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    Is this a Restriction?

    Hi all, I am reading a contract of sale for a property I wanted to purchase. It he property is in nsw The Map of Subdivision show an easement for a drainage drain and furthermore a patch of area "U970101 Covenant" and "U970102 Covenant". Does anyone have any idea what these areas "U970101...
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    Due diligence in purchasing a property in Syd

    In such a flaming hot market in sydney, how does one do their due diligence (pest and structural inspection) when purchasing a place. Properties get snapped within one inspection opening.. Literally one days time... Is there anyone out here on somersoft who doesnt do inspection? Has this...
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    Ascot Vale, VIC

    Hi All, I've been looking at Ascot Vale closely for the past few months and would like to hear any feedback for any property investors who bought Units in this area? My purchase is for an investment and my budget is $350K - $380K. I see there are units on Maribyrnong Road (near the...
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    Ways to deter certain "types" of Tenants

    I am planning to rent out my IP and my IP is a strata-ed 1970s block building in an inner city suburb. Some background in our area: - I am based in Ground level - Our building has 2 government housing unit currently rented to an emigrant family and a single man in his late 40s. Both...
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    Repair Drainage / Sewer Pipe cracks

    Hi all, I recently have CCTV scanned all the pipe network in my building. The plumber has found a crack each in the sewer and drainage pipe. He has provided a quote to replace the broken section and to conduct a CCTV scan (again). Does any one know if a 2nd CCTV scan is necessary? or could i...
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    IP Reno help and opinions!

    As i mentioned before in other threads, i would like to jazz up my IP strata apartment before renting it out. a few things on my to-do list are: - replace kitchen sink with a better , stronger quality one (one i have is crap) - replace a wind-able window (all windows are currently jammed)...
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    Searching for a Kitchen sink

    Before i rent my IP out , i would like to change my kitchen sink... the one now is use-able for us now but for rough user tenants, the sink is far to "filmsy" and does not support the taps very well can anyone recommend me GOOD place to buy? i was going to look for one on gumtree... but...
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    Property in a hottish market - gas smell

    URGENT help needed desperately wished to make an offer to a property in a hottish location. the house is priced at market rate and in relatively good location and area however during my inspection, i noted gas smell in the kitchen (potential gas leak in the pipes) what should i do ...
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    too early to make an offer??

    I am wanting to make an offer to a property which has been on the market for about 1 week. The place is private sale... I now recieved the S32 and would like to make an offer. Given it just listed on market , should I wait for a week or 2 before making it....? I don't want the agent...
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    Whats so attractive about Essendon, Vic???

    Been on a hunt for a property and looked further out west-ish... Essendon is so riduciously expensive. I am really not sure why this place is exclusive and expensive My understanding this suburb is in around the flight path of planes descending to Melbourne Airport. I read somewhere this...
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    Recommend me a plumber in Melbourne!

    hi all, i need a recommended plumber in melbourne. the engineer who is assessing my property requires a plumber to undertake a full plumbing investigation as my building is cracking to bits and *****s so please, recommed me a GOOD RELIABLE plumber! thanks so much
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    Another Strata-related issue

    Hi all, Can you any body please explain what is "committee member" in a strata? i own an apartment managed by strata I thought everybody who owns a property automatically becomes a member. A repair was made to the fence and now it has fallen again within months (less than 6). The...
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    Trouble with 10mm+ wide brick gaps

    I live in a strata apartment, and the building is approx 30+ years old. Over the summer, a big massive crack developed (a common wall between my unit and my neighbours) and it is gettin bigger and bigger. It first appeared in early Dec 2012 and now the cracks are huge.. see pics.. On...
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    Right to withheld Body Corp annual fee?

    I live in a strata apartment. My building is close to 40 years old. Not the flashiest looking building but its comfortable area to be in. Over the last three months, my common wall between my unit and unit 1 experienced a MASSIVE crack - 3-4mm width and at least 2m in length, in diagonal...
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    Non-disclosed SOLD prices

    argh ! I am trying to help my parents to buy a unit (3BR) in a Victorian suburb. When i tried looking at the SOLD prices section on the Realestate.com and domain.com, all the prices are listed as "CONTACT AGENT". Do i really have to contact them ? or is there another choice (free that...
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    Retiree selling PPOR.. what happens now?

    Hi all, i need help as i have no idea much about selling PPOR, income and finances. My mum is a retiree and wants to sell her PPOR (downsizing reasons). IF she manage to sell her PPOR (then rents another property because she cannot find another one to buy just yet) and she puts the money...
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    Owners Corp-listen to friends or Solicitor?

    I recently purchased a flat (3 story building) in Melbourne with a owners corporation in place. I am due to settle in 4 weeks. Before I move in, i intend to get content insurance and not house insurance (as advice by my solicitor). Solicitor said damages will be covered by owners corp...
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    Obvious signs of a desperate seller

    Hi all, have you encountered a desperate seller??? what are the obvious signs??? please share your experience my experience was the sellers agent came back to me and offered approx 5% off the negotiation price...
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    After Settlement...

    Hi, my first post here... I recently purchased my first home...and settlement will happen soon. However, the advertisment from Domain and Realestate will soon list my sold price (in the SOLD section). I heard that it is the vendor's call whether to list the price on the internet. Is it...
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