Given that new threads will be disabled from next week I thought it would be a good idea to get this thread started before that happens. Most of my posts here have been on the economy, macro factors and thoughts on how they will affect the property cycle (leading to some heated debates) and affordability of property in general. However, I think the best content on Somersoft has always been the mechanics of property investing, the nuts and bolts questions and issues that people face every day and the discussion and information generated from that. From financing property, to buying and selling, to maintaining and developing and more. On that side of things Somersoft was/is unparalleled (for Australian based property investing information). I couldn't contribute much to those discussions, but I can tell you I have learned a lot from those with experience and do appreciate it. So if you ever wondered why I stuck around (even over the last 5 years having owned no property), there's your answer (along with keeping the permabulls in check and adding some balance to the conversation ). I have taken on board a lot that will be useful when I buy back into the Adelaide market (likely in the next couple of years) and I don't think it will stop being that great resource (even in read only mode). The end of Somersoft is a good opportunity to reassess my time spent on property forums. Maybe I will signup on Property Chat in the future but don't intend to for now and I hold reservations on how useful the new site will be (in comparison to Somersoft at least). Somersoft provides an easy ability for a diverse number of those in the industry to swap useful input (quickly & thoroughly answer questions posted by users) in exchange for exposure through signature links. The new site will only provide that for $1000 a year. Probably well worth it for some, but suspect it will greatly reduce the number of professionals contributing usefully to the site (not that input from private investors isn't also helpful). Thanks again to the Somers for hosting this site (and covering the costs of doing so) and best of luck to Sim with his new site. I will not be giving up my netizenship, so come say hi on Twitter for those who are there. I wish you all profitable investing, good bye Feel free to contribute your own goodbye if you will be parting ways.