Recent content by Kent Cliffe

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    End of an Era

    Looking forward to the new site and the new opportunities.
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    Where to buy in Perth for short term profit

    Hi Kimmy, I'd suggest that Sanj is right, there are deals in the market. However, based on your $600k total cost assumptions and target profit of $75k - $100k - this represents a 12.5% - 17% margin over 12 months which is pretty aggressive in short flip subdivision deals. sub 12% is more...
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    Buying "Under market value" and giving low ball offers

    On the ground I'm seeing a split market. Villas, new properties and locations 25km+ out of the CBD are seeing price reduction activity and vendors considering negotiation. Properties sub $500k with a good land size within 20km+ of the CBD and development sites all over are still seeing healthy...
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    Home prices compared to a year ago

    Hi Perthnoob, This client is looking at holding the site for 5 years before considering redevelopment, the reasoning behind the investment purchase was: High land component value of 85%+ of the purchase price. MW Research suggests the area to have growing future demand, combined with limited...
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    Home prices compared to a year ago

    I have been looking in Lynwood for clients with an appetite to develop down the track. I have been finding the development sites are still quite hotly contested. One I recently purchased was (this is still subject to Western Australian Planning Commission approval)...
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    Live in Studio Rent out PPOR

    You'll need to obtain a planning approval from the Local Council for the ancillary dwelling. The main consideration will be setbacks and car bays. For my clients I also suggest making the 2 dwellings operate independent of each other. (i.e. clearly defined separate area, laundry, drive way...
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    Congratulations Kent

    Hi Guys, I just saw this and thanks for the well wishes. I look forward to continue my contribution to the forum (and new one) and wider property investment community. Thanks again,
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    Deciding PM1 or PM2 in WA

    The way your post is written the only item to compare the PMs on is fees. So go for the cheapest... Lets say we have 2 PMs: A) All inclusive 15%p.a. B) All inclusive 18%p.a. And your property is going to rent for $20,000 p.a. The difference in PMs would work out to being $11.50 per week...
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    Perth - property market transition

    Patchwork Quilt If I could use one object to signify the market it would be a patchwork quilt. A a broad one sentence update; property stock is rising and buyer volume is down and vendors price expectations are optimistic. In saying that good quality properties are selling at the first...
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    Perth Reno

    You need to source areas with high price divergence. This means picking a homogeneous property type (i.e. 3 bed / 1 bath 500sqm) and seeing a wide range in property prices being sold. Then you need to consider other market factors that are skewing the sales values. A wide price suggests...
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    R Codes battle axe

    The easiest an non-technical definition is: Group Dwelling: the dwellings are separated by walls to the horizontal. i.e. villa & town house Multiple Dwelling: the dwellings are separated by ceiling to the vertical. i.e. apartment
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    buyers agent fees and experiences Perth

    Hi All, I'm the BA here and I'm providing clarification on the various items discussed: The fee is about 3% of a $600k purchase for a retain and build. This includes a full report, written advice from council and feasibility. In this market, for many clients I'm choosing not to take on...
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    Inner city or house and land Perth?

    What do you need in your portfolio?
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    Auction how to get it right

    Hi Forum, I just picked this up on the weekend at Auction for a client: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-duplex+semi+detached-wa-carlisle-117211771 Basic tips: Start the bidding low and be quick. Confident voice and be louder without shouting. Be assertive with the...
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    Fliping grouped properties to developers

    I have seen people make money at this in places where there are TPS clauses which prevent development due to certain land size thresholds, frontage requirements or where the topography allows for an additional group dwelling block of land to be carved around existing dwellings. In Perth due...
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