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 you Must Know to Negotiate a Great Property Purchase

April 2, 2011

Buying a property is a big purchase. Get it wrong and it could set you back years. Get it right and it could propel you forward.   Know Yourself Before you launch yourself at the sales agent – do a little research so that you don’t waste your time: Buying Power. Know exactly what you…

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Property Scams and How to Avoid Them

October 18, 2010

The Nature of Property Scams The nature of a really great property scam is that there is usually a lot of truth in the story, but never quite enough to make it work. Salespeople carefully guide us to focus on the hidden secrets, the nuggets of truth, the compelling factors, and subtly convince us to…

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LIM – Land Information Memorandum

October 18, 2010

A LIM is a Land Information Memorandum. A LIM is issued by the relevant city council and contains important council information relating to the property. A LIM is one important component of due diligence helping you make a decision on whether to purchase a property or not.  We recommend obtaining a LIM with every residential…

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Overview of Property Transaction Process in NZ

October 18, 2010

  The process of buying a property in New Zealand is not complicated, but it is involved. There are a number of steps and it’s important to know what happens and when so you can be confident and get it right. the purpose of this article is to give you an overview of the steps…

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Negative Gearing Explained

October 18, 2010

In Short It goes like this – say your rental income off a property for a year was $40k, and the expenses such as interest and rates and repairs and maintenance were $60k. That would mean there would be a $20k loss on the property. We’ll also assume you earn $150k before tax each year.…

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