1. M

    Noise above in multi story unit complex

    Hi all, Just moved into my new joint which a a 14 story unit. I'm hearing the regular squelch noise like someone is backing out of their chair or pushing a table across the floor in the morning and at night. Sometime sis frequent as in 5 or 6 times within a 5 minute period. I also hear...
  2. T

    Which suburb to look at, 450K budget, 2 beds

    Hi All, I'm looking for my first home with 2 bedrooms and have a budget capped at $450K. Any suggestions on which suburbs to look at? Thanks.
  3. M

    Apartments with only one lift is not good?

    Hi all, Wanted to get your view on med high rise apartments with only one lift. For example, you have a complex of 3 - 4 buildings and each one only had one lift or one lift on either side of the building to serve that side of the building only. I find this to be horrible if for say...
  4. Gold Coast Reno

    Gold Coast Reno

    New kitchen, flooring and lighting in a 2 bedroom apartment
  5. artdecolover

    HELP - your advice on reno for tiny 70's 1br flat

    I have seen this small but light filled 1br apartment and am considering securing it for my PPOR. I plan to live in it as long as it suits my single lifestyle (single city dweller), and hence plan to renovate this for myself, with the idea that into the future I could let it out when needed...
  6. D

    Collingwood\Fitzroy off the plan apartments

    Hi, I am looking for opinions on the current Collingwood\Fitzroy apartment market. We keep hearing that Collingwood has a .7% vacancy rate and that you can't go wrong buying in the area, but with all these new high-rise devt's coming soon how much impact will this have on the market? I have...
  7. S

    Third year of defects rectification in a new property

    Defects rectification process in a strata apartment A set of posts with details and timeline of the real defect rectification process for a strata apartment in Sydney: http://traveloga.blogspot.com/2013/06/construction-issues-resolution-in.html First post of the series...
  8. B

    Off the Plan in South Yarra

    Considering to buy off the plan apartment in South Yarra Melbourne for a development that is to be complete in 2013-2014. 6 star fit out with all the amenities. Looking at 2Bed, 1 Bath, 1 carspace, 72sqm. 600K. Is there any Capital Gain to be made? or will this most likely sell at same...
  9. B

    Apartments in Adelaide

    Hey guys, I'm graduating uni this year and I got a grad job in Adelaide! This has caused me a bit of a headache for buying/renting property. I was wondering if buying an apartment in Adelaide was a good investment in peoples opinions? I am looking at either a studio apartment in the city for...
  10. T

    How old is too old?

    Hi, I'm looking to buy my first IP, in Sydney. From all that I've read and heard so far, it seems like the best option is to buy an apartment that's not older than 10 years old, to maximise depreciation and minimise maintenance and repair costs. I've also read that most apartment buildings...
  11. M

    Is a 2br Unit in Hawthorn, Vic overpriced at the moment?

    Hi All I'm new to this forum having stumbled across the many wonderful discussions you all have been having from google when I first typed in 'units vs land'. Was very pleased that find out that the community here do look out for one another esp when there's someone panicking and try to...
  12. S

    Upgrading investments...

    Hi all I currently have 2 IP's in Sydney west, one apartment and one large block of land with a house on it. My initial plan was to knock down the house, subdivide and build two houses. Im assessing my options at the moment, and I am considering selling the two IPs and buying an apartment...