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5 years 2 months ago #531646 by Hekto
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Hi everyone!
Me and my husband just bought a lifestyle property in the Wairarapa. It has plenty of forest, a stream, and a lovely house on it.
We are planing to commute to Wellington 3-4 days a week and work from home a few days. 1 hour commute isn't that fun, but this place felt worth it.

We have been talking about moving to this sort of property in about 5-10 years, when we are a bit more settled in our careers (we are both fairly young). But then this place came up and after long discussions about what we wanted out of life we decided to take the plunge!

I found this forum when we were going through the major hassle of finding a bank to lend us the money to buy it (about two months ago) as the property is larger than 10 hectare, meaning a lot of banks won't lend more than 60%. Eventually we found that ANZ were willing to lend us more, and we put in an offer and now we are just waiting to move in in about a month.

Looking forward to learning a lot more from all of you in the future!

Wairarapa. 2 cats and a large veggie garden.

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5 years 2 months ago #531647 by Ruth
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Sounds fantastic! Welcome to the forum. :)

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5 years 2 months ago #531649 by Rokker
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Yes indeed, welcome! I'm sure you'll love your new bucolic lifestyle. An hour's drive sounds a lot but, believe me, an hour and a half is commonplace for most Aucklanders these days - and just from the suburbs!

Do NOT cross this paddock! ... Unless you can do it in 9 seconds, 'cos the bull can do it in 10!

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5 years 2 months ago #531654 by Hekto
Replied by Hekto on topic Hi, new to lsb
Thanks Ruth and Rokker!

And yes, the argument that most Aucklanders commute 1.5 hours to work did play in. We'd rather live somewhere nice and have a 1 hour commute that live somewhere terrible with a 30 min commute (this was the other option, buying a smaller house in one of the outer hutt valley suburbs for more money).
Husband studied in Auckland and had 1.5-3 hours commute each way depending on traffic so he is not worried. :lol:

Wairarapa. 2 cats and a large veggie garden.

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5 years 2 months ago #531949 by jeannielea
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Most people who move to the Wararapa commute atr least for a while and its worth seeing if the train will be an option. Quite a few from Martinborough do this - drive from there to Featherston station. But you definitely get used to the drive and after work most [eople are going the opposite way (into the city) so its not stop start driving. Welcome to the forum and to the Wai. Both are great!

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5 years 2 months ago #531959 by kai
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If I could get a job in Wellington, I would love an hours commute, it is 20 min drive to Waikanae to pick up the train for an hours ride into the centre, the however long a walk to wherever the place would be.

I would however hate a commute over the Rimutakas

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5 years 2 months ago #531961 by jeannielea
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Kai that's what everyone says before they start doing it!! The road is heaps better since they did all the work on a few years ago and there is that wonderful point where you can see the Wairarapa bathed in sunshine after a dull day on the other side. Its like breathing really fresh air!!

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5 years 2 months ago #532008 by Hekto
Replied by Hekto on topic Hi, new to lsb
Thanks for the lovely welcomes :) We get they keys in only two weeks! Super excited :cheer:

Wairarapa. 2 cats and a large veggie garden.

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