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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: PPOR near Bentleigh East for 800-850K Whitecar007, 8th Jul, 2020 at 3:05 PM
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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: Melbourne Postcode Stigma albanga, 8th Jul, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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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: Property Investment Advice Zimplestiltskin, 8th Jul, 2020 at 11:06 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: Buying land and building houses amongst Friends Vishh, 8th Jul, 2020 at 2:17 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: From $10K in Cash to $3.3M Portfolio aussieB, 6th Jul, 2020 at 4:07 PM
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    1. Property Management

      Finding tenants, managing properties, managing property managers, dealing with problems and risks associated with owning tenanted property, working with strata corporations.
      Latest: Smoke detector service - worth it? Mat, 8th Jul, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    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.
    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: Empower Wealth experiences? Jess Peletier, 8th Jul, 2020 at 10:30 AM
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    4. Property 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: Portfolio Tracking Software Tink, 8th Jul, 2020 at 10:34 AM
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    5. 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: Analyse these two properties Mlee17, 2nd Jul, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    1. Development

      Building new properties, Subdivision, Rezoning, Landbanking - anything to do with changing the nature or usage of the land
      Latest: ATCO Gas connection cost? Westminster, 8th Jul, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    2. Renovation & Home Improvement

      Adding value through renovating and extending existing properties, including granny flats
      Latest: What is a rough cost to raise ceiling? (refer attachment) Westminster, 8th Jul, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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    3. Repairs & Maintenance

      Fixing problems with an existing property
      Latest: Pool compliance rectification work recommendations (Sydney) Something_Wrong, 8th Jul, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    4. Landscaping

      Adding value to the rest of the property other than the house or buildings
      Latest: Pool fencer recommendation - Mornington Peninsula Propagate, 16th Jun, 2020
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    5. Styling & Decorating

      Cosmetic (ie non-structural) improvements to properties, including painting or decorating, updating fixtures and fittings, furnishings and staging properties for sale.
      Latest: Recommended home inclusions and optional extras? Westminster, 8th Jul, 2020 at 9:09 AM
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    6. Granny Flats

      Granny Flats - secondary dwellings added to existing properties on the same title
      Latest: Connecting to existing sewerage and stormwater lines shane the plumber, 5th Jul, 2020 at 8:07 PM
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    1. Commercial Property

      General discussions on all aspects of investment in commercial property (i.e. non-residential)
      Latest: Caretaker Lease Ampers, 5th Jul, 2020 at 11:21 PM
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    2. Airbnb & Short Term Letting

      Being an Airbnb host, homestay, short term letting, holiday rentals, holiday homes, accommodation sharing, Stayz
      Latest: How has COVID-19 impacted on your Airbnb property? moridog, 29th Jun, 2020
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    3. Innovative Property Investment 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.
    4. NRAS & NDIS SDA

      Discussion about the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funded Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
      Latest: Bundaberg SDA - More Mature Market - Full Before Construction RPI, 6th Jul, 2020 at 6:11 PM
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    1. Service Provider Directory

      Directory of our professional members who provide products and services to property investors
    2. Marketplace

      List property you have for sale or rent or wanted. Buy/sell/swap goods you no longer need. Post requests for JV partners for property deals.
      Latest: Subdividable Property Martinez22, 21st Jun, 2020
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  1. InvestChat

    Shares, funds, and other investment types
    1. Shares & Funds

      Investing in directly held shares, index funds, managed funds, listed investment companies and trusts, property, infrastructure, etc
      Latest: Listed Investment Companies (LICs) 2020 monk, 8th Jul, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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    2. Share Investing Strategies, Theories & Education

      Strategies for investing in shares and related products
      Latest: Asset Allocation oracle, 7th Jul, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    3. Sharemarket News & Market Analysis

      Analysing indexes and market movements and recent news from the markets
      Latest: World Indices Roundup 2020 RobertK028, 6th Jul, 2020 at 10:48 PM
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    4. Sharemarket Investing Platforms, Tools & Services

      Discussion about the services and platforms we use to transact and manage our investments, including stock brokers, fund platforms, trading software, etc. - plus questions about the mechanics of buying and selling
      Latest: Stock investment resources rizzle, 29th Jun, 2020
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    5. Other Asset Classes

      Investment vehicles other than real estate and shares: cash & term deposits, bonds, forex, cryptocurrencies, precious metals, art, collectables, etc
      Latest: Sackie's Wild World of FOREX geoffw, 29th Jun, 2020
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    1. Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE)

      Discussions about the FIRE lifestyle movement - aiming to achieve financial independence and retiring early.
      Latest: How Long Will it take to RETIRE on SHARES Terry_w, 8th Jul, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    2. Investor Psychology & Mindset

      The psychology of investing and finance. Why people invest. What motivates people. Setting goals. Overcoming fear, negativity and apathy.
      Latest: Are you frugal in everyday life: perspective? Tony3008, 5th Jul, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    3. Money Management & Banking

      Saving money, reducing bad debt, keeping on top of expenses, how do you get ahead? Also, bank accounts, credit cards, money transfers etc.
      Latest: The Importance of Buffers (partner has lost her job) Blueshoes99, 3rd Jul, 2020 at 9:11 PM
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    4. Philanthropy

      Giving back - either financially or through volunteering your time to help others
      Latest: COVID-19: helping out locally The Y-man, 21st Mar, 2020
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  2. BusinessChat

    Business, Startups and Venture Capital
    1. Starting & Running a Business

      General discussion about starting and operating a business
      Latest: How to become a Broker Rolf Latham, 8th Jul, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    2. Business Accounting, Tax & Legal

      Discussion of all things accounting, taxation and legal for business.
      Latest: What to do with Bucket Company income? Terry_w, 1st Jul, 2020
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    3. Business Showcase & Feedback

      Let us know about your business or new website or new product you've developed.
      Latest: British Expat Mortgages [email protected], 8th Jul, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    1. Living Room

      General off topic discussions about anything not related to property
      Latest: Let's talk cars... Mick Butterfield, 8th Jul, 2020 at 2:46 PM
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    2. Introductions

      New to PropertyChat? Say hello here and let us know a bit about you!
      Latest: Introduction CollinD, 7th Jul, 2020 at 7:18 PM
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    3. Networking & Meetups

      Post and discuss info on upcoming networking events, and social gatherings.
      Latest: Virtual Meetup 8pm AEST 2nd July Simon Hampel, 8th Jul, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    4. PropertyChat Community & Website

      About our community - who our members are, how things work around here, problems using the site and features you'd like to see!
      Latest: Dark Mode? rizzle, 4th Jul, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    5. News & Announcements

      Site news - features, changes, updates and analysis
      Latest: PropertyChat is 5 years old! Kassy, 18th Jun, 2020
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    1. Investing Basics

      Saying hello, talking about general investing topics, keeping the finances under control, getting started with investing
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      Latest: Canterbury Property Services GThomo, 12th Jun, 2020
    2. Shares and Managed Funds

      Sharemarket and equity based investments and managed funds
    3. Property

      Property related investments
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    4. Advanced Investing Techniques

      Generating money through advanced or risky techniques
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      Latest: Seeking advices on my situation Eva__, 7th Jan, 2020
    5. Managing Wealth Discussions

      Once you've started to build wealth - you also need to manage it
      Latest: Structuring the Ownership of Shares Terry_w, 2nd Jul, 2020 at 12:09 AM
    6. Investing Resources

      Glossary, Articles, Reviews
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