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#51 sunshine_days

Posted 19 September 2019 - 02:19 PM

https://www.realesta...tchem-131597362

i like the ad to this one, "unfortunately the new owner will get some of the personal belongings"..

or l've heard of lets live in an old church, how about an old school.. complete with blackboard.. so you can run the fingernails down the board...

https://www.realesta...speed-130958610

Plus some of these town names, l've never heard of them... But Speed, Watchem....

Edited by sunshine_days, 19 September 2019 - 02:25 PM.


#52 Mollycoddle

Posted 19 September 2019 - 02:50 PM

I like the general style of it but I hate the wooden window trimmings in some of the rooms.  I wonder why there's no light coming in the kitchen window?  Does it face onto one of the tacked-on sleepouts or verandahs?  It looks like that pic was taken at night!

#53 born.a.girl

Posted 19 September 2019 - 03:25 PM

View PostMollycoddle, on 19 September 2019 - 02:50 PM, said:

I like the general style of it but I hate the wooden window trimmings in some of the rooms.  I wonder why there's no light coming in the kitchen window?  Does it face onto one of the tacked-on sleepouts or verandahs?  It looks like that pic was taken at night!

The fretwork's some of the best part of the house!  Loved my fretwork, apart from the dusting!

#54 Demera

Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:30 PM

There are some great names in the area.  Just west of Brim is Willenabrina, which I find such a beautiful name. Pronounced WILLenaBRYna.  My husband lived there on a farm for three years.


I lived at Tempy (near Speed) for three years, in a house that was a dump, but it came with 20 acres and good sheds which was worth the $100 a week rent. It wasn't fun in the mouse plague living with mice all through the house.

#55 123tree

Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:10 PM

I love the town name Patchewollock. šŸ˜Š


However I have only been there once.

#56 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:56 PM

Wow, 31 photos of that house in Watchem was 30 more than needed. I love the photo of the light globe.

#57 Expelliarmus

Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:32 PM

I would live in an old school ...

#58 Riotproof

Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:39 PM

I think I might remove the blackboard.

#59 Expelliarmus

Posted 20 September 2019 - 12:17 AM

View PostRiotproof, on 19 September 2019 - 11:39 PM, said:

I think I might remove the blackboard.
That's the best part!

#60 Riotproof

Posted 20 September 2019 - 07:26 AM

Nah.

#61 born.a.girl

Posted 20 September 2019 - 08:19 AM

View Postsunshine_days, on 19 September 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

https://www.realesta...tchem-131597362

i like the ad to this one, "unfortunately the new owner will get some of the personal belongings"..

or l've heard of lets live in an old church, how about an old school.. complete with blackboard.. so you can run the fingernails down the board...

https://www.realesta...speed-130958610

Plus some of these town names, l've never heard of them... But Speed, Watchem....


Speed, what a name, haven't heard of that one before, either, although Patchewollock, Manangatang, Tittybong, Chinkapook and Mittyack are familiar to me. Dad was born in Sea Lake, and Mum worked in Wycheproof for a few years, so I suppose they must have talked about the towns, or the fact of their funny names.  Dredging stuff out of my brain here from sixty years ago.

#62 IamtheMumma

Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:08 AM

View Postsunshine_days, on 19 September 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

https://www.realesta...tchem-131597362

i like the ad to this one, "unfortunately the new owner will get some of the personal belongings"..

Hire some trash pickers and then knock the house down.

#63 FiveAus

Posted 20 September 2019 - 12:55 PM

That old school is seriously cool. I'd live in it.

#64 kimasa

Posted 20 September 2019 - 08:35 PM

I love the one in Speed. Not too fond of the town name though.

It's not just the country towns with places that look a little dodgy:
https://m.realestate...nwick-131995614

#65 Nasty Poobah

Posted 20 September 2019 - 09:37 PM

View Postkimasa, on 20 September 2019 - 08:35 PM, said:

I love the one in Speed. Not too fond of the town name though.

It's not just the country towns with places that look a little dodgy:
https://m.realestate...nwick-131995614

That looks a lot like the landlord is selling and the tenants are giving them the middle finger.

#66 kimasa

Posted 20 September 2019 - 09:51 PM

I can't find a rental history on it, just a last sold date of 1989 for $160,000.

#67 kadoodle

Posted 20 September 2019 - 09:55 PM

View Postkimasa, on 20 September 2019 - 08:35 PM, said:

I love the one in Speed. Not too fond of the town name though.

It's not just the country towns with places that look a little dodgy:
https://m.realestate...nwick-131995614

Bit of a mess, but Iā€™m not sure about dodgy.

#68 Nasty Poobah

Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:01 PM

View Postkimasa, on 20 September 2019 - 09:51 PM, said:

I can't find a rental history on it, just a last sold date of 1989 for $160,000.

That's surprising actually, probably a rather sad story in that case ::(:

#69 Nasty Poobah

Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:07 PM

Slightly pricier -- you can buy Joe Dolce's place in Natte Yallock. Since we're out in that general direction anyway.

This has been on the market for (ahem) some time. It even featured on an episode of Escape From the City Recently. The price has certainly dropped over the past year or so.

https://www.realesta...llock-126195790

ETA: It was on the market for $385,000 two years ago and had an interim drop in price to $345,000 in July last year. I thin it might have actually been for sale for longer but the Sept 2017 listing is the oldest I can find.

Edited by Nasty Poobah, 20 September 2019 - 10:12 PM.


#70 born.a.girl

Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:44 PM

View PostNasty Poobah, on 20 September 2019 - 10:01 PM, said:

That's surprising actually, probably a rather sad story in that case : :(:


Given the nature of aged care, there's a good chance someone quite elderly did the usual: had a fall, hospital, rehab, transition care, can't go home, aged care.

We decided not to rent out my MIL's place because we wanted to focus our time on her needs rather than clean the place out, but some people are dependent on the rental coming in.

#71 Mollycoddle

Posted 21 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 20 September 2019 - 10:44 PM, said:


We decided not to rent out my MIL's place because we wanted to focus our time on her needs rather than clean the place out, but some people are dependent on the rental coming in.

We had to rent out my sister's place earlier this year. I spent Easter clearing it out. She was an organised hoarder but still a hoarder. There was probably 100+ pairs of black shoes in her bedroom wardrobe. When I went to start on the next bedroom and saw more I just sat myself down and cried. Luckily we rented it to someone we know who allowed us to hang onto one of the 3 bedrooms to store a lot of the stuff in to save us from having to actually get it out of the house. We adjusted the rent accordingly.

Edited by Mollycoddle, 21 September 2019 - 08:50 AM.


#72 born.a.girl

Posted 21 September 2019 - 09:41 AM

View PostMollycoddle, on 21 September 2019 - 08:48 AM, said:

We had to rent out my sister's place earlier this year. I spent Easter clearing it out. She was an organised hoarder but still a hoarder. There was probably 100+ pairs of black shoes in her bedroom wardrobe. When I went to start on the next bedroom and saw more I just sat myself down and cried. Luckily we rented it to someone we know who allowed us to hang onto one of the 3 bedrooms to store a lot of the stuff in to save us from having to actually get it out of the house. We adjusted the rent accordingly.


It's a nightmare isn't it?  After a while you start getting information overload - stymied by having to make so many decisions.

I still have trays and trays (those fruit & veg things) of my MIL's stuff from her linen press to go through.  Daughter's bf said one day 'why don't you just do it?' (not in an unkind way, just puzzled) and I said 'because I hit a brick wall after doing so much'.

When we did my husband's friend's place interstate last year, I found his tax returns right back to before we had the current tax file numbers (the 60s).  I was looking for the info for probate, so had to actually sort through every single piece of paper in the place.

All three could have been a lot worse - I think yours would be far more draining as it was a consequence of a much younger person having to move out.

#73 sunshine_days

Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:45 PM

https://www.realesta...creek-700044682  All l can say is "OH Deer"

#74 sunshine_days

Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:51 PM

https://www.realesta...halla-202479970

#75 Treasure Island

Posted 21 September 2019 - 01:23 PM

Love the church :wub:

And the deer house (minus the deer lol).

Edited by Treasure Island, 21 September 2019 - 01:25 PM.





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