Category Archives: Investing

What are Assets?

Rich Dad said buy assets not liabilities! Maybe this is not as straight forward as it seems. Some liabilities masquerade as assets! If you say “real estate is an asset, I’ll buy a rental house” you could well be investing in … Continue reading

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Time to Invest in Property Click on link below to read a great article from Robert Kiyosaki’s blog (Rich Dad Poor Dad). Richard Duncan writes: “After six years and an average nationwide decline of 34%, it seems pretty probable that … Continue reading

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Investing in the USA

NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR MOVE! We cut our teeth in real estate investing way back (it seems a lifetime ago!) when we lived in New Zealand. In Auckland we had four houses which we had fully managed. … Continue reading

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Investing Rules ~ Richard Branson

Julie Broad from the BiggerPockets Blog has put together an interesting article on Sir Richard Branson. She has taken some of his philosophies, primarily taken from the book “Screw It, Let’s Do It” and applied them to real estate investing. … Continue reading

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7 Real Estate Negotiating Tips

When we started out investing in real estate, as members of the Property Investors Association we heard an interesting talk by Dolf de Roos who is a well-known, international property investor and author, although he was born in NZ. You … Continue reading

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A Twenty Thousand Dollar Weekend

Another way to make money out of real estate is by buying and selling again for a profit. If you want to be financially free don’t do this… you need cash flow. A true investor buys and holds. The only … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have Enough Houses!

Still on the search for ‘positive cash flow’ property and the second one was much harder to find. It seemed all of Auckland had been at Dolf de Roos ‘ three day property seminar that I had attended! We would … Continue reading

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What is Positive Cash Flow Property?

A positive cash flow property is where the rental income exceeds all associated costs, preferably before tax. (‘After tax’ returns may well be higher taking allowances for depreciation and tax deductions into account). To work this out make up your … Continue reading

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