Veteran investor and best-selling author Olly Newland’s book Climbing the Property Ladder shares valuable lessons he’s learned over 45 years as a property investor … and some horror stories.
This book covers some of Olly’s amazing adventures as the purchaser, landlord, or vendor in a property deal or as a consultant for others.
The stories have the common threads of real estate and property investment and the common human failings of greed, fear, naivety, carelessness and envy. Some have happy endings, some do not. Many are about raw human emotion — property just happens to be involved along the way.
In these pages you will read about those who may have started with nothing and made literally millions. You will read about the crooks, cheats and downright criminals who are attracted to big money as moths to a flame.
In his usual take-no-prisoners entertaining style, Olly shares valuable lessons, rules and insights — and some breathtaking true stories about how property deals have changed people’s lives.
“Every story in this book is true. I should know — I was involved in all of them in one way or another. Only the details have been changed to save needless embarrassment to the innocent (not to mention lawsuits).”Download a sample chapter here!
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana
The crash of 1987 still reverberates in the psyche of many investors. Those turbulent days influence investment decisions and actions today, but not everybody fully understands their impact.
It wasn’t just the sharemarket that was affected – the crisis in business and lender confidence pulled the booming property market off its tracks. Mortgagee auctions and forced sales, bankruptcies and prosecutions followed as many formerly respected business figures fell from grace – breaking the faith of investors all over the world.
Lost Property is a searingly honest insider’s account of the build-up and the let-down, with its brutal aftermath. Read this book to learn what happened during the boom and the crash, how they came about and why. Olly Newland’s first-hand narrative is full of insights and parallels which today’s investor would be wise to consider. Ignore these lessons at your peril!
From the book jacket:
“Many people remember with a shudder the massive stockmarket crash around the world in 1987. In New Zealand, as in many countries, it came on the back of an unprecedented share and property boom when huge sums of money could be made for the asking.
One of the stars of the New Zealand scene was Olly Newland, founder of Landmark and wheeler-dealer supreme. Banks queued at his door to lend him money, the media for advice and comment, and he was in demand as a speaker to investor groups.
Then, beginning in New York, the market suddenly crashed.
Here, Olly Newland gives an insider’s view of the build-up and the let-down — and lays the blame firmly at the doors of the banks and the government. Readers may never trust either again.
In this special edition, released for the 20th anniversary of the 1987 crash, Olly Newland reflects on how much – and how little – has changed since then. He shares valuable insights into the crash, drawing lessons from his own and others’ experiences in those frenetic days. Lost Property offers practical, timeless advice about building wealth and ongoing income from investment.”
Also available while stocks last: Limited edition of 200 numbered copies personally signed by Olly Newland.
HIGH PROFILE investor, property expert and author Olly Newland’s best-selling book The Rascal’s Guide to Real Estate has been UPDATED AND EXPANDED in this THIRD EDITION.
An instant best seller when first published, The Rascal’s Guide to Real Estate is a streetwise handbook for today’s New Zealand property investors. Veteran investor and advisor Olly Newland delivers a comprehensive, up-to-date, credible, no-holds-barred how-to manual for the serious NZ investor or home buyer.
Olly is one of this country’s foremost property investors with more than 50 years experience in the property market (during booms and busts). The Rascal’s Guide to Real Estate is a valuable resource for TODAY’s investors and home owners, providing sound, tested advice — as well as a rollicking good read!
This comprehensive, well-organised manual covers important information vital to succeed in residential and commercial property investing. Olly shares tips, techniques and tricks of the trade to help his readers succeed as an investors in the sometimes cut-throat world of real estate.
Introduction: To start, first you have to stop
Know the difference between speculating and investing
Multiplicity is a good thing
Always look for Blue Sky deals
Real estate agents: the good, the bad, and the indifferent
Documentation: The paper war
Negotiating the deal
Get a good lawyer (and a psychiatrist!)
Take the time for Due Diligence
Falling in love can be expensive
Don’t get too friendly with your tenants
Pest control: owning flats
Be ever vigilant
Selling on low deposit: rent-to-buy or ‘Wrap’ deals
Commercial & Industrial
Doing up houses for fun and profit
Don’t believe everything you see or hear
Tax and the investor
… and more! AVAILABLE NOW. Order from Empower Education.