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Ryan Smuts: I own a Kiwibuild, how do I make a start at investing in property?

If you’ve bought yourself a Kiwibuild property you may find yourself in a position where you’re unable to get additional lending on the property, or rent it out for a certain period of time (often between 2-3 years depending on the development & agreements signed). While things certainly seem rather restrictive, in reality you’ve just bought yourself ample t...
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Debbie Roberts: You totally don't need a 6-figure income to invest in property

In the 10 years we have been helping Kiwis get ahead financially by investing in property, one thing that has become abundantly clear is that there is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to purchasing an investment property. You might be surprised that many people launch into property investment without even a basic understanding about rental returns, return on deposit,...
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How to build your B&H dream team

It is often said that real wealth with property comes with time. You are more likely to succeed if you take the long-term approach to accumulate both cash flow and capital gain over time. Which is why it is so important for any investor to build a strong investment team, not just for now, but for the long term. The goal here is for all the elements of your team to come together lik...
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Hot or not? How seriously should you be following 'property hotspots'?

In this week's Ask An Expert feature, David Whitburn tackles the myth of property hotspots and breaks it down once and for all for investors. What are your thoughts on property hotspots? A lot of times I find people asking at APIA meetings Where is the next Auckland hotspot? But what if somewhere that was flagged, quite legitimately at first, as giving investors good capital growth and yiel...
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Property Starter Tips Inspired By Madonna

Phone convo of the day: Enquirer in his 50s panicking about having no financial safety-net. He feels that he is not clever, learned, informed, brave enough to invest. Here we are thinking, ... and Madonna went to Catholic school, what is your point? We are going to keep saying this until your ears fall off, "You are entitled to the financial future you deserve." And again, "You are ...
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2013 Resolution #2: Get an investment plan and stick to it

... just because we are deeply OCD and plans have historically calibrated our existence. In doing so, we hope to live in the now and re-learn the imperial power of adapting ourselves to different stages of the property cycle. The investment landscape today is a far-cry from what it was back in 2011 when prices were low and tenants were scarce. For over 12 months commentators have been ...
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