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    With all this noise about rents heating up...

    With all this noise about rents heating up anecdotally here in Porirua it seems to have softened a touch... we're seeing some lower priced properties coming up for rent.

    Interestingly every time...
  2. Total Porirua growth over the decade at 62% -...

    Total Porirua growth over the decade at 62% - Cannons creek would be close to double that. The Porirua data takes in such a large area and vastly contrasting markets that the real hotspots are lost...
  3. How very kiwi of you - apologizing up front for...

    How very kiwi of you - apologizing up front for being successful - watch out for the tall poppy cutters.

    We retired before 40 on the back of our property portfolio and we've never been busier. ...
  4. If you're out viewing things yourself then you're...

    If you're out viewing things yourself then you're on the right track maybe it's the level of detail you're observing that is the issue. The comments you post seem to be very macro in nature, maybe...
  5. above is another example of you using macro level...

    above is another example of you using macro level data... you need to get out of your office and hit the street... macro data will only every give you directional inputs.
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    relying on macro data like the link is...

    relying on macro data like the link is worrying... I certainly wouldn't rely on it.

    Buying now - I posted about a property we acquired recently which after a small reno delivered 10% Gross yield....
  7. was just thinking the same thing. You would...

    was just thinking the same thing.

    You would need to assess who your target market is for this type of property before deciding on converting a 3 br into a 4 or 5 br house.
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    Rents will skyrocket this year. There will be...

    Rents will skyrocket this year. There will be great disruption to renters as the far more complicated than just putting in ceiling and under floor insulation requirements become a focus of landlords....
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    $450k doesn't give you many options and you've...

    $450k doesn't give you many options and you've probably found most of the ones you could reasistically buy Wainuiomata being the most likely. You will not get too much close to Lower Hutt.
    ...
  10. We just paid $2k for our lawyer to remove bank...

    We just paid $2k for our lawyer to remove bank from 2 titles. Some might say this is expensive but we got what we paid for.

    This transaction happened the day after email confirmation from the...
  11. The good buys are certainly harder to find than...

    The good buys are certainly harder to find than they used to be but they pop up from time to time. I do think there will be a buying opportunity in the next 12 months as owners who have milked their...
  12. About 7% net

    About 7% net
  13. Where we invest there is still good buying in...

    Where we invest there is still good buying in spite of large price increases over the past few years. The fundamentals still hold so while the numbers are bigger they still hold.

    Example of one...
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    The above was Jan19... 94 properties for sale. ...

    The above was Jan19... 94 properties for sale.

    Today - 24-Dec19... 67 properties for sale with around 30 being house and land packages or bare land.

    WTF ONLY 37 move in ready houses to...
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    A month later and the no. vacancies is back at...

    A month later and the no. vacancies is back at 27. No 3br+ below $420/wk which is small in original condition.

    Below $300 = NONE
    $301 - $400 = 3 (2x2br 1x1br)
    $401 - $500 = 4 (3x3br 1x4br)...
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    Sticky: Huge turmoil in the rental market at Landlords...

    Huge turmoil in the rental market at Landlords scramble to meet the HH requirements.

    Tenants who once enjoyed a long term under market rental may get moved on so the HH upgrades can be completed...
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    If you make enough predictions you're bound to...

    If you make enough predictions you're bound to land one. Not sure I'd be to keen to follow the Jr oracle.
  18. a good lawyer is like buy insurance - when you...

    a good lawyer is like buy insurance - when you need them to get you out of a pickle you're glad you got the right one.

    You can look at it as a waste of money but personally I think it's the wrong...
  19. You're right on the productivity piece. Builders...

    You're right on the productivity piece. Builders (tradies in general) here in NZ are inching up their prices due to the amount of work around. In Aus they add $10/hr to the bill in NZ they charge...
  20. labour in NZ is far cheaper than Aus.

    labour in NZ is far cheaper than Aus.
  21. How are you getting on Jonathan?

    How are you getting on Jonathan?
  22. Titahi Bay - this is the gem of Porirua. While I...

    Titahi Bay - this is the gem of Porirua. While I agree the market has moved here it has moved everywhere and I still believe it is good value.

    Based on this and many other posts overall i feel...
  23. when 98% of submissions are against a proposal...

    when 98% of submissions are against a proposal and they go ahead anyways...
    ...
  24. and despite all their regulation whilst others...

    and despite all their regulation whilst others are packing up their bat and ball and going home (i.e. selling) my profitability has gone through the roof... our asset values have skyrocketed and...
  25. If the govt went as far as nationalizing assets...

    If the govt went as far as nationalizing assets we'd have far bigger problems to deal with... and with this current bunch all you need to do is set up a tent on the front lawn and the govt will find...
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