Biggest Regrets in the last 5 years?

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  1. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah, according to the news, if you had purchased in Melb in 2014/15, they'd be worth nothing by now :eek:

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  2. EN710

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    Did something similar. Back then the general yield for Melbourne will not work for my criteria (though CG would have!)
     
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  3. willister

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    I've always wondered about the term "villa" in South East Asia especially resorts they are generally referred to as bigger style accommodation like houses in the West with a pool.
     
  4. The Y-man

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    I think in Victoria we don't use the term at all! :)

    We live in apartments, units, townhouses (2 story units), or houses (ok, so I left out cabins, caravans etc)....

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  5. willister

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    Yep never heard of villas used.
     
  6. Ems

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    Buying 2 in Gladstone in 2011 :confused:
     
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    Sorry, that falls outside the 5 year limit of this thread.... still painful but.....

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    Villa's is a common description in Victoria, refers to a strata titled single level unit.:confused:

    I've owned a number of these, below is a typical example.

    7/125-127 Thomas Street, Hampton, Vic 3188

    7/125-127 Thomas Street, Hampton
    Unexpectedly spacious and enviably quiet, this tastefully renovated, two bedroom villa is a light-filled sanctuary,
     
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    I live in a Torrens Titled villa here in Yamba. Single level, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, large garage, small yard. Absolutely perfect for me. Only 2 on the block. The other, is 1 of my IP's rented to an elderly (late 70's) couple. So the LL living next door scenario.
     
  11. Propagate

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    ...I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention.
     
  12. Terry_w

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    i regret not travelling enough.
     
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  13. willister

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    To be really honest me too.

    But then again this FOMO and travelling has really only come about in the last 10 years or so.
     
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    Oops a couple of years out.

    Ok...Second biggest mistake was selling in 2017. Should have done it 5 years earlier..
     
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    Not taking advantage of the $100k/year and other limits for super before the govt clamped down on it. 14% returns foregone.
     
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  17. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker Business Member

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    You regret buying one or not buying one?
     
  18. Angel

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    That's why I didn't mention buying one in Gladstone in 2012 and not selling it until 2016
     
  19. Angel

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    What locations in Brisbane?
     
  20. Coota9

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    One in your area and than other in Logan @Angel