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    To borrow $800k @ 7.5% over 30 years P&I will...

    To borrow $800k @ 7.5% over 30 years P&I will cost about $1291 per week. Assuming banks allow a loan up to 40% of household income that will mean a weekly income of about $3230. But if they only...
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    Ron you have shown how prices have doubled since...

    Ron you have shown how prices have doubled since about 1960 each 8-10 years. I'm wondering what is the picture when inflation is removed? If the price of everything has doubled in 10 years and...
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    If you own the place they are probably boarders...

    If you own the place they are probably boarders rather than flat-mates. Flat-mates suggests they are co-renters, but as you own the place, and they are paying to live with you, that would make them...
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    TLL, What in particular do you think is splendid...

    TLL, What in particular do you think is splendid about the kitchen? Is it the formica?
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    The implication is that all their other listings...

    The implication is that all their other listings are "dishonest".
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    Money, money, money, property property property. ...

    Money, money, money, property property property. Does anybody out there think what we have signed up to might not be the be-all and end-all. What about fun? We're so busy buying the next property...
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    Ron, you are an optimist, and you do make some...

    Ron, you are an optimist, and you do make some valid points, but there are some other valid points that might suggest the 8-10 year doubling of property values is not sustainable. Personally I am a...
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    Hi Donna, I hope all works well for these...

    Hi Donna,
    I hope all works well for these people. I have you picked as one of the (hopefully many) honest people of the property game. I say this to put an added burden of responsibility on your...
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    Investments bought that continually cost money in...

    Investments bought that continually cost money in the hope of capital gain are speculative at best, gambling at worst. Things like banker nervousness or increasing interest rates can see all the...
  10. Apologies for getting slightly off-track here,...

    Apologies for getting slightly off-track here, but have you ever wondered about how the guy (it's usually a guy) who builds a house charges $40-50 an hour, and the guy or gal who does the...
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    I like Ron. He's an affable enough sort of guy,...

    I like Ron. He's an affable enough sort of guy, with lots of good stories, and some good renovation advice, but like so many people he thinks he can predict the future - and when people start doing...
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    GST comes to mind.

    GST comes to mind.
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    What anybody does is up to them. Those with the...

    What anybody does is up to them. Those with the stomach for high levels of gearing can do well in a bouyant market, survive in a flat market, and can potentially lose everything in a retracting...
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    Bluekiwi, It was commercial. I have communicated...

    Bluekiwi, It was commercial. I have communicated with Graeme, and he gives his permission for the article to be posted here, so I'll give it a try. Incidently I agree with its contents. Here goes:...
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    The e-mail suggests you have a strong case...

    The e-mail suggests you have a strong case against the r/e agent. I hope you persue it and look forward to hearing the results. If you can establish the true value of the property (independent...
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    There are probably property options for you in...

    There are probably property options for you in this country that will allow you to live an adequate or even happy life from the income generated from NZ$650k. If you could work part-time to...
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    Work out which option is better for your personal...

    Work out which option is better for your personal needs (only you will know) and do that. Also you are using the term "freehold" when you mean "debt-free". It is a common mistake, but the meanings...
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    Is it possible (legal) for someone to post...

    Is it possible (legal) for someone to post Graeme's article on here?
    Julian
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    Agree with Ross - $150k fully funded properties...

    Agree with Ross - $150k fully funded properties returning a profit of $2k pa are about as common as rocking horse shite. Have you factored in R&M, vacancies, rates, insurance, increasing interest...
  20. I would say forget the mentoring. Rather, find...

    I would say forget the mentoring. Rather, find someone else on this site in a similar situation and work as a support team for each other. You will develop your own systems and strategies which may...
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    Anyone know what Graeme Fowler is up to these...

    Anyone know what Graeme Fowler is up to these days? What about Peter Aranyi - Empower Education?
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    Did I say I had no professional advice? Advisors...

    Did I say I had no professional advice? Advisors get it wrong. But there is only one person putting the money up. That person must hold themselves 100% responsible. They pay the price. In my...
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    NovInvestor, That's where people get it so...

    NovInvestor,

    That's where people get it so wrong. It's not about how many properties one owns but rather about buying quality investments that return value over the long haul. People with...
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    Hi Donna, curious who this horse is who has been...

    Hi Donna, curious who this horse is who has been talking to you. I guess if people feel they have got good value for their money then all is well in Camelot. I just hope the same old chestnut...
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    I'm guessing some people pay a second $20k...

    I'm guessing some people pay a second $20k because of pride, blind greed, or utter gullibility. I wonder how many will look back in a few years and be proud of the money they have spent ...unless...
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