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    I think I need to lock the gate.

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    This includes all the feckless Maori of course, they need to split the numbers up. Any kiwi preferring a dump like Thailand over NZ must have some very dubious reasons for doing so. Even Paul the stick has seen the light and buggered off back home.

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    The 'feckless' Maori will likely retire to a life of rural poverty where their 'roots' are, tuned in white fella's & gals will find Thailand's poverty preferable to the kiwi alternative.

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    Na there's loads of homeless Maori in Auckland



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    The employers see them as being feckless so worse investment than true blues. But actual thread is about dollar to baht much better lifestyle for baby booms in Asia so fck that poverty lifestyle in NZ for propertyless kiwis.

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    I heard that story today on the radio driving home after work..

    Very sad... we can't afford a house here, well... we could chuck a deposit on one... but we don't want to have a million dollar mortgage around out neck...

    We plan to buy another little investment apartment then wing it for Japan...

    Summer in NZ is great - but it's not the land of milk and honey like it used to be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    Summer in NZ is great - but it's not the land of milk and honey like it used to be...
    Agree. You are doing well if you can 'buy another little investment' good for you others though without such resource will find their dollar will buy more lifestyle in Asia, just they will need to hope that nasty health issues do not arise.

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    Mate, when I say little.. I mean smaller than an ants clit...

    like under 50 m2.. 1 maybe 2 bedrooms max..

    Apartments in NZ haven't seen the ballistic increase in price as houses have...
    they have remained at a relatively sensible level... probably because Kiwis "must" have their own house with life-style block for the barbie, trampoline, etc...

    I'm used to apartment living.. and don't care about the stigma of living in a 'shoe-box'...

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    True a little south of 500k will get you a new mediocre 2 bed apart in Central Auckland these days - that money will get you much more in Central Bangkok.

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    Or Fukuoka! my favorite place on planet earth... (my girl's home town)...

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    Is it comparable to Thailand dollar wise? Japan is expensive is it not?

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    Very similar (or slightly cheaper)...at least in Fukuoka.. much much nicer IMHO...

    https://www.realestate.co.jp/en/forsale/fukuoka

    from $20,000 up.. yields around 10%

    High quality construction... we plan to buy our first one on our next visit early next year... 1st one in my name 2nd one following year in her name...

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    Dick - I looked at the link, these are minute dog boxes.
    FFS do not invest in anything like this.

    Invest in your home country - go for location, borrow whilst you are young at historically low rates.

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    Thanks Ice, we are looking at leasehold vs freehold at the moment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Dick - these are minute dog boxes.
    I live in a converted bus - these are quite palatial comparatively speaking. Quiet city I expect, low crime, not much in terms of adult entertainment? But I guess any health insurance will cost an arm and a leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munted View Post
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    Dick - these are minute dog boxes.
    I live in a converted bus - these are quite palatial comparatively speaking. Quiet city I expect, low crime, not much in terms of adult entertainment? But I guess any health insurance will cost an arm and a leg.
    I should have spotted that from your location!

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    One way to escape the grasping landlords or insane property prices in NZ. I pay a commercial lease and put a faux bus conversions sign outside. I then advertise for other busies through the bush telegraph.

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    Lovely reflection of Western cultures.

    Vacant of any such communal and familial extensions....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munted
    One way to escape the grasping landlords or insane property prices in NZ. I pay a commercial lease and put a faux bus conversions sign outside. I then advertise for other busies through the bush telegraph.
    Good idea bro, one of my builder mates lives in a commercial property... drives his truck right into his building, plenty of room for his tools and what not... (he's a bit of a tool)
    Houses are off the radar for us... apartments are still within our range for investment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    Summer in NZ is great - but it's not the land of milk and honey like it used to be...
    It better be, we just plonked down a motza for a place in kiwiland - includes a saltwater, solar-heated pool . . . but it will be the last house we buy for ourselves, so why not - also, after 25 years or so as expats may as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Lovely reflection of Western cultures.

    Vacant of any such communal and familial extensions....
    I'm coming to your paradise. Just tell me where you are. I can be your next door neighbour too, if you want. I'm sure we could be nice pals. I'll be quite happy to extend myself too, given the right circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    Summer in NZ is great - but it's not the land of milk and honey like it used to be...
    It better be, we just plonked down a motza for a place in kiwiland - includes a saltwater, solar-heated pool . . . but it will be the last house we buy for ourselves, so why not - also, after 25 years or so as expats may as well
    I don't think any place what would be culturally familiar to most on the forum is what it used to be.
    Heyday was post war to mid-seventies. Been going downhill ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Lovely reflection of Western cultures.

    Vacant of any such communal and familial extensions....
    So true.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Lovely reflection of Western cultures.

    Vacant of any such communal and familial extensions....
    So true.....
    This is from a poster who wrote fuck you in big red letters in another post not so long ago?

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