wolly said:buy off the hill ,there are some great little houses only a few minutes from the toll gate,
use them when you want and rent them for the rest of the year
luvthabumps said:mate - this guy is looking at 3-4 br, carpark, etc. I'm going up with him next Friday to drop off some stuff at our place and check out some places for him. He's cashed up and can afford to spend. Interestingly, when you look at places in good locations, with 3 br and carpark, there are only a handful actually listed.
I notice there is a place in Alto (504) - that's not RM's place is it? I was going to email him about Body Corp costs etc for my mate
I'm not interested in doing refurbs up there - I just want to go there for fun.
You back to Hotham again this year?
How was SP?
Seth Finish the day by heading down Bourke St said:yes home , a room with 4/6 beds where 1 person has to stand up at a time or else there is a traffic jam
or off mountain a whole house to your self , even a bedroom to your self and you do not to share a bathroom with 12 of your new best friends.. some even have spas!
by the way the magic forest is for kids!
Hey I dont know where you go in Sawmill but bordem in winter,I dont think so.The Bluff may be nice but a golden sunset down the valley onto pincle also is a treat and we even have beer as well. Sorry seth im a sawmill convert.Seth said:I've lived in Sawmill for a season. It is a nice enough place and I can see the attraction of it, however the line between serenity and boredom can sometimes be quite thin.
I've made many posts on this forum about not expecting capital gain at Mt Buller yet I bought a place in 2017 and it's gone up at least 60% in 4 years.Places selling in weeks here now, at very elevated prices over two years back pricing.
The new Snowgums (SCV) development is well over subscribed and yet not built yet. All the Whitehorse blocks (not very big, roadside parking) selling for huge bikkies and for just the block, on a steep site with trees that you have to build over (Stilts).
And about time, the prices didn't move much for the best part of 10 years.
yes, after many stagnant years I estimate the value of our place would have doubled now, plus we made some really good coin during the 10 years that we rented it out. I would rate it as a pretty reasonable investment financially but the lifestyle investment is pricelessI've made many posts on this forum about not expecting capital gain at Mt Buller yet I bought a place in 2017 and it's gone up at least 60% in 4 years.
My understanding is that the rises insurance costs are (understandably) mainly due to rapidly heightened bushfire risk and acknowledgement thereof.the insurance sure has.
I didn’t know about that one. Makes sense.yep, the fires in the recent years have been the underlining reason of the increase, even if there have been no claims at Buller. Water damage is by far the biggest real claims in the village, miilions and the terms have extra conditions re water. Like turning the water off when the property is empty for extended periods (like > 6 weeks).
Have a read of the planning scheme for somewhere like mount Buller. It is pretty stringent on ‘style’ and materials and doesn’t give Architects a lot of scope. It’s nearly as strict as a new development estate.As a builder I travel through the village and I am horrified at the material and construction styles chosen even on new buildings.
The alpine areas in Australia are hugely different to Northern Hemisphere.
The maintenance work due on some of these buildings in the years ahead is horrifying.
I’m still considering buying something up there in the coming years though.