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Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by Gockie, 3rd Jul, 2015.

  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    It's a good feeling when they agent tells me in the (not too hot) Brisbane market that there's been quite a few enquiries asking if they can be told if my contract falls over!!!

    On the other hand... (and if you don't want to hear me talk about my mum again, then please don't read on)

    Ever since I made the offer on the property mum's been asking me about my finance.... So I reply.
    Anyway she counters the property I'm buying with a different property (100k cheaper).... aggrrh... I did not ask for that.... It doesn't have the features i'm looking for.... (she does this sort of thing, I know from experience....)

    Anyway, I did say that other people were interested if my contract was to fall over and she said "Estate agent always say that Lyn".

    Umm... No they don't.... I know that they can lie/stretch the truth about other things but they don't really get any kind of benefit of saying this sort of thing....

    Am I supposed to not answer her when she asks how my finance is going??
    Can't win.
     
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  2. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Well-Known Member

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    We didn't know that you'd got engaged Linda.



    Oh! Your mum didn't mean fiancé by any chance? :confused:
     
  3. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Why not just smile, say "Good thanks Mum!" and leave it at that?
     
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  4. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    As Jess said..
     
  5. Kinnon Bell

    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    How did your mum know you made the offer?
     
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  6. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Well, the finance wasn't quite ideal.... Deal is worth it though.
     
  7. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Unfortunately I innocently told her...., well, I was telling my dad, but since they share the same facebook account... I know my mum, last time I bought something she told all the relos.... two days later I had a relo commenting, so I've been told you bought a property.....
    She has a blabbermouth too....

    I shouldn't have said anything....
     
  8. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Good idea for next time :)
     
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  9. MsAli

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    Congrats on the contract Gockie.

    On another note, we're very fortunate as our mum is the most supportive of our decisions in real estate. She always encourages to do better and better and better and go for it..while we're young :)
     
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    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't told my mum about the last two flats I bought. Not that she would be negative seeing as how she owns a couple herself. I just couldn't be bothered explaining it all.
     
  11. swanqueen

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    Congrats on the contract Gockie!

    My parents are generally supportive of our investment journey, but we differ in strategy and execution. They favour house and land, OTP style properties and development, whereas I'm looking for established dwellings with potential to add value.

    I used to consult them in the beginning stages of our investing journey, now if they ask then I might tell them.

    It's difficult when your parents are not supportive of you, so maybe change the subject or don't tell at all? Otherwise you could always ignore their property advice... I know that my husband has gotten very good at ignoring unwanted advice (even if it comes from the MIL)
     
  12. Hodge

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    I've stopped telling family, you get the "well aren't we doing well " look.
     
  13. Tonibell

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    Congratulations on the purchase.

    No doubt it is good feeling - but not necessarily an indicator of a great purchase.

    We always say that if the agent tells us something has gone under contract - coming in after a crashed contract is one of the best times to negotiate.
     
  14. sash

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    Gockie...dudette.......I reckon your mom is your number one secret admirer.....you da woman!

     
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    It's a good feeling when...

    Your neighbour approaches you to buy your place..
    I politely declined..lol
     
  16. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    Haha... that made me read on :)
     
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  17. skater

    skater Capitalist Premium Member

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    Just don't tell her next time
     
  18. fols

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    ParentChat or PropertyChat.

    C'mon Gockie, go back and read through your other post. It's pretty clear no-one wants to read this stuff about your Mum. It's massively disrespectful to someone who loves you and cares for you (probably more than anyone else). It lacks emotional intelligence. In a few years as you mature (and maybe even have kids of your own- if you are lucky enough), you will look back on these comments and cringe. And because this is the internet, your comments will be here, forever etched.

    More property, less parents.

    fols
     
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  19. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    If they'll pay market price plus 50%+ i'd talk..
     
  20. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Kids of my own... nah...

    However,
    I wont tell my parents about any other future purchases. It wont stop them from commenting on what I already have though. :( (Lyn, sell!!!)

    Anyway, thanks for the advice/support/feedback PC'ers!