Archive for November, 2009


Rosey in Rosebery: Property’s Forgiving Nature

Reflection: The real estate market in Darwin and its satellite city Palmerston are “on fire” right now. Prices are the right up there with Sydney; maybe higher. I hear the rents in Darwin are the highest in Australia.  But, I remember a time when it wasn’t so hot. I remember when real estate around the […]

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High Land Prices in Alice Springs? Compared to What?

Why is land so expensive in the Alice? That’s the question I keep asking. But my question has one big flaw. It assumes land prices are high! I was very surprised to learn recently that my assumption is not necessarily correct. Recently, while at the Convention Centre attending an October Business Month session, I tried […]

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Our First Rental Property

Setting: It’s early 1993 and I’m a newly commissioned civilian. Still working at the Base (Wright-Patterson) as an engineer in virtually the same position I had while in the Air Force. I want to buy a house. But, housing prices seem high in Dayton, Ohio. We start to look at alternatives. We get a little […]

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Flea Market Negotiating

Setting: I was looking around at a Flea Market in Dayton Ohio sometime in early 1993. Marieta loved going to these things and I was just tagging along as usual. But, I’m glad I went because I learned an extremely valuable lesson. One that has stayed with me over the years and has probably made […]

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A Financial Planning Class I’ll Never Forget

Setting: It was early 1982. I reported to my first Air Force duty station. I’d been to six weeks of basic training at San Antonio Texas, then another six weeks of technical school at Shepard Air Force Base (AFB), in north Texas. I’d been trained as a medic. You know, the guys who run around […]

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