A streetwise manual for real estate investors.
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Master Property Investor Olly Newland’s best-selling book is a no-holds-barred handbook for the serious investor in the real world.
How to make big profits from property …and avoid the traps!
Olly is one of this country’s foremost property investors with more than 40 years experience as a full-time investor (during booms and busts). The Rascal’s Guide to Real Estate is a marvellous resource for investors – as well as a rollicking good read!
Olly shares some of the lessons he’s learned from practical experience and gives you streetwise advice you just won’t find anywhere else.
In this comprehensive, well-organised manual, you’ll learn about some of the shenanigans that go on in residential and commercial property investing — and you’ll learn tips, techniques and tricks of the trade (and traps for the unwary!) to help you succeed as an investor in this sometimes cut-throat world.
Read reviews of this book: “Invaluable, honest, and a bloody good read” — Sunday Star Times full review… “A must read …pulls few punches as he writes about tricks of the trade” — Times Newspapers full review… - “To be on the winning and not the losing side of the property deal, you need to read this book” – Good Returns full review… “Get streetwise before you think about investing in property and enjoy a jolly good read at the same time.” — Asset Magazine full review… + “Learn the white shoe shuffle from one who knows.” — National Business Review full review… No longer available. To order the new edition click on the link below: [UPDATED SECOND THIRD EDITION AVAILABLE HERE]
This updated and revised edition of the bestselling The Complete Guide to Residential Property Investment in New Zealand is a crucial read for all property investors whether you are considering property investment for the first time, a new investor or have been investing for a while. Property investment is a business and needs to be treated as such.
Create Wealth will help you learn the skills to become a more successful investor – after all, it’s about making money! This excellent practical guide helps you understand:
- how to create the right property investment mindset
- why property is a good investment
- the different property strategies
- how to make a sound investment to ride out both falling and rising markets
- how to have the right structures to legitimately maximise tax deductions
- how to calculate how much to borrow
- how to avoid legal problems & understand the legal process
- how to minimise your risk levels to ensure you have a ‘safe investment’
- how to maximise the profits you can make.
This book is a concise guide to essential information about tax — information you need to succeed in property — and how to make sure you’re paying no more than you have to, while claiming your legal deductions.
Accessible, written in plain English with lots of practical examples, this updated third edition of Property Tax covers the key issues of taxation affecting real estate investors in New Zealand.
Based on his ten years experience as an accountant and property investor, Mark Withers explains — in simple language — areas that can seem complex.
He covers legal structures, GST, depreciation, rental yields, and what can and can’t be claimed. He shares his strategies for success as an investor and provides valuable hints for avoiding trouble with the IRD.
Read this book and expand your knowledge of:
- What you can claim
- Structures for ownership, including LAQC’s
- GST issues
- When you should sell
- Implications of sale
- Successful investment strategies
- Boarders & Flatmates
- Holiday homes as investments
- Buying property in Australia
- Trading versus investing
- Taxable land transactions
- And much more…
An easy-to-read book on a vital topic for every NZ investor.
Written by Mark Withers, a chartered accountant and director of Withers Tsang & Co Ltd, a firm specialising in tax advice for property investors.
Mark is a popular speaker at Property Investors conferences and writes a monthly column in NZ Property Magazine. He is a successful commercial and residential property investor himself, a founding member of the Auckland Property Investors Association.
What do profitable and successful property investors have in common?
Find out in this Audio CD programme.
What traits or habits distinguish successful property investors from the average?
What do effective investors do differently that puts them a notch or two above the rest? It’s not age or background, not race or religion, nor is it necessarily what they invest in or where.
Over more than 10 years, Chartered Accountant Mark Withers has ’done the books’ and advised on tax and investment strategy for thousands of property investors. He’s been ’up close and personal’ with his clients, their finances, and their property portfolios — varying from small to very large. In that time he’s been in the privileged position of observing the common elements of successful (and unsuccessful) investors.
From this advantaged viewpoint, Mark has been able to ’join-the-dots’ and identify the common elements of successful investing. Observing his clients, (and learning from his own investing experience) he’s gathered some surprising lessons about what works in property. He’s also seen what doesn’t work — sometimes spectacularly!
Mark has collected these thoughts together to create a ’roster’ of the 7 key elements of success in property. This high quality studio recording (one Audio CD approx. 50 minutes) will give you a chance to hear some of his conclusions perhaps adopt some of these strategies for yourself.
Mark Withers is an Auckland chartered accountant specialising in tax advice for property investors. He’s a popular speaker at Property Investors conferences and a successful commercial and residential property investor himself.
* Mark’s book Property Tax — A New Zealand Investor’s Guide is a surprisingly easy to read guide which offers a ’plain English’ look at the key issues of taxation affecting Property Investors.
There are so many options for investments in property that people often get confused in which direction they should go. The key is to examine your own circumstance, identify appropriae strategies and work out a plan that is right for you.
This practical guide gives you all the information you need to develop a business plan for success in property investment.
In Planning for Property Success, Andrew King details his six strategies for investing in property and shows you how to use them for personal investment success. He explains:
- How to identify what type of investor you are
- The essential steps in sound planning for the New Zealand Property market.
- The importance of setting achievable goals and how to do it.
- How his six strategies work and their advantages and disadvantages.
- How to identify the strategy that will work best for you
- Ways to take advantage of rising markets and how to succeed when the market turns.
Planning for Property Success provides useful case studies illustrating how ordinary property investors have succeeded in using the strategies. And it shows you how to put all this information together to establish your own investment plan – and run your property business efficiently, professionally and, most importantly, profitably.
“Know the facts — avoid the traps!”
An easy-to-read book on a vital topic for every NZ investor.
An easy-to-follow guide to real estate law, written by an investor, for investors – Property Law demystifies key legal issues in property transactions – and shows you how to avoid the traps.
You’ll learn about:
- Contracts and agreements … and disputes
- Your legal rights, obligations and protections when buying, selling, leasing, building, developing or subdividing real estate
- What to watch out for on a title
- Buying off the plans
- Residential landlord/tenant issues
- District Plans and the Resource Management Act
- Working with builders and construction contracts
- Commercial real estate – due diligence checks, understanding commercial leases and tenancies
Like its widely-read companion volume, Property Tax, this book uses practical examples and real cases to show how the law works – and how it affects you.
With useful checklists and plain English definitions of legal terms, this book is essential for anyone investing in property. Read this book to learn about: Traps when you’re signing up to buy a property How to negotiate conditions in contracts Buying off the plans Buying property with others Disputes with neighbours Misrepresentations by vendors or real estate agents — and your remedies Different types of title (and dealing with covenants, caveats, easements and ’defects’ in the title) Building permits and consents The Resource Management Act, zoning and District Plans What to watch for when buying or leasing commercial property Subdividing and developing Construction contracts — vital clauses and tips for your protection Ownership structures for investing, developing and trading …and more! Author info: Tony Steindle is an Auckland lawyer who specialises in property investment and development. Tony is a popular speaker at property investors conferences and regularly writes on legal issues for a range of publications. A successful property investor himself, and honorary solicitor for the Auckland Property Investors Association, Tony is a senior partner of Steindle Williams Legal.
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.
Protect and build your wealth — experienced investors share strategies
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How to Survive and Prosper in a Falling Property Market … and other vital secrets to building wealth through real estate
Learn how to invest for PROFIT and SAFETY in a changing property market.
Get the inside story on what happens as the property cycle turns.
These veteran investors and expert authors share essential facts, advice and wealth-building strategies for today’s property investor.
Read this clear and accessible handbook to learn how to both safeguard and increase your real estate assets as the market changes.
In How to Survive and Prosper in a Falling Property Market you’ll learn…
- different strategies for success during the phases of the property market
- warning signs and indicators to watch
- how to keep track of the key fundamentals as they change
- where the pressure builds in a cooling property market
- how to position yourself to benefit from emerging opportunities
- how to avoid the mistakes even intelligent investors make
- dealing with finances under pressure
- bargain-hunting strategies — and how to recognise a ’bargain’ that isn’t!
- … plus much more.
This UK-published book is an updated, revised edition of How to Make a Million from Property (2008) by the same author. Three new chapters have been added addressing the credit crunch and offering advice and strategies to deal with tougher financial times.
(See also the New Zealand book: How to Survive and Prosper in a Falling Property Market.)
From the publishers:
“This is possibly the best time in over 30 years to get back into property and now, more than ever, you need to know what you’re doing!”
Businessman and television presenter Gary McCausland presents an insider’s guide to surviving the credit crunch, and making money from property even in this seemingly impossible market…
Wouldn’t it be great if you could go into property developing knowing the pitfalls in advance and avoid the common errors made by most first time property developers. Gary’s television work continually proves to him how little the wider public actually know about his trade – despite its high profile – and he is fed up of seeing solicitors, agents and builders pull the wool over people’s eyes. This passionate and opinionated guide will help first timers avoid costly mistakes by arming them with insider advice and knowledge. Turning the property sections in the bookshops upside down, How to Make Money From Property is upfront, candid, jargon-free and utterly devoid of bull – packed with the concrete facts from which readers can learn exactly how the best deals are brokered and broken. Gary McCausland – Biography Property Maverick Gary McCausland has over 20 years of experience in the business and has developed over £50 million worth of property in the last five years. Gary is the presenter of UK Channel 5 programmes ‘How to Be a Property Developer’ and ‘Property Developing Abroad’. Gary’s philosophy is that if he passes on all his tips his readers will keep him on his toes and make him even better at what he does.
Contents: Foreword 1 The credit crunch explained 2 Ten ways to beat the credit crunch 3 Making it happen 4 Life-changing deals 5 Finding the diamond in the rough 6 Do the figures stack-up? 7 God is in the detail 8 More homework 9 Negotiate and close the deal 10 Get your hands on the money 11 First impressions 12 Project-manage your site 13 Build your wealth team 14 What are you going to do? – hold or sell? 15 Marketing and selling property 16 Your twelve-week property plan 17 Avoid the classic mistakes 18 Just do it! Index Useful information190 pages
Whether buying or selling, you will gain much better results if you learn how to establish a ‘Position of POWER’. This is a live recording of a teaching session with top real estate agent Paul Vujnovich at Empower Education’s recent Negotiating Real Estate Deals workshop.
Paul is a successful businessman, an award-winning real estate agent (he’s been Harvey’s #1 agent nationally twice — in a boom and a slump) and the principal of a thriving real estate office. Success like that is built on experience, a firm foundation of interpersonal skills and an understanding of how to bring parties to agreement through negotiation. Paul has dealt with thousands of sellers and buyers, and negotiated many hundreds of deals.
In this 45 minute edited audio programme (recorded in September 2009) Paul distils his approach to deal-making and shares valuable insights — from which YOU can learn how to achieve red much better results in your own negotiations. Buying or selling. Homes or investments. (9pp COURSE NOTES booklet included.)
Financial literacy — knowing the basics & more Understanding your motivation as a buyer or seller The place of emotion in a deal (and why you can’t ignore it) Letting go of the ‘contest’ — win/lose or getting what you want? Getting into the dance of give and take Establishing your ‘Position of POWER’ as a vendor — 5 keys Three reasons you should never, ever sell privately Once an offer is received — dos and don’ts Conditions – what to accept and reject Dealing with agents when decision-making & time frames Selling rentals — how to handle it to get the best results How to establish your ‘Position of POWER’ as a purchaser ‘First and final’ offers Conditions – what to ask for (less than you think) Dealing with the to and fro Buying investments — different criteria Keeping things in perspective — do the maths and move on On-going negotiation from a ‘Position of POWER’ … and more! How to Negotiate from a ‘Position of POWER’ Audio CD & 9pp COURSE NOTES booklet Impartial, up-to-date information based on experience Order your copy now!