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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Weaver, 11th Sep, 2016.

  1. Weaver

    Weaver Active Member

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    Hi all,

    like many others now that I have discovered this site, I've lost more than a few hours reading posts!

    I'm starting my second career as a research scientist, as a phD student working on an ovarian cancer research project with the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute in Ballarat. Prior to an almost 10 year break (semi-retirement) to have children, I worked in pathology laboratories.

    I've been encouraged by this site that you don't need to have masses of money to invest in property. I currently have one IP in Ballarat (no PPOR) and am hoping to buy/build IP2 in the next year or so.

    yes - definitely crazy - study, kids, family and construction? survivable?

    thanks weaver
     
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  2. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hi Weaver
    Welcome again:)
    is your IP in Melb/Ballarat?
     
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  3. Weaver

    Weaver Active Member

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    IP is in Ballarat, I'm not in the Melbourne league!
     
  4. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Welcome to the forums!!!
     
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  5. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Nothing wrong with that

    I would start with researching the forum and if you like someone's strategy keep reading

    There are some members buying and building land and house package in regional Melb and metro read posts by @Cactus
    @sash
    @Taku Ekanayake is using a strategy where he buys cheaper properties and adds value by renovating and then accesses equity to continue buying
    @RetireRich101 adds value, granny flats, developing
    @See Change buys cheaper end, under market value in markets where he sees upside
    There are of course other members doing some great stuff

    there are many books you can read, do a search on this

    All the best


    MTR:)
     
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  6. Taku Ekanayake

    Taku Ekanayake Well-Known Member

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    welcom to the forums @Weaver. i hope this forum makes just as much of an impact to you as it has done so for me :)
     
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  7. datto

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    Welcome Weaver.

    I'm datto. Bogan extraordinaire. You probably have come across my pathology results in your time....the type of results where the doctor mutters "you poor b***tard" under their breath.

    Anyway, I invest in the lower ends of outer Sydney. Hope to live long enough to enjoy the spoils lol.
     
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  8. Heinz57

    Heinz57 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. I hope you are working toward an early detection test for Ovarian cancer.
     
  9. sash

    sash Well-Known Member

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    Lower ends....you actually invest in rectums???? Eewwwwww......:)
     
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    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    Follow @MTR :D

    Actuality in all honesty there are some great forumites here, all willing to impart their knowledge
     
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  11. Azazel

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    Hey @Weaver , welcome aboard.
    Which area are you looking at for your next IP?
     
  12. Nemo30

    Nemo30 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!

    Can you tell us more about your study? My family has the BRCA2 gene mutation which puts us at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. I lost my mum to ovarian cancer in 2010.

    I'm very interested in what you are doing.
     
  13. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    I was interested to recently learn that ovarian cancer likely originates from the ovarian tubes, thus once removal of the tubes for future pregnancy has come into favour in order to prevent this risk.

    Ballarat hey. I know a Matt Oliver from down that way.
     
  14. Weaver

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    an early detection test would be awesome indeed - I don't think there will be one any time soon, sorry. Ovarian cancer is hard to detect, even in late stages, because its symptoms are so non-specific.
     
  15. datto

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    Somebody has got to do it lol.

    Now get over to the Mt Druitt thread!
     
  16. LeonW

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    Hello from a fellow forum addict...!
     
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  17. Weaver

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    Hi Bran, you're right in that the current thinking is that ovarian cancer can develop from cells in the fallopian tubes, but this is in addition to the cells on the surface of the ovary itself that can also become a specific type of ovarian cancer. So unfortunately surgery is only part of the treatment or prevention plan. Removal of fallopian tubes doesn't have a big impact on a woman, but removal of ovaries (sometimes recommended for those carrying BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes), causes the onset of menopause. So not an easy decision, either way.

    Nemo, my project is looking at a group of proteins, called plakins, that change after chemotherapy. I am investigating whether these proteins are involved in cancer cells becoming resistant (non-responsive) to chemotherapy, which will probably include any effects of BRCA genes,
    (sorry to hear about your Mum, hope you've had access to a genetic counsellor)

    The human body is so amazingly complex that its going to take a long time to unravel how all cancers behave.... the World Health Organisation has 30 different classifications for ovarian cancer tumours, (including benign, non cancerous ones and nasty, cancerous ones)

    thanks - happy to take questions here or by PM
     
  18. Weaver

    Weaver Active Member

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    funny enough, right next door to IP1 (in Ballarat) Property becomes complex when you add emotions and family influences. The family member who sold me IP1, owns the vacant block next door too. So I am hoping to buy and develop it, because I can't afford to buy just for a vegie patch!
     
  19. Weaver

    Weaver Active Member

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    If you live in Sydney, your results are safe - I've worked in Brisbane and Ballarat so far. W
     
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  20. Azazel

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    Sounds like it could be a good idea. But why do they want to sell?
    And how long before developing becomes viable?