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  1. Tommy Batch

    Tommy Batch Member

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    Hi all,

    my name is Tom from Perth, Western Australia.
    I have lived in Perth my whole life. I work as an electrical contractor.
    I was an on/off user with Somersoft.
    My very few property investments to date have been minimal and mostly sideways. No loss but minimal return.
    I hope to share my knowledge (property & trade) and learn from others moving forward.

    Look forward to speaking with some of you soon.
    Tom
    30 yo
     
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  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Hi & welcome Tommy. You'd have made more money from your investments if you did not sell them so soon after purchase ;)
     
  3. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Gday Tommy, we're all learning, looking forward to exchanging stories/experiences.
     
  4. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Welcome Tom! Care to share more info on your past property purchases/performance? :)
     
  5. Tommy Batch

    Tommy Batch Member

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    True, but you should see my backyard now Alan :) Hope all is well mate
     
  6. Tommy Batch

    Tommy Batch Member

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    Hi Steven, no worries at all. I purchased my first property in Perth, Westminster at 435k in 2007, purchased one in Newcastle, Mayfield (with Alan, who I cant talk highly enough of as a buyers agent) in 2009 for 380k inc LMI etc. Sold Westminster in 2012 for 455k and spent a bit of money and time doing it up to buy my current house. Sold Newcastle 3 months ago at 425k to pay for my backyard renos.
    I currently have a potential sub-division south of Perth in the Melville area JV 50/50.
    If I would have held Westminster for another year I would have sold it for around 550k but I would still be looking for a place to live.
     
  7. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Hi Tom,
    What kind of electrical work do you do?
     
  8. Tommy Batch

    Tommy Batch Member

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    Hi Jess, I work at a Gas Fired Power Station 30km north of Perth but I also have my Electrical Contractors License to do a bit of work on the side.