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    Web sites/pages all trending to difficult to read grey print.

    No I don't mean my eyesight is fading, but what appears to be the trend as web sites are upgraded. I have noticed this over the last couple of years. RE.com is the latest and it gives me the *****. I am guessing that this may have something to do with viewing web pages on smart phones, tablets...
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    $1000 voucher for tiles / bathroomware

    A couple of weeks ago a won a $1000 voucher (gst incl) for tiles/bathroomware from Beaumont Tiles. Although it is possible I may use it myself if I buy a reno in the meantime, my target properties are around $300k and therefore I would be overcapitalizing by using mid to high end baths...
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    Is there a builder/chippy in the house (Brisbane)

    There is a house for sale which I know has some old termite damage in the kitchen window frame and toilet door frame - got the basic details from a P&B company who previously did an inspection on the house for a previous buyer...... I got lucky that I got that much out of them. Agent has...
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    Logan suburbs - the other part, south of the Logan Motorway

    Hi I am after feedback/opinions on the burbs south of the Logan Motorway - not Logan Central, Woodridge, Kingston etc, but the newer areas generally built in 1980's/1990's onwards. Basically Hillcrest to Eaglyby. I have driven around all areas to some extent. These areas generally fit...
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    Land tax search

    Hi If buying a property at auction (in QLD) what is the go with land tax that may be owing on the property. I am far from knowledgeable on this issue. If buying normally I know you can make an offer subject to searches satisfactory to buyer, but at auction how do you make sure you are not...
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    Escrow, installment, long term

    Hi I have just come across a new type of sale entry in On The House which I have not seen before, but after doing a search it is not unique on the site. See below. Is this anything to be concerned about or just the way it has been listed in govt docs. I suspect the house was probably new...
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    Torrens Title townhouses - common walls, shared driveway

    Can anyone clarify how issues are dealt with in relation to Torrens Title townhouses. This can be adjoined townhouses facing the street like terraces with own front and back yard and entrance/driveway, or off a common driveway - shared by a few townhouses or just the rear one sharing the...
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    Torrens Title townhouses - what is shared?

    Can anyone clarify how issues are dealt with in relation to Torrens Title townhouses. This can be adjoined townhouses facing the street like terraces with own front and back yard and entrance/driveway, or off a common driveway - shared by a few townhouses or just the rear one sharing the...
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    Rates - council and water. Are some areas really as bad as people claim.

    There has been many posts about some areas being more expensive than neighbouring councils and best to buy somewhere else, but I am wondering if after taking everything into perspective they are really all that much different. For example, there has been many posts about Ipswich being very...
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    Changing door/drawer handles to update kitchen

    Hi I am thinking of changing the kitchen door and drawer handles to modernize the kitchen a little in preparation for possible sale. The kitchen is still reasonably modern but the handles chosen when replaced was at the end of the knob era and commencement of "handles." I can replace the door...
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    Reference checks on potential tenants - by PM's and self managed

    I'm curious, what do PM's actually ask when checking tenants past renting history, and what do self managers ask. What is the protocol, I believe it has to be a formal request in writing/email. An agent's email is usually obvious, but how does a self manager prove who they are and be taken...
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    What are most effective sites for advertising rentals - PM's and self managers

    I want to determine which sites are the most effective. My various previous agents have used from 2-4 websites plus their own excluding my current which only uses RE.com. (not sure if their own website needs an IT doctor or they can only list a limited number of properties - either way it...
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    Cleaning stains of various sorts from garage floor

    My last tenant has left heavy staining on the garage floor - as in something was probably spilled. I can't tell from the photo what it is, I doubt if paint unless it happened to be brown. It looks more like I would expect of something less dense such as a timber stain etc. There is nothing...
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    Scuffs and scratches to polished floorboards

    My recently vacated tenants have left the polished timber floors looking a bit scuffed and scratched. They have held up pretty good till these tenants. There are some scratches which would cut all the way through the poly to the timber (but not gauged), the rest seem to be scratches and...
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    Those annoying videos on Domain and RE.com

    Anyone else annoyed with those useless videos that get in the way when viewing photos. You have to make make sure you click on photos rather than on the main photo which is often the video now. Useless bloody thing aimed at simple people who go "wow, this house makes me feel good, nice music" -...
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    Property Management Redcliffe Peninsula - Deception Bay. Self management!

    There are other names I could have given this thread such as: "Fed up with property managers" "The Redcliffe Peninsula - Deception Bay Investors co-op" "Stuff 'em, lets do it ourselves" You get the idea ;) I am on the 6th agency for property management in 7 years, all previous incompetent to...
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    Refinance and increase loan in preparation for next investment

    I have an IO investment loan which turned into P&I a couple of years back when it turned 5. I have not been in a situation to provide full financials to switch back/refinance. I am about to be in the position where I can refinance. Question 1. If I go for IO for 5 years I may find myself up...
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    Tax question for an accountant

    I had to buy a new laptop last year to replace my old PC - which is now just a crippled back up. Can I only claim the proportion of the cost relative to how much I use it for property investment income or the whole amount. I would assume only the relative portion however I was surprised to...
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    Harcourts Redcliffe - experiences????

    Has anyone had recent experienced with Harcourts Ultimate Realty in Redcliffe QLD. Many moons ago there was some reasonable feedback on here, but I know the PM manager went elsewhere ...a few doors up the road if the one I am thinking of. They did open another office in Deception Bay a couple of...
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    A hybrid of self management / using a PM

    I am in the situation of not having any descent PM's in the area (they will claim differently ;) ) I am not with the worst I have had but confidence has fallen from fair to very low - does not seem to be repair/maintenance oriented or experienced in dealing with tradies, in other words NFI...
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