Recent content by shiznit

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    Bush clearing/landscaping recoms

    My IP has a lot of trees and bushes that I would like to get cleared and maybe do a bit of landscaping to make it a very low maintenance backyard. Lets face it, no tenant likes gardening. I should know, I use to rent once. Any recommendations of a good landscaper you may have used who a can...
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    Regular payments to Investment loan

    @propertunity - Thanks for that. Come to think I am actually reducing the principle in this case and not the interest component of it. @buzz. No other debts, that's the only debt I have. @travelbug - Its funny how one starts seeing something differently when someone else points it out. I...
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    Regular payments to Investment loan

    Regular payments to IO Investment loan Hi, I'm a new to prop investing and I'm thinking about making fortnightly payments to my Interest Only Investment loan to reduce the amount of interest charged on it to a point where I can manage the payments comfortably. Yes I know you are probably...
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    Sigh...Just bought in a bad area

    Luckily its None these.
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    Sigh...Just bought in a bad area

    It seems to be a one off as i have now done my research and there haven't been any other incidents. According to other sources, back in 2009 rentals increased by 32% in that suburb....so i guess it depends the people who live there at the time.
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    Sigh...Just bought in a bad area

    A gang came round to the street to revenge on some kid and it ended up being a racial war between 2 groups; obviously the attacked had to protect its own and retaliation escalated. It hasnt affected the whole area, apparently it only affected the street.
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    Sigh...Just bought in a bad area

    Excuse my ignorance, but where would I check its historical cap growth? I wouldn't say its a cheap area as such, median house prices=335k according to domain.com.au. We got it for 310k for a 3x1; current tenants don't look like trouble makers.
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    Sigh...Just bought in a bad area

    So I just found out that area i've bought my IP in is dubbed a bad area because of an incident that happened about 4 yrs ago...on the same street I've put all that money into. I didn't believe what i was being told until I consulted my good ol buddy Google. Now it could be that its coz of...
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