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    Too close to a station

    Hi, I am looking at buying a property which is literally about a 20 metre walk to a train station. I think being close to a train station is a good thing, but when does it become a bad thing? Ie, is it good to be say, 300-500m away so the walk is not too far, but the noise doesnt disturb you. Or...
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    Student accommodation

    Hi there, does anyone on here rent to mainly students? I have seen a property in the vacinity of UQ which is advertised as 8 bedrooms (4 beds plus a bathroom, kitchen and living area on each of 2 floors). It is rented fully furnished and the rent is increased each year. Each room currently...
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    LMR land in Brisbane

    Hi Everyone, Does anyone happen to know what difference LMR land makes in Brisbane if it has 2 street frontage? Im looking at a block which claims to have 2 street frontage although one of the streets is only a lane - does that count? And if it counts what does it mean? The site has a...
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    Are we doing something wrong?

    Hi everyone, Thanks in advance for reading this but I am starting to feel desperate... I started reading on this forum almost 6 months ago and I have posted a few things in that time. In that time i have also learned so much. Anyway, I am now at the stage where I have put in offers on 6...
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    Where can I get a cheap Darth Maul mask

    Hi there...nothing at all to do with property investment but has anyone seen a plastic Darth Maul mask around lately? My husband wants to dress up for our son's 4th birthday (son will be Darth Vader) next week and I dont want to sepnd much money on this but I cant find a mask anywhere. Can...
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    Help and advice needed - whether to buy this house at action or not

    Yeah - my husband said similar. There are hardwood floors and he suggested trimming either the floor or ceiling. But that leads me to think 1.5cm isnt that much to get worries about???
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    Help and advice needed - whether to buy this house at action or not

    Hi, I have been looking at a house for several weeks now which is being aictioned on Saturday. I had a building and pest inspection done last MOnday and one of the things which came up was that 2 of the rooms (it is a 5 bed house) are not legal height - they are 1.5cm short. The hosue has...
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    How do you get hold of approvals for an auction property?

    Hi, I had a building and pest inspection done on a property yesterday that is up for auction on Saturday. There was quite a lot of stuff they pointed out to me, one of which was to make sure all of the alterations to the house had council approval. For example, the house has been extended in a...
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    Building and pest inspection for Auction properties

    Yes I think you are right and we definitely intend to get inspections done. I am amazed that people go to an auction and buy without the reports... I also know that if we ever auctioned a property then we would get the inspections done and have them available to anyone. THanks, Shona
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    Building and pest inspection for Auction properties

    Hi, I fully believe in getting the building and pest inspection done on a property but what do people do when it is an auction? We are looking in the western suburbs of Brisbane (5km to city) and a lot of properties are being auctioned. We hvae looked at a number of properties lately and I would...
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    Which one would you go for?

    It would be a fair walk - maybe 30-40 mins - so probably not what you would advertise as a walking distance. House 2 is only about 15 mins to the uni (walking). Same uni by the way, in case you are not sure about the areas. Thanks!
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    Which one would you go for?

    Thanks for your feedbak Belu - I really appreciate it. Shona
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    Which one would you go for?

    Hi, I have been using the forum for around 4 months now and I have been trying to secure my first IP. I have so far missed out on a hosue at auction, missed out on 2 at separate dutch auctions (first we came second out of 2; second time we came second out of 8), and another house we couldnt...
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    Can you negotiate management fees?

    Thanks for the replies, everyone. Tania, we are buying around Indooroopilly, Taringa and Toowong. Does that make a difference?
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    Can you negotiate management fees?

    Hi, sorry if this has been asked before...but can you negotiate on the fees? I have contacted several PMs in western Brisbane and I am really impressed with one but they quoted me 8.8% which sounds high. How does that compare to others? Also, has anyone negitiated with just one IP or...
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