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    Adelaide 2 houses for sale

    Hello Yes it makes it far easier to sell a house if no tenants are in, that is exactly what I was waiting for (for the tenants to move out). The Blakeview house has never been without tenants for more than a week. It allows me to market the property to both first home buyers and investors...
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    Adelaide 2 houses for sale

    Land Tax in SA has just been reduced by a reasonable amount. 100K threshold up from 50K. I take it all back!!!
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    Adelaide 2 houses for sale

    :D Whoops Yes there are always people worse off than ourselves. I still think that investing in property is the best way to go even though my circumstances have changed, and I am trying to start my own business, I will be investing in more property some time down the track and of course I will...
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    Adelaide 2 houses for sale

    Hi Acey Ducey You make a fair point but I reckon this is probably just the natural lag effect Adelaide tends to have (last to rise - last to fall). I was tired and cranky last night but I think the general attitude that all landlords are rich (which the state govt is portraying) is...
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    Adelaide 2 houses for sale

    Hello No I have not been that active (until this week) in trying to sell them. Thats why Im visiting the forum. I have just created a webpage to try and sell Blakeview, and I advertised in the news messenger on wednesday. If I can successfully sell Blakeview privately then I will give Skye a...
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    Adelaide 2 houses for sale

    Hello I have 2 investement properties for sale in Adelaide with the following specifications. Suburb Blakeview $180K 40 mins North of Adelaide cbd(@35km). It is 10 mins walk to the Munno Para shopping centre, and within walking distance to all schools etc etc. Small 3 bedroom home on...
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    CRC on "the windows'??

    After trying lots of different methods the fastest and easiest way, is to buy one of those big scrapers I think its imaginatively called "the big scraper" and most hardware stores carry them. Im sure preventative measures work like tape, and being carefull and precise when painting (never...
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    Financial problems

    Hello I suppose its not nice to have to do this however if anyone can help me they are likely to be on this forum. I lost my job in August last year, and thought it was a great time to start renovating a house that I had been renting out. I feel I did a pretty good job on the renovation and...
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    Adelaide a lost cause......

    I think the only way the big M wil stay in Adelaide is if they do the following : Make a car that looks better than the commodore. Make a car that is more powerful than the commodore. Whatever you do, don't call it a Magna. Look at the Mazda 3 and 6, what a fantastic looking car, when I...
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    How to tile over floorboards

    Sorry to have to disagree, I have used a 2 part rubber adhesive called isoflex. I have probably layed about 5 medium sized rooms over the years with this stuff, and I swear by it. I have never had to worry about a cracked tile, I have layed it over chipboard, and pine floorboards. It costs...
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    The Bathroom and How

    A tip for drilling through ceramic tiles, instead of using a masonary drill bit, use a glass drill bit (a drill bit used to cut through glass). They go through ceramic tiles like a hot knife through butter. An comparision, it took at least a minute to drill a 5mm hole through a particular tile...
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    creaking floorboards

    Ear muffs or a walkman can also help
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    Do you find a Laptop is useful, for investment purposes?

    I find laptops for investement purposes not a good idea. Every laptop I have ever owned has gone down in value :) Seriously though I use mine all the time. I had tennants moving into a house on saturday, so I set the notebook up at the house, and proceeded to take about 300 photos. The...
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    The Bathroom and How

    In SA on the renovation I have just completed, thankfully they tiled behind these items, I would have thought it would be far harder to tile around a mirror etc, and as far as cost is concerned, a couple of tiles and some grout, would be far cheaper than the time taken for the tiler to leave...
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    disheartened by renovation

    Hello I panicked when I could not sell the house, due to the time of the year and the fact its a summer house with a pool etc, I thought the attraction of the house would be minimal, and also I was starting to believe all the negative points the estate agent kept talking about, quite frankly...
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    disheartened by renovation

    Hello While it would make me feel better to shoot the messanger (and the agent) I suppose you could be right. I tried very hard to stick to the fundementals of renovating, cosmetic only, and dont spend more than a certain percentage of the purchase price. For a house of 260K, that was valued...
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    disheartened by renovation

    Hello I have been renovating a house full time since august last year. I purchased this place for 260k in 1999. I had it rented out before the renovation at 475per week. After having problems with the tenants, and after they moved out I decided to continue renovating the house. I have...
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    rip up old decking?

    Hello I know that several months ago, the family handyman magazine printed a warning about these type of decks. There have been several deaths where the deck has collapsed, in the article it explained the weak point being where the metal beams meet the wall of the house and is caused by...
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    my s traps stink

    Hello Kristine AKA Mr Brittis If we all followed the official guidelines for doing things around the house, and always got the appropriate tradespeople to do each job, you would find that most people without a piece of paper would not be able to pick up a spanner. As far as roofing is...
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    my s traps stink

    What could be happening is the water is evaporating from the traps (because they are not being used regularly). A teaspoon of vegatable oil stops the evaporation. If it is only one or 2 drains in an immediate area, the thing that goes up the roof (gets rid of odours) could be blocked with...
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