A house in the same street as mine was auctioned for an insane price this afternoon, over 40% more than what I paid for my house 4 years ago. Granted it is brick and mine is weatherboard and the land is a bit bigger, on the other hand the house it self is smaller than mine and in “original” condition inside. It also comes with a couple of obnoxious white yappy dogs however I suspect they were not counted in the chattels.
So all things considered I was pretty staggered to see a fairly basic property in my neighborhood go for such a frighteningly exaggerated price. People say, “oh you should be happy the prices are so strong in your suburb”, really! I should? So where does that leave me me if I sell up? It leaves me having to pay an equally insane price to purchase a new property that’s where it leaves me.
People deserve a roof over their heads and they deserve to pay a reasonable price for it, $500K for a crappy 3 bedroom BV in the ‘burbs is far from what I consider reasonable. I just thank my lucky stars that my mother sat me down and forced me to get my act together and buy a house when I did, otherwise I’d be stuffed. I don’t believe in making my money from property, certainly not residential property anyway, property investors have made it terribly difficult for people to get their own little piece of the world the live on. I ended up paying $30K extra for my house because an investor drove up the bidding , it still makes me angry, I had “going once, going twice” against me then an Audi driving tool in a suit decided to drive up the price for me before walking away, thanks mate! Lucky it fell just short of my budget and that I had my mother with a very cool head bidding for me because I was standing behind a tree having a heart attack.
Our bloody state government needs to reduce stamp duty as well, my brother and sister paid about 75% less stamp duty in Queensland than I did in Victoria, my stamp duty ran to 5 figures, I may as well have just flushed that money down the loo for all the good it did
Hmmm, little property tanty from Em today.
Just an easy 6Km at 6 minutes pace this morning around Jells Park as run leader. The numbers were low today and there were 2 run leaders and 2 runners in my group this morning, very personal attention.
Perfect morning for a run and I quite enjoyed it today, my runner loved a chat and she was really pleased with her effort, especially when she reckoned she would have to walk one of the hills and ended up running the whole thing with some encouragement.
Looking forward to my Trailwalker training tomorrow morning.
Oh yeah, a federal election today, I have done my duty as a citizen and now it is just wait and see, early reports are pointing to a change in government for the first time in 11 years, but it is early days.
As usual I had to walk the gauntlet of party minions shoving how to vote cards at me, until you reach that blessed line that they are not allowed to cross. Of course one cheeky bugger did cross the line and stuck a pamphlet in my face muttering “vote [indecipherable] for lower taxes”, by that stage I was near the ubiquitous sausage sizzle and told him that I would vote for whoever agreed to ban sausage sizzles at polling booths so I don’t have to be assaulted by smell burning pig fat every time I went to vote, he was uncommitted on the subject.
Did anyone notice the What Women Want party on the Senate Ballot? Never heard of them but what a crack up, I am assuming they are standing on a platform of free chocolate on prescription for PMT, a removal of GST on champagne, wine and tampons and state sponsored house keeping services.
I haven’t stated my allegiance however I would be curious to know which way my readers think I swing (politically that is, minds out the gutter please)
Totally random comment
Don’t you hate it when something gets under your skin and no matter how hard you try you can’t shake it? And no, I don’t have a tick. It amuses me to be deliberately obtuse