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  1. Just sold a property in Wellington - 2 week...

    Just sold a property in Wellington - 2 week tender - there were 2 open homes and multiple private viewings. 19 tenders on the tender day (we weren't selling prior - because why would you with that...
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    Been major damage in Australia from earthquakes...

    Been major damage in Australia from earthquakes -tiny little shakes in NZ terms but the building code can't deal with them so all the old brick and stone fell down. Look at the Japanese building if...
  3. Just got the new rates assessment - ours is up...

    Just got the new rates assessment - ours is up 20% - thnank Gawd we managed to put in the new kitchen/bathroom and deck wihout consent otherwise I guess it would be another 100k!
  4. We own one! It's very windy - even for Wellington...

    We own one! It's very windy - even for Wellington - however the house was built in the 80s so figured it was fit for purpose as still standing! We've done extensive renovations - and frankly the...
  5. Well the obvious answer is the owner of the one...

    Well the obvious answer is the owner of the one with the reduced GV appealed their GV and got the council to reduce it so that their rates are lower. We did it ourselves for exactly that reason on a...
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    That's insane - the H&S Act was brough in after...

    That's insane - the H&S Act was brough in after the disaster of Pike River - its supposed to address the lack of H&S in a really dangerous workplace - a coal mine - and others.

    A home isn't a...
  7. Thread: IRD & Tax File

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    I'd love to hear about a computer that won't...

    I'd love to hear about a computer that won't receive "private" emails LOL Or maybe a phone? I haven't worked for anyone else for quite a few years - but I seem to have no problem sending emails to...
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    Why would a bank lend on a property offshore?...

    Why would a bank lend on a property offshore? Surely you'd need to riaise finance in the UK to buy UK property?
  9. I did similar a few years ago. We sold our...

    I did similar a few years ago. We sold our former owner-occupied home to our LTC - that's a proper sale - as the lawyer did both the buy and the sell side he gave us a discount - but it's not free!...
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    Hmmm I wouldn't say more than $360 k ....

    Hmmm I wouldn't say more than $360 k ....
  11. I don't have a thermometer in my car either - I'm...

    I don't have a thermometer in my car either - I'm talking about the experience of spending hours dancing in an un-heated school hall - trust me you get to know the relative temps of suburbs!
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    Sold sign went up 1 day before the deadline date!...

    Sold sign went up 1 day before the deadline date! I wait with interest to see the price paid.

    55 Main Rd, Titahi Bay RV 315 - for when the TM listing goes away
  13. For many years I lived in Khandallah and drove to...

    For many years I lived in Khandallah and drove to Karori West school around 7pm at night - the temperature difference in winter was as much as 2 or 3 degrees. Now I live in Titahi Bay and still...
  14. Personally I've always been open to living...

    Personally I've always been open to living anywhere in Wgtn except Karori - due it's coldness, lack of amentiies and one-road in/out problem. The only way you can guarantee capital gains is to do see...
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    Went and saw this fairly awful property on the...

    Went and saw this fairly awful property on the w/end - is adjacent to not one but 2 run-down industrial/commercal sections. Running water under the house, some extremely questionable renovations,...
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    Insurance - I'd guess that she has some sort of...

    Insurance - I'd guess that she has some sort of life insurance as she's solo, car insurance because she probably can't live without it. I agree $140 is high for phones/internet - can get internet for...
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    Unless you spend a lot of time in your bedroom ...

    Unless you spend a lot of time in your bedroom not sleeping - I've never really understood why you'd want to heat it. Sure if it's a study room or similar - but when I visit Europe the first thing I...
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    Why not just lift the carpets and leave it at...

    Why not just lift the carpets and leave it at that. We bought a place that the seller had clearly lifted the carpets throughout the majority the house- so it was just stained chipboard - didn't put...
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    You probably need to do some more research - not...

    You probably need to do some more research - not much point in installing them all over the place if you can't afford the power bills! 70m2 of living space - is that a typo - I've lived in 2 bed...
  20. We did a major renovation in our place in ...

    We did a major renovation in our place in Porirua without consents - and legally. You can remove non-load bearing walls. you can replace windows and doors and swap windows for door and v.v so long...
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    I recall some years ago being shouted down on...

    I recall some years ago being shouted down on this board because we've always kept our LVR around 50-60% :-) Feeling pretty comfortable now at 45%
  22. Te Papa and cable are all reclaimed land - not an...

    Te Papa and cable are all reclaimed land - not an erorison problem but potentially a liquifcation problem in a big earthquake. Oriental Bay has no natural sand - but otherwise the coastline is...
  23. It was really spectacular across the road from...

    It was really spectacular across the road from the sea at our place - we couldn't see anything by the end of Sunday there was so much salt on the windows! There was foam blowing down the road and...
  24. Personally I'd live under power lines - people...

    Personally I'd live under power lines - people have been doing so for decades and there a is NO science behind the beliefs of some that htey cause health issues. The problem is that when you come to...
  25. Not this Council - Kapiti I totally agree. But...

    Not this Council - Kapiti I totally agree. But one of the reasons I really like Titahi Bay is that it's not prone to erosion - as an ex-geologist I'd never suggest anyone I cared about buy beachfront...
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