A Collection of Somersoft Forum Stories, Lessons & Updates

Discussion in 'Interviews' started by redwing, 5th Jan, 2012.

  1. redwing

    redwing Progress Not Perfection

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    Nathan

    A 2011 story from Nathan, well deserving of its own thread due to the regularity of updates :D

    See source link for the original thread

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    Oc1

    A 2006 story from OC1

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    Grossreal

    An interesting read from 2006 into Grossreal's story (or like may stories here, only a part thereof) that is both interesting and somewhat confusing. Kudo's to GR for using "word" to benefit the readers though

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    Miakat

    Another blast from the past with a post from Miakat in 2002

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    Manny's

    Manny's Journey from 2002 is also posted below for posterity

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    DarrenB

    A 2002 post by DarrenB and well before my time, as with some of these older posts it would be great to see how things are going now

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    Thanks redwing, interesting to read these.

    Btw, I'd be interested in hearing your story redwing if you are willing, you're a veteran here now, not sure if it's already been posted somewhere though...
     
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    Thanks for starting this great thread Redwing! Am enjoying the reading and getting motivated again. Haven't been active in the forum for a while (been busy renovating IPs) but want to start looking at purchasing my next IP, so these stories are quite timely and as you've said Redwing "as with some of these older posts it would be great to see how things are going now".

    On New years day at a family gathering I had a long discussion about the wisdom of purchasing property this year. I was told by my nephew (late thirties) who has no IPs, that it was a very bad time to buy as everything was going to collapse in next few months and anyway, how could I be certain that the bottom was reached, Property my go down further...better to leave the money in the bank etc etc.

    No amount of facts could sway his opinion that I was doing the wrong thing. In the end we parted on good terms and I said, 'talk to me again about this in 2 years'. Ironically we were partying in his grandfather's house which he bought in 80s, never did it up because although he was a real estate agent he never invested any money just spent it all. Now he's 73 and still working part time, and can't afford to renovate his house.
     
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    redwing Progress Not Perfection

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    Jakk

    From 2003 a great story by the self professed Slum Lord Extraordinaire Jakk, not so sure about the Slum Lord but I agree with the Extraordinaire ;)


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    alwayscurious

    A great 2005 post from alwayscurious

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    And a 2006 update

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    Dos

    And another motivational story from 2006; this one from Dos

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    Belu

    Here's a 2008 story from another one of the valued Somersoft Community, this one is from Belu

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    Shadow

    And a 2007 contribution from Shadow that surely requires an update

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    Dazz

    And another one of my favourites from the forum, a contribution from Dazz.

    As with many others it's not the whole story.... but well worth the read.

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    Geoffw

    I'm not sure if there's a more detailed story for Geoffw within the forum, as i've read bits n pieces over the years (who can forget the flock of bats) :D

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    Another great and more recent portfolio update (2011) from sash

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    Miw

    Following on from the above 2011 post was an update from MIW

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    Ace in the Hole

    Another Somersoft story from 2011, this one from Ace in the Hole

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    Robert

    Once again from the depths of the SS vault of 2002, Robert's Story

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    Thanks for bringing all them together, there are a lot of stories hidden inside this forum. Over the years there have been many threads asking how people got started, how people have progress, you tend to forget the sprecifics and who posted what.

    Good to have a reminder.

    Cheers
    Graeme