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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Flat for rent, rented 17

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Building houses from scratch

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The workers cottage are the smaller version of the Queenslander and they have been build for the working community, so that they can afford them.










Building houses from scratch
My story of building affordable houses from scratch
Let me say this, one of the reasons why I have started writing all these articles about building houses is because, I would like to tell you the story of my life and what I did when I came to Australia; but at the same time I would like to say something useful to my readers, and I believe that knowing how the houses are built might be useful for my readers, since knowing a few things about building houses comes handy at times; you see, we all live in houses and therefore we would like to know as much as we can about them.
Now what I might be telling you here is the story of my life and how I worked in the building industry, but while I am doing that I am going to make an effort to describe how these building things were and are done with as many details as I can, so that anyone interested in houses might be able to learn something useful from these building articles.
Now has I have explained already in my last hub, I was working in the building industry with this Italian builder, we were starting to build houses from scratch. As I have already said at the beginning of the sixties most of the digging were still done by hand, specially the type of work that we were doing on these new houses, as machines then were used mostly if there was a lot of digging to be done and with the machines one can only dig straight forward things and not small detailed digging as they were required to do for these type of houses, anyhow as I said, I did a lot of this digging work as I was employed as builder labour.
Therefore now, let us imagine that I have finished digging these stump holes and some foundation for this new house, as I have explained in my previous hub, and now, we need to concrete the foundation and also the concrete stumps. So let us go over what we had to do, because in those times these things were started from scratch.

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 Making your own concrete

Making your own concrete on site from scratch
Let me explain, what is meant by concrete in buildings and how it is made would be good to know; if during your life you are going to do any sort of renovations, it would be useful to know how to make your own concrete properly, so that you might understand what is required and how and why it must be done in certain ways, you will find it written in this hub. Some people might say here that today thing are usually done in a different way, so why bother to tell us all this stuff about how to mix concrete properly, when we can buy the concrete ready mixed by truckload, or in bags and all you have to do is to add water to make concrete.
 But I believe that you still need to know how concrete is made from scratch, because that is the only way if you don’t want to make costly mistakes. Therefore, let me tell you how we were mixing our own concrete in the sixties and also what is usually required to do that and how it is supposed to be done, if you want a good job done and the concrete to last a long time.
By the way here I need to clarify one thing as I am worried that some people might not be sure what is meant by the word concrete, because usually they would replace it with the word cement, on building the word concrete means all the element mixed together able to harden to a solid consistency within a certain length of time, therefore it has got to be done the right way.
One of the most important things while mixing concrete is that the concrete should be well mixed and to a workable consistency using the least amount of water possible, because if too much water is used then the concrete becomes weaker, therefore it must be done properly.
Usually concreting and other jobs are done according to its specifications, you see any good firm that makes building plans, which may be just a small house or something else of more importance, and they have to writes also the specification how the job needs to be done. In these specifications it will be written what material to use how to use it and also the quantity and quality required. Therefore to concrete say a foundation for an average small house, the specification written in those times could usually say that the concrete should be mixed to a consistency at least 1 to 6; for people that knew this it meant that to mix the concrete you should use 1 part of Portland cement 2 parts of river sand and 4 parts of gravel (aggregate) and mix it as required until an even consistency is achieved. For the stumps usually would be a bit more cement than the foundations. But I have to say that sometimes even these rules had to be changed a bit depending on the material that could be delivered on that local site.
Now let us say that we are ready to start mixing the first batch of concrete, as we have made everything ready, and everything has been delivered. To make concrete you need at least four elements of materials plus clean water; 1 Portland cement, 2 washed river sand, 3 clean or washed gravel and 4 reinforcement steel rods, and also it is helpful if you have a mixer if you have to mix a large amount of concrete, because to mix by hand is hard work and the concrete needs to be well mixed.
Now let us start the mixer and make the first batch, while the mixer is turning around, the very first thing you put in the mixer is water, one must be careful not to put too much water to start with, it has got to be just enough to mix everything to a certain consistency, so let us say that we put 8 litres of water (the amount of water can be different, since it depends on the amount of water that is already in the (sand gravel) aggregate) then we put in the mixer cement, next is the river sand twice as much as the cement and then the clean gravel 4 time as much as the cement; here the mixer is going around and mixing everything together.
For people that do this job all the time it is easy for them to see if the concrete that is being mixed has the right consistency required; if it is too dry just add a bit of water and if it is too wet you have to add a bit of everything else. There you are it is not too hard if you know how to do it.
What I have written above here applies only to house building of less importance, for building that are large and important the concrete needs to be to a very high standard and specifications.
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Affordable rentals 
Building houses from scratch 
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

We should buy an investment property

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Affordable rentals, Brisbane
We showld buy an investment property, or
Should we buy an investment property?

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Start small it is a lot safer. 

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Should we buy an investment property?
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Property investment has always been in fashion, if one can afford it. Hidden amongst the stories of an affordability crisis is good news for investors. When news outlets are reporting that house prices are continually rising, an investor thinks whether to sell or invest in more properties, you see property prises always go up in price in the long run. More or less property price go up for a while, then they stay put at that level for a while and then they go up again. The smart investor always tries to buy just before the price rises and sell as soon as the prises stop going up, that is the way the game is played in real estate.
There are so many investors nowadays; in fact, according to the Australian Taxation Office one in seven taxpayers now own at least one investment property.
Of course when there are more interest-rate hikes mooted, but surely the tax benefits of negative gearing may help to neutralise those
Of course one should always work out the odds before one buys and decide whether the property in question is affordable to say the least.
For instance, there are times when the interest is low and the banks and lending societies are willing to lend you lots of money, here one should be careful and work it out for himself, whether he would be able to repay his debit if the interest rises in the future, so one needs to work out how much could be too much to borrow and try to play is safe; maybe you are not going to get rich quickly, but it is a lot safer this way. 

But don’t just rush to buy anything, take your time and try to work out everything the best way you can before you buy, we all know that owning a property is desirable but there might also be negative thing that may arise from owning a property.
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Affordable rentals, Brisbane
Should we buy an investment property?
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Next time with another real estate post.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

House to let, rented 16

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NOT AVAILABLE NOW, RENTED 
NEAR NEW TERRACE HOUSE $330.00 PER WEEK

To inspect call Giuseppe, Mob. 0438 600 454
Or Frank Tel (07) 3397 9614

















The house view from street
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Address, 48 Elmwood Circuit, Springfield Lakes
Stylish near new terrace house, walking distance to Orion Shopping Centre, and also close to USQ, Springfield campus.
On a quiet street, it consists of 3 bedrooms with built in wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, dishwasher, air conditioned, fans throughout, front and rear deck, security screens, tiled living area, carpeted bedrooms, storage space and remote lock up garage.

OPEN FOR INSPECTION
Saturday 15th June 2013
From 11.30 AM to 1.30 PM

Cost; $330.00 per week plus bond.

Would be interested tenants can also visit the site at, 48, Elmwood Circuit Springfield Lakes and if they like what they see, they can come to the inspection; or email us at: frankmenchise@gmail.com , or ring us Tel 3397 9614, or call the owner Giuseppe, 0438600454, for an enquiry. 
For this house we have announced an inspection time as above, so, if you are interested come back to visit us soon.










Kitchen and kitchen sink, there is no fridge available









Front deck








Back yard and stairway to back entry





For more information call Giuseppe on 0438 600 454



Thursday, April 18, 2013

For sale rentals, rented 15

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COORPAROO QLD.












AVAILABLE NOW

Clean unfurnished flat for rent $290.00 PW
Location: flat 2- at 28 Hipwood Avenue Coorparoo Brisbane
Cost $290.00 PW.
Initial cost, 2 weeks rent + 4 weeks bond
Minimum 3 months RTA Agreement
Open for inspection Saturday 9.15 AM. to 10.15 AM.
Or visit our flat site any time you want at; 28-Hipwood Ave. Coorparoo, and if you like what you see, then ring Frank to make an appointment, Tel. 3397 9614
Or you can email us at, menfranco@gmail.com
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Friday, February 8, 2013

Affordable flat for rent, rented 14

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Not Available now rented
AT, COORPAROO

Clean, 2 bedroom part furnished or unfurnished flat 
Location: unit 4- at 28 Hipwood Avenue Coorparoo Brisbane.
Cost $280.00 per week
Initial cost, 2 weeks rent + 4 weeks for Bond
Minimum 3 months RTA Agreement
Open for inspection Saturday from 9.15 to 10.15 AM
Or visit the flat site any time at 28 Hipwood Avenue Coorparoo, 
and if you like what you see, call Frank to make an appointment.
Tel. 3397 9614
For more information or inspections call Frank, Tel. 33979614
Or email us at, menfranco@gmail.com
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http://affordablerentals.blogspot.com/
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Flat for rent, rented 13

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Available now
COORPAROO

Clean, 2 bedroom part furnished flat for rent
Location: unit 2- at 28 Hipwood Avenue Coorparoo Brisbane.
Cost $300.00 per week
Initial cost, 2 weeks rent + 4 weeks for Bond
Minimum 3 months RTA Agreement
Open for inspection Saturday from 9.15 to 10.15 AM
Or visit the flat site any time at 28 Hipwood Avenue Coorparoo, 
and if you like what you see, call Frank to make an appointment.
Tel. 3397 9614
For more information or inspections call Frank, Tel. 33979614
Or email us at, menfranco@gmail.com
This is, 
http://affordablerentals.blogspot.com/
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