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  1. eKwatee

    Caveat on property going to auction

    The Form 1 document will be on display at the Agents office 3 days prior to Auction and also available 30 minutes prior to the auction at the property. This Form 1 document will have an item that contains the information in relation to the caveat. It will clearly state if the Caveat will be...
  2. eKwatee

    Most fun jobs you've ever had

    I was a Postie with Australia Post, got to deliver the mail and the male. :D No seriously, this was one of the best jobs I ever had. 21 years of age racing around the streets on a little scooter. Had a round where hardly anyone cared for their lawns. My own little race track. Got to go...
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    New Realestate.com.au Search Layout

    The new layout frustrates the hell out of me when searching. It doesn't display any headings, in most cases half of the address is cut off. All you get is a picture, a price and half the address, its horrible and wastes so much time by having to click into the listing for further information...
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    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    Yes. It frustrates the hell out of me. With no headings displayed, you have to click into the listing. Wastes so much time.
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    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    Yes, there is definitely an under supply for houses in the North East of Adelaide at the moment. Units and apartments are taking a little longer to sell with less demand than houses. Just doing a basic search on re.com.au within individual suburbs, then doing the same search excluding those...
  6. eKwatee

    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    With the fear of quoting myself and also quoting an article produced by 'The Advertiser' as 'The Advertisers' truth is often blurry, however the article did contain an interesting quote from 'The Wine Industry' from 'The Advertiser' full article here
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    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    The older section of Pooraka still seems to be really good buying at the moment, I feel it's under valued in comparison to the surrounding suburbs. However I feel Montague Farm Estate is already performing really well and seen good growth, but I guess it depends what year you bought in to it.
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    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    I know of at least two employers that want to, and are in the process of employing a young person, there's more incentive. As an example, I know an electrician that will now only employ younger apprentices because the government has changed the apprentice wage policy. It now costs him allot...
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    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    I understand statistics etc. and why they are important. However I believe a large percentage of Adelaide's unemployed don't want to work. I also feel that because suburban Adelaide is an affordable place to live, you can live quite comfortably on unemployment benefits, especially if you are...
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    Mawson Lakes (Adelaide)

    I think $600 p.q. would be about the norm in Mawson Lakes, maybe even a little on the lower end. Depends on how the individual Corporation is set up, some do include the water, some don't. I have one apartment that has shared gas and water and that has a Strata fee of around $600 p.q. Don't...
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    Mawson Lakes (Adelaide)

    I own a few in there + have sold many there over the past 5 years. 'Touchwood' I've had almost nil vacancy, have always found a tenant to overlap the exiting tenant. I've also got one tenant that has been there for over 4 years and doesn't look like she will move out anytime soon. I slightly...
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    Elizabeth Downs -Hot lead for low cost Mortgagee Sale

    Plans are in motion to transform Elizabeth into the business powerhouse of Adelaide's northern suburbs. Elizabeth‬ is about to undergo a four hundred million dollar transformation to make it Adelaide's second CBD. News Article Here (Video)
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    "Shell" apartments

    From my experience, even so called experienced builders aren't very good at building apartments, imagine leaving it to the owners to finish them off for themselves.
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    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    First off, it's not easy, it's hard work finding the deals, just like the hard work you put in researching the markets etc. I'm maxed out on my lending or believe me, I would have bought all of them myself, I'd be well along the road to retirement if I'd bought all the deals I've found for...
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    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    I only ever buy for myself (never sell), however I've been involved in at least 11 deals, that have been both purchased and sold within suburban Adelaide in a 12 month period for a net profit by way of sub-division, reno or development and that's a clear net profit. Instead of spending all my...
  16. eKwatee

    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    My point was why would you rule out investing in a market based on statistics and others opinion, if there's good income or capital gaining deals out there, why wouldn't you buy into them.
  17. eKwatee

    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    Really...I've had so many clients clean up in the last 5 years, when does your research actually make you money. I know not everyone's in it for the money, some like it is a hobby, some like it as a tax right off and then there's those that like to research. One of my clients has made over 20%...
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    Peoples thoughts on Adelaide?

    Can I ask Hobo, with all your analytic statistics, why hasn't the stats shown when to get in and out of this market. One thing I've learnt is you don't never make any money watching the market. You may not lose money, but you'll never make any unless you at least play the game.
  19. eKwatee

    How old are you?

    40 Was born at a very young age
  20. eKwatee

    My new purchase - Highbury SA

    Yes the owner who built and sold no. 15, went on to built the one next door and has now moved into that. I agree, your development would help increase the value of theirs. There was a little bit of activity during the sale, most buyers at the time had subject to sale as the market was a...
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