We bought the house!! :)

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  1. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    Hi,
    Well, we bought the amazing house I told some of you about, the cooling off finished 5pm today, I totally forgot it till the agent called me just a few minutes ago. :)

    Lovely people to deal with at that agency.
    The agent called me and told me he was happy we bought it, it was supposed to go to auction early Dec. There were offers or people trying to buy it before auction but he said those people they werent nice and pointing out any faults the property has in order to get it cheaper. But he said he liked my honesty, and he liked me (we had previously had a very long conversation... like... I was the only person who attended an open at another home he had open maybe 3 or 4 weeks prior so we chatted for the full half hour) :)

    The agent said it would have gone for over $2mill if it was sold earlier in the year and I agree with him on that. So we got an absolute bargain!!
    We settle on 18th Feb.

    All I can say is... amazing house! :D
    Heritage listed over 100 years old... in a conservation street... sandstone house.... just jaw droppingly beautiful.

    So, a lot of work next couple of months in preparation as we want to sell current PPOR (do some minor repairs too I think) and I'll sell an IP.

    Happy New Year!! :)
     
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    Many congratulations @Gockie !!! Yes indeed, it's important to connect with real estate agents!!!
     
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    Property Twins Mortgage Brokers - Australia Wide Business Plus Member

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    Congratulations @Gockie on the purchase and going unconditional.

    We also like being nice and direct with agents, building that connection really helps.

    Have fun preparing for the big move :)

    Would love to see pictures some time.
     
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    Sneak peak...
    Its a wee ripper!
    Screenshot_2015-12-28-10-05-06.png

    Edit: to view more images of the property (floorplans, internal and external), head to page 3 of this thread.
    :)
     
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    @Gockie - how many bedrooms and block size? How is the current condition?
     
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    Excellent condition, thats a new roof you see, block size over 1000 sqm, corner block, subdividable under council rules. Its a 4/2 with parking and I would use some of the rooms for Airbnbing, as the back side of the house has 2 levels and the lower level has its own entry doors too. Lovely outlook with the 2 levels of balconies out the back. :)
     
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    Big Grats!
     
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    Its probably about 4-5x as much as a nice house is in southern Adelaide, but that is ok with me!
     
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    The house looks lovely, congratulations! Happy new house, happy new year.
     
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    Ooh congrats Gockie! How exciting :D
     
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    Looking forward to seeing more photos.
     
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    CongratsGockie!willitbeyournewpporin,sydney?sorry,can't,get,my,space,bar,to,work,,
     
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    I dodn't want to give away too much detail on the forum but I'm happy to share info at the Wenty meetup in Jan!
     
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    Hehe... yes! New PPOR. I may Airbnb some spaces too, its a good house for it!
     
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    Now... going to head to Hunters Hill to check out the houses in the area and see the 9pm fireworks! If you are in the area, come along!
     
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    Wow it's beautiful @Gockie I can't wait for you to share more information when you can. I love old houses.
     
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    Congrats Linda. I thought it had that look about it.
     
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    Massive congrats Linda. Awesome news x
     
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    Looks magnificent and knowing you I'm sure you got a great deal!

    Awesome result.
     
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    @Gockie What an amazing day to close the year with a new ppor.
    Congratulation & Happy new year!!
     
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