Reno of a 1 bedroom unit

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YPIRE panel and Olly Newland event

I am lucky enough to be on the YPIRE panel, helping to represent all Young Professionals in Real Estate out there.
Our latest event included being talked to by investing legend Olly Newland, as well as a whole heap of networking.

The next event is a big one. Check out the Young Kiwis meetup page for more news. http://www.meetup.com/Young-Kiwis-in-Property/events/170561962/

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Tax and Property – What you need to know

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Pay down debt or increase portfolio?

I love Nathan Birch and the amount of wealth he has been able to create in such a short space of time.
I think his message is fantastic, it all depends on which part of the investing cycle you are in. The most important thing is that you set yourself a financial goal, whether it is a certain amount of equity or monthly cash flow.

If you are trying to reach a lump sum of equity you need to keep reinvesting your profit back into property and having it grow. Then you have a choice. Lets say you wanted $2m of equity. You can either buy $2m worth of property, hold onto it and then buy and sell other properties and pay down the debt on your hold portfolio. Or you can you build your portfolio until you have about $10m worth of property leveraged at 80%, which would give you $2m of equity.

If you are after cash flow, you can keep adding cash flow positive properties to your portfolio until you have reached your desired cash flow position. As the properties equity grow you can leverage off that to buy more cash flow positive property. Or you can buy properties with a great yield that will pay you the cash flow you require, and then simply pay down the debt on that property until you hold it unencumbered in which case you have no lending costs so you receive the cash flow required.

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The 14 year old property investor

Check out this amazing 14 year old girl who bought an investment property.

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Market update February 2014

The media, property statistics and even valuers are often at least a month behind on what properties are actually selling for. With a very wishy washy period since the LVR changes, I decided to do a market update on what I am seeing happening in the market.

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Steve McKnight on how to become financially free today.

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Don’t tell me what you can’t do, tell me what you can do!

Unsophisticated and unsuccessful investors blame everything they can for their lack of success. I say, don’t tell me what you can’t do, tell me what you can do!

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Long term goals, midterm goals and immediate goals

Victor Ahipene from our sister blog site Young Property Investors Brisbane shares his views on New Years Resolutions/Confessions and how he sets his immediate goals based upon his long term goals.

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Happy New Year – Making plans for 2014

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