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  1. I can't see why anyone would aim for mortgage...

    I can't see why anyone would aim for mortgage free on their own house over other financial goals. If we are talking the financially free dream here I think that having ten or so income-producing...
  2. Chch City Council Housing Intensification Provisions - anyone used these yet?

    I'm referring to building 2 residential units on L1 land (traditionally only allowed one unit). Link here:...
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    Thanks Charlotte, I'll dig up the building report...

    Thanks Charlotte, I'll dig up the building report from purchase to check the roof space. I never actually considered an extension out the back - mainly because I wanted the views but now I'll give it...
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    Ha - not a pom but my husband is Irish and I must...

    Ha - not a pom but my husband is Irish and I must say I got the idea from his parents place. Seems no loft/attic space goes to waste in the Northern Hemisphere. Sounds a bit painful.
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    I think that Chch is near the top and some of...

    I think that Chch is near the top and some of those cookie cutter subdivisions have peaked. From what I've heard the commute into town from past Woodend is a bloody nightmare.
    But I also feel there...
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    Attic Conversion - Chch TC2 - ex State House

    We have a 2 bed ex state house (flat) in Woolston, Chch. It's a duplex - attached to a one bed (that we might buy one day - HNZ approached me to see if I was interested so we'll see).
    It's 80sqm but...
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    Hi Andy, I grew up the area and have two IP's...

    Hi Andy, I grew up the area and have two IP's there plus my parents still live there. If you want to PM me the street name I can tell you my thoughts. Don't worry, I won't take the deal from you -...
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    Write it! Or at the very least start a thread...

    Write it! Or at the very least start a thread here. I find the writing process to be cathartic. You may find the same.
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    You are right, it's a good problem to have. My...

    You are right, it's a good problem to have. My son will turn 5 in 2017, I'm half thinking of coming back to NZ around a year before that so he can go to kindy with the kids he'll go to school with...
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    Partly, I am pretentious enough to believe that...

    Partly, I am pretentious enough to believe that everyone wants to read my thoughts on the world.:roll:
    I also write about how I plan to get rich without sacrificing my life right now. Personal...
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    This is an interesting post. I lived in Australia...

    This is an interesting post. I lived in Australia with my husband until 2012. We were both earning good salaries and saved hard and bought 4 properties in NZ while we were over there. We originally...
  12. Buy to let/Investment Property Info Ireland (Republic)

    Hi there,
    Hoping someone on here might know where I can find the equivalent of Property Talk for Ireland. Not much luck in Google Searches.
    I'm looking in Cork specifically. I'd love to find a...
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    In terms of education, have you done any MOOC's...

    In terms of education, have you done any MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses)? There are a ton on business and financial literacy - they are free and usually take around 3-4 weeks although the US...
  14. Insurers settle on intention. Intentions are...

    Insurers settle on intention. Intentions are fluid, and they can of course change. At this stage our intention is to repair/reinstate our house so we would effectively take the figure of around 300k...
  15. Cashing out of insurance claim in Chch and creating opportunity

    Hi all,

    We have a TC3 house in Christchurch, major repair (as in fully lift the house, move to the back of the section, lay new foundations, put house back and then repair inside after). The job...
  16. One agent in CHCH always used 'sort after'...

    One agent in CHCH always used 'sort after' (pre-quake) on all her Trade Me ads.
    If I could've been bothered I would have emailed her the difference between 'sort' and 'sought'.

    I guess 'sort...
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    Hey Orkibi, I am with Tower. Seems yesterday's...

    Hey Orkibi, I am with Tower. Seems yesterday's rant may have worked as someone from Tower rang me this morning and have since emailed me with approved claim status - yay! The squeaky wheel gets the...
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    Loss of Rent claims - CHC EQ - 22 Feb

    Hi all,

    I am having some problems getting my loss of rent claim across the line with my insurance company. The property is uninhabitable (as deemed by their assessors) and I am now waiting for a...
  19. We bought in our own names, as this is to be our...

    We bought in our own names, as this is to be our home when we eventually move back to NZ. We wanted to rent it in the meantime.

    We are still waiting to hear if we can get insurance. It's a waiting...
  20. The vendors insurer may be able to transfer the...

    The vendors insurer may be able to transfer the insurance to us so we may have to proceed.
    I feel sick to my stomach thinking that we have to buy this house now. The tenant has left and the current...
  21. Thank you for your reply Ivan. I am not sure that...

    Thank you for your reply Ivan. I am not sure that the property is untenantable (although the tenant did leave temporarily due to lack of power and water). It has giant holes in the roof and cracked...
  22. Hi again, I have sent emails to my lawyer but got...

    Hi again, I have sent emails to my lawyer but got no response.
    My bank (who had agreed to insure the property) have now pulled the offer of insurance, indicating that we should try to get insurance...
  23. Cheers Alana, I really should have read that, so...

    Cheers Alana, I really should have read that, so bloody tired though! All this EQ stuff is exhausting. I really don't enjoy camping inside.
  24. Getting out of unconditional contract due to EQ?

    Hi all,
    We went unconditional on a property on Friday, paid 10k of the deposit and settle in a month or so.
    Then on Tuesday the earthquake came and severely damaged the house (from what I can see...
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    Thanks Essence, awesome reply, very helpful!

    Thanks Essence, awesome reply, very helpful!
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