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Ryan Smuts: How to survive a market downturn

The key to surviving in a downward market is having a strategy and set of buying rules that you commit to regardless of circumstance. In this, and in any market, the team you have around you will be the key to your success. A good mortgage broker, solicitor, building inspector, insurance broker, real estate agent and property manager will give you the information and professional supp... read more
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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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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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Get ready for interest rate hikes

With interest rates having remained suppressed for as long as they have, chances are many investors are not entirely prepared for the coming rate rises. And rise they will. There is nothing sinister or extraordinary happening. The same economic entropy that has been pushing the rates down for so long is also responsible for nudging them upwards in recent months. And it is ha... read more
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5 minutes with Lucia Xiao (Ambler)

Back in 2014 we received a call from Lucia Xiao (Ambler) enquiring about memberships. It started typically enough, how much is subscription, what are the benefits, where are the meetings held? Very quickly the conversation took a turn and the questions became very specific - what are the purposes of these meetings, who speaks at these events, what does APIA actually do? We didn't k... read more
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5 minutes with Lisa Dudson

Since making her investment debut 16, Lisa Dudson has been a busy lady. These days Lisa is being celebrated in the business community as a prolific investor, author, entrepreneur and seminar speaker. Over the years Lisa has played a pivotal part in helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary financial success by helping them identify their financial and investment needs in ... read more
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Monday catch up: 2 things we are keeping an eye on this week

Yes, you read that right. Two things only this week. Lets be honest, two major changes to investors' cash-flow are going to be enough to drown out most other headlines for weeks to come! 1. From October onwards if you want to buy an Auckland investment property, you will need to come up with 30% deposit says the Reserve Bank. Straight off the bat the bank bosses are showing the new rule no ... read more
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Monday catch up: 7 things we are keeping an eye on this week

Prices seem to be on everyone's mind, yours, mine, the Reserve Bank's... But hey! At least in the myriad of incessant and unending stories about Auckland house prices, there are some meaningful updates on a number of policy fronts. Here are the stories that caught my eyes, take a look: 1. The on-going saga of the Reserve Bank vs Auckland housing market has entered into Act Two. Looking set... read more
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Reserve Bank consulting on property investor loans

**7th April 2015 Update** For a copy of APIA's submission click here. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is a politically independent body charged with overseeing the stability of the country’s financial system. As such, it can set down rules and issue instructions to the trading banks and to other financial institutions. The Governor of the RBNZ has looked at what happened overse... read more
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Is Auckland Homeownership The Impossible Dream?

A month into the new banking era of mortgage lending caps, I am already hearing anecdotal tales of quieter open homes, vacated auction rooms, and buyer frustrations. Whereas previously the housing market rivalled that of supermarket frenzies witnessed every 24th of December, now there is an eerily silent scene awaiting vendors and agents. I am confident that in the coming weeks there will ... read more

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The Tenancy Practice Service and TPS Credit Control work closely with the Auckland Property Investors' Association. Our vision of bringing helpful resources, documents and high quality services to Auckland Property Investors and Property Managers is shared by APIA, so its a partnership that works well. 

The Auckland Property Investors' Association is a great organisation for those who want access to advice and information from a range of industry experts and partners. 

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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