Archive | January, 2005

Internet Money

31 January 2005

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Some people have been contacting me about how to make money on the Internet. You can make some easy money and some good income streams, but it does take some study and work. Having said that there is a lot of satisfaction from getting money from advertisers or cheques from affiliate programs versus collecting a […]

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Lazy Sunday

29 January 2005

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I am putting in an offer for a place in New Zealand this week. Real-estate agents don’t like using email. It can be very frustrating to wait 2 days for an email only to hear the property has been sold. My accountant and buyer’s agent in New Zealand are very good and my accountant even […]

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Inspiration

28 January 2005

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There’s nothing like reading a classic rags to riches story to get some good inspiration. Read the story here about how a homeless entrepreneur launched $100 million empire. The good news is the company has almost be formed and have received approval for finance from my bank. I will be putting in at least one […]

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Slow progress

26 January 2005

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I feel like I am moving forward but the pace seems fairly slow. I got word on a very promising deal on a block of flats returning 15% rental renturn, excluding any potential capital gains. Still waiting for further details. I called an agent this morning who was pretty helpful. Much better than the one […]

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Down to Work

25 January 2005

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I have now received all of the documentation for creating my trust company. It is a bit of a hassle but I know it is definitely better for the long run. My banker is away for the week, so the finance approval might take a bit of time. I just got my rates from my […]

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Start of the Week

24 January 2005

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I have just added a news feed from Property Talk to my blog. I have had a quick look at their discussion and their forum looks to fairly active. I will be spending a bit more time there this week. I have started the application process setting up a trust. I just can’t think of […]

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Finance applications

23 January 2005

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It was snowing a little bit here today in Tokyo. I went to my local bookshop and picked up a travel book on New Zealand so I can study more about the different towns and cities. I also picked up, “Trump, How to Get Rich”. I completed an on-line application to get pre-approval on a […]

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Applying for finance

21 January 2005

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I have received all the forms to fill in to re-finance my home. I will be spending tomorrow filling them in and going over the details. My bank will do a valuation on the house I own to see how much I will be able to borrow. I also need to get a bank account […]

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First offer

20 January 2005

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I made my first offer on a place in NZ today, but unfortunately just missed out. It is a bit disheartening but I read that you need to make 10 offers to get one. I have no intention into getting into a bidding war with anyone. The agent who I was dealing with about the […]

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New Zealand Property Investing

19 January 2005

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I was emailing an agent about a shop/office for sale in Australia. The price is $130K and the expected rent is aroun $940 a month. It sounds like a reasonable deal, but I didn’t realize you have to pay GST on the sale! I know I might be able to get this back later, but […]

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