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Wow, where has the time gone? We nearly through 2018 and the last 12 months has flown by. A fair bit has changed and I have a snapshot of where we are in the market. The new CVs come out in November and the expectation is for a massive increase compared with the 2015 CV we currently have.


Property is the business of using leverage carefully to grow your wealth. In this article we look at the two main forms of leverage, "Other People's Time" and "Other People's Money".


For those of you looking to invest in a solid market with good returns, Wellington is still the place to be. I would like to give you an update on the Wellington market as I see it and offer some slightly different views.


How I recently helped a young couple looking for their first home. This couple had become very frustrated after missing out many times in a market where most properties were going to tender or auction. They were looking for a property that would be suitable to live in now as well as to hold long term after they have moved on.


Quite a few property investors are thinking about selling. Should you just accept that you will have to recover all the building depreciation you have previously claimed? ……… NO


We invited an investor, insurance advisor and property tax specialist to a round table discussion of strategies, pros, cons potential pitfalls when planning or running a short term rental investment in New Zealand.


The best time to learn and grow is always right now and it certainly does not matter if you are currently looking to buy or not. In fact, a bit of down time between open homes and evaluating properties can be the perfect opportunity to reflect and study.

Here are some things you can do right now that will provide long term benefits to your investing.


On March 15 we hosted a webinar with Kenyon Clarke, the driving force behind the Avenue Apartments, a great new development in Mangere, Auckland.

It was a great conversation and we dug into Kenyon's strategy for area, design and other advice for investors.


Group investments are popular because when resources are combined people can achieve more than they would have otherwise. What could go wrong? Quite a lot, it seems.


A glimpse into what our team assists clients with during the due diligence period of a potential purchase. Just what is required to do your analysis in the time allowed takes a bit of experience and as you can see, there is often more to it than just emailing the contract to your lawyer and bank.


Today I want to write about a topic I am asked about a lot – how to put together a joint venture. However this article should really be “how to put together a joint venture so you don’t lose the shirt off your back, your friends, your sanity, all your free time and a substantial amount of money”.

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