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Allhomes Share listings now cost $21

By babscott1 21 October 2008 55

I have noticed that allhomes.com.au has been going through multiple changes over the past 12 months. Some things good, some things I’m not sure about.

The latest update I have stumbled across is the $21 for allhomes share ads. This meaning if I have a spare room I want to rent out I now have to pay $21 to put the ad onto the internet. I do see there are more features (photos and maps) but I want to know what other people think of this charge.

Not to jump the gun I have done some research – it is cheaper then realestate.com.au and domain.com.au and the listing does stay for longer but can I justify paying the money?

What’s Your opinion?


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astrojax 5:54 pm 22 Oct 08

Ain’t schizophrenia a bitch?

niftydog, you’ll have to trawl through this thread again: http://the-riotact.com/?p=9166

worth a re-read…

peterh 2:39 pm 22 Oct 08

Scribble said :

Putting matters of high finance to one side, the secondary issue is whether using the serivce will encourage more television commercials featuring Vince Sorrenti…

oh, dear god noooo!

already in my list of hated ads…

Scribble 2:04 pm 22 Oct 08

Putting matters of high finance to one side, the secondary issue is whether using the serivce will encourage more television commercials featuring Vince Sorrenti…

tylersmayhem 1:48 pm 22 Oct 08

I think the bottom line with this whole post is that Allhomes is a business.

Would you really like to own your own business and have punters always wanting your services for free? I think not Mon Ami. $21 is $21 yeah?

tylersmayhem 1:45 pm 22 Oct 08

Facebook is becoming a more and more useful tool, something i might do while screening people for the house is ask if they have a facebook that i can look at,

Thats a really sucky use for FB man! That’s on par with an ex-flat mate who wanted to take photos of all potentials to refer back to. If I were them, I’d be saying “f**k off”. That kind of vetting can turn very cool, easy going people, in to quite irrational cranky folk IMO.

You also mind end up with just a boring waif who sits around the house ALL day and cruises FB. I’m sure we’d be hearing your complaints about that one too?

Jones 11:55 am 22 Oct 08

ifan said :

If you don’t mind sharing with ANU students:
http://housingonline.anu.edu.au/Accomm/Renting/db.php

Canberra Exchange:
http://www.canberraexchange.com.au/classifieds/Canberra-Share-Accommodation-Student-Accommodation/5176.html

cragslist (new to Canberra and Australia):
http://canberra.craigslist.com.au/

I have no troubles sharing with students, I think the 2 whom are moving out were both affiliated with ANU in some way.
Thanks for the extra sites, i’ll give them a look.

Granny said :

Jones, is that you?

Yes it is me, But Probably Not the Jones you were after, Im not familar with a granny. I also dont go by the name Jones that often.

Facebook is becoming a more and more useful tool, something i might do while screening people for the house is ask if they have a facebook that i can look at, You can tell alot from peoples pictures they post, Their status changes, Friends, Applications they install and hey if they’ve listed anything interesting in their Info. Damn you facebook being so useful.

tylersmayhem 10:54 am 22 Oct 08

I think you can justify it, but I find it annoying too. I think $21 is a bit high.

I think $21 is very good value! Consider that it would cost over $45 for a tiny bit of plain writing in the Canberra Times on a Saturday. On AH, you get to write a lengthy description, post photo’s, keep track of how many hits you’ve had etc etc.

I’m one of the biggest cheap-skates around, but I’m surprised that people are moaning about $21 for this service.

I was quoted over $500 for a structural engineer to tell me if a few broken bricks in the sub-floor of my house were of concern. Needless to say I didn’t take out their service.

johnboy 9:15 am 22 Oct 08

The trouble with Craigslist is they’ve done nothing to build momentum in the Australian market and a lot of the listings are by international criminal syndicates. (less so for share housing)

A notice on RiotACT is free, runs saturdays, notices@the-riotact.com

But facebook seems to be where it’s at. Just put in your status that you’re looking.

Overheard 8:54 am 22 Oct 08

Oops! and to areaman too.

Overheard 8:53 am 22 Oct 08

ant said :

we really need for Craig’s List to take off on Australia. It’s perfect for share houses/rooms to rent. And classifieds. I have found many places to live in the US on Craig’s List, and flogged my Walmart bike on it, too. And it’s FREE. And everyone reads it.

Thanks for the heads-up, ant. I’d only heard it referred to on US shows and thought it was a US thing only. Will check it out.

Granny 8:47 am 22 Oct 08

Not really, but I will be. Thanks for asking, peterh.

peterh 8:41 am 22 Oct 08

Granny said :

Do what you need to do, Sleaz. I am ashamed, but not by my conduct with you. Say what you want. I can hardly feel worse than I do already, and I do actually care about you. So if it makes you feel better, go ahead and trash me. I’ve obviously upset you. I would rather you’d talked to me about it, but I am still sorry that you’re upset. You can talk to me any time if you want.

granny, you ok?

re the allhomes ownership issue, didn’t independent property group get it as a part of their takeover of blackshaws?

Growling Ferret 8:34 am 22 Oct 08

$21 is a lot less than a classified ad in Saturdays CanTimes…

shiny flu 1:01 am 22 Oct 08

Perfect opportunity for someone to set up a ‘free’ housemate website and live off the ads. It’s been done in other countries, why not here?

ant 12:02 am 22 Oct 08

we really need for Craig’s List to take off on Australia. It’s perfect for share houses/rooms to rent. And classifieds. I have found many places to live in the US on Craig’s List, and flogged my Walmart bike on it, too. And it’s FREE. And everyone reads it.

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