Recent content by Debbie

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    Quantity Surveyor - $385?

    From: Debbie . Recently, someone mentioned they had used a Quantity Surveyor in Victoria that was only $385. If you wouldn't mind, could you please repost their details as the last one I contacted wanted over $1000 and I thought that was a bit on the high side. Thankyou Debbie
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    How to motivate family to read.....

    Reply: 3.1.1 From: Debbie . My husband is very slow to motivate. We had 2 IP's (one by default) and he was talking to someone at work who suggested he read Rich Dad Poor Dad. Since he was keen to read this book I bought it for him. Funnily enough he would not listen to anything I said or...
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    Have we been ripped off by Mortgage Watchdog?

    Reply: 2 From: Debbie . Hi I also bought the software with the same result. I also tried to contact them but could not find a phone number. Would be very interested in the outcome. Deb
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    Small but annoying problem

    From: Debbie . Hi, I have a problem with one of my IP's that I am hoping someone can shed some light on. It is situated interstate and the house next door to it is a housing department home. All was going reasonable until the tenants next door moved out and new one's moved in. They are...
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    setting up a trust - when?

    Reply: From: Debbie . Steve You say it is only $300 per trust to set up. I talked to my accountant some time ago in regards to setting up a trust and was advised against it as 1) Very expensive to set up 2) Very expensive to run. I was told it would cost approx $1000 - $2000 to...
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    New Lender

    Reply: 2 From: Debbie . The IMB (Illawarra Building Society) is not new. They have been around for a long time and have branches throughout the South Coast of NSW. Within the last few years they have opened branches in Sydney as well (not many of them though). I don't have any loans with...
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    I need to talk to Rolf

    From: Debbie . I am in the process of buying a property and have been impressed with the knowledge that you have, so I contacted a local mortgage broker to arrange the finance thinking that they would be as knowledgeable. How wrong I was. I need to organise finance ASAP as the contracts are...
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    Just boring ROI stuff

    Reply: 1 From: Debbie . Micheal Brilliant post. I was wondering, how do you go about arranging separate meters when you have converted a garage, and would you go to the hassle of obtaining a permit from council to put a second tenancy on the property. Reason for asking is that some...
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    Has the latest book hit the bookstores yet?

    Reply: 1.1.1 From: Debbie . Got mine at Angus & Robertson, Blacktown over a week ago.
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    What about Tasmania?

    Reply: 2.1.1 From: Debbie . I have 2 IP's in Tassie. The first was $59k and has been rented consistently for $145wk. Received letter from agent to advise rental market very strong, suggest rent increase of $10. Not had to spend a cent on it and borrowed all costs. Second purchased for...
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    Jenman Approved system

    Reply: 1.1 From: Debbie . Hi About a year ago we sold our property with a Jenman agent. It was a good experience all round and we got more than we hoped we would. When interviewing agents we had a few who said we would be lucky to get $120K as it was an old home, basicly land value only...
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    Missing posts

    Reply: 1 From: Debbie . You are a moron
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    Tenants from HELL

    From: Debbie . Just seeking some advice on a sticky situation. There is a property that I am very interested in. It is a 3 bed house with a flat under. At present it has dreadful tenants. The problem is this. We arranged with the Estate Agent to view the property and were told to meet...
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    Finance for the self emaployed !!!!

    Reply: 4.1 From: Debbie . I agree wholeheartedly with Dale, but will add my own story. Self employed and wanting to buy first IP I saw my local bank that at the time had the best facility for me. I arranged an appointment with their mobile lender who told me that with my taxable income it...
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    Is it just me

    From: Debbie . When I log onto this new forum it takes sometimes 15 min for it to load. Now the problem seems to be this forum only, as I can open another frame and access web pages or other forums without delay. This is extremely frustrating, please is it just me or do others have this...