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    Redcliffe/Scarborough or North Lakes?

    Fair enough. That probably would have spooked me too. I guess being interstate it is a lot scarier. I have one property in Sydney i was nervous about purchasing a year and a half ago.. and now i'm looking at buying in Brisbane and i'm still nervous. I've been watching the Brisbane market and...
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    Redcliffe/Scarborough or North Lakes?

    What exactly spooked you in the building report that made you pull out? I'm currently in the midst of deciding whether i want to go through with a contract due to an unfavourable pest and building report too. We are gathering quotes and seeing if the owners will agree to fix them all. Not sure...
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    Update Nundah

    You have an interesting situation there. I would definitely use the P & B to negotiate with the solicitors. If you really want the property and they threaten to walk, then tell them you'll take it as is if you are that desperate. I'm sure there are other properties at a decent price point around...
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    Positive Cash Flow Properties

    I started using property analyser when it was free. I thought it was pretty good back then. Since all the extras have been added to the site, i've had to get use to it. To help save the 10 free searches, i use to look on realestate.com.au, find a property, then put it into property analyser. Its...
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    Finding a Broker who has my goals

    I'm haven't actually used her BA 'service'. So not sure whether its any better than forwarding on OTP projects.. i'd wana hope so!
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    Finding a Broker who has my goals

    She is also a buyers Agent.. but not performing that role when sending me those OTP projects. She just sends them to me randomly. These OTP projects have been forwarded to her. Not sure if that makes a difference
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    Finding a Broker who has my goals

    Yeah i had a feeling she would probably be getting some benefits from that purchase on top of financing me. Hence why i didn't go ahead with it. But i guess i'm pretty grateful for my current i/p as the price has increased 20% in just over a year.. but i suppose a lot of Sydney suburbs would...
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    Hotspot central

    Just wondering if anybody uses their Boomtown app DSR score religiously to search properties? Also wondering if anybody has purchased one of their pdf books and thought it was a good read? I got a 'deal' in my inbox to purchase 'How to Find Your Own Property Hotspots (PDF)' for $57.00 minus a...
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    Finding a Broker who has my goals

    I suppose i was hoping for a broker with knowledge of the Brisbane market, as my current broker helped me to purchase my current i/p. She has contact with real estate agents who send her information on properties they have acquired before they try advertising it. As mentioned in one of the...
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    Finding a Broker who has my goals

    Hi guys, Just wondering if anybody could recommend a particular broker to me.. whether they trawl on this forum or not. I currently have a broker who has helped me out a bit, but just for restructuring my loan, she wants to charge me. I'm not sure if this is normal practice. And i feel she...
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    $350k. Within 10km of Brisbane CBD. Suggestions? (First IP)

    Budget probably $350k-$400k. Probably no more as i think i'd be stretching borrowing capacity maybe? Dwelling type - preferably house with land - possibility to develop in the future. Even if i don't develop it, it will be wanted by somebody else in the future. Yield - anything above 5.5%...
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    $350k. Within 10km of Brisbane CBD. Suggestions? (First IP)

    True that. Less borrowing power eh? Guess i didn't think that far ahead. Any suggestions on suburbs that might be good to look at ? I keep looking and looking and not moving on anything and prices just keep going up. I was looking at Chermside, but i think that could be out of question now with...
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    $350k. Within 10km of Brisbane CBD. Suggestions? (First IP)

    Is there any way that you could say that you are an owner occupier, but really have the house as an investment, just to save on the stamp duty? How do they check anyway?
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    $350k. Within 10km of Brisbane CBD. Suggestions? (First IP)

    Now that it's been over a year since this thread was posted.. what suburbs can you buy in for that budget and not too far from the cbd? I looked at this thread yesterday thinking wow thats cheap, then realised how old the thread was! Thought i was looking on the wrong websites for 'bargain...
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    360k Where to Invest South East QLD

    I'm also thinking about purchasing in North Brisbane. Can anybody shed some light on why stamp duty in qld is so much cheaper for ppor than investment? Is there a way around paying the 'investment' stamp duty and only paying ppor stamp duty? I'm also trying to look at suburbs no more than...
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