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  1. I'm watching a narco show on netflix in Columbia. The D.E.A. agents speak such terrible spanish they stick out like dogs balls, yet they think they are kicking goals.
  2. How long till American English is certified as a separate language? Core - a vehicle Bursy - busy Obderded - observed.
  3. There's a property near me that is lowest for the area. Dumb arse LLs. They kicked out the tenants about 5 months ago. Sat vacant for 3 months. Then two months of renovations. Three cars at the joint ever day for at least 60 days. That's got to cost at least $100k. It would increase the value by $10k. I might make an offer on the place. I'll call mum and see if she has any schillings.
  4. i just went to an auction in the next street. at previous auctions the auctioneer is very clear when he is making a vendor bid. at this one the auctioneer (who sounded more like a race caller) did not make it clear at all. what are others experiences? there was clearly only one bidder who opened at 480 and bid against the vendor to get to 560 where it stopped. the auctioneer went to the vendor and then the bidder was ushered inside. a while later they all appeared, the bidder said he was biding 590, the auctioneer said reserve had been met, the house was on the market - and of course no one bid any more. sold for 590. would you bid against yourself? crazy!
  5. We all played the game. When we did... Inventing lovers on the phone... Ugly girls like me, at 17
  6. What do you do if you're looking at buying a property in oz? You go to Rea dot com or domaine depending on what state you live in. They cost a fortune for the vendor to list. In Qld it's $1500 for 6 weeks listing and 150 for domaine. Probably the opposite in NSW.
  7. So you have no idea? Just a guess.
  8. What concept? The article is unclear.
  9. Apparently about the same cost as paying people smugglers to get here. What could possibly go wrong?
  10. How much more time do they need? Another two years? AKA aint gonna happen. It was a terrible idea. To Australians holding shares (and in super) the corporate tax rate is mostly irrelevant (ATM - Labor might change that) due to franking. What a corporate tax cut means is a gift to foreigners. I hear you Mathias Conman. No one will do business in Australia because our corporate tax rate is higher than the USA. That is why in the last week I've had extreme difficulties getting a starbucks coffee, a Big Mac or purchasing an Iphone. Maybe Turnbull will call another DD and phuck up his chances of getting anything passed in the senate.
  11. The next move for the OCR is down!
  12. yes. no. yes no yes. I wonder what the red head got for her vote?
  13. Not a mention of the real tax cuts. Throw a $5 a week bone to the plebs and give the big companies a massive tax cut Personal income tax cuts worth billions of dollars are set to pass today, with One Nation confirming it will support the Federal Government's $144 billion package and Centre Alliance conditionally backing it.$144-billion-income-tax-cuts/9892890
  14. I would stab Flintstone if I had a knife. The man deserves to be in the ground.
  15. Hired. Fired. Rehired. Resigned - potentially all in the space of a few months.
  16. You must be younger than me. At 17 a mobile phone would have fitted in a suitcase, just. I learned the truth at 17 My parents, and to a greater degree my grand parents thought the same. Home phones were for emergencies. Life was meant for beauty queens.
  17. Well it's not all profit. There's buying costs, holding costs, opportunity cost of the deposit, maintenance, rates, water (in and out of the property), stamp duty etc. There's also the cost of selling, which will be about $25 -30k. No improvements. The opposite actually. Just normal wear and tear on a property. The carpets were new (or near new) when I purchased and while not threadbare, they're now looking a bit worse for wear. The kitchen is getting wrinkles and the polished floor boards are not so sparkly. The bathrooms have held up remarkably well. The gardens are not as good, but that is just my lazy lack of upkeep, rather than aging. When I sell and know the sales price I will provide a comparison of renting vs owning this property. Thank you.
  18. If I knock the buyer up do you think I'll get $150k for the interview?
  19. One of the agents said a number of foreign buyers will make the contract subject to FIRB approval (this is China town). He said they approve 99% of all applications, so it's just another 'subject to' clause and a delay in making the contract unconditional. Myth that aliens don't buy property in oz busted.
  20. I haven't looked into the likes of Purplebricks. I'm hiring a thief; I want a crook to do the job.
  21. I've decided to downgrade (downgrade is a swear word in RE - it's downsize!). I no longer want a big 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 living home and I'm sick of dealing with boarders. I'm moving to a bedsit in Santiago de Cuba; or Inala, I haven't decided yet. I had four sets of agents around to pitch: A newbie guy (Tony) who happened to knock on my door at the right time. Ray White. I think Tony almost came when I said, yes, I will be selling come in and come back and pitch. Tony came round with his boss to pitch. The boss did all the talking, which I didn't like as it was Tony's gig. I didn't like either of them and both spoke sub standard English. $750-850k. An agent from a tiny agency that my neighbour sent around. He was probably the least real estate agent like of all of them. But decided that if you are hiring a crook you need a crook. Small agency turned me way off too. At least $850k. A Hooker. The star agent for the area. I've met her a lot as a buyer, and as a buyer was impressed. Not impressed with her selling to vendor skills. Generally irritated me. Gave factually incorrect information. English passable. Would not give an estimate of sales price at all. A couple from the RW office of Tony who must have heard about my interest in selling at the water cooler. Turned up unannounced. A French Canadian/Indian/Australian guy and a Chinese Oz gal. He spoke perfect English and Punjabi (so my boarders told me). She speaks acceptable English and Chinese. It's unethical that they steal a listing from colleagues - but that's exactly what you want in an agent when selling. I'm going with this pair. $740-770k Footnotes: I live in Sunnybank. China central. There have been a lot of Indians 'swamping' the area in the last few years - although they mostly seem to be renters. All recommended an auction. Of course they would - it's the fastest way to sell a property and coerce the vendor into accepting a lower price. All commented about a seperate toilet. It seems a separate toilet is important for Chineses. I bought the place 7 years ago for $475k. I estimate it will sell for $700k +/- tip.
  22. Ipswich, Logan and now Fraser Coast...