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    Money under the mattress now an effective strategy

    Money under the mattress now an effective strategy for those in excess of the age pension asset test. For a couple every $1,000 above the $375,000 lower limit will reduce their pension entitlements by $3.00 per fortnight / $78.00 pa. By placing that $1,000 under the mattress they will...
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    4 bedrooms or 2 living areas?

    What do you think adds more value? or if you can't be bothered reading below are we reducing the value of the home by adding a 4th bedroom? We bought a 3bdr / 2 bathroom place over the weekend with a large family and formal dining area side by side and a formal lounge connecting it as well...
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    What is the Value of Scrap Metal?

    This week is hard rubbish week for my council. all weekend, vans and beaten up old cars with trailers have been stalking the streets. I'm not sure if its the economy or my area, but my suburb is swarming with these guys. Day and night every second car is slowing down to go through your...
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    Anyone want to buy a Brothel??

    http://www.realcommercial.com.au/property-offices-sa-adelaide-500848343 would make your property inspections an interesting experience.....
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    Future Tax Prediction

    I Just thought I'd put this out there, so in 10-20 years time I can point back to this thread and say I told you so. My prediction is that sometime soon (10-15 years) to fill the tax revenue void left by a large amount of Baby Boomers retiring, accessing medical services and drawing the aged...
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    Australia is a leveraged time bomb waiting to blow

    http://business.financialpost.com/2013/06/13/australia-is-a-leveraged-time-bomb-waiting-to-blow-socgen/ Interesting article for the doom and gloomer's out there. A few key quotes: “We repeat the prognosis we gave this time last year that Australia is a leveraged time bomb waiting to...
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    Hammerhead Development or just sell the land?

    We currently rent my wife's grandmothers 3 bdr place in Richmond SA. We she eventually passes we have been told we could continue to rent the place indefinitely or purchase it and market value with a potentially small family discount. I'd value the property at around $400K. The popular trend...
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    video of a perfect tenant

    check out the mess.... http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82267216/
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    local bulls versus foreignbears

    interesting article here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-30/australia-home-price-drop-pits-local-bulls-versus-foreign-bears.html on the whole reasonably well balanced, but more on the D&G side. few interesting quotes: “Australia stands out as the one developed housing market...
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