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9 years 7 months ago #33506 by dkjhoops
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Family of 3 just purchased a 4ha (10 acre) bare block here in Canterbury. We do have a water bore put in by the developer but that's about it, now need power trenching and connection, buildings, house, shelter belts the list goes on! :)

They say it's a new adventure and I guess it is but when you start looking into it, the costs are overwhelming but worth it in the long run ....right?

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9 years 7 months ago #444517 by Ruth
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Welcome.

Worth it? Depends what you're measuring. If it's a money-making scheme, never. If it's for the lifestyle on the land, definitely!

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9 years 7 months ago #444519 by cantabcook
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Welcome dkjhoops. We're just like you, bought a 4ha block and will have a bore and fences. Rest is up to us and there is a lot to think about.
We are 4km from Cust and still waiting on resource consent and title. Where in North Canty are you (we could be neighbours)!

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9 years 7 months ago #444537 by LongRidge
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The S part of LSB means either and sometime both "Sentence" or "Style". LSBing is a 24/7/365 job, so you need to organise animal or crop carers if you ever want to have a holiday.

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9 years 7 months ago #444544 by dkjhoops
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cantabcook;444411 wrote: Welcome dkjhoops. We're just like you, bought a 4ha block and will have a bore and fences. Rest is up to us and there is a lot to think about.
We are 4km from Cust and still waiting on resource consent and title. Where in North Canty are you (we could be neighbours)!

Hey cantabcook, we are over West Eyreton way, we have titles now but cant start the ball rolling until we sell our current property :(

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9 years 7 months ago #444546 by Deanna
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dkjhoops;444402 wrote: Family of 3 just purchased a 4ha (10 acre) bare block here in Canterbury. We do have a water bore put in by the developer but that's about it, now need power trenching and connection, buildings, house, shelter belts the list goes on! :)

They say it's a new adventure and I guess it is but when you start looking into it, the costs are overwhelming but worth it in the long run ....right?

Welcome, new like you, infact yet to purchase since Feb 22. All the best and catch you again soon.

25 acres, 1400 Blue Gums, Wiltshire sheep, 5 steers, 2 cows, ducks, chickens, bees, dog, cats, retired, 1 husband and 3 grandkids.

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9 years 7 months ago #444549 by DiDi
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It is always going to make sense to buy an already developed property as what you put in you will never get back - unless you are there for many years. Value is a funny thing - bare land and you have the option to do what you have dreamed of (just remember central racing is 110% top of the list for handling animals) but it will cost you more in the long run than having bought an already established property. Mind, I doubt there are many available in your area that haven't been priced out of the market by demand so maybe already established is not the same in Canty. Bit like Herne Bay in Auckland?

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9 years 7 months ago #444608 by RichardW
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Welcome dkjhoops

Running superfine Merino's for 15 years drench free and seed grower, sold through www.sentinelsgroup.co.nz/


Inventor of Watson multishears www.watsonmultishears.co.nz

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9 years 7 months ago #444626 by Flossie
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Good luck with decisions, pick brains of everyone you talk to, we bought ours 17months ago, now been living here 9 months and love it, its a steep learning curve. Wow so many of us near Rangiora on here!

~Flossie~

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9 years 7 months ago #444647 by daerfamily
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Hello Hooper family! Love your name. Glad you found the site, lots of helpful people round here! See you at school tom, if you've worked out who I am yet :-)

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9 years 7 months ago #445100 by dkjhoops
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daerfamily;444557 wrote: Hello Hooper family! Love your name. Glad you found the site, lots of helpful people round here! See you at school tom, if you've worked out who I am yet :-)

Hey there daerfamily :) I think I have worked it out and yes we will see you at school. This is a great tool really and look forward to getting more involved once we are up and running in Pesters.

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9 years 5 months ago #450605 by dkjhoops
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Well it,s all happening now folks! House sold and moving onto our bare block possibly in a caravan! Many thanks to Richard and team at I-Spark for settiing up the power on the block, all we need to do now is get that water out of the bore so that we can shower, drink, cook and survive lol. If anyone can suggest a good/great fencing guy in North Canterbury?

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9 years 5 months ago #450863 by daerfamily
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Fencing guy - Andy at lifestyle fencing. Try him :-) He's awesome and if you want to help him out when he's doing it he wont make you pay so much (esp if you're trench digging which you can do yourself) .... good luck, and well done on the sale :)

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9 years 5 months ago #451022 by newby chch
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Great to hear you got onto your land.

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