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grace_slick

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Joined 21 May 2008
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7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Is this right? (Buying AND selling lose you money?)

WOAH! I knew VIC was high, but that just SUCKS! We thought QLD was bad now. When we bought our place in 2008, we hardly paid any stamp duty at…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Is this right? (Buying AND selling lose you money?)

HAH! I wish! We paid $337,000 in mid 2008. lol
But yeah. We already included moving costs, depreciation / market issues, in our financial outlook. I just wanted to make sure…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
How much did you pay for off site storage per month?

Wow, NOBODY had to use a storage place while trying to sell their home or while waiting / in the process of moving or finding a new place to move…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Agent commissions and fees – QLD

Well, we did consider doing that, but decided against it...I don't know anyone (including myself) who goes to the various self-sale listings...nothing ever seems to be on there. Realestate.com.au is…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Our Apartment Is Going to Auction!!!

Oh my god. How scary this is! :::
After years of blabbering about being unhappy living where we do, we are FINALLY biting the bullet…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
How much did you pay for off site storage per month?

We’re getting quotes from places like Storage King, Kennards, etc. We need to de-clutter our place, and I was just wondering what anyone here has paid per month for storage?…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Agent commissions and fees – QLD

Ok, so I know in QLD the standard commission is 5% on the first $18,000 and 2.5% on the remainder of the sale price (which I personally find quite steep…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Is this right? (Buying AND selling lose you money?)

So...basically, we want to buy a particular property we have fallen in love with, and we'd need to sell our own property in order to do it. And even then,…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Does anyone actually ENJOY unpacking? Lol

Heh, forgot I'd started this thread just over a year ago.
I still fantasise about unpacking in my dream apartment. We have FOUND our dream apartment now, but sadly probably won't…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Settlement on same day for new and old place, moving nightma

Whenever we move, the removalists come and pack up all our stuff the day before the move takes place. They come about 7am, pack all day until 7pm and then…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
HAVING NO LUCK FINDING A HOUSE IN A PARTICULAR AREA

I think it's a good idea to letter drop in your desired streets. We are yet to put our property on the market (very soon we will be) and would…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Agent Fees

Wow, 2% is excellent. Does that include all the advertising and photographer costs as well?
In QLD it seems to be standard that agents charge 5% on the first $18,000 and…

7 years7 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
What colour scheme works well with a green bathroom?

Sorry if this is in the wrong place!
A place I have fallen in love with has a green ensuite. Technically, it would be considered quite hideous by some people, but…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Using sample pots for a whole room (very small)?

Ah ok. If they're different quality, then cool. I will not buy just samples.
I thought a sample pot was around $8 and a 1 litre pot was around $30-$40.

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Using sample pots for a whole room (very small)?

I have a tiny ensuite and I want to paint just one short wall and a tiny portion of another short wall…the existing paint is a very pale white with…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Powder rooms and exhaust fans

We have an ensuite with no window, and also a main bathroom / laundry with no window, and also no exhaust fans in either.

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
The doors in my place aren't standard size!

I want a nice new door for the ensuite...right now it's just a plain white overly glossy door (complete with stuck on old towel rail the people before us put…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Our 6 month old hot water system's electric thingo blew!

Has anyone ever had this happen? We lost hot water just before Christmas and today the plumber came and fixed the hot water system, which they installed just 6 months…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
handyman hourly rates

Wow, $30-$40 an hour in Melbourne!? Here on the Gold Coast it's $60-$80 per hour!!

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Does anyone actually ENJOY unpacking? Lol

I keep fantasising about unpacking in my dream home, and in my dream it’s a lovely experience of excitement and contentment. But I wonder if it’d actually REALLY be like…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
The Gold Coast Property Market is Very Sad Indeed

Wow, I wish we'd had ANY increase in the past 2.5 years. This is what I'm annoyed about. I see these places going up, and feel frustrated and like, was…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
The Gold Coast Property Market is Very Sad Indeed

Equity. I don't care much for that word right now. We have NO equity...2.5 years and we have nothing to show for it. *sigh*

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
The Gold Coast Property Market is Very Sad Indeed

Yeah, our incomes are no good. I earn basically per week what my loan repayments would be if I owned 2 properties and had loans for both. That's it. My…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
The Gold Coast Property Market is Very Sad Indeed

Oh, I'm not buying an investment property any time soon. Was just wondering, as IDEALLY we'd keep our place we're in until the prices go up, but we want to…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
The Gold Coast Property Market is Very Sad Indeed

I just don't get how anyone can afford to have more than one property and one loan. I really don't.
I know I've really got no idea, but the way I…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
The Gold Coast Property Market is Very Sad Indeed

I posted this on Somersoft as well, as that is the extent of my disgust! lol ::sad::
The partially renovated apartment in our building sold…

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Confused & Nervous About Auction

Meh.
Less people present, but more action.
No vendor bid required. Vendors came down in their reserve by $40,000, and it sold for $362,000 to a strange man.

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Confused & Nervous About Auction

2nd auction for this property is tomorrow. Wonder what'll happen. We're not nervous at ALL this time.

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Double sized shower - problem with water pooling

Hmm...maybe there is a TINY slope, but I can't detect it and the water surely doesn't react like there is!
The building is 14 years old.

8 years8 yearsgrace_slickgrace_slick posted:
Double sized shower - problem with water pooling

Does anyone have a double sized shower where the water just tends to sit at the far end and not drain away properly?
I LOVE having a big shower, but find…

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