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Financial risks when you buy off-the-plan

Over the course of the last few years, investors had made a lot of money buying properties off-the-plan. The overall idea is simple enough: an off-the-plan buyer can enjoy capital gains before having to service any interest costs. That was particularly the case in Auckland where settlements often got pushed out by lengthy council delays without any increase in purchase prices... read more
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Landlord Q&A - Extending lease on rental being used for business purposes

I have a fixed-term tenant who is using the (residential) rental as a massage clinic. Now that the fixed-term is over, the tenant is requesting for another two years of fixed-term tenancy. I read from the template tenancy agreement that the property has to be used principally for residential purposes. That is not the case here. I do want to keep her as a tenant. If I sign... read more
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What does Peter Dunne’s resignation from Parliament mean for investors?

This afternoon, Hon Peter Dunne announced his resignation from Parliament after serving 33 years for the Ōhāriu Electorate. This move came shortly after the One News Colmar Brunton poll released just last week putting Labour’s Greg O’Connor well ahead of the polls. National has since announced that it will be throwing its full support behind its own candi... read more
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10 Podcasts that will make you a more successful investor

If you want to grow a successful portfolio and live a more accomplished life, you have to find ways to replenish and feed your mind constantly. Over the last few years, podcasts have emerged as a go-to tool for the busy investor who has a maxed-out schedule that is too tight to juggle in another business book. The great thing about podcasts is that they are easy to produce and even ... read more
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Effective networking tips for property investors

Most investors understand that to become successful, you must network. But so often networking gets cast aside as one of those tedious and dreadful tasks that are somehow less important than buying properties, vetting tenants, and adding value. For the eternally-shy amongst us, networking is daunting, uncomfortable, and inauthentic. For the ever effervescent energy balls, enth... read more
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5 minutes with Paula Robinson and Bevan Warn

Paula Robinson and Bevan Warn are no property newbies. By the time they met in 2011, they have both accumulated over 30 years experience in property and landlord. Being enthusiastic about their investments as well as networking with fellow investors, Paula and Bevan have kindly put their hands up to host the regular Warkworth investor networking group that will start its first ... read more
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Landlord Q&A - Health and safety policy requirements for landlords

We are landlords of both commercial and residential properties and have been advised that we are required to have a Health And Safety Policy And Plan. Is that correct? If so, what should the policy/plan cover? Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“Act”) commercial landlords and (at times) residential landlords are Persons Conducting a Business or Undertak... read more
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Peter Lewis: Residential Warrant-Of-Fitness

Some of our political parties have published election manifestos in which they support the concept of a compulsory Warrant of Fitness for all rental housing. This is apparently viewed as an article of faith that will cure many of the ills of society. Seemingly ignoring the reality that the costs of such a scheme will fall only on to landlords (and eventually on to th... read more
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How to build your B&H dream team

It is often said that real wealth with property comes with time. You are more likely to succeed if you take the long-term approach to accumulate both cash flow and capital gain over time. Which is why it is so important for any investor to build a strong investment team, not just for now, but for the long term. The goal here is for all the elements of your team to come together lik... read more
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Peter Lewis: DTI is but a band-aid solution to the bigger housing crisis

Reserve bank Governor Graham Wheeler has been working for some time to reduce the risk that he sees in the New Zealand banking system, mainly centred on house price inflation and low dairy product returns. Now that the milk market has turned up again, property prices and the related mortgage lending seem to be his main target. He has already attempted to restrain the demand for h... read more

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Through the Association I found the channels and methods to fund the purchase of property I never dreamed about. Grant Brown

All round it has been one of those things Neil and I felt was really worthwhile belonging to. We have learned so much it has just built our confidence in what we are doing.

Janice Bieleski
I read two articles in the monthly magazine that saved me over $5,000. That is my membership fee for the next 26 years and I am sure I will learn a whole lot more! John Duncan
Fantastic organisation. The networking opportunities are brilliant and provide us with information and opportunities that cannot be obtained anywhere else. We learn something new at every meeting and we've been in this game for nearly 20 years. Pauline and Gyanen Kumar

I find the information obtained from various APIA meetings very useful in guiding my own property investment and rental management.  I also enjoy the networking opportunities with like-minded investors.  I am inspired by other investors’ success and find the more experiences and knowledge that I share with others, the more confident I become.  

Thanks to all APIA event organizers and administrators for your brilliant work. 

Stella Shao

I like talking to people and learning from their experience because it gives me the confidence to invest well. I think it is a knowledge thing. I now know I am doing things the right way.

Stephen Weatherall

My APIA membership has become a total success.

Every time I attend a monthly or regional meeting I come away with so many useful and positive tips that have added value to my property investments and management.

Not only that, the website is a great place for practical advice and useful information. It has now evolved into an important resource for my business.

Talk about value for money! The discounts I have been getting at Bunnings when I present my APIA membership card have more than paid for my annual subscription!

Tim Duffett, Plan A Investments Limited