Will your tenants remember your generosity?

We've always tried really hard to look after the tenants in our properties. Have we ever: Given them Christmas presents Reduced their rent Given them a rent holiday NO because they won't thank you for it and it makes not…

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The Market is between your ears

I was chatting about the property market to a colleague, Lenny Wills the other day, and I said: "The Market is the Market", and he said to me: "The Market is between your ears". Wow, what a great saying, and…

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Rentvesting

What, I hear you say? Rentvesting is where you buy an investment property but you live in a rental elsewhere, or may be you're young enough to still be living at home. I have clients that have bought five rentals…

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Beware The Doomsayers

As we all know when investing in property, everyone will have an opinion, from positive to negative, and every place in between. I find if I live and work by these rules, my property investments work fine. Always take a…

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DIY Property Management – A Good Idea?

Everyone loves to save money, right? However, how much is your time worth: $16 per hour $25 per hour or may be more. Do you know all the rules under the Residential Tenancy Act? If you don't there's a fair…

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Property Newbie

Are you a Property Newbie???? I love helping first time investors put all the pieces of the puzzle together. So many questions to answer, so much emotion to cope with. A lot of wannabe investors do one of two things:…

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Should I buy in a New Subdivision?

This is another commonly asked question. The best time to buy in a new subdivision is in Stage 1.  This is where the developer wants and needs sales to get the project underway.  Banks will require pre sales to sort…

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Is now a good time to buy?

The age old question that is always asked and always has been asked. The answer is YES. But only if you are ready and you have done your homework.  My theory is that investing in property is a long term…

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Property Investing and the Lavish Lifestyle

Human beings are funny people.  Some seem to think that they can have a lavish lifestyle and build a property portfolio on a small income, i.e.  under $100,000 per year. Ah Nah, in my opinion. Investing in property is a…

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Simple Improvements to attract good tenants

Lazy landlords unfortunately are rife in New Zealand and it doesn't have to be this way. Here are a few simple cost effective tips to improve your property: Improve the view from the street by spending a few hundred dollars…

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