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7 years7 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Underfloor ventilation

I had a similar problem and I was advised by a couple of damp experts not to install fans as it may dry out the subfloor too much (can cause…

8 years8 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Tel$tra Velocity Stanglehold of Laurimar Estate in Doreen.

Hi Mav
Unfortunately your client is pretty well stuck with Telstra. The only hope she has is with an NBN or structural separation of Telstra. Your complaints to TIO etc won't…

8 years8 yearsGregCGregC posted:
What percentage of deposit so no mortgage insurance

As the above posters have said, 20% is the norm and you might be able to get 15%. Some Banks/Lenders will also allow you to go guarantor for a small…

8 years8 yearsGregCGregC posted:
What would you do ??? Selling Drama - Buyer disapears

As the other poster said.. move on.
It is probably a valuable lesson to learn. Get the deposit when the contract is signed. Have clauses in the contract that protect your…

8 years8 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Contract signed but the agent hasnt set "Under Offer" on RE

They often leave it there until unconditional approval or even settlement just in case one party pulls out so they don't need to pay additional listing fees.

8 years8 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Door hinge coming away from door jam

That sounds really easy. Thanks all for the tip.
I'll let you know how it goes.

8 years8 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Door hinge coming away from door jam

Hi all
The top hinge of one of my interior doors has started to pull away from the door jam. The screws are very loose and don't hold if I try…

8 years8 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Painting - Number of coats

Thanks for your advice.
I did go ahead and give it a white undercoat and then just 1 coat of cream over that. I was prepared to get more paint for…

9 years9 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Painting - Number of coats

Hi
I've got some paint left over from painting my main bedroom and thought it could be used to paint my study but I will only have enough for 1 coat.…

9 years9 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Loan Offer & RBA Rate rise

I went through a rate rise for my variable loan and it didn't require any new signatures.

9 years9 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Credit Cards

When I was putting >$5k a month on my Gold CC the bank offered to waive my annual fee or give a reduced fee on a Plat card. Its not…

9 years9 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Credit Cards

If you are disciplined then a CC makes life easy and you can earn great rewards. Just make sure you pay if off each month.
The only downside is that…

9 years9 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Online House Valuation

When I was looking to buy my mortgage broker offered to do automated valuations on any place we were interested in. I think he had a subscription or something. I…

9 years9 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Home Content Insurance - QBE vs AAMI

This will be part of the Valuables insurance add on to the Home Contents policy. It can be quite good value and certainly worth looking into if you have high…

9 years9 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Home Content Insurance - QBE vs AAMI

A number of companies are offering this now to combat under insurance. It makes bad PR to have people paying large amounts of money when they think they are covered.
They…

9 years9 yearsGregCGregC posted:
Inspection of established home.

3 inspections is overkill. Just inspect on the day or a couple of days before. Earlier can be better as it gives the vendor a chance to fix anything if…

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