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Sorry but even if that were true, how would it differ if I were to buy in with my partner rather than my friend? Theoretically I'd be...
04/07/2020 - 16:21
I mean you just highlighted my main point here, couple's/partners split all the time so buying a place with a partner seems much more risky...
04/07/2020 - 13:02
If we want to sacrifice quality of life then yes we could. The only thing we could afford on our own is an apartment, but as someone who's...
04/07/2020 - 12:47
We've come to an agreement that either she pays very little rent for no return in the event we split or when we sell, or she pays more rent...
04/07/2020 - 12:42
Yes exactly, this is the whole idea of co-owning. Together we can buy a larger place in a better location which is why we are looking at 3...
04/07/2020 - 08:11
Actually scratch that. Some decent 3 bedroom houses are already down around 700k in Preston, some around 600-650k in Resi. I think prices...
04/07/2020 - 00:16
I also think you need to check the market. Already I've spotted some pretty decent 3 bedroom townhouses even in Brunswick for around 800k....
04/07/2020 - 00:04
Also fyi, between us we're paying over 35k in rent per year already, so your calculations are far under our current yearly spendings on...
04/07/2020 - 00:00
Lol, huh? So don't buy with a partner or friend is your advice?... So just don't buy? Lol. If you've not noticed buying on a sole income is...
03/07/2020 - 23:46
Yeah that's totally fine, the plan is to sell. Neither of us wants a 3 bedroom house for ourselves, but is ideal for the two of us plus...
03/07/2020 - 23:40
Thanks for the breakdown, I get what your saying but we're relying on a bit of a market crash to make this a reality, so hopefully we'll...
03/07/2020 - 23:38
Great to hear! :) I think when people read "co-owning with a friend" they just assume some random friend and can't really comprehend the...
03/07/2020 - 12:15
Thanks for the insight :) Our friendship could be better described as similar to being siblings (but twins is a whole other level haha). We...
03/07/2020 - 12:06
Yes, of course. lived together for several years in the past (she also live with my brother for several years too), we also work together,...
02/07/2020 - 23:25
Yeah I agree the speakers and monitor are weird ones... Yes, we recently requested our grouting be re-done in our rental for a 2nd time in...
02/07/2020 - 19:50
Oh at least you got them one though. We moved in with MASSIVE garden beds that were empty when we moved in (coburg Melb) and we planted and...
02/07/2020 - 19:46
Yes I was going to mention this. Even in writing we sometimes have to put 2-3 repair requests through before anything is done unless its...
02/07/2020 - 18:39
Yes true, I only realised after posting that this was post move-out. The RE shld have made the tenants return and clean it properly or take...
02/07/2020 - 18:36
Carpets are devalued to $0 after 8 years I beleive so you'd need to replace or remove them anyway after 11 years. The lock sounds like an...
02/07/2020 - 18:21
Thats great news Amy, congrats! We're going to take a look. How did you find out about this? Just to clarify, were you on the 820?
02/07/2020 - 17:15
I think that just nabs you the ability to purcahse a property with a lower deposit doesnt it? We'll have a decent deposit so no need for...
02/07/2020 - 17:13
750,000 or less for FHOG, but less than 5 years old. We'll be looking at older places most likely.
02/07/2020 - 15:41
FHOG is only 10k no? Also only applies to newer houses and under a pretty low threshold so dont think it'll be an option. I'll take another...
02/07/2020 - 15:39
50-50 deposit may be an option too depending on what happens in the market over the next 12 months. But i'm happy to put in a larger...
02/07/2020 - 15:21
Yeah I expected people to say that. Most people dont have the luxury of having such close/lifelong friends who so can't really understand...
02/07/2020 - 15:11
Oh, yeah wills and what we do in the event of a death are on the list already.
02/07/2020 - 14:19
I mean what do couples do in this situation? At least a friend as a co-owner doesnt have the right to half my stuff haha.
02/07/2020 - 14:07
As stated above, we are going into this and agreeing to exit on an agreed upon date, somewhere in the 5-10 year mark. We'll both be selling...
02/07/2020 - 14:07
Hmmm, well we've grown up together, travelled together, lived together, know each other's family as closely as our own family (she even...
02/07/2020 - 13:46
Yeah, I mean if we dont do this we'll likely end up finding a rental property together in the next year or two again anyway and just keep...
02/07/2020 - 13:37