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    Maybe, but thats just the symptom. The cause for...

    Maybe, but thats just the symptom.
    The cause for you to open up to everyone about your feelings, was that one special night in Red Beach :)
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    Thats the power of Red Beach. One pub visit on a...

    Thats the power of Red Beach.
    One pub visit on a beautiful night.
    Normal speech cant describe.
    One has to revert to poetry.
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    I decided a long time ago, well about 10 years...

    I decided a long time ago, well about 10 years ago really, to trust my instincts and go with them.
    You pick up a lot of stuff sub consicously and combined with what you do know, get a gut feeling...
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    Living in Torbay, I have looked on and off at...

    Living in Torbay, I have looked on and off at investing in Whangaparoa for the last decade.
    Have a friend also up that way, and been to look over at the odd house now and then.
    My observations for...
  5. Yeah dont quote me, I just gave up in despair. ...

    Yeah dont quote me, I just gave up in despair.

    But I see huge opportunity where houses have poor natural flow, that a large deck, would add 50k to 80k and "sell" the house.
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    I sold one once, on trademe, as I had to move it...

    I sold one once, on trademe, as I had to move it for parking to make the downstairs flat legal.

    Think the $ reserve went to about $300.

    Just noted that buyer had to take down garage themselves...
  7. I work in the carpet industry. Go light weight...

    I work in the carpet industry.
    Go light weight SDN carpet, down to 28 ounces (heavy duty residential is the rating I think).

    As Stain resistant as you can get, and hard wearing, go cut pile every...
  8. Want to make an easy 5k :) Yeah I just bought...

    Want to make an easy 5k :)

    Yeah I just bought one for 688k last Friday from a friendly agent.
    But looking for another 3 :)

    "Ivanp" I am not sure, I hadnt done due diligence as agent had hinted...
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    Its certainly is, I know personally of 2 people...

    Its certainly is, I know personally of 2 people who have just bought in rodney as they could not afford East Coast Bays.

    Red Beach is on the rise, I would have bought 2 or 3 houses there in 2012/...
  10. Yes, because I was at the auction. Part way...

    Yes, because I was at the auction.

    Part way through the auction the auctioneer said "Someone please revive the vendor".
    Towards the end he said "Party at vendors house tonight".
    These are 100%...
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    Yeah exactly, I used to drive that green monster...

    Yeah exactly, I used to drive that green monster and watch the little kidies and mums run for cover.
    I saved a few boats and car's stuck in the break water a couple of times.

    Its too much palava....
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    Yeah I know, but I had a larger boat and it was...

    Yeah I know, but I had a larger boat and it was the weather that nobbled that.
    As you know TLL that living on the shore, when you launch from browns bay its pretty much open sea exposed to nasty...
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    Its definitely in the too hard basket. But I...

    Its definitely in the too hard basket.
    But I assume its an Annikan Skywalker parabole.

    Certainly the temptation to turn to the dark side is always there in property.
    I think it is always good to...
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    Okay read that, and to my mind the comments are...

    Okay read that, and to my mind the comments are banking froth to the Reserve Bank not to go in too hard !!!
    I see Bernard is jumping in on the bandwagon as usual.

    But I repeat what I have said in...
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    You go away for 4 days and the sky falls in :( ...

    You go away for 4 days and the sky falls in :(

    That 10 year rate is looking better by the hour.

    Any hints on when this is coming in, and what it will be.

    Note: we have to be carefuly on...
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    Unless I have missed the signals and tempo of the...

    Unless I have missed the signals and tempo of the RB, I think there is zero chance of retrosepctive rules, they have been signalling ahead everything they do.

    Plus I am intrigued how they will do...
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    Yep, I am thinking of breaking 1.8m fixed at 6.1%...

    Yep, I am thinking of breaking 1.8m fixed at 6.1% for 5 years out to 2018.
    Cost of 14k, to re-fix for TSB 5.89% 10 years and / or BNZ (existing bank) at 3 years 5.29%.

    Cost benefit says yes, and...
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    Sounds good to me, if I was the seller. I would...

    Sounds good to me, if I was the seller.
    I would always come back to this person.

    But of course I would be naming a figure 20k above the best I got, as a phone call is definitely worth 21k :)...
  19. No one needs to put the boot in, unfortunately...

    No one needs to put the boot in, unfortunately chch is a lightening rod for natural disasters.

    And I would actually put kerikeri and the north ahead of auckland on climate and traffic and natural...
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    In my experience in the market right now they are...

    In my experience in the market right now they are doing 3 things.

    1. Put in a variation to the auction for a much longer settlement date - say 8 weeks instead of 4, and smart seller accepts as...
  21. Typical leftist excusim for not dealing with the...

    Typical leftist excusim for not dealing with the problem.

    Need to think more widely on the issue to solve it.

    If stupid is in the middle, and brilliant is on the right, then I think you may...
  22. Tony Alexander is top in my view (but a slacker...

    Tony Alexander is top in my view (but a slacker now since he went from weekly to monthly).
    Matthew Gilligan next.
    Ron Fong is good (however sometimes delustional on how accurate he was or is)....
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    You better book him quick then.

    You better book him quick then.
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    My buyer was effectively "shot" last night at my...

    My buyer was effectively "shot" last night at my auction.

    Fat nutty neighbour came accross from next door talking incredibly loud completely dising my house and grabbing someone (the one guy, the...
  25. I am kind of so far right I am off the planet...

    I am kind of so far right I am off the planet with some of my thinking.

    But why doesnt govt just build 10 or 12 high rise concrete appartment blocks like they do in London.
    Close to transport...
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