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    landbanking for furure estate

    Hi all, I've come across a very good deal for a 3 acre block (a little over 12k sq/m) on the edge of a town which includes full town services and the ability to subdivide it. A very good price too. My immediate thought is to break it up as community title and build a gated retirement...
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    australian efficiency

    hi all, i'm an efficiency expert and project mgr by trade. i look at ways for processes and projects to be more efficient. i look at process flows etc and analyse spreadsheets and project plans and do my best to make things better. its my trade and i take this trade to everything i...
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    12 month settlement

    Hi all, An opportunity has come my way but I am short of cashflow at the moment and am thinking of trying to get a 12 month settlement. Has anyone ever asked for such a long settlement and got it? If so, what did you also offer and how did you entice the vendor to accept it? Are there...
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    no. 9

    i just can't help myself. Got a call from one of my real estate contacts earlier this week. he was going to put a house on the market next week but thought he'd call me first to see if i wanted it before it went on the market. Yep - offer was accepted yesterday. 3 bedroom, 600 odd sq...
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    back

    hi all, I'm back - had a family emergency and had to be away for about 2 weeks. but back now and just catching up on it all. g
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    is this true?

    good morning all, I was listening to a lecture on Radio National last night and the person said that Australia is now the 8th richest country in the world (when counting our mining deposits)...I didn't get the person's name though. So is this true now - does your raw material deposits...
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    how tough is it in suburbia now?

    hi all, i may be sheltered to some extent of the world and i guess many of us here are the same (and i dont want to sound like a snob or whatever), but how tough is it for the average joe now? I've recently noticed myself of the increase in grocery, petrol prices and a few other basic...
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    adblock gurus wanted...

    Hi all, I use Mozilla and Firefox and am most happy with that combination as I am able to get rid of most of the ads that appear on various websites. But one thing i cannot work out - how do i get rid of the Flash based adds on the websites (namely on rea.com.au)? I normally right click...
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    new housing stock in canberra

    Hi all, WOW is all can say. I went to a new house/land release estate the other day which is located in Watson (inner north subrub of Canberra - but right on the edge of Canberra from that direction). Anyway, I've always complained that new apartments etc in Canberra are too small, but...
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    i treated myself today....

    hi all, I know this may sound hyprocritical, but in recent threads I have written about the end of car lease i was facing a few months back, and how I was looking for certain types of car to commence a new lease with... Well after a few months of deliberating and researching, I decided NOT...
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    a typo or a cheap apartment?

    from the new look realestate.com.au (which i have reservations about), here is a cheap apartment - or a typo? http://www.realestate.com.au/property-unit-nsw-young-106462198
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    i'm tired

    hi all, In the last 10 or so months, i have bought 4 houses, installed 3 flat pack kitchens, landscaped 5 gardens, painted the internals of 3 houses and fixed one fence and all of this while holding down a 6 figure income at a salaried job. My plans were to hit the magic ownershiop of 10...
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    why do agents do this?

    hi all, i put an offer on a house last night that was advertised as "offers over 180,000". (This is after my purchase of another last week). Anyway, i put an offer of 180,100 onto it. the agent rang me back today and said "no" and said that the vendor is expecting something around...
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    mobiles: contracts -> prepaid?

    Hi all, The contract on my mobile is soon up and to be frank, i am rather sick of having another monthly bill as i don't use it that much to make calls with. It is only to receive calls and for the occasional outgoing call. So anyway, is it possible to transfer the phone number i got with...
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    Sydney - Canberra corridor

    Hi all, With all this talk about our growing population and expanding cities, and when combined with the theorists talking about the need of new cities and/or megacities, then has anyone here looked at the Sydney Canberra corridor? This seems to be relatively untapped in terms of growth...
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    pessimistic sods

    hi all, I know this topic has been done before, but it has been hitting close to home for me recently.... I've got a circle of friends, all home owners, and one particular freind stands out, being so pesimistic about the economy etc that he "poo poos" all talk of investment. evertime i...
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    subdividing a block with rear lane access

    hi all, I"m thinking of subdividing a block of mine as it is a big and deep block - however, it isn't very wide and could only have one driveaway from the street and that driveway is already being used and leads to a good car port. So I'm thinking of cutting the block in halves. So my...
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    nail gun

    hi all, The new IP i'm currently in the process of buying needs a new paling fence, and it's probably about time that i started to fix the paling fences on some of my other IPs as well, so i figure that it is about time i look at buying a nail gun. Never used one before so don't really...
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    body corporates

    hi all, as some of you know, i sit on a body corporate of an apartment complex, and as i have implied in previous messages, we have had recent troubles with various tenants which resulted in meetings at the Tribunal etc. well anyway, those issues have all been sorted out and it is a damn...
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    email only

    hi all, i deal with a lot of real estate agents ((and mostly ones from out of my town) - and one thing that really annoys me is that they just about all insist on using the phone to communicate with me. I would much prefer to communicate with agents via email only. Maybe it is too...
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