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    QLD PM - is this unfair?

    Just wanted to get people's thoughts on whether this is an unfair expectation on a PM. A house I had with a certain PM in brisbane required some restumping last year. As we were out of town we relied on the PM's recommendation of the tradie to use and on them to engage the service. We found...
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    Loan top up -second mortgage?

    Just wondering whether it's standard for a bank to ask for a second mortgage when you do a top up to extract equity. I would have thought that they could just amending the first mortgage to refer to the top up loan as well? As otherwise there could potentially be a fairly large number of...
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    How long would you wait on a broker?

    Just curious on how long would you wait for a broker to get back to you before you give up and move on. After the applications for a couple of refinances had been submitted we enquired after a couple of weeks about its status with the broker. 4 subsequent follow up emails and a couple of...
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    Property Marketing Companies

    Was wondering if anyone has any information on how the property marketing companies are set up and their typical commission rates. For example, whether those companies marketing OTP properties are required to have any licence/registration? I assume that they're not required to be licenced as...
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    Windsor - Brisbane

    Would be greatly appreciated if anyone familiar with the area could give me a breakdown of the streets/areas to avoid. I like the proximity of the area to the CBD and the lowish entry point so am looking at a few strata properties as potential IPs. Have heard that there are certain pockets to...
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    Your most frustrating stories

    Have you had any particularly bad stories in relation to dealing with financiers? Stories where it would actually be funny at how incompetent people are if it wasn't so serious? I'm currently in one of those situation. I still have 1 property where (our initial PPOR) where I got the finance...
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    My first CIP

    I have just exchanged on my first CIP this week so I thought that I would take this opportunity to share some details about the process to this stage, and also the steps and developments to completion (and beyond). I have no experience in CIP previously and am actually fairly inexperienced when...
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