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Some real facts about apartments

The Herald has an article about the booming apartment market that really shows that journalists, real estate agents and commentators still don’t understand the industry they are reporting upon.

A property expert explains:

Apartments are not an affordable alternative to rising house prices. The reasons are obvious – if one knows what they are talking about – being:

  1. Houses cost between $1600 psqm and $2500 psqm to build on average;
  2. Apartments cost $2600 psqm to $4000 psqm to build on average;
  3. A 200 sqm house will retail for $400,000 plus land for $700-800,000 in Auckland (depending on the built spec);
  4. An 200 sqm apartment will retail for $1.8m to $2.4m. Land is such a fractional cost but inclusive;

Apartments are typically in heavy structured buildings with massive cost to provide car parks, lobbies, hallways, fire egress, lifts etc. they are very expensive to build.

Houses are by comparison very cheap to build. ?? Read more »

First against the wall – drivers who back into car parks

I had the severe mis-fortune of having to go get some supplies for the camping trip. It was hot, sticky, humid and the worst animal of all was out in abundance at Botany.

Traffic and fool pedestrians who think that in a car vs. human accident they will win, were everywhere. But the single worst driving menaace are f*ckwit drivers who think that it is acceptable to back into car parks.

When I am dictator for life, the first people against the wall will be drivers who back into car parks.

These wankers sit blocking up the traffic waiting for a?car park?then someone BEHIND them drives off, they then slam their car into reverse and attempt to take the?car park. In the laws of?car park?driving, they have forfeited that spot…they drove PAST it. Just because they like to park by backing into?car parks?doesn’t?give then a right to take the car park.

The backing skills of “back parkers” also leaves a lot to be desired, most using the braille method of distance control.

They need to be shot.

The only thing worse than “back parkers” is caravan, trailer and boat towers travelling during peak?holiday?season. That is another post, though I think you all know what the punishment should be for them…yep…same as that for “back parkers”.

Maybe I will have a taser warning system in place for first offenders, second offenders get a more?permanent?solution for their inconsiderate behaviour.