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  1. natmarie73

    Sacking PM (WA) for Negligence

    As above - how easy is this to do? My PM has been pathetic from the start and now I have found out that (according to my solicitor) they may have been negligent and I could actually sue for damages. Once my non-paying tenant is evicted I wish to terminate our agreement. How would I go about...
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    Line of Credit - is my money gone forever?

    Hi all, I was hoping someone more cluey in banking and finance than me could help me with a small dilemma - Basically I have had for a few years what I thought was a line of credit against an investment property (only $40,000 or so) which I recently started putting my excess salary into to...
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    Buying a small business

    Hi all, Apologies if this is in the wrong place. Over the past month or so whilst between contracts, the idea has persisted in my mind that I would like to leave the employee world and look into buying a small business but of course I have no idea on how to go about it or what to expect...
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    Mortgage Brokers - is it possible...

    ...to still borrow 100% or higher of purchase price? I have great servicability but not enough cash/equity for another purchase and after some searching on the net haven't really been able to find any lenders who will lend more than 95%. Scenario is this: Purchased house in April 09 -...
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    Pixelpost PHP help needed.

    Hopefully one of the IT gurus on this site may be able to help me. I want to install Pixelpost on my computer but it needs PHP to run, so i downloaded that as well but can't figure out how to actually install it. There is no .exe file in the zip folder which is what I usually click to install...
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    Excessive water usage - what would you do?

    A quick question in regards to what you would do with tenants (a young couple) who continuously use way too much water - average of 1000 litres per day for this last billing quarter. While I don't consider them to be "bad" tenants, this is the last straw. A brief history of these tenants is...
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    Microsoft Vista

    Hi there, Has anyone seen/tried this out yet? I'm a bit of a technophobe and usually wait until a new product is well worn in before I jump on the bandwagon but I'm buying a new 'puter thru Dell which comes with Vista already installed. Needless to say, I'm more than just a little anxious...
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    What a great idea!

    Hi all, I don't know if anyone has seen or heard of this yet, but I sure am impressed! http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/ Uni student just wanted to make some cash and a few months later is almost a millionaire! I wish my mind worked like this. Cheers Nat :)
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    Investing for retirement

    Hi everyone, With the many posts about shares and share markets at the moment, I thought I would share this investment gem. INVESTING FOR YOUR RETIREMENT: If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth --> $49.00. With Australian Magnesium...
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    Not another Land Tax thread....

    Dear all, Just as an aside to all the threads about land tax. Considering the impact it now has on cashflow is anyone thinking about changing their investment strategies to compensate for this tax? It would be highly unlikely that any state govt will increase thresholds or reduce the scales...
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    Listed Property Trusts

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has invested in Listed Property Trusts or is currently investing in them. I have a considerable amount of equity available to invest, and am considering allocating a part of this equity to an LPT for a few years until the direct residential property...
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    Depreciation Calculation

    Hi, I hope someone can help me with this very basic question. I have done a search but have not been able to find any definate answer. I purchased a 15 year old unit last financial year, but did not bother to get a depreciation schedule done. I have since got one done and now wish to put...
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    Offshore companies

    Hello all, I was wondering if anyone out there has incorporated an offshore company before, particularly in the Cayman Islands ;) and if so, how did you go about it and were/are there any pitfalls/challenges etc. I have found many useful resources via Google on how to go about doing this...
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    Has this happened to anyone else?

    I am currently experiencing a slight "hiccup" in the settlement of my latest IP. The situation is that finance is due today and the bank has insisted on valuing all my properties. This is all well and good but they haven't actually gotten around to sending the valuer to the property being...
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    Options

    Hi everyone, I realise this question is not about property investment but I couldn't think of anywhere else to put it. I was wondering if anyone on this forum knows where to find information on learning to trade options/stocks. I am interested in leaning more about this in order to...
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    Beaumont Investments

    Hi all, I am wondering if anyone out there knows anything about a mob called Beaumont Investments. They are currently offering no deposit finance thru St George Bank for a new development in Gladstone QLD. I remember a year or so ago that St George got caught doing naughty things in a...
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    Fringe Benefits Tax - is it a deductable expense?

    Hi you accountants out there, I have a quick question... if I salary package investment mortgage repayments, is the fringe benefits tax applicable then tax deductable as an expense? I am doing my salary packaging form for 2003 and don't know if I would be better off salary packaging the...
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    claiming cost of maintenance on a property you are renting.

    I have a question regarding the legibility of claiming back the costs of maintenance of a property you are renting (to live in). If you are renting the house you live in while renting out the houses you own, can you claim for any maintenance on the rented house if your landlord takes too long...
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    Pictures on posts.

    OK - just a quick question... How do I get a pretty piccy for my posts. Some posters (Sunstone) have a graphic under their names - is this available to everyone or just to special members? You may need to look at setting up a FAQ page for us computer dorks.;)
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    Depreciation on improvements?

    Hi there! I have a question regarding depreciation. I am currently living in my first house in order to claim the FHOG. Next year I am looking to rent it out and move into rented accomodation myself. In the meantime I have to replace a few things such as toilet, bathroom basin and taps...
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