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    Thanks everyone, I decided to go ahead with wallpapering so I ordered it yesterday. I will let you know how it turns out. I have never done it before so it should be interesting/challenging! Roz
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    Everybody must be painting! Is there nobody out there doing wallpapering?
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    Cairns - Is the market surging?

    I am a local and from what I have heard there seems to be a buying and building frenzy going on up here. For example, a house worth $130,00 this time last year is now on the market for $193,00 at trinity beach. The agent said there are no properties available now under $200,000 this close to...
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    Hi all, I was wondering if anybody has put up wallpaper recently? I am doing my first reno and the house is all timber - timber walls, timber floors except one wall which is cork tiles. I need to pull all the cork off because it is damaged so I was thinking of wallpapering it instead of...
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    Conveyancer, building and pest inspector in Cairns

    This may be too late for you but, I recommend: Murray Lyons Solicitors for conveyencing Ph 07 40 51 4477. BJ House & Building Inspections 07 40 53 2324 I have delt with both and were very happy with their service. Roz
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    palm cove

    Hi Tess, If you would like me to check out any house for you, or you need to know anything else about the area, just let me know I would be glad to help. Roz
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    palm cove

    Hi Tess, I live in Cairns and Palm Cove is a good choice for Capital Gain any of the northern beaches suburbs do well. Prices are rising fast at the moment. There is a huge amount of building going on. A little piece of advice I was given by a real estate agent in Cairns was if you want to...
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    How to value a business?

    Thanks Ruby - great site!
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    How to value a business?

    Thanks Andrew, thanks Dale, Very helpful info. Thankyou, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply. Roz
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    Commercial buyer's agent?

    Thanks for that information Bundy. I will contact them and see if they can help.
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    How to value a business?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows how to estimate the value of a business in a purchase? Eg. I had a shop I sold years ago and from memory the selling price was made up of: profit for one year + fixtures and fittings + stock. I am looking at buying a new business and was...
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    Commercial buyer's agent?

    Hi all, I was wondering if any body had heard of any "commercial property" buyer's agents in Brisbane. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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    Novice in a new world

    lawsjs, Just wondering for us newbies - why you think Cairns is the place to invest & who is Kellie? Thanks Roz
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    PPOR & trusts again

    Thanks everyone, That has helped my understanding a lot. I am about to buy another PPOR and I am trying to work out whether to put it in a trust or not. Roz
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    Motor Vehicles?

    Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone has looked at the depreciating value of motor vehicles? I found out about the "redbook" web site on Friday. I am thinking of buying another car and was just wondering if some cars loose their value quicker than others?
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    PPOR & trusts again

    Hi all, I have been reading all the posts on trusts and have another question about putting a PPOR in a trust and paying rent. I understand the idea is to pay market value as rent. But I was wondering since you need positive cash flow in a discretionary trust, can you pay more than the market...
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    Another question on trusts

    If you are thinking of selling your PPOR to the trust, you'd have stamp duty issues, and you would lose out on CGT should you sell from the trust at a later date. How would you lose out on CGT should you sell at a later date? Does this mean it is better not to have your PPOR in a trust? Roz
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    I don't have much experience yet, but I have been told not to have an appreciating assest in a company. Roz.
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    Contract of sale

    Friend of mine just bought one last week from an office supply/stationary shop for $3.00 in Brisbane. Have fun Roz
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    Display homes

    Hi Saskatoon, I just bought a builder's display home for my first IP (have only had it one month) so I can't give much advice. But I am getting 9% return for 12mths lease with a 3mth option. The thing to watch is getting insurance. I found it very difficult to find an insurance co. that...