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Is property investment for you? Stacking up the big numbers

I’m a regular reader and subscriber to Tony Alexander’s ‘Weekly Overview'. I find it’s an interesting read mostly, and I like his writing style because it’s very much like his speaking style – I feel like he’s shooting from the hip but you’re still … Read more

The problem with buying an investment property as your first home

In these difficult and troubled times creativity is needed in order to get into a property, especially if the market you’re buying in is Auckland. So why not buy an investment property in the provinces? They’re cheap (well, cheaper than Auckland) … Read more

40% deposit? How the new rules play out for investors & FHB

You’ve probably heard that banks require bigger deposits for people who want to buy a residential investment property – it was 20%, now 40%.... As a result, I’ve been getting quite a few questions lately on just how this is going to play out for … Read more