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    We have a unit and a townhouse. for each its about,
    $50pw for rates/ water
    $25pw insurance ( internal only body corp covers external )
    $50pw for one bodycorp $75pw for the other.
    And we spend ( on average) over the two properties about $5000 on maintenance and repairs.
    Even though its a lot of "hidden" extras we are overall better off than renting in long term. ( plus as ones an investment those fees are tax deductible)

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    We pay
    $4400/month mortgage
    $990/year rates
    $1000/year water (approx)
    $1500/ year (I think) insurance.
    We are lucky that the business pays the electricity and the gas and our place has only just been built so, so far no maintenance.
    It's not cheap! The mortgage is a killer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideysmummy;

    Obviously there are the usual living expenses (gas, electricity etc) but we already have them while renting.

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    Don't forget that while you are renting you generally are only paying for your usage of electricity/gas/water. When you buy you get the services fees, annual fees, disposal fees. Our water bills when we first bought many years ago went from $60 a quarter in just paying usage to $250 sometimes with all the services fees added.

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    We are about to build and I did a quote for insurance and for building and contents it was $353 a month!!!! Does anyone have recommendations for building and contents insurance

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    Our electricity just on our house (not investment properties) alone is around $4000 a year. I honestly don't know what everything costs because dh takes care of all the bills. I just bring in the $$ (dh is a sahd). We own 5 properties though and it costs is around $17k a month for everything property-related including mortgages. Insane!!
    Last edited by witherwings; 31-08-2013 at 12:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grooviechic35 View Post
    We are about to build and I did a quote for insurance and for building and contents it was $353 a month!!!! Does anyone have recommendations for building and contents insurance
    For our area aami is the cheapest

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    Mortgage $3000 month
    Home and contents $90 month (Coles)
    Phone and Internet $110 month
    Rates $120 month
    Water $100 month
    Electricity average $150 month
    Gas $50 month

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    Mortgage here is $150 a week
    Rates are around $380 a quarter
    Insurance (replacement for house only, we don't have contents yet as we need a separate policy, we are renting to own and don't hold the deed) is just over $500 a year

    Bear in mind we live in regional NSW in an extreme fixer upper (it was sold for $52,000, with fees etc we're paying $55,000).
    Our maintenance fees are high, plus we are very slowly renovating as we get the money



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    $30k per annumish for a small entry level 3-bed house on 400m2 lot in a bad suburb. Living the dream

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    Don't forget that while you are renting you generally are only paying for your usage of electricity/gas/water. When you buy you get the services fees, annual fees, disposal fees. Our water bills when we first bought many years ago went from $60 a quarter in just paying usage to $250 sometimes with all the services fees added.
    Wow, I dont know where you live but we have always paid full electricity, gas & water.


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