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    what effect greek travel

    Just make sure you have cash on you and don't rely too heavily on bank cards. We were there in February and there were several ATMs near our hotel that had been blown up
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    Bad bad bad Journalism! Young Property Gun

    She doesn't own the land in Scotland - it's just part of a fundraising promotion. Sort of like how certain conservation organisations allow you to "adopt" a panda or adopt a dolphin or something. Instead of just asking for donations, it looks a bit nicer if they give the donors something in...
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    End of an Era

    How do we sign up to the new forum? Thanks to Jan and Ian and everyone involved in this site. Who knows where I would be now without it :)
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    Bad bad bad Journalism! Young Property Gun

    Whoever thinks of these websites are geniuses. There's another one where you can name a star after someone and one where you can buy plots of land on the moon. Ultimate passive income :p
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    Bad bad bad Journalism! Young Property Gun That's gold :D
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    Bad bad bad Journalism! Young Property Gun

    Lol I just read a comment saying that land in Scotland is some online scam thing that you pay $20 for :p
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    Bad bad bad Journalism! Young Property Gun

    Well done to her on what is a very good achievement for her age. The article is clearly a marketing piece though and journalists love these kind of stories because they can cut and paste her media release and make it look like news without much extra effort on their part. I'm not trying to...
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    IP @ Belconnen, Canberra

    Wow, the prices have really fallen. We were considering buying a new apartment when we were looking for our PPOR just under 2 years ago and were told by REAs that we'd be lucky to get a 1 bedder with study in that area for the same price range. Now they're selling 2 bedders with 2 bathrooms for...
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    Phones - land line/mobile

    We have a landline for internet but no phone connected as we'd mainly just get telemarketing calls
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    2016 US Presidential Election

    Oh ok, I didn't realise. I don't think he has the same amount of backing as some of the other candidates though
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    2016 US Presidential Election

    I'm surprised that Chris Christie isn't running. He seems to be on the lower side of crazy compared to many of the other Republicans (although I'm not a huge fan of all his policies either). My vote goes to Jill Stein though :p
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    WIR & ensuite extension

    It would be newly built. I was just curious as I'm not sure if it's really done for such a small addition but would work well with our floor plan.
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    Budget $330k Western suburbs Melbourne

    How big is your deposit? Maybe keep adding to that and get something smaller a bit closer in. Cash flow is nice but in these kinds of suburbs, you just need one crap tenant to trash your IP before you get really out of pocket and lose any finanical benefit you thought you had by buying there...
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    WIR & ensuite extension

    Hello, Anyone know how much it'd roughly cost to add an ensuite to a bedroom connected by a WIR? Thanks :)
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    Bali Nine

    An interesting article about the result of legal changes in Portugal:
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    Calculating how long left to pay off HECS

    Thanks for the replies. They're very helpful. Nice to know there's a chance of paying it off before I retire :p
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    Calculating how long left to pay off HECS

    Hello, Just wondering if someone who is a bit more mathematically minded can help me with my calculation. I'm just trying to calculate how long it'll take before my HECS debt is paid but including the adjustment they make for inflation. My debt is ~50k at present. This is mainly due to an...
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    Release equity and buy facebook shares

    I would buy Apple or Google shares before Facebook but they're ridiculously expensive now so probably not that worthwhile
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    Body Corporate woes...

    I think hanging washing outside is ugly for houses and apartments. Just use a dryer or hang it on an airer inside somewhere. Making a big display of your laundry outside just seems weird to me
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    $1.6 million house in Caroline Springs This house sold the other week for $1.6 million. Thoughts? :p It's a nice looking house for sure but seems to be a bit of an over-capitalisation for the suburb. I wonder how much the seller made from the sale.