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    Thanks - JBM... so to distill it the economic...

    Thanks - JBM... so to distill it the economic reasons I feared higher interest rates in the GFC still apply its is simply the scale of the bail out being far larger which makes the chances of higher...
  2. You're kidding right... what has this world come...

    You're kidding right... what has this world come to?

    Next they'll tell me the guys that come into my garage and polish my cars are non essential.


    Stay at home, save lives
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    Hi JBM - I predicted wrongly that interest rates...

    Hi JBM - I predicted wrongly that interest rates would sky rocked after the last financial crisis in 2008 - in a number of places they tried to increase rates only to have them quickly come back...
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    Heartland Bank has just dropped their rate to...

    Heartland Bank has just dropped their rate to BELOW 3%... 2.89% for 1 yr


    https://www.goodreturns.co.nz/mortgage-rates.html
  5. COVID 19 - Passing on mortgage holiday discounts to tenants

    Hi All - I found this article that articulates the savings a mortgage holder gets from a mortgage holiday. This could be a useful resource for you to share with tenants to see that real savings the...
  6. I will offer the same level of discount I get...

    I will offer the same level of discount I get from countdown or New World through this period...

    Oh that's right, they've announced a removal of their regular discounts under the guise of not...
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    I didn't confirm on a contract I had to buy a...

    I didn't confirm on a contract I had to buy a house last week - the downside risk outweighs the upside in my POV.

    Beyond that locking myself into another financial commitment...
  8. no one here knows anymore than you. we can tell...

    no one here knows anymore than you. we can tell you what you want to hear but we can't tell you what the rules are.

    My POV is that moving house is not essential and I personally would not want...
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    Yeah - I've stocked up on tin foil so I can put a...

    Yeah - I've stocked up on tin foil so I can put a few more layers on my hat!
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    Hi Learning et al... I was just thinking about...

    Hi Learning et al... I was just thinking about it yesterday.

    The last few months had seen the no. of rentals rise back to the levels of Nov19 (early 40's) ... in the past 2 weeks we've seen only...
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    It's funny how the biggest crisis of our time is...

    It's funny how the biggest crisis of our time is not constantly being referred to as a crisis.

    Maybe, over the past few years, crisis is what you call something that matters to you but isn't...
  12. I will tell all my tenants that they should head...

    I will tell all my tenants that they should head down to countdown and request a discount beyond normal specials as they need food and they have lost their job.

    I will match any discount offered
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    I'm confused ... depreciation was removed because...

    I'm confused ... depreciation was removed because the brains trust on the red team in Wellington said it wasn't real, arguing that buildings actually don't deteriorate and need replacement they...
  14. Is now a good time to buy? The answer is ... it...

    Is now a good time to buy? The answer is ... it depends.

    What is your risk tolerance?
    What is your cash flow situation?
    What is your exposure to losing your job?
  15. Tony pulled the pin on his weekly updates a few...

    Tony pulled the pin on his weekly updates a few yrs back . He now only does occasional updates.

    But from what I read from him yesterday in the paper I think he's gone mad.
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    Sticky: You're right - i've already done that last week...

    You're right - i've already done that last week in order to keep cash reserves up which is why I'm now focused on what is the plan to keep the revenue side of the ledger ticking over with my question...
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    Sticky: \ Not panicking - but planning. We spend a...

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    Not panicking - but planning. We spend a lot of time planning and are pretty well protected. All I'm doing now is planning for worst case so in the event things go really bad I don't need to...
  18. can you post the links you're referring to? ...

    can you post the links you're referring to?

    or are you just trolling?
  19. Sounds like a simple solution until you look at...

    Sounds like a simple solution until you look at the new restrictions on rentals in NZ.

    No insulation in an airBNB would mean it can't be rented.

    No code of compliance on that kitchenette...
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    Sticky: Keys - what is your plan of attack when people...

    Keys - what is your plan of attack when people stop paying rent?

    If people get made redundant and or have to isolate or care for sick people they'll get $580/wk(min) from the govt - there is a...
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    Me too - closing out our RC's and fixing the 1 yr...

    Me too - closing out our RC's and fixing the 1 yr rate. In the GFC banks called in a lot of RC's as they're easy to close. Locking in and keeping the cash under my mattress.

    Noted they only cut...
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    You're right... I hadn't stopped to think as...

    You're right... I hadn't stopped to think as we've been flat out but this just keeps getting better.
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    So I went to our local auction room today... I...

    So I went to our local auction room today... I haven't been for a while

    I went as I'd been given a call by a local agent about a property that I might be interested in a week out from the...
  24. more progress on the corporate landlord... ...

    more progress on the corporate landlord...

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/119963780/kiwi-property-gets-standing-consent-to-buy-residential-land-to-build-dwellings-for-rent-in-auckland
  25. surely you have one

    surely you have one
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