard Property Investor Forum
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      Latest: "To post or not to post, " Jakk, 5th Oct, 2002
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    2. Original Property Investor Forum Archive

      Posts from the very original forum - before WebBoard even. Compiled and cleaned up by Mike !
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      Latest: How do I Get started? Les, 9th Dec, 2006
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  5. Community

    Forums for and about the community itself.
    1. 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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      Latest: End of an Era Wiseguy, 3rd Jul, 2015
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    2. 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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      Latest: Adelaide Meeting 3.0 Corey Batt, 2nd Jul, 2015
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    3. 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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