Hawke's Bay Property Investors' Association

027 777 0178


News & Updates

Recent updates


May '09 Issue

When times are tough, what you need is to be inspired and encouraged.

We do exactly that in the May issue, with an exclusive interview with the very inspirational Robert Kiyosaki. He is the reason many people started investing in the first place.

He talks to us about his new book, Conspiracy of the Rich, and his new rules of money to help investors manage their investments in a recession and what they need to do to be prepared for whatever happens next.

This is one not to miss!

We also profile a Nelson couple who have built up an $8 million portfolio over the five years they’ve been in the property game, by investing through syndicates. Teamwork and reducing financial risk has huge rewards.

Our renovation feature looks specifically at how to renovate to sell and how it differs from renovating to rent out or live in yourself. It’s all about looks.

How do short-term rentals stack up against the more traditional long-term tenancies? We find out in our strategy feature this month.

In our A day in the life feature, we spend the day with a property mentor to find out what exactly it is they do and how they can help your investing.  

And guru Michael Yardney explains why, if you have strong strategies, timing means nothing when it comes to buying investment property. We also have his latest book, Thriving not just Surviving in changing Times.

Also in the May 2009 issue:

  • Opinion: Find out what The Landlord has to say.
  • News: Associated persons on hold; Tax systems favour property; Quiet confidence in the Auckland market; Claims against landlords over abandoned goods
  • Diary: What's on for property investors this month? Find out where the hottest events are happening around the country.
  • Housing commentary: Signs of improvement are showing, but the state of the market is still as clear as mud
  • Ask an expert: We have two new experts this month, answering your tax structuring and mortgage questions
  • Commercial: New register for property traders; New book on building law to help investors
  • Columns:
    • Accounting: In part two of his GST update, Mark Withers tackles apartment tax issues
    • Mortgages: When is a good time to fix rates long-term?
    • Economics: Is the market bouncing back or merely lifting slightly off the bottom?
    • Property management: It's always a good idea to return to the basics and check your strategy
    • Tax: An update on some recent developments in the world of tax, such as associated persons rules
  • NZPIF: News and events from around the regions, plus profiles on three more speakers at the 2009 Property Conference
  • Regional review: Hastings is a horticultural paradise, but how healthy are the numbers and opportunities for investors?
  • Mortgage commentary: Rates have been on a rollercoaster ride recently and look set to drop again in the near future
  • Toolbox: We check out Propbd.co.nz for its usefulness as an online tool for investors
  • Property book: Learn how to make the most of this market by reading Michael Yardney's latest book, Thriving not just Surviving in Changing Times
  • And much more!