October 12th, 2005


Whizz! Wham! There you go! Or, the power of focused intent.

So, um, I'm about to become a property magnate. That is, if owning half a house in an outer Wellington suburb counts as magnate-hood. Or should I say, owning half a mortgage? Anyway, yeah. No more hunting. I'm a bit taken aback that the house was listed on Monday, we viewed it Monday night, put in an offer yesterday and the conditional contract gets signed today. I'm thinking it's more complicated than this, right? Not complaining, just surprised. I thought there was that whole offer, counter-offer, almost get pipped at the post by someone else with vastly more money, three weeks of biting nails carry-on.

But apparently not. Once the bits n pieces are sorted I guess finding some tenants is the next step. Any advice gratefully accepted.

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Meanwhile, I think I'm going to miss the boarding season completely. I guess I've had three really good ones in a row and got more than my money's worth, so being philosophical, I don't mind that much really.

I heard a nasty rumour on the radio this morning that Don Brash, despite conceding government, is now attempting to establish a majority. Anyone know what's up with that?