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    Bitcoins & Litecoins - Real Estate

    This news confirms the volatility of the currency... Bitcoin price crashes by nearly 50 per cent http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/currencies/bitcoin-price-crashes-by-nearly-50-per-cent-in-china-20131219-2zls5.html
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    Market reacts to new property research tool

    I love the Zillow site too, they are doing some great things. Like the pre-foreclosures information which is close to what the Next For Sale site is doing. The difference is we are opening the option up to every home owner in Australia to show what their intentions are for their property.
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    Market reacts to new property research tool

    Update: I'd like to share with the community an update on how things are going after just 4 weeks of being live. Our site, Nextforsale.com.au has seen hundreds of home owners become members since we launched at the beginning of October. It makes me really happy after all the hard work that...
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    Market reacts to new property research tool

    Thanks for your comments guys. We have had some tremendous spikes in traffic which we now have under control. The idea is for a home owner to test the waters to get feedback and find out the market interest in their property. There are different levels of intent to show how serious you are...
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    Market reacts to new property research tool

    The Fence - We notify agents that the owner has indicated they do NOT wish to be contacted by an agent. We want to try and stop home owners being contacted if they don't want to be. I've made this clearer on that page. You may also be interested in this article published yesterday that seems...
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    Market reacts to new property research tool

    Thanks Geoffw for pointing those out. Its great to get feedback from the market. I've implemented those changes you suggested apart from the counters. We have only been running a week so if home owners keep coming and seeing value in the service the numbers will rise quickly. Would love...
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    Market reacts to new property research tool

    Thanks for the feedback guys. I will try to answer your queries below. The site has launched in NSW only with plans to roll out to other states soon. Please register and we will notify you when we do expand. Home owners thinking of selling should do their research, and part of that is they...
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    Market reacts to new property research tool

    Today's The Australian tells the story of my startup www.nextforsale.com.au The site allows home owners to gauge market interest in their property before committing to sell. Simultaneously buyers can get the scoop on what's coming up for sale in their desired area. Here's the article...
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    New Property Concept

    Always good to see new concepts in this industry, keeps us all thinking creatively to grow and improve the real estate journey. Hopefully soon I will also share my new concept with the forums and inspire others to do the same.
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    How do I prepare in case my finance collapses?

    Thanks for your insights guys, much appreciated
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    How do I prepare in case my finance collapses?

    If I was to build townhouses on a vacant block of land... Should I identify and contact potential buyers in case my finance collapses during build? If not, what happens if I need to sell quickly and the project isn't finished? I'm trying to identify if there is a way for me to reduce my...
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    Interesting stats

    I'm doing some research on the property industry and I'm looking for some statistics on real estate. I'd like to share a couple with you, see below. RP Data estimates there were 403,670 sales across Australia over the 12 months to January 2013; -10.8% below the rolling five year average...
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    Commercial DA

    Thanks Ideo, original DA is for commercial use specifically for a 'temporary display office'. Are you suggesting I turn it back into residential?
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    Commercial DA

    bump- would love your opinions guys. Which of the options do you think is the best strategy?
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    Commercial DA

    Aaron - what do you mean by "short of the zoning allowances"? Ideo - looking at all the other apartments in the block they are all zoned B4 Mixed Use. Does this answer your question? Which option would you guys recommend and next steps?
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