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Dec 15 API: drug house reno

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Westminster, 5th Dec, 2015.

  1. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Nice article about @7DD4 renovation on a drug house in this month's API
    I can't believe he managed it all in 2 weeks!
    Kudo @7DD4
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Woot! Well done! Quite a few of those places over here.
     
  3. DoubleD

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    Cheers
    Was a School holiday Reno, trying the next step now Development :)
     
  4. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Do you have any photos? I love a epic before and after
     
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    Good stuff, mag arrived not long ago but haven't read it yet.
    Will check it out.
     
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    @7DD4 did you get high after the reno? Well done. Love the quick turnaround.
     
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    Well done, @7DD4 :)

    Amazing work!
     
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  10. DoubleD

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    Quite happy with the outcome and the story double TICK to the journalist.
    Ive only told 2 close friends about the article. Do you guys get the feeling your blowing your own trumpet when talking to work colleagues, family, or close friends about your investing. I tend to keep quite when property investing becomes the topic at the lunch table, cant be bothered arguing my point about why property is such a good investment.
     
  11. Daisycutter4

    Daisycutter4 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Your modesty is admirable (and reservations understandable) @7DD4 but it's great completing these sorts of projects - mostly a totally positive experience and while their might be some people who don't want to talk about property and investment, in my experience the majority of "BBQ chatter" around property is encouraged by people who want to get into the market but need some motivation to take the next step.
    In terms of the article, I obviously have a vested interest in these stories being told, but more than just filling column inches is the idea these yarns both inspire and inform a large group made up of enthusiastic active investors and potential property owners.
    Working hard, achieving goals and gaining freedom?... nothing to be bashful about there mate. You did a great thing :)
     
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  12. legallyblonde

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    YES!!!! I have kept my IP1 a secret! I am 25 and finished uni recently... So I am a 'struggling first home buyer' if anyone asks! When in reality I have IP2 deposit saved and with the help of an equity release I am getting close to having a deposit for IP3!

    It is sad, but people don't seem to respect those that work hard and invest! It is potentially worse in Tasmania, where working class underdogs are all the rage!
     
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  13. DoubleD

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    Finally some time to upload some before and after pics.
     

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    More pics
     

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  15. WattleIdo

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    Excellent. But how on earth do you get it all done in 2 weeks?

    Also, were you going from black doors and skirtings to white? Or the other way around?
     
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  16. DoubleD

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    Dark blue to USA white.
    When you break it down not much work.
    1) Rip out
    2) New doors
    3) Fill and Sand walls (using a giraffe sander)
    4) Mark out down lights
    5) Mask up house
    6) Spray
    7) organise floor sander, render, pave drive and slate fence.
    8) Staging company.
    9) Garden border and mulch
    10) Sparky to install lights and aircon.
     
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    Good stuff, well done!
    Can you give us some ideas of timelines and costs for the individual parts?
     
  18. DoubleD

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    I have attached a spread sheet I'm using for my next reno. I list all the tasks that need to be done then color the cells on the day I plan on doing them. Some task can be preformed on the same day.
    Costing is done on another spreadsheet.
    Serviceseek.com.au is a website I use to find trades and prices. Once you find a good trade stick with them.
    I contact the trades direct now as serviceseek take a CUT of the $$$$$ from job.
     

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    I used serviceseek.com.au to get a painter for my last job. I didn't think anything would come out of it, except to compare what my current painter was charging. Ended up saving about $10k. Pleasently surprised!
     
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