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Renovation and Maintenance

Renovation and Maintenance Tips for your Investment Properties

Here’s a quick 10 tips to help with renovation and maintenance for your Investment Properties. Updating and renovating your investment property may seem daunting, but if you select wisely you can get a big bang for your buck.   1. Try to use the same colour paint in all your properties. As a result this…

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Improve Your Property Investment Financials

Improve Your Property Investment Financials

Often when we receive the financials for our Investment Properties we don’t take the time to look through them as thoroughly as we should. Here are 8 ways to consider that you can help you improve your Property Investment Financials:  1.  Have your loan structure compared and determine whether changing will help with your monthly…

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4 Ways to Tackle Property Investment Fears

Fear can hold you back, but learning how to conquer fear is the best way to move forward. Investing in properties is the same as any other new venture in your life. There are lots of fears that once conquered will propel you forward. Here’s a few tips to tackle those Property Investment fears: Be in…

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Perfect Investment Property

7 Tips to Find the Perfect Investment Property

There are lots of important things to take into account when buying an Investment Property. Here’s a list of our top 7 tips to help you find the perfect Investment Property: 1 # Check out the area The surrounding properties will affect your property value good or bad, and the area will directly affect your rental…

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Top 7 Credit Card Mistakes

Credit cards can be great financial tools, but carry dangers. Debt is an obvious risk, but there are others too. If you have credit cards, you want to make sure you are using them to your benefit and avoiding risks. 1. Annual Fees There are times when getting a credit card with an annual fee makes…

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Growth vs Yield

Think of yield as what you get paid regularly, and Growth as how much our property increases in value. Both are important if you want to succeed in the New Zealand property market. You need yield to repay the bank for your mortgage but yield won’t be a significant contributor to your retirement savings. For…

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Secrets to Successful Refinancing

Unsatisfied with your rates or seeking better customer service? You’re not alone. There are always plenty of borrowers looking for a better deal. But while it might look like a good idea on quick glance, refinancing has its hazards and needs to be considered carefully before going forward. Refinancing may be a necessary tool for…

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Refinancing Credit Cards – Using Home Equity?

So people think of mortgages as good debt and credit cards as bad debt, but is it really that simple? It usually isn’t. Sure the idea of paying off debt that may have interest rates as high as 30% sounds great in theory, but there are some pitfalls when adding that debt into your mortgage.…

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Managing your food bill

Food can be one of the biggest areas of wastage in the typical house hold budget. A Myth is also that Nutritious wholesome food is unaffordable By putting some simple practices into your weekly plan you will see some massive shifts in your costs. 5 Simple practices  1 ) Plan ahead: Plan a weekly menu. …

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Talk finances before you tie the knot

It’s always fun to discuss the excitement of your wedding plans, but what about the not-so-fun topics? Among these are your personal finances and how you plan to handle money matters as a married couple. Before you take a vow to share the rest of your life with a significant other, you should have the money…

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