Hello from Perth

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  1. Flying_Spanner

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    Hello everyone,

    Happy New Year!

    I'm a long time stalker of SS and more recently PC too. I thought I'd introduce myself as I think I have recently built up enough knowledge (stumbling as it may be) and courage to buy my first IP.

    I'm 26 and just recently moved to Perth for work. I'm really enjoying the life style over here! Especially all the small pubs and cafes.

    I purchased my first property (PPOR) in Brisbane 3 years ago with my sister, It's on a double block so we hope to develop it one day, however for now my parents live it while they build their new home.

    For now though, I'm looking in brisbane (Northside) for my first IP, due to not knowing the Perth market very well, so I think it's a safer option.

    Thank you all for your help so far it has been greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    G'day flying spanner. Welcome aboard

    (don't tell the locals your from over east,they're not fans over here :p)

    I'm not too familiar with wa myself but the locals here are a great bunch. Be sure to check out the Perth threads and also come along to a meet up. Been trying to get them monthly at varying times for whoever can make it.

    What work brought you over here?
     
  3. Flying_Spanner

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    For those in the industry the name is a dead give away. I'm an aircraft engineer. :) I won't disclose which company for, as I don't want PMs asking why their plane is delayed .

    I noticed the warm welcome when I started my new job, with respect to being an east coaster, there is plenty of banter.

    As for Perth meet ups, I'm always keen to meet new people despite being an introvert. So having common interests in property will make it easier.
     
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  4. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Welcome to the forums! Look forward to meeting you at one of the meet ups :) Speaking of which, we should probably start organising one soon!
     
  5. LifesGood

    LifesGood Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Perth! Hope you enjoy your stay. Looking forward to hearing about your first IP purchase.
     
  6. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    So your with Tiger that's cool ;)
     
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  7. Flying_Spanner

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    When in doubt it's always Tiger ;)
     
  8. Flying_Spanner

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    Hello everyone again,

    Now 2016 is well and truly done and dusted, I thought I might as well update my intro thread. September last year I secured another property in Brisbane (my first true IP, after converting my PPOR to an IP).

    It's a nice little post war cottage, that has a long term tenant in it already. (they were more than happy to sign on for another year which is a bonus).

    It has plenty of potential to add value with a small renovation. Myself being the handy type I feel this will be a job for next year when I have more annual leave.

    For 2017 I have a few things on the go, getting married in September, and hopefully purchase a PPOR in Perth or another IP in Brisbane/just north of Brisbane.

    Now that I have lived in Perth for close to 2 years I think I have a decent feel on what the market is doing and where we want to live/invest.
     
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  9. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Good time to buy primary residence in Perth, market is a little pear shaped at the moment, whether its hit bottom don't know? but primary residence has different rules to investing.

    All the Best

    MTR:)
     
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  10. Perthguy

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  11. Flying_Spanner

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    Please do @Perthguy! I have a fellow work mate who keeps bugging me about when one is... I keep shrugging my shoulders, and say join PC .
     
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  12. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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  13. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Me too - name a date! But please somewhere a bit southish ;)