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Pinta & the Santa Maria
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Markets are super odd, and very local. The strangest thing I've seen is real estate in Brisbane, Australia. To purchase something, they often don't even list a price, because everything ultimately goes to the highest offer. You need a realtor to even give you a ballpark of what offers are likely to be. In other words, virtually every place is going to have a bidding war. I've seen things like "entertaining offers starting at...." which I assume is intended to weed out the lowballs from the beginning.

Another oddity: you rent by the week, even if/when you sign a year-long lease. You pay every week. It's bizarre. Some places won't let you pay ahead even if you wanted to.
 
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You pay every week.

Wow, that sounds like quite the pain in the rear. I wonder how it ended up that way, and if anyone ever wants to change it.


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