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    ownership title for investment property

    Hi, we are thinking of purchasing our first IP. In terms of ownership of our IP, we are thinking that it will only be owned by my hubby, as it is negative gearing and he is higher income than me. However, the loan will be in both me and my husband name, as we use our own house as...
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    use of buyer agent/ buyer advocate

    Hi, I am considering buying an investment property for the first time. I am thinking of buying in the western suburbs, even though I live in the eastern suburbs. Reason is that the price in the western suburbs are more affordable. As I do not know the western suburbs well, I am...
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    buying of property with long lease guaranteed by Housing Commission

    thanks for pointing out about the insurance part...such an important part that I have overlooked!! I am just thinking about investing in property for the first time, so still a lot to learn. Thanks again for the advice:)
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    buying of property with long lease guaranteed by Housing Commission

    Hi, I came across this property from REIV site: http://www.realestateview.com.au/Real-Estate/Property-Details-buy-residential-1564632_S.html It is something new to me, i.e. the property come with long lease from Housing Commission. What I know about Housing Commission are usually those...
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    is Ringwood/ Ringwood East a good place to stay?

    Hi, I am seeking for advice to purchase our own house. I started looking at Vermont, as heard that it is pretty decent suburb. However, it is not too close to train station, and the price seems to be picking up. Now I am looking at Ringwood/ Ringwood East as the price is definitely much...
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    buying a timber house

    Hi, I am new to Australia, I am looking for a house and I came across a timber house for sale. it looks very nice. However, this is the first time I came across a timber house (most of the time it is brick veneer house, so I assume timber house is not common?) Any advice on what are the pro...
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    New to Melbourne

    Hi The Y man, Thanks for the advice. For some of the older 3BR houses in Doncaster East, it seems that many of them have only 1 toilet. The prices are quite affordable, however, ideally I would want houses with 2 toilets. I heard that it could be complicated to build another toilet, as it...
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    New to Melbourne

    Hi, I am also new to Melbourne too. Currently, I am looking at buying a house in Box Hill North/ South. In addition, I am also looking at Doncaster East area. What I need are (1) reliable public transport system to the city, and (2) good public school. For Box Hill North/ South, it...
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    which suburb in Melb is a better buy?

    Hi Kenster, thanks for the info. i have not visited Doncaster at all...looks like i should consider this area. per the link provided, the houses are definitely more attractive and cheaper!! i have never considered doncaster previously as i was told that it is better to rely on train...
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    which suburb in Melb is a better buy?

    do i need to be a Christian to be in the Christian school? any idea if Nunawading is a good place to consider? Nunawading is one more train station away from Blackburn, but the price there is a lot cheaper than blackburn/ box hill. and a friend is telling me that I can stay in Nunawading...
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    which suburb in Melb is a better buy?

    hi all, thanks for the comment. I don't think i shld assume that my kids can go to Melb High or MacRobertson, as i heard that the competition is very high. so, i am looking at those good public schools which enrol the students based on the distance of my house from the school. my...
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    which suburb in Melb is a better buy?

    Hi, I am new to this country. I am looking at buying a property to live in. For the kid's education, I want to stay near a reasonably good public school. I am also looking at location that is near the train station and also not too far from the city (say 20km). I am currently looking at...
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