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Property Tax — NZ Investor’s Guide (updated third edition)

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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
  • Depreciation
  • 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.

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Property Law A New Zealand Investor’s Guide

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“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.

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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.

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Lost Property – The Crash of 1987 … and the aftershock

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!

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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.

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How to Survive and Prosper in a Falling Property Market

Protect and build your wealth — experienced investors share strategies
AN INVESTOR’S GUIDE
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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.

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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.
Contributors:
Andrew King
Andrew King is the author of two best-selling books, Create Wealth: Residential Property Investment in NZ and Planning for Property Success. As a long-time officeholder in various property investor associations, Andrew is a high-profile and respected media spokesman on residential property.
Mike McCombie
Mike McCombie has 25 years of hands-on experience as a residential and commercial property investor. Mike has been involved in virtually every facet of commercial property investment and development. He has taught principles of successful investment at training courses on both sides of the Tasman and recorded a popular DVD video programme Proven Formulas for Investing in Commercial Real Estate
Mark Withers
Mark Withers is a specialist property accountant, advisor, residential and commercial investor and the author of Property Tax – A New Zealand Investor’s Guide. Mark’s practical and plain-talking advice is based on years of experience dealing with thousands of transactions for his clients and his own investment property portfolio.
Tony Steindle
Tony Steindle is a lawyer whose practice covers all aspects of real estate law. His clients include investors of all sorts, as well as developers and commercial landlords. Tony is the author of Property Law – A New Zealand Investor’s Guide and a sought-after advisor and speaker on legal issues affecting property investors.

Compiled and edited by Peter Aranyi Peter Aranyi is the author of Commercial Real Estate Investor’s Guide and editor of several best-selling books on property investment. His training company Empower Education is a trusted source of practical and impartial information — and part of the success of thousands of property investors throughout Australasia.

You will benefit from the vital insights these investors bring from their wide experience.
Impartial and independent.

Price: $39.95

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The Rascal’s Guide to Real Estate (updated expanded 3rd edition)

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.


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Contents

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
Advertising
Negotiating the deal
Get a good lawyer (and a psychiatrist!)
Take the time for Due Diligence
Raising finance
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
Property syndicates
Tax and the investor
… and more! AVAILABLE NOW. Order from Empower Education.

Price: $39.95

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