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Monique Oosterbaan: What I get out of my APIA membership

  Having read a few books that suggested joining my local property investors association, I did a bit of investigation to find out exactly what these groups were about. I found APIA and decided to join immediately. I was pleasantly surprised from the outset at just how friendly everyone was, from the APIA admin as well as the members willing to answer any of your que... read more
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Therese Bisquera: What I get out of my APIA Membership

  As a newbie investor, one of the best things that APIA has done and continues to do for me is keep me informed of changes in the property investment space so that I can better prepare myself to come out on top.  I love hearing from all types of investors through APIA - new or well experienced. I am an avid learner. A geek even. There are nuggets of information and a... 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 f... read more
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5 minutes with Jolene Bagby and Jacek Baranowski

Back in 2004, two young 30-somethings pooled their savings together into a $275K run down Whangaparaoa bach yielding at 5%.  After reading from borrowed property books recommending adequate yield to be around the 10% mark, they quickly worked out that the bach was not at all a good buy.  Now theirs would have been a trite story if it had stopped there.  After all, ... 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 hist... 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 inves... 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 or... read more
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