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    1. Where to Buy

      Where to find IPs, which suburbs are booming, which suburbs you think are going to boom, where to find positive cashflow, anything dealing with location.
      Latest: Looking for a place around BNE suburbs jazzsidana, 18th Oct, 2018 at 9:55 AM
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    2. Property Market Economics

      The state of the property market, influences of the economy on the property market and of the property market on the economy ! Property cycles, inflationary effects, interest rates etc.
      Latest: Sydney Price Correction - post examples TheSackedWiggle, 18th Oct, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    3. Investment Strategy

      Discussions about overall strategy; cashflow vs capital growth; adding value; gearing levels; debt reduction; rentvesting; buy-and-hold vs flipping; when to sell; "what would you do?" type questions
      Latest: Frugality taken too far? aussieB, 18th Oct, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    4. What to buy

      What type of property to buy; houses vs units; new vs established; number of bedrooms; which infrastructure to buy near (public transport; shops; schools; etc); features to look for
      Latest: Any1 investing in index funds or shares here ? PandS, 16th Oct, 2018 at 8:55 PM
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    5. Investor Stories & Showcase

      Discussions about what our members have achieved and showcase of properties they have bought or renovations and developments.
      Latest: What I learnt out of buying 7 properties David Shih, 11th Oct, 2018
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    6. Property Investment - Other

      If you cannot find an appropriate place for your question or discussion topic, just post it here and a moderator will move it to the correct sub-section.
    1. Property Management

      Finding tenants, managing properties, managing property managers, dealing with problems and risks associated with owning tenanted property, working with strata corporations.
    2. The Buying & Selling Process

      Negotiating a deal, rapport with agents, finding motivated buyers/sellers, conveyancing, finding a solicitor, property searches, buying & selling costs, marketing methods, experience with buyer-agents, etc.
      Latest: Innovative Agent Leo2413, 18th Oct, 2018 at 6:40 AM
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    3. Property Experts

      Property experts and "gurus" - discussion about the authors, commentators, seminar providers and spruikers who hold themselves out to be experts in real estate markets and strategies.
      Latest: Attn Newcastle investors. Help needed. larrylarry, 17th Oct, 2018 at 4:50 PM
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    4. Property Analysis

      Dissect and discuss a property you see advertised - analyse the deal, commentary on the listing, discuss the location and crunch the numbers.
      Latest: How much will you buy this? Valuation experts womble66, 14th Oct, 2018 at 10:20 PM
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    1. Property Finance

      Lenders, loan products, valuation, mortgages, and borrowing strategies for acquiring that next investment property.
      Latest: What way would you structure ? George Poullos, 18th Oct, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    2. Accounting & Tax

      The fun stuff ! Discussion of all things accounting and taxation for investments.
      Latest: Tax when moving overseas for work Terry_w, 18th Oct, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    3. Legal Issues

      Property law, contracts, conveyancing, liability, asset protection, litigation, anything dealing with the legal issues of buying, owning and protecting property.
      Latest: Holding property and company shares in company name Terry_w, 18th Oct, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    1. Development

      Building new properties, Subdivision, Rezoning, Landbanking - anything to do with changing the nature or usage of the land
    2. Renovation & Home Improvement

      Adding value through renovating and extending existing properties, including granny flats
      Latest: any suggestions on bathroom layout wylie, 18th Oct, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    3. Repairs & Maintenance

      Fixing problems with an existing property
      Latest: Small patch of damp. How do I get rid of it? robboat, 17th Oct, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    4. Styling & Decorating

      Cosmetic (ie non-structural) improvements to properties, including painting or decorating, updating fixtures and fittings, furnishings and staging properties for sale.
      Latest: Window Blinds MikeLivingTheDream, 17th Oct, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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    5. Landscaping

      Adding value to the rest of the property other than the house or buildings
      Latest: New build level / grading issue Westminster, 13th Oct, 2018 at 10:52 PM
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    6. Granny Flats

      Granny Flats - secondary dwellings added to existing properties on the same title
      Latest: Landlord Insurance with granny flat menty, 13th Oct, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    1. Commercial Property

      General discussions on all aspects of investment in commercial property (i.e. non-residential)
    2. Airbnb & Short Term Letting

      Being an Airbnb host, homestay, short term letting, holiday rentals, holiday homes, accommodation sharing, Stayz
      Latest: Individually letting out rooms, Pros and Cons (not Airbnb) Car tart, 15th Oct, 2018 at 11:17 PM
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    3. Innovative Techniques

      Discussion on innovative property related money making and financing techniques including, but not limited to, wraps, lease options, flips, put/call options, cashbonds and other "non-traditional" techniques.
      Latest: joint venture's and money partner's The Good Life, 14th Oct, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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    4. NRAS

      Discussion about the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)
      Latest: NRAS - ETHAN: class action euro73, 14th Oct, 2018 at 1:28 AM
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    1. Service Provider Directory

      Directory of our professional members who provide products and services to property investors
      Latest: Lend Power David Shih, 25th Jul, 2018
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    1. Other Asset Classes

      Investment vehicles other than real estate, including shares, managed Funds, ETFs, LICs, business, art, collectables, etc
      Latest: What's looking cheap on the ASX in 2018? PandS, 18th Oct, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    2. Investor Psychology

      The psychology of investing and finance. Why people invest. What motivates people. Setting goals. Overcoming fear, negativity and apathy.
      Latest: Life coach, mentor, financial advisors Mac Fields, 17th Oct, 2018 at 9:07 PM
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    3. Information Resources & Tools

      Where to find information and discussion and reviews of information resources and tools for investors - books, magazines, seminars, websites, software, even people.
      Latest: The Ultimate List of Property Research Websites johnmteliza, 16th Oct, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    4. Small Business

      General discussion about operating a small business
      Latest: New Gardening and landscaping busines NHG, 18th Oct, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    5. Philanthropy

      Giving back - either financially or through volunteering your time to help others
      Latest: Billionaire Giving 99% of his Wealth Away Ricki barkham, 8th Sep, 2018
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    1. Introductions

      New to PropertyChat? Say hello here and let us know a bit about you!
      Latest: Another newbie! geoffw, 18th Oct, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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    2. Networking & Meetups

      Post and discuss info on upcoming networking events, and social gatherings.
      Latest: Epping Meetup #9 - Thursday 8th November David Shih, 15th Oct, 2018 at 10:41 PM
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    3. Help & Feedback

      Bug reports for things that don't work as expected and suggestions for features you'd like added to the forums or changes you'd like to see
      Latest: Forums MWI, 15th Oct, 2018 at 9:19 PM
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    4. News & Announcements

      Site news - features, changes, updates and analysis
      Latest: 600,000 posts and 14,000 members Terry_w, 29th Aug, 2018
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    1. Living Room

      General off topic discussions about anything not related to property
      Latest: The Vege Garden Thread skater, 18th Oct, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    2. Politics

      Let's talk politics! Are you left leaning?, centrist?, right wing? or just an old fashioned anarchist? This topic is only available to premium members and note that we will be very strict on policing personal attacks.
      Latest: Wentworth by-election Lizzie, 18th Oct, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    3. Sports

      Discuss your favourite team or sporting event
      Latest: Learn to unicycle Parramatta Gockie, 15th Oct, 2018 at 10:46 PM
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    4. Health

      Staying healthy, managing your weight, medicines and medical issues
      Latest: Weight Loss & Management spamshire, 12th Oct, 2018 at 3:19 PM
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    5. Entertainment

      General chat about television shows, movies, games and books
      Latest: Binge Worthy TV series trinity168, 14th Oct, 2018 at 10:01 PM
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    6. Cars & Motorbikes

      Love your car? Like to ride? This section is for you!
      Latest: Cars-what percentage of your net worth? PandS, 16th Oct, 2018 at 8:37 PM
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    7. Food

      Your favourite foods, drinks, cooking, where to eat, etc.
      Latest: Fropro Yogurt DaveM, 14th Sep, 2018
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