Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday's Quake

Driving to work
I noticed a house
half collapsed overnight

the stove




from the top floor

hanging by its cable
from what was left
of the wall it was attached to.

A bulldozer glories
atop a pile of sticks and bricks.


Blogger Chris Never said...

I have heard the NZ government will purchase 5000 plus properties in an area they consider unsafe, will this affect you ?

Or you not in the red zone?

5:11 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

I'm not in the red zone, thank god. Although if I was I think I would probably come out of it quite well. The people who will be badly affected are, of course, those who were uninsured (lunacy!), and those who had purchased their houses at a high price and whose houses are now worth less than they paid for them. Those people will be out of pocket to some degree, but not much you can do about that sadly.

My house is now valued at 70,000 more than I paid for it, so I think I would come out of it ok.

The thing I'm a bit worried about is that once the dust has settled, and all those in the red zone have been moved out, I will be living on the outer(shaky) edge of the city.

I just hope and pray that it's finally over, and that there aren't any more big ones coming. The experts keep saying there might be another one, which is very unnerving.

I have heard that the reason the govt. has been so sow to move on settling things is because they think it's not over yet.

4:14 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

*'slow' to move on settling things! *rolls eyes*

4:16 PM  
Blogger Chris Never said...

If your house is currently valued at more than you paid

IMHO, you should sell up and move while the getting is good so to speak.

3:40 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

yeah, that would be nice. Finding a buyer might be fun tho.
Want to buy a nice house in an earthquake zone? :)

5:25 PM  

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