HayesJupe's Blog

March 15, 2010

The fun of Adelaide property

Filed under: Uncategorized — hayesjupe @ 9:14 pm

We’ve been looking for a house to buy for a while now… every now and again, we’ll find a piece of land and then proceed to get advice from council that we cant knock the existing building down, or that the place we want to put up is unlikely to get through… its very confusing and difficult…. but i just dont get the motivation from the councils for making it this difficult…

If i buy a block with an old house on it, knock down and build new, the property value is likely to be higher (at least double) what the existing property is – therefore the council rates increase. What im proposing to build is in line with the style of the rest of the street – its just i have the audacity to want 2 storey – so i can have a reasonable amount of living space – but this seems to be something that is frowned upon. ( i do love the reasoning… “but the rest of the street isnt two storey” – said with full knowledge that it can never happen because of this chicken and egg policy)

So frustrating…. apparently wanting a house big enough for kids and a backyard for a dog is just un-reasonable these days…. which sort of defeats the purpose of living in a small place like Adelaide anyway….


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