Chapter 1365: The Trap is Huge, Are You Afraid?
“Shocking good news! Three top-secret news!
“First, Songwu County might very well be expanding into a city!
“Secondly, the Mt. Tongtian mountain range and Mt. One Finger might very well be made a tourist attraction. Attached is a picture of Black Mountain City’s mayor’s visit to Fangzheng. This time, Mayor Qi personally visited Fangzheng to discuss the matter of turning One Finger Monastery in a scenic area. This news is absolutely true. If it were a lie, I would be struck by lightning!
“Thirdly, a neighboring country is in a rosy state. They are about to open the country’s borders and engage in trade with us. As neighbors, Songwu County will be the first to benefit from it. They will welcome a large number of tourists from the neighboring country to purchase goods!”
Each of the three messages was more starling than the last! It was like three huge earthquakes, causing Brother Mao’s head to buzz and his heart to beat furiously!
Little Lin said, “Brother Mao, that fellow who swept the property is no fool. He must have received some insider information and came to buy up all the property.”
Brother Mao said, “Don’t be in a hurry to say all these. This could be the other party’s trick. The other party could also be creating some form of public opinion, hoping to raise the property prices before selling them. Let’s not fall for it.”
When Little Lin heard this, he immediately became more awake. “I understand now, Brother Mao. Shall we pack up and leave now?”
Brother Mao thought about it and shook his head. “I’m not leaving now. I’m going out for a while. Stay here.”
Little Lin nodded. “Alright.”
Brother Mao walked out of the hotel and immediately ran to the real estate agency and made an appointment with the manager out.
“Brother Mao, I know what you’re going to ask. I’ve seen the news as well. I’ve also asked our boss, and he said that this news is most likely real. Black Mountain City is putting a lot of effort into tourism. A month ago, they were discussing the possibility of turning Mt. Tongtian range into a tourist attraction. They even invited experts to visit the mountains to search for the best scenic route.
“Black Mountain City’s mayor had indeed visited Fangzheng. It was to make One Finger Monastery into a tourist attraction. With One Finger Monastery’s spearheading it, the tourist attraction would definitely be a hit. After all, many tourists from overseas go there every day. After seeing One Finger Monastery, there’s no place to go. It becomes very boring. Now, if they are given ticket packages, they might as well visit the place since they have nothing to do. This way, it could stimulate the development of the economy…
“As for turning the county into a city, there was some talk about it a few years ago, but they had yet to confirm which counties would be promoted to cities. However, apart from the poor economy in Songwu County, everything else has been fulfilled. Therefore, this news is not impossible.
“As for the last one, there’s no need for me to say much. Our neighbor is indeed developing in a good direction. If everything really turns out fine, Songwu County will still be able to benefit directly.”
Upon hearing these words, Brother Mao did not say a word. Instead, he continued to play with the chopsticks in his hands, as if thinking about something.
After a long while, Brother Mao asked, “How much are the property prices now?”
The manager said, “It rose to 11,000 psm. That guy is really impressive. Once this news was released, the prices rose. To be honest, I never imagined that Songwu County would rise to such a high price! This price is typically only for the cities around the coast and close to the big cities with good transportation.
“It’s a first for us…”
When the manager said this, his eyes were beaming. “You might be unaware, but once the news came out, more and more people came to our company to ask about the property prices…”
Just then, the manager received a call and exclaimed, “What? There are so many people here? Wait for me, I’ll be right back.”
“What’s wrong?” Brother Mao asked.
The manager hurriedly said, “Brother Mao, I’m sorry, the news has spread. Our store’s door is almost bursting and there are people everywhere. They are all asking about the property prices. The staff can’t take it anymore, so I have to go back and help. I’ll leave first…”
With that, the manager ran off.
When Brother Mao saw this, he quickly paid the bill and followed behind. When he reached the entrance of Tianshui Agency, he was also dumbfounded.
It was a 40 square meter shop, but there were people both inside and outside!
The salespeople were already in a frenzy as they talked to a dozen or so people…
When the manager saw this, he quickly found a loudspeaker and got the staff to hand out some stools for everyone. He stood up high and shouted, “Everyone, quiet down. I’ve just summarized everyone’s questions. Next, I’ll give targeted answers to everyone’s questions. First, the price of the house has increased to 11,200 yuan per square meter!”
“What? More than eleven thousand? Are you crazy?”
“What the f*ck! I only sold the house at 3,000 yuan per square meter a few days ago. Now it’s already almost 12,000? Are you guys trying to rob a bank?”
“So high? Wasn’t it only 3,000?”
“Everyone, don’t be agitated. I’m not the one who sets the prices, but the property seller. This is the current property prices, and I want to tell everyone that as the various policies are enacted, our Songwu County might become the second Shenzhen at any time. Even if we can’t become one, it will still become a huge tourism city! It’s normal for property prices to increase…” the manager shouted.
When Brother Mao heard this, he no longer continued listening. He knew very well that the manager’s motive was to sell the properties for the commissions. Naturally, what he said was the benefits to the high rise in prices. This was not what he wanted to hear.
In the evening, Brother Mao called out the manager again and asked him to introduce some local officials to him.
In the end, there was only one section chief who agreed to meet him, but not for a meal. They agreed to meet at a park.
Brother Mao immediately bought two bottles of good wine and stuffed a lot of money into it before running over.
Section Chief Zhang was a middle-aged man and looked very staid. When the two of them met, he was smiling, but when he saw the wine in Brother Mao’s hand, he immediately frowned and said, “Boss Mao, why don’t you bring the wine back? I can’t accept this. I came to meet you because Little Zhang is my nephew. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have met you.”
When Little Lin heard that, he quickly opened the wine box and took out the money in it. He said, “Chief Zhang, we don’t have any other intentions. It’s our first meeting, so we can’t come empty-handed, right? This is really good wine… It’s only two bottles of wine…”
“Take it away!” Section Chief Zhang frowned and said angrily.
“Uh, Chief Zhang…” Little Lin wanted to say something more.
Brother Mao quickly pulled him back and said, “Little Lin, I told you not to bring a gift, but you insisted on bringing one. Since the chief doesn’t want it, you can keep it for yourself.”
Little Lin instantly understood and quickly retracted his hand.
Section Chief Zhang’s expression softened. “Little Zhang told me about your matter. To be honest, I do not welcome property speculators. But for Little Zhang’s sake, I will give you a definite answer. Songwu County will only get better and better, and it will be better than you think.
“Alright, I still have something on. I’ll leave first.”
After speaking, Section Chief Zhang left. It seemed like he really did not like Brother Mao and the rest.