Climbing Back Up The Cliff

November 21, 2023

This article is the second in our series on what to do if you find yourself in financial stress, with a particular focus on property ownership. Part A addressed the psychological and emotional stress of dealing with challenging financial situations. If you are looking down the barrel of being short on the next mortgage payment,…

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It’s Hard Knowing the Future

November 6, 2023

It’s Hard Knowing the Future The Pain of Knowing When and Where Capital Growth will Occur We have all seen the future…you see your child pushing the limits with their sibling and you just know it’s going to end in tears; your best friend has a new partner…once again – tears. You make a joke…

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Can Booming Amberley Deal with the Rapid Growth?

October 18, 2023

Christchurch Press Reports: Amberley is set to nearly double in size in the next few years with a record number of consents for new homes and a $200 million retirement village. One of the largest districts in the country with some 1600km of roading to maintain, Hurunui’s approximately 14,000 residents means it has the second…

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How to Make 20% a Year out of Property – A Step-by-Step Guide

October 17, 2023

History shows that over the long term, on average, property values grow at around 6% – 10% per annum*. This is the appeal – a relatively passive investment that grows. But over decades of experience, we know that it is possible to make 20% p.a. (or more) by doing the right research, making the right…

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Navigating the Challenging New Zealand Property Market in 2023: Tips for Successful Investment Amid High Interest Rates and a Looming Recession

April 17, 2023

New Zealand’s property market has been one of the most resilient in the world, even in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), the median house price in New Zealand increased by 19.3% from March 2020 to March 2021, with record prices being achieved in many…

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How to invest in property without buying a house

November 11, 2021

Sky-high house prices make it hard to buy a first home, let alone a rental property, but experts say there are ways to invest in property without buying a house. Investing in residential rental property has long been New Zealanders’ favoured means of building wealth, or saving for retirement. But a host of Government and…

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The NZ Property Purchase Process Explained

June 5, 2019

The process of buying a property in New Zealand is not complicated, but it is involved. Once you have found a property you wish to purchase, there are several steps in the process to secure it. It’s important to know what happens and when – so you can be confident and get it right. Plan…

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A Guide To Buying Property From Offshore

May 8, 2019

We know what it is like trying to get things done here in New Zealand while sitting on the other side of the world. The internet is particularly good for property acquisitions – it’s graphic, you can see what you are buying, you can find plenty of information, and email is great for communication. However…

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Should I Prioritise Yield Or Capital Growth?

April 18, 2019

One of the most common property portfolio flaws we see is chasing yield at the cost of capital growth. As long term investors we believe the goal should be to maximize capital growth, because capital growth is what carries us to our wealth goals. Yield is absolutely critical to the survival of the portfolio, but…

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What Do Meghan Markle and NZ Property Prices Have In Common

January 17, 2019

I like to think I am immune to those Woman’s Weekly articles about Meghan and Harry. The truth is I secretly have a quick read. Does Meghan really love Harry or is she just in it for the power. And even if she is just a very good actor, does that mean the marriage will…

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