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  1. Cazza

    Renovation of a PPOR - where to start. Help!

    Jeremy thanks so much, some great advice there! Will definitely be getting lots of quotes. We have budgeted abbout $35K for this reno. I have a good idea about what I want, colour schemes etc. though it would be great to get someone elses insight into the floorplan as there may be a better way...
  2. Cazza

    Renovation of a PPOR - where to start. Help!

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone could please offer some insights into the renovation process as we are totally 'green' in this area. We have recently acquired a home that needs some work to get it up to todays standards. We have renovated small scale before, not to this level and as this...
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    $500K in Melbourne - where would you buy? (Needs to be west)

    Thanks Beanie_Girl have PM'd you. RightValue - thanks for those suburb suggestions. All under consideration at this point. Although not too sure about Altona North and Altona Meadows - have heard it's either Altona or don't bother. Schooling is definitely an issue in the west and the only two...
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    $500K in Melbourne - where would you buy? (Needs to be west)

    Thanks Jake, that's great advice and I suppose we are trying to have it all and don't want to sacrifice location for the perfect home and vice versa. You are right, I'd rather be happy about where I live then worry about it making money for us. Here's hoping we find the right property soon...
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    $500K in Melbourne - where would you buy? (Needs to be west)

    Thanks so much Jake, yes we have been studying the market for a while now and have our wish list of areas we want to live. You are right, location (and budget) are both equally important to us. I don't mind having to do the dirty work to fix a place up but ideally I'd like the foundations to be...
  6. Cazza

    $500K in Melbourne - where would you buy? (Needs to be west)

    Thanks chrispy - Niddrie would be perfect and that house is lovely but about the size of what we are in now so we really need a 3 bedroom place with room to move! Aaron_C - that may be the case but there's west and then there's west. The areas we are hoping to move in to don't have much under...
  7. Cazza

    $500K in Melbourne - where would you buy? (Needs to be west)

    Hello everyone, I've always found the information here useful and was hoping for some assistance and advice in regards to our situation. We have about $500K max budget to buy a house in Melbourne's west. We have been looking around West Footscray, Maidstone, Keilor East, Glenroy, the...
  8. Cazza

    2 mortgages - 1 as PPOR and the other an investment

    Thank you for your replies :) I will do some more research.
  9. Cazza

    2 mortgages - 1 as PPOR and the other an investment

    Hi everyone, Bit of a long one - sorry! I'm wondering if I could get some advice or suggestions from anyone who is in the same situation: I currently have a rental property which I purchased with the first home buyers grant nearly 12 months ago. The tenant will move out soon - before the 12...
  10. Cazza

    Please help - Apartments in Melbourne

    Thanks Thanks for your responses...I'm still really troubled at the prices these apartments are going for... Asking price $240, selling at $310...It's amazing. Does anyone else have any advice?
  11. Cazza

    Please help - Apartments in Melbourne

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if you could please help me. As a yound married couple we are looking to enter the Melbourne market by purchasing an apartment up to about $275 - if we MUST we may be able to got to $300K but I think this is just crazy considering we want a one bedroom apartment...
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