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    i'm a bit of a newb too, but it comes down to...

    i'm a bit of a newb too, but it comes down to whether you want a capital gain or just cashflow. if its just cashflow, yes you could do OK with apartments but there are more coming onto the market...
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    but if the property is not sold by all means post...

    but if the property is not sold by all means post up some details here! I agree agents can often get top dollar.. i dealt with Jo and Cherry at LJH - a team that works in your area, and combine a...
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    Hi , i have been talking with a lady called Fiona...

    Hi , i have been talking with a lady called Fiona Camberun, she had an article in a recent property investment magazine, i am thinking of doing mentoring with her as she has done lots of great...
  4. thanks all. re: the children - they want nice...

    thanks all. re: the children - they want nice liveable houses to raise their own babies, but are stretched to buy, and have no $$ to do up.. so we can help them have a nice home :-)
  5. Hi Purple, are you looking to buy a PPOR or...

    Hi Purple,

    are you looking to buy a PPOR or an investment?
    I'm by no means an experienced investor, but have bought and sold a few properties over the years, and did best from the one i bought...
  6. Is anyone still doing "flips" - in greater auckland area?

    Just curious, IF its still possible, WHAT kind of properties, WHO is buying them?

    Or is it just too risky - which i tend to think.

    Oh, what to do with a little windfall :-)
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    I'm wanting to make that move too Purple... but...

    I'm wanting to make that move too Purple... but REA hours suck when part of my motivation is to spend more time with my kids. Unfortunately in this hot market in Auckland, no-one needs the skills...
  8. Thread: Cat problem

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    one other suggestion is to put a pile of cat...

    one other suggestion is to put a pile of cat litter in a forgotten corner of the property - or on the boundary with the cat's house - so that the cats go there instead. they will prefer something...
  9. Thread: Fireplaces

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    Hi Davo, Most modern fireboxes say they are...

    Hi Davo,
    Most modern fireboxes say they are both - however they often promote one function over another. convection makes sure the air is circulating through the firebox and around the room, but...
  10. Thread: Fireplaces

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    consumer test basically says the difference...

    consumer test basically says the difference between a $3500 and a $1700 fireplace is bugger all - top ranked unit rated 66% and bottom ranked unit rated 60%. (these were among the higher output...
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    Hi Captain, These days the first home buyer...

    Hi Captain,

    These days the first home buyer is still living with their mum til they buy a house. Have you not heard its impossible to save for a house otherwise?
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    Rents out west auckland are already under...

    Rents out west auckland are already under pressure, that is for sure.

    usually we have 3-5 respondents for our $300/week house. This time around it was 20-25 respondents and the rent was $350....
  13. Thanks guys! Yes tenant moves in today, and...

    Thanks guys!

    Yes tenant moves in today, and offer came in yesterday. It seems realistic (above our bottom line) but we are still negotiating :-)

    At this stage they don't know the tenant is...
  14. New tenants moving in whilst sale in progress

    Hi,

    It never rains but it pours. Having had a house on the market for months, and empty for weeks, we decided to tenant it whilst we wait to see if a buyer turns up. (have had 3 lowball offers...
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    Ah thanks for this thread and its wisdom. This is...

    Ah thanks for this thread and its wisdom. This is the first time i have had the problem of people saying they'll take the place, then not being available to sign the contract - or having to get WINZ...
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    This year. year from hell. 1. made...

    This year.

    year from hell.

    1. made redundant after years of being headhunted for ever-increasing salaries
    2. Unable to get a job for 4 months - unheard of in my industry
    3. Tenants died and...
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    Maori land - Ngati Whatua, 99 year leases as i...

    Maori land - Ngati Whatua, 99 year leases as i recall. have pretty much held re-sale value from day 1, they went on the market at 230k and last time i looked were still selling for same.
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    the "store" strategy was driven out of their ad...

    the "store" strategy was driven out of their ad agency Y&R. They are retail specialists and their big thing is making the intangible tangible - with some success. However it should be noted that...
  19. And if you have harditex floor like many west...

    And if you have harditex floor like many west auck homes, you will by now have a sheet of soggy weetbix beneath your HWC.

    I used Greg Neumann from Neuservice, did a great job, quick etc and had...
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    Bahahahahahaha!! If this is right, its the...

    Bahahahahahaha!!

    If this is right, its the single best reason I know of NOT to use an agent when selling.
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    HI Viking, I am pleased to volunteer to be...

    HI Viking,

    I am pleased to volunteer to be number 1 on your list of people who can not get a job. After a 12 year career which resulted in a rather comfortable 6-figure salary, I was made...
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    Its the same scenario as the Oakley Creek section...

    Its the same scenario as the Oakley Creek section of the Mt Roskill link motorway. On any given day you will find a maximum of 8 people visiting the Waterfall... and many most of whom are there...
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    yep planting out the front is a good start, helps...

    yep planting out the front is a good start, helps encourage them to keep the place looking nice.

    My tenants have also told me that they would like a heat pump... and that a house with a heat pump...
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    wouldn't a missing link look rather more like -...

    wouldn't a missing link look rather more like - umm - a link between the ape species and the human species?


    Opposable thumbs and nail-like claws - sounds like a possum to me.
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    our neighbour had a bunch of cowboys in to remove...

    our neighbour had a bunch of cowboys in to remove 3 large pine trees, for $1200.

    The "tree guys" ended up wiping out another healthy tree during their operation, and managed to roll their...
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