Category Archives: Property Investment

How to avoid making a stupid buying decision

When you own property, whether you live in it or rent it out to others, you love to see the value of it rising. That’s because your equity (or share of the value) rises by the same amount. There are … Continue reading

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What is going to happen in the market this year?

Happy New Year. I am sure you have begun the year with excellent intentions as I have (and as I do every year) and are hoping that this time you turn your goals into reality while kicking those bad habits … Continue reading

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The silence is deafening

Regardless of the current easing of the Auckland market it is very clear that there are no indications of a sudden drop in house prices. There are also no indications of a sudden increase in the amount of money being … Continue reading

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Should you be preparing new strategies?

The Auckland property market has definitely changed. Activity has slowed down as have price increases. Investors are unable to buy as easily and first home buyers have hit the wall of unaffordability. The factors which were driving the market have … Continue reading

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5 Property myths that could ruin your future

Myth 1 – Once I am on the property ladder I will just keep climbing This was the fortunate position that many baby boomers found themselves in. They bought their first home when they were young and gradually changed it … Continue reading

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Land, Money and Time – the 3 critical issues in Auckland

It has been a very noisy time for anyone following the Auckland property market with commentators, journalists, Government officials, Councillors and opinion piece writers voicing their ideas on how to fix the market once and for all. What is absolutely … Continue reading

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‘P’ contamination threatens home buyers and investors

A recent article about a case headed for the Tenancy Tribunal got me thinking again about methamphetamine and its impact on families who will never be involved in its manufacture or consumption but will live with its dangers. These families … Continue reading

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