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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by losh1971, Dec 5, 2017.
Neighbour is building a house and shed.
Any idea on type and size ?
I think the shed is about a 9 x 9. House is probably similar to mine with a third bedroom. He is using builders and doing very little himself, AFAIK.
Nothing of a late Pete. Since the house has been signed off i haven't really spent any money on the house. I haven't really had enough coin to do any more on the house. Trip to Adelaide cost me a huge amount more than i expected. Plus had a fair for the ute buying parts for upcoming jobs. I need pantry doors and linen press doors but waiting for a while as i need about $1000 to do both linen and pantry. Need to both at the same time as the cabinet maker will only have to drill the hinge holes once as it takes some time to set up the equipment. At the moment i am concentrating on free or cheap stuff, like cleaning up, mowing etc. I almost considering selling as i have had a fair amount of interest. Someone bird inboxed me the other eve. I said to her $260k, just because that will be a good rumor to have around the town. They love talking about you in my town. I'm keen to hear what they say about my $260K price tag..... if i was offered 220 Id probably sell. I want a home to live in full-time not a weekender, because its too far from work.
The TV news up here on the North Island is proclaiming doom and gloom for property prices.
Cut through all dramatic BS and they are reporting mainly lower auction clearances, and a couple of % points drop in Sydney and Melbourne, which is irrelevant considering the % increases over the past few years.
I think that may be also that a lot of people have realised Sydney = Shitsville, and are taking a treechange.
But what did intrigue me was the reports about Tas property being rock bottom, and some houses selling for less than $50K. It all seemed like the pub rumour from your mate’s cousin’s girlfriend’s brother. I do know of a person who has moved to south of Hobart, and paid $380K for an ordinary place.
What is happening in Tas regarding these reports.?
I see Tas as behind the rest of Australia. Things here take a while to catch up. Prices went up but were later than the big island. Having said that i see signs already of things slowing down. There a increasingly more homes going on the market and taking longer to sell. Land is selling fairly quick but in saying that its your 1000m blocks that are moving quicker than smaller allotments. I am looking for either a block or a house to buy. I can see land staying about the same price as large blocks on level ground is fairly rareish. But i see houses dropping buy 8-15% over the next year or two. Houses have shot up over the last 3 or so years. People are asking top dollar thinking their homes are worth more than what they are. Im keeping an eye on a house up the road from where we live in Town. They are asking 340k for a 4 bedder 1 bath. Personally id be comfortable at 280 - 290k.
Quick update, i have been getting some extra hours over the last 6 -8 weeks, plus i have been doing some customer landscape jobs. With the extra coin i was able to get some doors and panels made.
Spent probably 6hrs working on the linen press last night and today. Finally got it finished. I still have to cut two skirt tiles and glue them on. I have a mate who is a tiler, so I might grab a cup of glue off him, rather than buy a bag that will go to waste. Hopefully i still have some grout. Here is a couple of pics. I ended up using a white laminate MDF rather than vinyl wrap. I figured it will still look good for a laundry but at one third the cost. Managed to buy 2 full sheets plus white stripfor about $125 plus another $140 in machining the hinge holes and cuts. Where as the pantry doors alone will be $800 plus $100 to drill the hinge holes.
Hi Anthony any updates?
Not much Pete, neighbour is almost finished his house probably a month and he will move in. I am not really doing much on my house right now. I bought 35 hardwood palings to do some more of the fence I started last year IIRC. I'm trying not to spend any large money on the house now, as we have put an offer on a block closer to Town. Most of my money is going into saving up for a bigger and better shed to go on the new block if they agree to our terms on the new allotment.
Considering selling my house in a few years and building a 4 bedder, two bathroom place closer to Town. I could hang onto it it forever but it won't go much over $200k in value and since I almost own it outright it will be a damn good deposit on a new house. We could probably afford to keep the house but I hate paying interest and when they jack rates up to 9% again I don't want to give the banks all my hard earned cash.
I hope it goes your way.
Me too Pete, it will be really good if we get this block. And as long as I stay in my current role after my probationary period and all goes to plan, I should have my new bigger and better shed by this time next year, one with a hoist, neh, neh....
Job sounds good.
Still doing landscape?
Doing landscape as a second job. My main job is case worker, helping out the poor. But i have been promoted to supervisor and am on trial. Landscape work is only weekends but not every weekend.
Every bit helps.
Yeah my weekend work is my spending money for fun things like cars and bikes.
Bought some fence pailings a while back. I have enough to do about 3.5m - 4m of fence. Its a slow project because each hole is over an hour to dig. Because the pailings are green i have needed to dry them. I had racked them for about 5 weeks but it was taking too long. Today i seperated them and laid them all on the ground in the sun. Tonight i reracked them but in the trailer. I have every board with a gap now so hoping in six days they will dry enough that they don't shrink when hung.
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