Archive for January, 2010


Too Weak To Defend Part 10 – New Adventure: Land Auction

“I was too weak to defend, so I attacked!” General Robert E. Lee talking about the battle of Chancellorsville. Setting: Alice Springs, Australia. November 2009. Convention Centre lobby area. Mt John Valley residential blocks for sale to the highest bidder(s). Who in their right mind would buy land at these prices? Prices starting at $265,000 […]

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Too Weak to Defend Part 9 – A Bridge Too Far

“I was too weak to defend, so I attacked!” General Robert E. Lee talking about the battle of Chancellorsville. Setting:  Back to the block of land at Rydges Estate. We signed the contract in February and finally in August, the titles were issued. Settlement was 28 September 2009. We now owned the block. Only, things […]

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Too Weak to Defend Part 8 – More Land & Build

“I was too weak to defend, so I attacked!” General Robert E. Lee talking about the battle of Chancellorsville. Setting: This project is still in progress. I write this article while in the middle of the deal. I can hardly wait to see how it turns out! And, it will be a good chance for […]

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Too Weak to Defend Part 7 – Buy Land and Build

“I was too weak to defend, so I attacked!” General Robert E. Lee talking about the battle of Chancellorsville. “You can build a house for well under $400,000. And, then rent it out at $450 a week; easy!” Said Jeff with a bounce in his voice. Jeff was the agent selling house and land packages […]

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Too Weak to Defend Part 6 – Bidding War

“I was too weak to defend, so I attacked!” General Robert E. Lee talking about the battle of Chancellorsville. Market Heats Up:  It was still early 2009. We already had two houses under contract and I could sense that the market was starting to heat up. People were coming to the same conclusion; this is […]

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