Hi All, Just a quick post with some pics of my latest reno in Earlville, Cairns. Thought i better post something as i've been sucking this forum dry. I was going to do a long detailed post but at the moment dont have time. Brief details; 5 Bed, 3 Bath, (including sep granny flat - Dual occ) Suburb: Earlville, Cairns - QLD 50m from major shopping centre -5 minutes from CBD Purchase: 315k Reno + Holding costs: 25k - 3 weeks new Bank Val: 390k Renting now for: 480/pw Brief Reno details: Lots of paint. Plumbing repairs needed to be fixed, roof leak, water leak (that no-one could find initially) Painted tiles, kitchen, floors installed a cheap kitchen in granny flat, including moved a stove/gas fittings - added some laundry fittings. Ripped out old carpet granny flat and painted floor gloss. The cement job was so bad - it actually looked like i feature once the gloss was on. Patched holes in walls fixed doors, cleaned up yard, put a front fence in. Put new electrical fittings and some plumbing fittings. Used backpackers to do all the **** jobs including painting. If i didn't think it would effect valuation it didn't get done, unless it was a repair. I wasn't planning on selling so the finish didn't matter too much when it came valuation time. Did a bit myself and got handymen in to do the ones i didn't want to or know how to do. Scored heaps of cheap paint, bits and pieces off gumtree. Used 2 pack epoxy paints and polyurethanes on tiles, bathtubs, kitchen bench (with some paint flakes to make look like granite). Depreciation report(er) got a little confused with what was new and what wasn't - with my help. Things that LOOKed new, got reported as BEING new, including particular items that were bought 2nd hand/cheap. Depreciation report vs actual cost is a hidden gem up an investors sleeve.