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Hot or not? How seriously should you be following 'property hotspots'?

In this week's Ask An Expert feature, David Whitburn tackles the myth of property hotspots and breaks it down once and for all for investors. What are your thoughts on property hotspots? A lot of times I find people asking at APIA meetings Where is the next Auckland hotspot? But what if somewhere that was flagged, quite legitimately at first, as giving investors good capital growth and yiel...
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Deal Or No Deal?

A week ago we posted a Deal Or No Deal pop quiz on our Facebook page. Auckland CBD freehold apartment selling at $300,000 with an assessed market rent of $400 p.w. Body corp fee of $2,800 p.a. and rates of 850 p.a. Assume 2 weeks vacancy which is when you will be carrying out major repairs and maintenance (budgeted at $800 p.a.). Fully financed at today's ANZ New Zealand float...
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2013 Resolution #3: Embrace Our Inner Maths Geek

Why do we invest in property? We will tell you why, M-O-O-L-A-H That is why. Smack our collective tight ar*s and call us Ebenezer all you want. We are not ashamed to admit that we are primarily motivated by money. Specifically we are trading overseas trips and trendy threads for property deposits and a chance of financial stability for ourselves and our families. Since we are in ...
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