Welcome to Coconut Island! Rising Land Prices in the Alice.

I recently wrote an article about the high land prices in Darwin compared to what we pay in Alice Springs. When compared with Darwin, our land prices look cheap. But, this doesn’t take away from the fact that land prices are relatively high and rising rapidly in the Alice. In this article I explore the […]

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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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