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Report this Jan. 30 2010, 9:16 pm

Do you rent it ?
Do you board (with friends or family) ?
Is mortgaged or owned outright (by you) ?

What kind of home is it ?

Mine is a 4 bedroom HardyPlank and tile house of modest size (started life as a 3 bedroom fibro and tile housing commission house , I'm the 3rd owner and was originally built about 50 years ago).
It's blessed with a large block of land - a bit more than a 1/4 acre.
I've done extensive improvements and renovations and modernizations of the building and been living in it and raised a family here since 1981.
I own it outright.

Valdena

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Report this Jan. 30 2010, 9:18 pm

I own my own home in south Florida, I live on 15 acres. This is my 3rd home.

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Report this Jan. 30 2010, 9:48 pm

Oops !!! somehow I double posted ....

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Report this Jan. 30 2010, 9:58 pm

I'm seriously considering a tree change now we are retired , somewhere coastal up north , not metro , but near enough to a major centre so we can get everything and facilities are top rate (now we ¿are getting older , and our kids are all grown up , the more important things are a excellent local hospital and good accessible health care , good shopping , good entertainment venues in reach) , preferably on an acreage and not prone to flooding or inaccessible / unescapeable in the event of a bad bush fire.

Dark unpolluted skies at night would be a plus , and the fishing would have to be top knotch in the vacinity of the place.

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Report this Jan. 30 2010, 11:46 pm

I sold my home that was on 2000m

I'm hoping to build on my land by the lake where I live and buy my relatives out so that I will have 10 acres in total on the farm..

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Report this Jan. 31 2010, 3:14 am

Quote (Goodchild @ Jan. 30 2010, 1:46 am)
I sold my home that was on 2000m

I'm hoping to build on my land by the lake where I live and buy my relatives out so that I will have 10 acres in total on the farm..

mmmm .... 1/2 an acre would have been OK , plenty of room for vege patches , a good sized double garage , a good sized roll off roof observatory , and maybe a good sized pool. Plenty of room for the kiddies to run about.

That's nearly twice what I have.

10 acres would be extremely nice .... not so big you feel isolated.


I don't know how people can stand living on those pokey little 600-700 square m blocks of land , in their monster houses that take up most of the block of land. I've had people telling me I could subdivide my block or put a triplex or duplex on it.... why would I ?

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Report this Jan. 31 2010, 10:18 am

Quote (Somerled_ex_Siistertrek @ Jan. 30 2010, 11:14 pm)
Quote (Goodchild @ Jan. 30 2010, 1:46 am)
I sold my home that was on 2000m

I'm hoping to build on my land by the lake where I live and buy my relatives out so that I will have 10 acres in total on the farm..

mmmm .... 1/2 an acre would have been OK , plenty of room for vege patches , a good sized double garage , a good sized roll off roof observatory , and maybe a good sized pool. Plenty of room for the kiddies to run about.

That's nearly twice what I have.

10 acres would be extremely nice .... not so big you feel isolated.


I don't know how people can stand living on those pokey little 600-700 square m blocks of land , in their monster houses that take up most of the block of land. I've had people telling me I could subdivide my block or put a triplex or duplex on it.... why would I ?

The small blocks are ok for the city or for the elderly, but the privacy is lost on these smaller blocks thanks to the change in Govt policy; you'd think for such a big country and a small population compared to the population of the US that the block sizes would be bigger.
It's a great revenue raiser for the councils that can charge Utility taxes and maintain smaller areas. The developers make a lot of money and for every house, there is or was a stamp duty remember, GST etc;
Quite agree, even what you have where you are will become a rare block of land to find with the population exploding in the SE QLD corner...

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Report this Jan. 31 2010, 2:34 pm

We are buying our home....it should be completely paid for in about 15 years.

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Report this Jan. 31 2010, 3:06 pm

Mortgaged, paid for in about 16 years.  Ours is a four-bedroom semidetached, three reception rooms, utility room, 2 bathrooms.  Back garden with patio, and front driveway.

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Report this Feb. 01 2010, 1:25 am

Just sold the house that I had and bought a new one...Still renovating (I haven't posted for a a few days-I've been busy painting the walls) .Will be mine in about 25 years :D
you don't even konw how expensive an apartment in Rome is... :cry:

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Report this Feb. 01 2010, 4:48 am

Quote (Scoobydog @ Jan. 30 2010, 7:19 pm)
The mortgage on my 2 bedroom with garage one level house will be paid off in about 1-1/2 years. ¿WOOT!

It's a great feeling when you have the mortgage paid out .... I paid mine out 10 years ago.

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Report this Feb. 01 2010, 4:52 am

Quote (boco @ Jan. 31 2010, 3:25 am)
Just sold the house that I had and bought a new one...Still renovating (I haven't posted for a a few days-I've been busy painting the walls) .Will be mine in about 25 years :D
you don't even konw how expensive an apartment in Rome is... :cry:

I hate painting .... so I clad most the interior walls with timber wall paneling (nice warm pine colour with a random groove spacing , the others I wall papered , only walls painted now are the laundry and the bathroom (not much wall above the fancy wall tiles).

boco

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Report this Feb. 01 2010, 5:16 am

Quote (Somerled_ex_Siistertrek @ Feb. 01 2010, 4:52 am)
Quote (boco @ Jan. 31 2010, 3:25 am)
Just sold the house that I had and bought a new one...Still renovating (I haven't posted for a a few days-I've been busy painting the walls) .Will be mine in about 25 years :D
you don't even konw how expensive an apartment in Rome is... :cry:

I hate painting .... so I clad most the interior walls with timber wall cladding (nice warm pine colour with a random groove spacing , the others I wall papered , only walls painted now are the laundry and the bathroom (not much wall above the fancy wall tiles).

I LOVE PAINTING.. AND I'M DOING A VERY DIFFICULT PAINT- VENETIAN STILE.. IF YOU ARE CURIOUS SEARCH " STUCCO VENEZIANO RAFFAELLO" WITH GOOGLE.. IT TOOK ME 2 WEEKS TO DO JUST 1ROOM
IN HERE YOU PAY A WORKER  80 EURO/SQUARE METER TO DO IT

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Report this Feb. 01 2010, 4:41 pm

I'd love my own place. Sadly I'm one of those people that live with there parents but luckily not in the basement so the stereotype does not totally apply.

I would love to have a nice house with a big yard like I had when I was growing up and with a decent studio to to my work in. Ideally someplace where its always tropical and close to or on the beach but at this point its nothing more then a pipe dream. :cool:

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Report this Feb. 01 2010, 4:44 pm

It's a co-op and I own it.

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