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How to prosper in 2017: 17 tips to become a better property investor

Fun fact, the month of January is named after the Roman god Janus. Janus had two faces - one looking backward, and the other looking forward. The ancient Romans imagined that on the 31st of December each year, Janus looked simultaneously backward to the year that was, and forward to the year that would be. And thus became the tradition of the new year's resolution when every Januar... read more
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Andrew Bruce: How do you start investing in this market - a cautionary note for first-time buyers

Andrew Bruce is the President of the Auckland Property Investors' Association and is passionate about sharing his experience with fellow investors. Property markets work in cycles, and currently, we are in the upper stages of this market cycle. When will it finish, nobody knows. Related article: What is a 'housing crisis'? It seems you can’t open the paper or online media these ... read more
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How to choose the right investment strategy for you?

When it comes to property, one size certainly doesn't fit all. And it is precisely for this reason that property has such populist appeal. Come at it from any angle by any means and you will have a good chance at building meaningful wealth with it. But the overabundance of information flooding Google on different investment strategies makes it near impossible for newbies to id... read more
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5 minutes with Jimmy Ho

Seven years ago a quietly spoken Jimmy Ho reached out to us. He had just signed up for an APIA membership and heard that we were looking for a volunteer to run one of our meeting groups. At 22, he had just left uni and entered into a career in traffic engineering. He was also, at the time, a fresh new investor. The rest, as it has often been said, was history. Over the last ... 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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Simple steps to successful real estate investment in New Zealand

Rahul and Alika Rai moved to New Zealand in 1990 with little experience in property investment and a dream of early financial freedom. Fast forward 25 years later, the Rais are proud owners of a robust portfolio that spans over four countries making them the masters of their own destiny. Having experienced first-hand how enriching property investment can be for the ordinary peo... read more
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10-point health check for your property portfolio

It is astonishing to me that so many investors talk about how man properties they own rather than how well their portfolios are performing. This kind of autopilot investing without context can be detrimental. The coming holiday season is as good as any for you to give your portfolio a much needed health check simply because sometimes in life, more is not necessary better. Here are some ques... read more
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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... read more
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How do successful investors negotiate with liars?

“It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.” H L Mencken Lies (or perceived lies), half-truths, bluffs, and omissions are necessary evils in the property market. How many dinner conversations have you been part of that painted all real estate agents with the same Pinocchio brush? It is almost irrelevant t... read more

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Mathieu Holt- Managing Director, The Tenancy Practice Service & TPS Credit Control
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