Archive | May, 2005

Contract Conditions Complete

31 May 2005

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I have had a building inspection for house 4 today and my finace is all in place. The purchase price isn’t that much, but if the house is going to be a maintenance nightmare after you buy the property, it could cost you a lot more in the long run. I also got a second […]

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Making money on-line

30 May 2005

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Marshall Brain has a great article on making money on the internet: http://webkew.blogspot.com/2005/04/welcome-to-webkew.html. He is author of the extremely popular site: How Stuff Works. Since you are probably going to have more success at becoming financially free by having your own business and multiple sources of passive income, than working in a regular 9-5 job, […]

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Google Page Rank Gone from Toolbar

30 May 2005

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For aspiring Webmasters in the Internet world this has come as quite a shock. Since I started developing websites last year, I have paid quite a bit of attention to a site’s Page Rank. Suddenly, since from around Friday the PageRank is greyed-out on all websites. Page Rank was used as some kind of ranking […]

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Motivational Story

27 May 2005

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I found this post on the New Zealand Property Talk website pretty inspiring: http://www.propertytalk.co.nz/postt3200.html

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Finance Approved

24 May 2005

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My housing loan for house number 4 has been approved. The loan is only fairly small and the bank is lending 80 per cent of the purchase price. Setting up a loan will enable me to finally get a bank account established in New Zealand, and also hopefully a line of credit which will enable […]

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Property Tour

21 May 2005

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I received an email yesterday from a realestate company here in Japan, which helps investors here in Japan buy property. They are interested in expanding their operations to Australia and New Zealand. They are looking for someone to help organize a trip to Australia to buy property. This is something I would love to do. […]

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Successful Offer

19 May 2005

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My offer was successul! I got a signed fax today from the seller accepting my offer. The tennant also has agreed to stay on in the house. I have been busy tonight filling out loan application forms. The purchase price is fairly low, but at least it gives me an opportunity to open up a […]

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Submitted My Offer

18 May 2005

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I have submitted my offer which the realestate agent will be presenting to the vendor tomorrow. She told me it wasn’t too late to increase my offer as there are some other potential buyers. It is difficult to know if they are bluffing, but I thought that if the agent was going to the trouble […]

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New CSS Version of My Site

17 May 2005

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I have been working hard on my Tokyo Essentials site. I have decided to stick with a static HTML version for the site, at least for now. A CMS would make it much easier to update, but after I have added all the content I can I don’t expect I would change to much on […]

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Looking for House 4

17 May 2005

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I have been looking for house 4. I am still looking in New Zealand. Despite recent increases in prices, houses there are still much cheaper than in Australia, with fairly decent returns. I am looking for something in the NZ$60-80K range, which won’t get me into much trouble if anything were to happen. I missed […]

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