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Property Investing

I'm building up my portfolio; should I pay my mortgage off?

The answer to that question will come out of what you’re planning to achieve in the long r...

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Return to the status quo?

With the election almost over, warmer weather and spring home loan campaigns in full swing...

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Changes for property investors

The changes keep coming

Without a doubt, these are some of the hardest lending conditions we’ve faced in a long ti...

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It’s not all bad news

If you’re an investor you should know the reserve bank rules inside and out by now. Your a...

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Don't get caught with a hangover

It’s midnight on a Saturday night and you’re out on the town. It’s been a great night so f...

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Knowledge is power

It doesn’t matter which way you look at it, getting bank funding at the moment is harder t...

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What’s your next move?

It’s been a few years since I’ve spent my nights in the houses of clients who are genuinel...

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A view from abroad

On a recent trip to London, I took some time to look at property and speak with locals to ...

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How to lift yield on your rental property

With the Reserve Bank LVR changes (and generally below par rental yields) now is the time ...

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Debt to income ratios

There has been talk this week about debt-to-income ratios due to the Reserve Bank asking t...

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3 serious implications of new LVR restrictions for investors

New LVR restrictions from the Reserve Bank are significantly changing the borrowing landsc...

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Buyers of newly-built homes get LVR breathing room

The new loan-to-value (LVR) ratio restrictions have officially come into effect as of 1 Se...

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Time for some joint ventures

With the prices continually on the rise and banks tightening lending criteria, joint ventu...

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What you need to know about the new tenancy laws

There have been concerns that some New Zealand homes aren't quite up to scratch when it co...

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How much housing supply does Auckland have left?

If there's one thing that has dominated the headlines lately, it's the Auckland house situ...

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Adviser insight: It's not all about rate

Property investment is quickly becoming one of the most popular means of building wealth a...

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Practical advice for property investing in 2016

It isn’t always easy to release equity when selling property. Leverage combined with lack ...

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Insuring your end goal

I get great satisfaction from assisting people in getting to where they want to be. But wh...

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New build vs second hand?

“Second hand” properties are continuing to rise in value and of course the 30% deposits re...

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Are you a gambler or a planner?

What separates those who make money and keep it, from those that make money and lose it?...

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How do unitary plan changes impact property investment?

While nothing is finalised yet, the Auckland Council has made some significant changes to ...

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