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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: How many more years of pain for the Perth market? MyPropertyPro, 21st Feb, 2018 at 6:55 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 - the coming correction 2018-2022 sash, 20th Feb, 2018 at 11:20 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: I put offer in on apartment and now I've got the worse buyers remorse Zenith_SYD, 21st Feb, 2018 at 8:19 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: Thoughts on 2 br cash flow positive apartment as PPOR thatbum, 21st Feb, 2018 at 12:08 AM
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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.
    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.
      Latest: Do you contact the tenant directly? geoffw, 21st Feb, 2018 at 7:36 AM
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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: Hold or sell Samy12344, 20th Feb, 2018 at 8:48 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: The Thomson House, Templestowe Graeme, 17th Feb, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    1. Property Finance

      Lenders, loan products, valuation, mortgages, and borrowing strategies for acquiring that next investment property.
      Latest: Australia banks tighten mortgage checks amid government inquiry Kangabanga, 21st Feb, 2018 at 3:13 AM
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    2. Accounting & Tax

      The fun stuff ! Discussion of all things accounting and taxation for investments.
      Latest: non-resident for tax purposes Sticks, 21st Feb, 2018 at 6:59 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: Vender of deal in trouble Noobieboy, 21st Feb, 2018 at 6:37 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
      Latest: Do I look for a JV partner or buyout- commercial development JDM, 20th Feb, 2018 at 8:48 PM
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    2. Renovation & Home Improvement

      Adding value through renovating and extending existing properties, including granny flats
      Latest: Adding 3rd bedroom to townhouse housechopper2, 20th Feb, 2018 at 11:02 PM
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    3. Repairs & Maintenance

      Fixing problems with an existing property
      Latest: Recommendation for bathroom renovation/tiler, inner Melbourne val, 19th Feb, 2018 at 2:28 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: Wall hung tv unit hobo, 19th Feb, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    5. Landscaping

      Adding value to the rest of the property other than the house or buildings
      Latest: Will cut bamboo recover? VB King, 20th Feb, 2018 at 11:20 PM
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    6. Granny Flats

      Granny Flats - secondary dwellings added to existing properties on the same title
      Latest: Have you ever installed NBN internet for a grannyflat? jyeung80, 20th Feb, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    1. Commercial Property

      General discussions on all aspects of investment in commercial property (i.e. non-residential)
      Latest: Buyers Agent Perth theperthurbanist, 20th Feb, 2018 at 5:22 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: An interesting airbnb story Ouchmyknees, 20th Feb, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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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.
    4. NRAS

      Discussion about the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)
      Latest: Is it possible to change PM of NRAS? euro73, 9th Jan, 2018
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    1. Service Provider Directory

      Directory of our professional members who provide products and services to property investors
      Latest: Perth - Capital Property Advisory Matthew Hughes, 8th Dec, 2017
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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: Listed Investment Companies (LICs) in 2018 Nodrog, 21st Feb, 2018 at 7:32 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: Wages in IT TheRayTracer, 20th Feb, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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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: Queensland Body Corporate Information Seminars Pumpkin, 21st Feb, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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    4. Philanthropy

      Giving back - either financially or through volunteering your time to help others
      Latest: Good deeds MTR, 23rd Nov, 2017
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    1. Introductions

      New to PropertyChat? Say hello here and let us know a bit about you!
      Latest: Hello from Camperdown Jamie Moore, 21st Feb, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    2. Networking & Meetups

      Post and discuss info on upcoming networking events, and social gatherings.
      Latest: Melbourne East After Dinner Meetup 25th Feb jyeung80, 20th Feb, 2018 at 3:36 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: Appropriate advertising Scott No Mates, 12th Feb, 2018
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    4. News & Announcements

      Site news - features, changes, updates and analysis
    1. Living Room

      General off topic discussions about anything not related to property
      Latest: Do you sleep with a doona? How about other seasons? Dan Donoghue, 21st Feb, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    2. Small Business

      General discussion about operating a small business
      Latest: School me on web site design & hosting LifesGood, 21st Feb, 2018 at 12:41 AM
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    3. Sports

      Discuss your favourite team or sporting event
      Latest: Pls suggest 3 day/week - 45 mins - beginner gym workout D.T., 20th Feb, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    4. Entertainment

      General chat about television shows, movies, games and books
      Latest: Movies for 2018 Leo2413, 19th Feb, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    5. Health

      Staying healthy, managing your weight, medicines and medical issues
      Latest: Would you care/adopt grandchild again? hammer, 10th Feb, 2018
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    6. Food

      Your favourite foods, drinks, cooking, where to eat, etc.
      Latest: Favourite munching snack while watching a movie/tv KayTea, 20th Feb, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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