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Thoughts on Capital Gains tax

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My submission to the Tax Working Group in terms of capital gains tax. Basically I think it will make capital stickier. If you own an investment but after time think that a better investment ticks your boxes, you will lose...

Investing in property to retire

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Opes Partners share some of their thoughts on property investing for retirement. For an Auckland home owner with a $1,000,000 home and a $500,000 mortgage, three homes bought at the right time could lead to around a $1,500 pw week...

Types of cladding

Brick homes are a bit more expensive but very low maintenance costs make it appealing. Weatherboard or wood has a nice look. Maintenance costs are a little higher due to having to paint every 8 to 10 years. Plaster homes...

How much can I make investing in real estate?

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Is property out of steam? How much can property investment help in retirement? We are fortunate to have a couple of experts talk to us about just this. Who: Dennis Schipper, thrives on working with people to improve their lives....

What is a cross lease?

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Cross Lease on freehold land is a form of property ownership and is still a great way to own a home. Max Gunawan explains some of the difference between cross lease and freehold below. Cross-leases first became popular in the...

Investing in South Auckland Properties

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South Auckland rentals provide some of the better rental yields in Auckland. However with many changes a foot it is important to get some feedback from those on the front line. Shadi Salehpour and Richard Prasad have been involved in...

Renovating your investment property

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Renovating your investment property can lead to many benefits. Where do you start? We are fortunate to have Gary Lin share his own thoughts. A successful property investor who has bought and renovated many times. Quick Tips from this video: Where...

Tax changes for property investors

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Changes have been made to the existing brightline tax. If you buy a property (not a family home) and then sell within two years, currently you must pay tax on the profit. This time frame has been extended to five...

South Auckland Property Investment 2018

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Investing in South Auckland will get interesting in 2018. We have a couple of experts share their thoughts. When: This Thursday – 1st of March 2018, 7pm – 7.20pm Where: Facebook Live – simply like our facebook page (should show...

Lady mortgage Saane joins our team

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We are proud to have Saane Sika join our team. After spending nineteen years at the bank she knows how to present a good application.  Always positive and able to hear a bad joke she is great to have in...