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    Confused! GST, CGT, none or both?

    Okay. I'm very confused. A quick run down: My partner and i purchased a 4 bedroom house in 2013. The house was on a large block and came with plans for sub division of the block (1 into 2) and plans for a new house to be built on the new block. Tenants moved straight into the existing...
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    muswellbrook - positive signs?

    Hey all, Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on Muswellbrook after a few positive announcements in the past few weeks. My feelings are that it is at the bottom after copping a bit of a hammering over the past year or so. I've noticed a much more positive outlook in the local papers...
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    bushfire zone requirements

    Hey all, Just about to start a new house build. The DA is approved but seems to have unreasonable requirements in terms of meeting standards for being in a bushfire zone. Obviously all the gutter guards, metal fly screens ect are standard and understandable but we have also been told we...
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    Bought house with brothers - tax stuff

    Hi guys, Was just after a bit of tax advice in regards to a purchase my 2 brothers and i just made. Basically we purchased a 4 bedroom house with DA approved plans for subdivision and a new house. Our plan is to rent out the house that is there, build the new house, subdivide and sell...
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    settlement/taxation questions

    Hi all, My house in sydneys west has just gone under contract. Prior to being sold an electrical fault was bought to my attention, nothing major, just that when they put a globe in the outside light the power would trip. The tennants were particularly difficult throughout the sales process as...
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    asbestos cladding - a bad investement??

    Hey all, Just in the process of trying to acquire my 3rd IP. I've had cold feet for ages about whether i should keep going down this path but i figure if overall they are cashflow neutral roughly then its hard to lose. My question is this: I have a budget of 300K. The area in which i'm...
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    asbestos cladding - a bad investement??

    Hey all, Just in the process of trying to acquire my 3rd IP. I've had cold feet for ages about whether i should keep going down this path but i figure if overall they are cashflow neutral roughly then its hard to lose. My question is this: I have a budget of 300K. The area in which i'm...
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    Investment advice

    Hey all, Just after a bit of advice regarding where to invest next. My current situation is i own 2 investement properties and weighing up whether to buy a third. - I own own 1 property at Gracemere (Rockhampton) which i owe $148,000 on and currently rents for $285 per week (probably...
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    PM increasing commission without notice?

    Hi guys. Just anonther quick question regarding PM's. I remember years ago when i purchased my IP signing an agreement with the PM indicating amount of commission etc. After just reviewing a few of my monthly statements i have realised that they have increased their commission without...
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    WATER USAGE etc

    Hey all, Just a couple of questions. 1) I am just about to rent out my property in western sydney and have been told that the tennant will pay for water usage. I pay for the usage in my other IP in Rockhampton so why is thisn different in NSW (if the advice i have been given is correct)...
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    Building and Pes inspection

    Hey all, Need a building and pest inspection done in Western Sydney in the next few days. Can anyone recommend me someone they have used? Thanks
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    Buying next to lane way

    Hey all, Just wondering peoples opinions on buying next to a small lane way. The house is in a cul-de-sac and has a small lane way running beside it through to a main road. Its probably only 30-40metres long. Is this a problem? Graffiti etc? Also there is a vacant block of land owned by...
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    buying in Sydney

    Hey all. After much research and lots of changes of mind i've decided to buy in my home town Sydney. I've narrowed down to a few suburbs. I am spending up to 400K but preferably aorung 350 would be nice. Done my research and purchased a couple of property reports (i know not always...
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    buy now or later?

    Hey all Just a couple of questions that i would appreciate some feedback on. Looking to buy 2 IP's between now and the end of January (got some time off work). Looking at Moree and Kingaroy (QLD), maybe Orange. Just wondering what everyones thoughts are about the impact of the FHOG...
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    Top Ten Capital Growth

    Hey all, Just thought i would share a report with you that predicts top ten areas for capital growth over the coming years. Geraldton WA Gladstone QLD Joondalup WA Kingaroy QLD Newcastle NSW North West Precinct NSW (Gunnedah, Narrabri, Moree) Orange NSW Port Adelaide Precinct...
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    Have i stuffed up big time?

    Hey all, Been reading your forums for a few months now and seems like there are a lot of very knowledgable people. So i think its time to ask for some help! I have one investment property at Gracemere (just near Rockhampton) currently getting $285 per week rent.. I purchased it for 180K. I...
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