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    Anyone looking at HK Property

    Hi I'm an Aussie thats living in HK for the past 3 years having made my first purchase in property here 2 years ago. Just wondering is anyone looking at the numbers on property here? Sure its run but purely from anumbers perspective very attractive. Yields are ~4% (higher if u rennovate and...
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    Potts Point Studios / 1 Bedrooms on a tear due to first home owners grant. Sell?

    Hey guys I used to live in Sydney but I moved to HK 2 years and have been watching the low end housing market in Sydney rip up with interest due to the FOHG. In particular Potts Point as I have a 1 bedroom and studio apartment there. I spent a bit of time researching this weekend and sent...
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    Flippers in trouble

    Someone at work sent me this website, some flippers in America and how much their paper loss currently is. Pretty interesting but also pretty shocking! http://flippersintrouble.blogspot.com/
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    Japan Real Estate a Buy

    To be honest I really don't know crap about this sector except I work in HK and do a lot of work trading Japanese equities for my job and I know a lot of the small real estate stocks have been hammered because of credit problems. Got an interesting email from a sales trader today thought I"d...
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    HK a good place to invest as an expat aussie living there?

    i've moved over to HK for over a year now and just bought an apartment (damn space is expensive i paid $500k AUD for a 656 square foot apartment). no tax on property here i'm thinking if i hold for 20 years and sell (sure HK prop is volatile but i'm playing the yield at the moment 4.5% yield...
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    HKD denominated Loan for Aussie Property

    Hey guys, Haven't posted for a while I've moved to HK about 8 months ago. Its pretty interesting the HK Dollar is on a fixed exchange rate with the USD and thus because of the interest rate cuts I can basically get a loan for with NAB here in HK denominated in HKD at 3.5% for an aussie...
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    Front Page of Australia

    Hi guys, Theres an article on the front page of the Australian if anyone is interested about a company getting investors to buy mortagee sales out in the west. its called property secrets can anyone find the website? it looks a bit dodge $5000 for a finder fees + $5000 for renovating...
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    Good Accountant in Sydney who understands Property

    Hi guys, Its tax time and am late as usual. I'm definitely getting an account this year methinks since I've got properties now. Can any fellow forumite give a recommendation for a good one (and an approximation of price) in Sydney? I was thinking of going to chan and naylor but they have...
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    One for the brokers...

    Hi guys, I'm about to buy another investment property (yea its a studio again :P). I"m buying a 27sqm unit. I've got 20% financed by equity and I can get a loan through commbank (I'm on the professional package) with no fees for 7.27% variable or 7.2% fixed. I'm aware that not many...
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    Article on housing my macquarie bank

    http://personal.macquarie.com.au/personal/fin_plan/advice_offerings/wealth_mgt/dimensions_resrealestate.htm quite detailed but i found it a good read. (note it was written before the recent rate hike) point i found interesting was that although sydney prices are still high its...
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    Difference in Housing Data?

    Hi guys, I found a pretty good guide done by fairfax on property prices containing historical long term capital growth by suburb in nsw and vic. Check it out http://www.domain.com.au/Public/Guides.aspx (the first link 2006 sydney property guide). Problem is historical suburb growth prices...
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    These rates too good to be true?

    I was just browsing infochoice and i came across this lender: http://www.onedirect.com.au/ Std variable: 6.71% 1 year fixed: 6.73% loc: 6.89% All loans with no fees Has anyone heard of this? It sounds too good to be true given the current rates, theres gotta be a catch somewhere...
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    Great source of renting data for NSW

    Guys, I haven't been to this website for a while but I stumbled on it again and found it is a great source of rental data broken down by postcode: http://www.housing.nsw.gov.au/ Go to the left side: Rent & Sales Reports -> Rents, Metropolitan Postcodes, sorted by Postcode (March 2006...
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    Reasonable Reason/Prices for Lock Change

    Hi guys, I just got a new tenant moved into my first property its the first time I've had a lock change requested by my rentmal manager. The rationale is that its a ground floor unit and the locks haven't been changed for a while... Also there is no double lock and its a ground floor unit...
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    Suburbs Annual Capital Growth + DIY workshops

    Hi forumites, I was wondering if there was somewhere online or in a magazine where I can access suburb specific past capital growth up to the last 10-15 years? I'm particularly interested in Cabramatta. I had a quick browse on the internet had no luck finding it... I remember I used to...
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    Cabramatta Rentals

    Hi, Just wondering if anyone is familiar with rentals in this area? I'm considering 2 bedroom units in this area (they are affordable)... Had a quick check of the rentals on domain and realestate.com.au and they are suprisingly scarce only three 2 bedroom units listed and a single 1 bedroom...
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    AAMI- Landlord Insurance Expensive?

    Hi guys, I did a search on old threads and the consensus seemed that AAMI was the cheapest for landlord insurance. Not really knowing much about it I went to the website and got an online quote for the strata landlord insurance with tenant protection. It quoted me around $700 p.a. for a...
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    Beginners Reno Advice

    Hey guys, I'm considering doing a really basic reno for a unit I just bought, I have no idea about renos and was wondering if I could get some advice... Its a tiny one bedroom 34sqm and I'm thinking about putting in a new kitch and bathroom. Its got wooden floorboards and I was thinking...
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    Love Google Earth: Great for checking out properties

    Being in IT I thought I'd share with all. I'm sure most of you have heard/used this already but I thought just in case.... I love google earth, download at http://earth.google.com/. It shows satellite photos, in lots of detail for Australia's main cities (very detailed for American...
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    Should I revalue?

    Hey guys, I bought a studio apartment in Potts Point Sydney about 7 months ago. I was pretty happy with the purchase because I had a friend access RP Data before I bought it and I found that there were identical units in the building sold a few months before mine for $160K + and I bought...
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