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I’m feeling a bit ranty today, guys. Bear with me.

  • Methinks we could build a hell of a lot of houses on a single golf course. (There are 3 within 5 minutes’ drive of my house, though I think we’re in a bit of a hotspot.) Why do we need multiple golf courses in the city? Move them further out!

 

  • WTF is up with the cost of building houses here? Yes, land is blood-curdlingly expensive, and the main component of house prices … BUT you can buy freehold houses for dirt cheap in, say, parts of America, and they cost a fraction of what a house alone here costs (at least a couple hundred grand). In short: house + land in some parts of the world < a house without land here.

 

  •  So, there’s going to be a study done on housing that includes a trial of minimum rental standards to gauge the effect on children’s health. FFS people, do we really need to test something like this?! I despair.

This week’s links

Our darkest financial fears

The plight of the blue collar male (in rich countries)

No big surprise: working at the Huffington Post is hell

Leaving radio, embracing podcasting

A few reasons to ignore Google

One thought on “Link love (Powered by scarves and boots)

  • Reply sherry @ save. spend. splurge. June 7, 2015 at 01:21

    Even within Canada itself, I’m looking at buying a house (which thankfully is more affordable than NZ)… I saw a similar house in a city for $250,000 that goes for $450,000 here.

    O_o WHAT!? And that house for $450,000 is in the middle of nowhere, it’s not even downtown.

    Anyway.

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