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311. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

"Privations"

312. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

Quoting james

There was a real estate agent in Queensland who would take people to see nice parcels of land, take deposits on the spot, and settle very quickly. Only thing was, these parcels of land were underwater at high tide.

Didn't the people notice the tide pools, rocks, crabs, sea stars, barnecals... and so on?

313. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Brendan

Quoting james

There was a real estate agent in Queensland who would take people to see nice parcels of land, take deposits on the spot, and settle very quickly. Only thing was, these parcels of land were underwater at high tide.

Didn't the people notice the tide pools, rocks, crabs, sea stars, barnecals... and so on?

Apparently not....

Russell Island real estate scam
In the late 1970s a major real estate scandal broke on the southern Moreton Bay islands, which at the time was not under any direct local government authority. Interest in the islands surged when the Queensland government promised that a bridge would be built to Russell Island and across to North Stradbroke. Land developers bought, subdivided and sold thousands of residential blocks, but later hundreds of the blocks were found to be subtantially underwater at high tide.

The southern Moreton Bay islands were subsumed into Redlands Shire in 1973 where the disputes arising from the subdivisions continue.

The Russell Island fraud conspiracy trial over the worst of the subdivisions ended in March 1983 without a verdict. Eight people had been accused of conspiring to defraud the public by deceitfully inducing people to buy land on Russell Island between 1968 and 1979. It was the longest fraud trial in the history of British justice.[12]

The Redland Shire council has since resumed hundreds of the affected blocks. It remains under pressure from some block owners to build a bridge to Russell Island

314. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

I suppose if you own high tide property you could start a boat launch or something

315. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Nice one Isa.

I have about three hundred properties I need to collect the rents on - any tips?

Take a tip from Monty Python... (Meaning of Life) Exchange their kids for a box of French ticklers, then sell the kids to medical research for the back rents. Just a thought...

316. Posted by taki (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Yes Marlis, you know what good things in life are!!

I love to count my cash at night and just separate my dollars for my next trip!!!

that is pur bliss bliss bliss

But my particular smile today was watching my first pictures of Jamaica almost all afternoon... Yes, that is pure blessing time!!

317. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Straightening up the computer room and finding there actually was a desk under all those stacks of papers!! (It was an organized chaos but now I'll never find anything again.)

318. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Finding out that the handsome doctor on my ward is single.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 21, 2006, at 1:03 PM by Clarabell ]

319. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

What made me smile today. Nothing. It was a dull, grey day. Am I allowed to say this?

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 21, 2006, at 1:17 PM by wouterrr ]

320. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Getting my new Tag watch!!!!!!!!! Asking for discount when buying it AND getting the discount too!

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