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Foreign Buyers in NZ – is that still a thing??

Are foreign buyers behind NZ’s latest housing boom? Short answer, no. I caught up with Geoff Caradus from Pitt & Moore Law, to discuss the foreign buyer ban, whether it’s been doing the job it was intended to do.  Are foreign buyers behind NZ’s latest housing boom? The latest report out of the Real Estate Institute shows New Zealand’s median house price was 20% higher last month than the

Voting for our wallets – 2020

They say that as consumers, we’re voting with our wallets. Voting for politicians on the other hand, it could be said, is voting for our wallets. As a green blooded libertarian, my natural disposition is to keep my wallet as closely guarded as possible at all times. But with voting already started and election fervour in full tilt, I thought I’d embrace the spirit of open mindedness and invite all

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Wealth Tax- The Green Party Explains

Tax series: Greens’ Shaw on the Wealth Tax What is the Greens wealth tax that we’ve heard so much about? How much of it will we actually come into fruition if they come into power this election? How is it going to impact the growing number of New Zealanders relying on investments for their income? In this latest episode of the NZ Everyday Investor Podcast, we’re joined by James Shaw,

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Property – Where are we at?!

If I hear the word 'unprecedented' one more time this year I'm drinking one of the 4-litre containers of hand sanitizer under my sink. As with much of noise we've surrounded ourselves with this year, this year I've really learnt that pessimism is more expensive than optimism. We've seen this play out with our KiwiSaver accounts, and we've certainly seen it in the property market. In this article I'm going

Debt / Property / Gold / Bitcoin

Chances are, at least one of those words will get you excited a little... For me it's all 4 I recently had a discussion on these 4, magical wealth-building ingredients, with fellow podcaster, Reece Reilly, who hosts a podcast and Youtube channel called KiwiTalkz.   Should you repay debt or invest at the same time? Are interest rates going to keep falling? Will property prices keep increasing What is Bitcoin

What is INFLATION and why should you care?

Inflation – on the surface, it would appear at times as though you’re doing really well with investing. If the ‘wealth’ you see is increasing over time, this is great right – but have you factored in inflation? Property has for the most part in NZ, doubled every 10 yrs in price (at least for Auckland) over the past 30-50 years. Some of this increase in price can actually be attributed