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    Rich Dad coaching experiences?

    I'm looking into this coaching program and wondering if anyone has taken part. Please pm me. I'm keen to join but would love to hear if others found it valuable, whether its relative to Australia... And also to make sure the people asking for money from overseas isn't a scam! Thanks heaps
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    ACT dual occ / subdivision questions

    Thanks for that, Ted has confirmed also. We are planning to live in the property long term... could always build a small 3 beddie and rent it out. Problem is spending say $200-300k on it won't increase the value by the same. But on the other hand the rent would be pretty good and holding...
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    ACT dual occ / subdivision questions

    I am not familiar with this process and would appreciate some guidance. I live on a 850sqm RZ1 block in Canberra and I want to explore the option of building a second dwelling at the rear of the property. I always thought an RZ1 could not be subdivided - reading this document seams to indicate...
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    Roof type - affect on valuation?

    Good stuff, thanks all
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    Roof type - affect on valuation?

    They certainly have less street appeal, may people just don't like the look of them.
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    Roof type - affect on valuation?

    Yes you're right, it's a large vertical facia with flat roof behind.
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    Roof type - affect on valuation?

    I am considering a house in Canberra (for PPoR) which has a 70s-style flat roof, looks like Colorbond or something similar. Piccie attached. Does anyone know if this would get valued much differently from a house which has a normal shaped tiled roof? Just wondering how much I should take this...
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    Westpac to stop 85% no LMI on re-finance

    Bugger, that was an excellent product. ING had a similar one, does anyone know if that is still available?
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    Subdividing in Canberra

    Excellent, thanks. I will chat further with ACTPLA too.
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    Subdividing in Canberra

    Has anyone here had much experience with subdivisions in the ACT? I am considering purchasing a block in an RZ2 zone which, if I read it correctly on ACTPLA's site, is subdividable if it is 800sqm+. What would be the estimated ballpark cost to have this done with approvals etc? I am...
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    Canberra REA

    We are currently selling our house and I have talked to a heap of agents before I made a choice. I have found that the best deal you'll get is around 2% - and that's with a "blue chip" agent not a small company, and includes most marketing. The higher end I found some agents charging 3.5%...
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    Wise Realty for Qld PM?

    Hey all Has anyone had any experiences with Wise Realty for property management in Qld? We are considering using them for our Ipswich property. Thanks!
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    Income Protection Insurance - worthwhile or not?

    I agree with the many replies, definitely get the insurance. I have Income Protection and Life/TPD through my super fund. The premiums are paid out of the super balance so doesn't cost a cent out of pocket. Trauma cover cannot be done through a super fund, but should only cost around $200pa...
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    Construction loan deductable interest?

    Excellent, thanks!
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    Construction loan deductable interest?

    Apologies if this has been covered before. Is the loan interest deductible for a property under construction (in Qld) or only once it's tenanted? Cheers
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