2 days ago

Gary Lin

The Life Cycle of a Property Investor.

What the challenges that property investors face throughout different cycle of their journey.
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Nice Gary Lin agree informative

Just go wif the flow bro.

Gavin Downes

Ange Hirst some good info here for you 🏘🏘

4 days ago

Gary Lin

If you have to refix your interest rates before 7 August...

Big banks offer 3.79% for 1 year 60-80% LVR, 3.75% for under 50% LVR
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1 week ago

Gary Lin

What does it take to do property full-time, and what is it like? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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“Fulfilment is the holy grail” great insights Gary

Hi when starting, how do you stay motivated?

1 week ago

Gary Lin

Australian property lending rates.

NZ is probably about 12 months behind (looking into my crystal ball).PREDICTION

Home owners are saving right now $3,000 to $5,000 in some cases by refinancing their loan.

We will see some lenders offering 2.99% rates before the end of the year.
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Australian property lending rates.

NZ is probably about 12 months behind (looking into my crystal ball).

 

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Over here in Aus right now. My bro and his whanau have their entire mortgage on flex with a rate of 3.79% Unreal! They're looking to restructure in the near future for more accommodating rates

So interest rates r set to drop to around 2.99 percent? I hope so

NZ will be 2.99% in 9-12 months, Aussie probably 2.50%

So fix for 12 by that metric. How much cheaper can cash get???

Have you reforcasted any changes to the LVR?

Tonya Barrier

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2 weeks ago

Gary Lin

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2 weeks ago

Gary Lin

Property market update for June and first half of year of 2019.

Also my insight of what will happen in the next property cycle and beyond.
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The main banks will definitely offer 3.79% and you may even be able to squeeze 3.75% out of them

You are right on the money with this video - stress test rates will be reduced, OCR reduced and maybe LVR removed - fuel to the fire for sure! Places like Palmerston North going crazy - what will it be like with interest rates of say 3.25% no LVR and adjusted stress test - could be a 20% plus house price surge!

Yeah - those savers will pull their money and buy a property - after tax deposits are already piss poor

How do you approach China Construction Bank, through Mortgage Brokers or directly? Tia

what happens when everyone pulls their money out the bank??

What about first home Byers like me who are still unable to grab a nice house as they are over priced

What do you think if they lower the testing rate, and people get into 1mil debt, and they raise interest rates 1% over a year or 2?

We are well into hyper inflation now

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2 weeks ago

Gary Lin

Don't be limited by your past, and choose your surroundings to thrive. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Awesome

You are a direct reflection of your closest 5 people. Average out their income and that will be how much you earn.

The only thing you truly control is yourself so your right... if you want to buy property get on with it and forget about outside negative influencers. But get a coach / mentor 🙏

Ona oe

3 weeks ago

Gary Lin

What would be your #1 reason that motivates you to invest in property? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Freedom, lifestyle, choice, independence

Back 20 years the numbers worked in Auckland. We purchased for $315k and rented the property out for $500pw. In your opinion where would you buy an investment property where the numbers work as in not having to feed a mortgage.

retirement income

Capital gains

Investing because you can't get rich trading your time for money. Property because it's tangible, and will always be in demand!

Leverage and equity

Solid investment that gives future financial security.

The property

Get out of the rat race

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3 weeks ago

Gary Lin

Why I stay away from off the plans. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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The lady that can’t settle - option three: nominate another purchaser who can settle - forfeit half of deposit instead of whole - someone might bail her out and only half loss and no future risk from developer also. Not a great option but better than walking away.

3 weeks ago

Gary Lin

Can anyone see the issue with Sydney apartment market below?

Source: Thomas Gao, my Sydney mortgage broker
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Can anyone see the issue with Sydney apartment market below?

Source: Thomas Gao, my Sydney mortgage broker

 

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Not to mention that $530 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with 2 carparks is pretty cheap already. Especially when it looks quite upmarket. No idea on the quality of the area, but it seems like a pretty sweet deal. I considered buying in Aus at one point, but am glad that I didn't. But yeah, so I guess they don't need any legislation around letting fees over there at the moment lol.

Four weeks and cheap rent look a pretty sweet deal . I'm in

I believe rent free comes into effect when person has to end the tenancy and they have to give 4 weeks notice period. Then durinf that time then they dont have to pay rent which will be offset by bond money. I believe no bond will be refunded back . Its marketing

Four weeks rent free ... hard to rent out if u have to offer that

Could be part of that dodgy building thing hitting Sydney ...

I’ll take the 4 weeks and then move to the next 🙂

Gary, do you own property In Australia?

www.rent.com.au/property/0267-23-25-north-rocks-rd-north-rocks-nsw-2151-2908926 Same building but 480 per week. So 530 but give 4 weeks free. Good strategy to show the rental income on papers.

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1 month ago

Gary Lin

Great time catching up with my Property Investing Gym members!
#aucklandrealestate
#nzproperty #nzpropertyinvestor
#propertyinvestmentnz #nzrealestate
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Great time catching up with my Property Investing Gym members!
#aucklandrealestate 
#nzproperty #nzpropertyinvestor 
#propertyinvestmentnz #nzrealestate

1 month ago

Gary Lin

Two things that are needed to help property prices rise 20% over the next 4 years.

Source: www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/113453987/house-prices-nationwide-are-tipped-to-soar-by-20-per-...
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Good to hear your thoughts. Love the family in the background mate! But this is still the best interruption video of all time: youtu.be/Mh4f9AYRCZY

1 month ago

Gary Lin

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1 month ago

Gary Lin

She's an accumulator just like her mum and dad!
#aucklandrealestate
#nzproperty
#propertyinvestmentnz
#nzrealestate
#ausproperty
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Shes an accumulator just like her mum and dad!
#aucklandrealestate 
#nzproperty 
#propertyinvestmentnz 
#nzrealestate 
#ausproperty 
#australianproperty

 

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Omg my daughters are like this too. They even charged us entry rates to visit their stone & shell museum.

1 month ago

Gary Lin

Why I chose to work 70 hours a week. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Happiness for me is a combination of things - too much free time is definitely a bad thing I find! However the opposite is also a bad thing, if you don't enjoy it. Spending time with my wife does however rank pretty high on the list and it brings me a lot of happiness! Side-note: We would like to get into the renovation side of things, to give us more purpose and have fun

Same here. We hv two jobs too.

Very good points

thank you Gary! I totally get you

“Freedom is not happiness, fulfilment is” 💯

Only 70 hrs ?

Only 70?

If you are struggling to create freedom through property, let's have a chat: Pages.garylin.co/free-case-study

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1 month ago

Gary Lin

How was your Queens Birthday weekend?

Are you looking forward to Tuesday?

Are you stuck in a vicious cycle or virtuous cycle?
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So good caint wait to catch up soon

🤩 great video bro. As always.

Yes definitely looking forward for Tuesday !!

Thanks CJ McNaughton!

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2 months ago

Gary Lin

Tenant selection and tenant management is up most important when investing long term in property.

Here's some tips from a friend Mel:

Finding and vetting quality tenants is absolutely imperative.

In a life time, as long as money is not an issue you will encounter hundreds, maybe thousands of houses worth buying.

However, you may only encounter less than a dozen excellent tenants in a lifetime.

You need tenants that treat you investment with respect. In return you must do your best to ensure they are well looked after.

One family suffered 3 unfortunate floods. The first two were totally not their fault.

Even still they are respectable and responsible. I manage all properties myself and make a strong point to ensure that the insurance company and its contractors do right by my tenants.

Went to visit them tonight and they gave me sushi

Remember, a decent investment is not too difficult to find. An amazing tenant is much more harder to come by.


Thanks Mel, and next time we have coffee I want some of your sushi too!
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Tenant selection and tenant management is up most important when investing long term in property.

Heres some tips from a friend Mel:
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Finding and vetting quality tenants is absolutely imperative. 

In a life time, as long as money is not an issue you will encounter hundreds, maybe thousands of houses worth buying. 

However, you may only encounter less than a dozen excellent tenants in a lifetime. 

You need tenants that treat you investment with respect. In return you must do your best to ensure they are well looked after. 

One family suffered 3 unfortunate floods. The first two were totally not their fault. 

Even still they are respectable and responsible. I manage all properties myself and make a strong point to ensure that the insurance company and its contractors do right by my tenants. 

Went to visit them tonight and they gave me sushi

Remember, a decent investment is not too difficult to find. An amazing tenant is much more harder to come by.
”

Thanks Mel, and next time we have coffee I want some of your sushi too!

 

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I am often out in the streets around Auckland and it’s a real shame when it’s so easy to identify rented properties when the homes are in such disrepair. I too have been a landlord and respect is key: would your family live in your investment property? Do you really expect tenants to give respect if it’s not earned? Look after your investment...property and people and the returns will be awesome. Just my humble opinion.

Less than a dozen excellent ones? Haha. New privacy laws should be interesting! Good luck for the business mate. Good to see your content is on form.

2 months ago

Gary Lin

Breaking News
No change to LVR requirements...
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2 months ago

Gary Lin

Market update, what's really happening in the NZ property market. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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it's always a great time to buy

Good work bro 🙏

Thanks for sharing Gary

Martyn Rutledge

Lesley Anthony

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2 months ago

Gary Lin

Great catching up with my Property Investing Gym students at the GRA Property Leaders event! ... See MoreSee Less

Great catching up with my Property Investing Gym students at the GRA Property Leaders event!

2 months ago

Gary Lin

Here's a story about Rob.

Rob is a lawyer in his early 30s, working for a Big 4 lawyers firm, in downtown Auckland.

Rob has no kids, yet, and his partner works as a school teacher in Pukekohe.

Rob is going places, he said.

But from his tune of voice, I can sense he wasn't totally honest to himself.

He works hard, and his firm makes sure of that.

He's used to the pressure, the stress, the long hours, Rob said.

What bugs Rob is the commute to work every day from Pukekohe.

The train takes Rob to get to work 1 and 1/2 hours EACH WAY...

That's 3 hours PER day!

Did Rob include the walking and waiting time? Maybe yes...maybe not...

So that's 3 x 5 = 15 hours per week, on the train.

15 x 48 = 720 hours per year, on the train.

7,200 hours every decade, on the train.

If Rob works till he's 65 in the same place, a place that's "going places"...

Rob will spend more than 21,600+ hours on the train, for the next 30+ years.

Now I don't want to use the word 'waste' on those 21,600+ hours that Rob is likely to spend on the train.

Unless Rob does something about it.

What does Rob do on the train you might ask?

Perhaps doing his work, working smarter?

Perhaps read a book, non-friction to escape reality?

Read a personal development book?

Read a book about real estate?

If you were in Rob's shoes, what will you be doing? on the train...

Now Rob's got another dilemma on the not so distant horizon.

Rob's partner is turning the big 3 next year.

Their friends are in similar age as Rob. They are now starting to talk about kids...

All this time Rob has been thinking about investing in property.

In fact property investing has been on Rob's mind for 3 years...

Rob and his partner have enough equity to start 3 years ago...

3 years that's 2,160 hours on the train...

How many of those 2,160 hours do you think Rob has been thinking about investing?

How many hours outside of those 2,160 hours has Rob been procrastinating?

Auckland house prices double every 7 to 8 years. Invercargill house prices double every 20 years. Other parts of NZ double between that.

How many years of opportunity do you think Rob will procrastinate, and 'miss the boat'?

When the kids come to your life, will it be easier or harder for Rob to start investing in property?

If you are having a coffee with Rob today, what will you be telling Rob?

Will you tell him to stop procrastinate?

Will you tell Rob to start now.

Start today.

Take action now.

Does Rob remind you of someone you see in the mirror in the morning and night every day?

If that's a big yes, then click the link below, watch a short video on how I can help you, and book a strategy session.
Pages.garylin.co/free-case-study
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Heres a story about Rob.

Rob is a lawyer in his early 30s, working for a Big 4 lawyers firm, in downtown Auckland.

Rob has no kids, yet, and his partner works as a school teacher in Pukekohe.

Rob is going places, he said.

But from his tune of voice, I can sense he wasnt totally honest to himself.

He works hard, and his firm makes sure of that.

Hes used to the pressure, the stress, the long hours, Rob said.

What bugs Rob is the commute to work every day from Pukekohe.

The train takes Rob to get to work 1 and 1/2 hours EACH WAY... 

Thats 3 hours PER day! 

Did Rob include the walking and waiting time? Maybe yes...maybe not...

So thats 3 x 5 = 15 hours per week, on the train.

15 x 48 = 720 hours per year, on the train.

7,200 hours every decade, on the train.

If Rob works till hes 65 in the same place, a place thats going places...

Rob will spend more than 21,600+ hours on the train, for the next 30+ years.

Now I dont want to use the word waste on those 21,600+ hours that Rob is likely to spend on the train.

Unless Rob does something about it.

What does Rob do on the train you might ask?

Perhaps doing his work, working smarter?

Perhaps read a book, non-friction to escape reality?

Read a personal development book?

Read a book about real estate?

If you were in Robs shoes, what will you be doing? on the train...

Now Robs got another dilemma on the not so distant horizon.

Robs partner is turning the big 3 next year.

Their friends are in similar age as Rob. They are now starting to talk about kids...

All this time Rob has been thinking about investing in property.

In fact property investing has been on Robs mind for 3 years...

Rob and his partner have enough equity to start 3  years ago...

3 years thats 2,160 hours on the train...

How many of those 2,160 hours do you think Rob has been thinking about investing?

How many hours outside of those 2,160 hours has Rob been procrastinating?

Auckland house prices double every 7 to 8 years. Invercargill house prices double every 20 years. Other parts of NZ double between that.

How many years of opportunity do you think Rob will procrastinate, and miss the boat?

When the kids come to your life, will it be easier or harder for Rob to start investing in property?

If you are having a coffee with Rob today, what will you be telling Rob?

Will you tell him to stop procrastinate?

Will you tell Rob to start now.

Start today.

Take action now.

Does Rob remind you of someone you see in the mirror in the morning and night every day?

If thats a big yes, then click the link below, watch a short video on how I can help you, and book a strategy session.
Pages.garylin.co/free-case-study

 

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Use the time on the train to explore other options. Maybe starting his own business so he doesn't have to commute...negotiate working from home, forming abranch office. As well as how to invest his money so he has more choice for himself and his family

Change jobs to a local firm, there are plenty of great legal businesses in Manukau. Sometimes work and commuting can leave a person so drained there's no mental energy left for investment.

Interest rate won't stay for long that low. The financial system future Is not clear instead of Rob I will start a business and find a passion in life instead like you are saying waste the time on traffic and live 2 hours drive from work

Start using some of the equity in the home to start his own firm in pukekohe, if he really works that hard he can work for himself in years time, using the hours traveled, in the mean time, reading up on how to start a law firm and a business on his own via free resources and counseling available online.

You're a sexy man ❤️

Start law business where he lives and start investing later if he really likes investing or do something that he enjoys!

Someone's about to get TOLD

Thats painful, so much hours in commute

I would not live in pukekohe. Rent some where closer!

If Rob would like to work closer to home, ask him to drop me a message.

I would rent out the pukekohe place and buy closer to work to improve your lifestyle. Then as Jimmy Ho says you’ll have more mental energy to take on property investment fully.

Ha Ha Gary - I agree with the principle, but by procrastinating 2-3yrs Rob escaped the top of the market and saved losing 10-15% equity loss?!! But totally agree with not having long commutes, he’d be better renting in town and walking to work for free and keep house as a rental. Also Puke isn’t Alk, it’s like investing in Warkworth or the Tron.

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2 months ago

Gary Lin

Max is preapproved and ready to buy AGAIN! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Gary Lin
Max purchased the Hamilton property for $305k two months ago. $50k under market value.

Settled this month, and now rented out for $420/wk.

That is just under 7% gross yield!!!

Amazing Max!
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2 months ago

Gary Lin

Two way to beat procrastination ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Love it Gary! Glad to see you don’t procrastinate anymore!

yo Gary!

agreed, I do it too

2 months ago

Gary Lin

Cool gift idea for real estate agents to give to their buyer.
Give them a pair of golden scissors to cut the ribbon before they open the door to their new home!!

#aucklandrealestate #aucklandproperty #nzproperty #nzrealestate #propertyinvestmentnz
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Cool gift idea for real estate agents to give to their buyer. 
Give them a pair of golden scissors to cut the ribbon before they open the door to their new home!!

#aucklandrealestate #aucklandproperty #nzproperty #nzrealestate #propertyinvestmentnz

 

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Yeh this is awesome!

🔥🔥🔥 you should be selling Gary 😂

Better if ribbon’s in the garage on a car!😂

We got an expired $30 hammer hardware voucher 😂👍

You wouldn’t want to see my gift wrapping 😜

I have some red ribbons to go on doors.

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2 months ago

Gary Lin

A cool idea to give to your buyer if you are a real estate agent ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Karin Blaauw

2 months ago

Gary Lin

How to talk to real estate agents at open homes ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Spot on!

In summary be nice to agents just like you are with anyone you buy stuff through... like Bunnings, your florist or Uber - we are human beings just like the rest of you!

Way XI

2 months ago

Gary Lin

Here's a simple 5 second way to find out if a suburb or street is bad and avoid. ... See MoreSee Less

Heres a simple 5 second way to find out if a suburb or street is bad and avoid.

 

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Good ole google

But a lot of the top areas in Auckland have higher crime rates because of thefts, break Ins etc. Hobsonville Point is a prime example. Police and helicopter flying over every day

Lol. What about those areas in Auckland that are losing equity? Did you forsee that?

haha there's never hiding from Google

good example of using big data efficiently

Just ask me 😂

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2 months ago

Gary Lin

There is a big misconception that money in China is Cheap, that you can borrow 1% mortgage.

No it's more like 4.5%(www.yinhang123.net/yhll/gexinglilv/36722.html)

However, cross the ocean in Taiwan...it's 1%...
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There is a big misconception that money in China is Cheap, that you can borrow 1% mortgage.

No its more like 4.5%(https://www.yinhang123.net/yhll/gexinglilv/36722.html)

However, cross the ocean in Taiwan...its 1%...

 

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Careful. That's how the Asian Financial Crisis happened, currency mismatch for asset and liabilities. On the other hand, you might actually be able to borrow in NZD offshore for lower than NZ banks.

US is also cheaper than NZ which I was aware of when I started back in 02. But it's near impossible as an NZ citizen to get a loan from a US bank for an NZ property.

Can I have some 1% bank lending? Please

U need to take the fx rate conversion into consideration- IPP

Don't you need some form of tw residency to get the loan there?

sign me up .... name Carn gowong

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2 months ago

Gary Lin

How to afford avocardo on toast and property at the same time?

Also it is important to maintain your property and do preventative maintenance early (just like your euro car).
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2 months ago

Gary Lin

Doing some preventative maintenance on one of my rental properties.

Given the price of avocados, a small portion of harvest more than pays for the small repair 🤣🤣🤣

#aucklandrealestate
#aucklandproperty
#nzproperty
#nzrealestate
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it may pay for your mortgage even faster bro 🤗

Drop some in bro when you come for your free grooms 🙏

I’ll easily take some avocados of you

Sharing is caring, just saying. 😂

2 months ago

Gary Lin

Are you scared to take the next step in your property investment journey?

Are you scared of taking the plunge?

In the last 10 years of investing, I have come across many many investors that have:
- procrastinated
- scared
- wondered if it was the right time to buy (at 2010)
- worried that interest rates will go to 7%+ (keep waiting haha!)
- worried what the best strategy is
- worried about what the market will do next

Most common problem with these investors, is that they don't have a crystal clear property investment strategy.

If you need that clarity, need that little push to get you to take the next step, watch my free case study by clicking the link below:
pages.garylin.co/free-case-study
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2 months ago

Gary Lin

OCR dropped, interest rate dropped.

Term deposit rates also dropped.

What does that mean short term, and long term to your wealth and retirement?
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"You don't want the world to force you to realise the situation you are in. You want to have control and the only way to have control is to have wealth" I agree with the above statement whole-heartedly Gary, but it seems like so many people are unwilling to invest in themselves to give them the control that they need. Why do you think thats the case?

Karn Hall watch this. Good points Gary Lin although as funny as it sounds interest rates can actually go up during an economic crisis or recession due to a few reasons. Risk premiums, credit tightening, interbank lending rates spiking etc

G you make a great point, also take thousands and thousands of people with lower ROI on savings- $2,000 multiplied by many people is a lot less free cash flow in the economy. This is a double edged sword. They are doing it not because they want to- they have to do it, it’s a one trick pony and soon when they realize that they need to drop rates again they will be scratching their head on why their business unfriendly environment hasn’t helped employees- because they will be unemployed. If you try to focus on the employee rights more than the employer (who carries all the risk) at some stage the employer decides it’s not worth it and closes up. I’ve seen this happen in cycles in NZ since the 80s when NZ was bankrupt by socialist policies.

2 months ago

Gary Lin

Reserve Bank of NZ has dropped Official Cashrate to 1.5% (from 1.75%).

What does that mean to property investors and home owners?
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2 months ago

Gary Lin

If you are in the consulting or coaching space, and wanting to grow and scale.

Working with James Kemp is your best bet to take your business to the next level!

James Kemp
On today's Client Interview I speak to Property Mentor Gary Lin.

Gary has built up a $10m property portfolio and now helps others build theres.

In this interview you will learn:
- Why Computer games motivated Gary into property
- Why he got burnt out with a 1-to-1 coaching model
- How he gets his clients better results by spending LESS time with them.

There's nuggets in here for anyone who wants to build a profitable and meaningful business with skills they already posses.
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Matthew Wilson

2 months ago

Gary Lin

You should sell your investment property at some point?

Not sell.

Upgrade.
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2 months ago

Gary Lin

Property investing strategy.

What your property investment strategy should look like.
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Are you buying in Qtown? Haha

Awesome tips Gary Lin, great work! Love the goal setting analogy 👏🏼

3 months ago

Gary Lin

Getting the consent process started with Morrison’s development in Manukau

Purchase price $790k
Development cost $250k
New rent $1500+ a week
Gross yield 7%
Equity gain $400k+

Btw look at this view from the property!
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Nice , hope I could do this .

I think I saw you in Queenstown Gary!

Thanks for sharing Gary. How does equity gain calculated, have you sold the property ?

3 months ago

Gary Lin

Two reasons why inequality between rich and poor is inevitable, and what you can do about it. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Brilliant video

Awesome Gary 👍🏻

Awesome! Great advice Gary... 😉

You do as you say Gary. Good on you. Modelling a Uniqlo jumper there. I have the dark blue one. 🙂

so good bro

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3 months ago

Gary Lin

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3 months ago

Gary Lin

This is my bored face, after 60 min listening to the student, architect, and builder debating whether to turn the laundry into another bedroom or bathroom (for the South Auckland 8% development project)...🤣🤣🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

This is my bored face, after 60 min listening to the student, architect, and builder debating whether to turn the laundry into another bedroom or bathroom (for the South Auckland 8% development project)...🤣🤣🤣

 

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Convert into 3rd bedroom. Gary you are good in what you do.

Simple, listen to the builder, then make the decision based on your own knowledge of investment. The architect draws pictures and the student is only there to learn.

Reminds me of..

That's your experience kicking in..and they don't want to listen to you 😀

Handsome Devil ♥️

You should have stepped in.....

I converted a bathroom cum laundry into the 3rd bdrm and moved the laundry into the kitchen and extended the toilet into shower/toilet. Increased rental by $160/week.

Bedroom will be easier, bathroom will be up to consent

Yes convert it lol

Maybe consult a property manager who knows what clients/tenants seek in the area. 🤪

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3 months ago

Gary Lin

Two important lessons can we learn from two balls (sandstone rocks) in property. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Correct inspired

Well said 💪👌

Exactly all the planning in the world by the smartest people means nothing without execution!

🙈🤟🏾

3 months ago

Gary Lin

Happy Easter!
#aucklandrealestate
#nzproperty
#propertyinvestmentnz
#nzrealestate
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Happy Easter! 
#aucklandrealestate 
#nzproperty 
#propertyinvestmentnz 
#nzrealestate 
#aucklandproperty

 

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Happy Easter, Beautiful Family 🙂

3 months ago

Gary Lin

Would you like to live and travel around the world like this lady, before turning 60?

Better start investing in property early! Now would be a good time!
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Would you like to live and travel around the world like this lady, before turning 60?

Better start investing in property early! Now would be a good time!Image attachment

 

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Great convos Gary that lady is living her best life right now.

Absolutely yes. Even can do that at the 40 that would be dream come true 🙂

Wonder what the Glenfield properties looks like ... must at least worth 800k each now lol

What if Sydney or Melbourne happens in Auckland

3 months ago

Gary Lin

Which priority box is your property investment in?Urgent + Important = Do it NOW! ... See MoreSee Less

Which priority box is your property investment in?

 

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Awesome Gary! 👌

Plan it

I listen to a lot of Patricks stuff

3 months ago

Gary Lin

No Capital Gains Tax.

Not right now. Winston put a stop to it.

But investors aren't out of the woods yet.
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Love your videos man, well said.

3 months ago

Gary Lin

Sydney population went from 4mil in 2011 to 5.6mil+ today.

It will reach 7mil by 2024 in no time!!!

Melbourne went from 3.8mil to 5mil in 7 years

This is how Australia will solve their economy woes...

Australia's annual migration rate soars to new record high of 844,800
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released new immigration figures on Thursday, hours after Prime Minister Scott Morrison called an election for May 18.
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How?

3 months ago

Gary Lin

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3 months ago

Gary Lin

Here's a Case Study of a small development project in Manukau Heights, Auckland, by my student Morrison.

Morrison joined my development blueprint coaching just a month ago.

Morrison works as a doctor in emergency hospital in South Auckland.

He made the small mistake of buying his first home in a CBD apartment.

But his biggest mistake was purchasing a 4 bedroom Mt Wellington terrace house off the plan in 2015. This property probably cost him to lose over $150,000 if he sells today.

Anyways, within a month under my guidance, he's able to buy this property behind me on a million dollar street in desirable Manukau Heights for $790k.

Over the next 7-8 months Morrison will get building consent to convert this house into 3 legal separate dwellings.

Consents and conversion cost will be about $250,000.

Total rent after conversion is estimated to be about $1550 per week.

This gives the gross rental return of 7.2%! Cash flow positive!

At 5% capitalisation rate, the finished project will be worth $1.55 million dollars! That's a projected equity gain of $500,000!

Morrison will be able to top up or refinance to get his deposit AND conversion costs back, 100% financed and No Money Down!

Congratulations Morrison!

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Andrew Martin

Question, how long will the conversion take? Because my bathroom consent took 4 months alone from start to finish. .

3 months ago

Gary Lin

Max purchased the Hamilton property for $305k two months ago. $50k under market value.

Settled this month, and now rented out for $420/wk.

That is just under 7% gross yield!!!

Amazing Max!
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3 months ago

Gary Lin

As property investors, we all want financial freedom and time freedom, stop trading time for money, and a secure retirement.

but does freedom bring happiness?

For me, I have the freedom, but when comes to happiness, it's complicated.

Let's go back 13 years ago, I was in pain.

I was fresh out of uni for few years, paid off my student loan thanks to Auntie Helen for interest free student loans.

But I hated the 9 to 5 life style. Plus I was not passionate about the civil engineering career I stumbled into either.

What I was passionate about was computer games after work. But I soon realised that addiction turned into a second job.

Computer games were merely an escape to the depression I had, of not passionate about my career, and I didn't have any long term goals. I lacked purpose at that point in life.

The turning point was when I read the book Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Rich Dad gave me purpose. Getting out of the rat race became my passion and obsession, and this fire continues inside me today.

I quit gaming, devoted all my spare time to learning about property investing.

I thought getting out of the rat race was the ticket to eternal freedom and happiness.

Fast forward 13 years, I have financial freedom, I'm in a position to cash up some of my gains in my properties and put my feet up. I have enough passive income that I stopped worries about my mortgage payments many years ago.

I have also got time freedom, leaving my civil engineering career behind.

But at times I was not happy, not 100% of the time.

The times that I got enjoyment from YouTube, movies, hanging out with friends bought short term fun and happiness.

But deep down something was bothering me.

I started to wonder what really happiness means.

It took many trips to Tony Robbins events, talking to people wiser than I am.

I finally figured it out for myself.

Happiness, for me is, first of all, Gratitude.

I'm thankful for the things I have and the achievement I have all these years.

But I'm mostly grateful for a loving wife, two beautiful daughters, and a big loving supporting family that are in harmony together.

The second is fulfilment.

Fulfillment to me was happiness, not freedom.

I realised no matter how much free time I have, if I don't enjoy the time I spent, I feel unhappy, sad, and sometimes depressed.

Now my life and business is all about fulfilment, doing what I enjoy, do my best to help more people out of their rat race.

What makes you fulfilled? Work that out well before you get to freedom.
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Great advise n very humble

Sounds very familiar. Loneliness is another emotion that you dont expect, particularly when making your own path and leaving behind the social security of a 'job'

That was real. Nice post.

awesome, love ya work bro👊

3 months ago

Gary Lin

My top go to add value strategies in property, as featured in the April 2019 issue of NZ Property Investor Magazine:
1) adding bedroom
2) adding / converting dwellings
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Hi Gary, which is better - 3 bedrooms with a double garage or 4 bedrooms with a single garage? And why?

3 months ago

Gary Lin

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Capital Gains Tax debate is reignited again!

 

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😍 too much logic for the left.

Went to an APIA presentation last night on CGT. OMG....it is nonsense!! "Transfer of Wealth" was a focus of the group. Get this..if you are in a relationship but live apart you can have separate principle place of residence for 3 years then must pick a house. So two solo parents living with their kida in sepaarte towns after 3 years have to pick a house or buy a huge house. Take kids out of schools & move town. Tax seems to be based on who you love.

I disagree with all but one. 1. Most of the poor just want shelter and a meal. Welfare doesn’t make them prosperous. 2. I agree with this one. Capital gains are all about receiving without working. 3. Security, freedom, respect and equality are all things that can be given without cost. 4. Please explain how tax divides wealth, it just lessens the increase. 5. How many nations have ended because of that fatuous statement? Throughout history, nations and civilisations have ended because of uncontrolled power and greed. CGT is going to be a pain to implement and run but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it.

Gary Lin interested in your thoughts in how CGT will effect bank lending. I asked the speaker if the debt on the property is considered when CGT is calculated. Answer waa No. Its calculated on sale price less value as at 2021. Debt isn't taken into account. So if debt is high there cld be a shortfall of funds to pay CGT. Banks will drop LVR's to account for CGT. Raises issues with cross collateralising.

A lot of truth in this.

so true

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3 months ago

Gary Lin

How NOT to lose money in buying your next property?
Stay away from power pylons and railways!

#propertyinvestmentnz
#realestatenz
#auckland
#aucklandrealestate
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How NOT to lose money in buying your next property?
Stay away from power pylons and railways!

#propertyinvestmentnz
#realestatenz
#auckland 
#aucklandrealestate 
#realestateauckland

 

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Carla Page

Is that house behind you still for sale?

3 months ago

Gary Lin

Are you one of many Auckland property investors struggling to find a good deal to buy?

Or you are stuck with a low performing property portfolio?

That’s because many properties in good parts of Auckland are only returning between 2 to 3%...

7%+ return properties are now possible, with the introduction of the Auckland Unitary Plan.

These 7%+ high yielding residential developments start at around $200,000 plus purchase.

An example is this property purchased by one of my students Ross, in Mt Roskill for $1mil a year ago.

Now Ross is in the process of turning this property from one income into 5 incomes by conversion and adding dwellings.

The project cost is about $800,000, and will take 18 to 24 months, but the result is worth it.

End project total rental will be $2,500 per week.

Gross yield 7.5%!

Final market valuation of the 5 units separate title development will be around $3 to $3.2 million.

That's an increase of over $1 million or 56% in value!

If you are stuck with a low performing property portfolio, or struggling to find a good returning deal, send me a message, and see if my Property Development Blueprint programme is right for you.
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What a great deal! Can you share how this deal works exactly ie. what's on the site now and what the investor plans to do with it?

Well done Gary Lin, the Unitary Plan sure is an investors/developers dream, and it certainly provides provision for Aucklands under supply of housing.

It would be great if I can help Ross to sell his low return properties 😁

3 months ago

Gary Lin

Do you know how much money you need for retirement?

Articles on the herald suggest that we need $2mil to retire comfortably.

But if you are spending $40-50k a year, is that enough to last when you might live to your 80s or 90s old, given that inflation and low term deposit returns will erode your savings?

Running out of money while you are still alive is the worst nightmare anyone can have.

But that is the reality many kiwis face today.

No longer can you just work hard, save, and depend on the super for a comfortable retirement.

Superannuation is only $300 odd per week for singles, and $500 odd for couple. That is not enough for a comfortable retirement.

A better question to ask yourself today, while you are still young, is how much passive income you need for a comfortable retirement.

So that you can afford to not needing to work past 65 years of age, but choose when to work, and if you want to work at all.

My best recommendation is invest while you are still young, while you still have time to invest for the long term, especially in property.

If you need $1000 a week plus super to live comfortably when you retire, that's about 3 rental properties mortgage free.

If you have higher goals, say $2000 a week, then you need to have some urgency, plan, and take action.

$2000 a week will require about 5 to 6 properties mortgage free.

With property prices doubling every 7 years like Auckland, and 8 to 9 years in Hamilton Christchurch, you really need to procrastinate less, take action early, and buy faster.

Work out how much passive income you really need, and how soon you want to achieve it.

Then start planning your property investment strategy, and start taking action.
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It's a lot more than that number of properties if you factor in ongoing maintenance (kitchens, roofs and bathrooms) and income tax.

Phill Su

Properties in Ak double every ten years not every seven years on average I think. In centres like Christchurch it's been more like every 15 years. I personally think these increases might not be sustainable long term unless wages rise SIGNIFICANTLY. People can't afford the Ak average of $1m now so will they then be able to afford $2m in ten years?! Same with rents - have they maxed out for a while? I tend to think so. Property investing needs to be part of an overall strategy to save for retirement. Also will we even get super? I think probably not 🙁 They will start to means test at some point and those of us that have worked to save will get our super cut.

You need a whole lot less properties if your plan involves selling one off every few years and living off the equity too. After all, you’re not going to live forever!

4 months ago

Gary Lin

Here are 5 mistakes that cost me $150,000 in my first home.

Before I built a $10 million dollar property portfolio, and featured on NZherald half a dozen times, I made a lot of mistakes through trial and error in the beginning.

This was back in 2009, my wife and I were novice in property.

We looked at a few properties online, kinda know the areas we wanted to buy.

1st mistake was we didn't look at enough open homes. We purchased our first home after only looking at two open homes.

2nd mistake was buying a property on the main road.

It is only after we moved in that we found out about the terrible traffic especially during morning and after peak traffic. It was very hard to turn onto the main road during peak hours.

Consequently that turned a lot of home buyers away when we sold it 6 years later. No street parking didn't help at all!

3rd mistake was the property was built on a steep section with many retaining walls. With a steep section there was no out door area or green space, except a big outdoor deck.

4th mistake was not doing a builders report, which we only later found out the big deck wasn't legal... In fact the deck was already slightly sunk on one side when we bought the property!

5th mistake was listening to the wrong advice. My mum told us it was a good first home, and we could always upgrade later... Unfortunately we didn't seek advice from the right people or get a second opinion...

Upgrade we did, 6 years later, but if we bought smarter back in 2009, we could have got $150,000 more when we sold it, and saved $150,000 in our mortgage in our upgraded home...

Make sure you do the right homework before buying any properties!
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Sai Khanapur

Thanks for your great imformation GL

Happy birthday Gary

Ranjit Singh

Happy Birthday! Gary

Dang Tran Vu

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4 months ago

Gary Lin

Property investors are commonly worried about whether tenants
1) pay on time, and
2) look after the rental

If you want good tenants that look after your rental, pay rent on time, and pay good rent.

First you need to give, before you receive.

The quality and condition of your rental property will determine whether you will attract the ideal tenants.

Make sure your rental property is well maintained!

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We do both but also guarantee the rent for the whole Lenght of the lease and are free of charge 😄

Awesome lessons

So true. Many landlords do t spend a follow on upkeep or maintenance and try to rip everyone off. Then they are surprised when the universe returns that right back at them.

Sadly too many landlords are clueless and think it’s only about collecting rent.

4 months ago

Gary Lin

4 reasons why I'm not scared of the Capital Gains Tax on property and real estate.
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Thank you Gary... this is awesome

Great stuff! Non bias logical view.

4 months ago

Gary Lin

Invest in property according to the season & property clock, not against it.

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Great comparison Gary!

It’s a cucumber Gary. 😂

Great advice Gary

Excellent way to present that concept.

Only wish I had a rich daddy who would be gracious enough to gift me $$$

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4 months ago

Gary Lin

A warning to negatively geared property investors on interest only loans.

Here's a story about Eddie, who was heading for big trouble.
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How come you post negative stuff on shares etc when property investors like this guy get yields of 4%... 1.3m property renting for 1100 a week... my rule when I started in the early 2000s was to roughly double the peice in rent. You'd want about 2600 a week rent on that.

Hmmm

There are so many Auckland investors in similar positions but most are not as extreme as this situation. This is a perfect example of how overcooked the market is and why a correction is inevitable.

4 months ago

Gary Lin

If the only culture you know is your own, then you don't know your culture at all.

While we are all different on the outside, we are genetically pretty much the same on the inside, all flesh and blood.

We should all learn to accept our differences, and more importantly do things for the betterment of humanity, not individuality.
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If the only culture you know is your own, then you dont know your culture at all.

While we are all different on the outside, we are genetically pretty much the same on the inside, all flesh and blood.

We should all learn to accept our differences, and more importantly do things for the betterment of humanity, not individuality.

 

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the best solution is no religion

💯

4 months ago

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We are no longer safe 😞

4 months ago

Gary Lin

My 3 tips for if you are selling to upgrade your home or rental property in todays market.

#AskGary @ Gary Lin
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4 months ago

Gary Lin

Beware of buying apartments.

My first investment was a shoe-box apartment on Queen Street Auckland in 2005 (pictured).

I was very lucky to sell this apartment 12 months later for the same price to my tenant, while the apartment market was dropping prior to the GFC. Have I held it longer when GFC hit, I would have lost a lot of money!

Here are few things to watch out for when buying an apartment:

1) make sure the apartment is at least 50m2 to get bank lending

2) avoid apartment blocks that has any structural issues such as leaks.

3) read at least 2 years of body corp minutes with a magnifying glass and go through with a fine tooth comb

4) avoid apartment blocks that are predominately investor owned. Investors will more likely fire sell in sign of trouble during recessions, and drive prices down. More owner occupier the better!

5) avoid apartment blocks where there are too many substandard tenants. Good luck attracting desirable tenants...

6) personally I would check ownership of all apartment units in the block. Avoid any blocks that have HNZ ownership.

7) make sure the body corp has allowed for a robust long term maintenance plan

8 ) make sure you calculate your rental return by net yield and not gross yield. Body corp fee can significantly reduce your net yield!

9) make sure the view the apartment unit is getting is not going to be blocked by the next new build right in front of it, which will reduce the price significantly in the future

10) talk to a few owners and tenants living in the apartment block to get a feel of the points above

11) talk to the building manager and find out as much about the apartment block and who is living there as much as possible

12) stay well clear away from leasehold apartments. Lack of capital gain and horrendous ground rent will set you back years to come!

13) make sure body corp rules and building insurance policy specifically allows AirBnb short term accommodation. You do not want your short term tenants to trigger fire alarms or burn the building down, and you are not covered by insurance!

What would you like to add to the list?
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Beware of buying apartments.

My first investment was a shoe-box apartment on Queen Street Auckland in 2005 (pictured). 

I was very lucky to sell this apartment 12 months later for the same price to my tenant, while the apartment market was dropping prior to the GFC. Have I held it longer when GFC hit, I would have lost a lot of money!

Here are few things to watch out for when buying an apartment:

1) make sure the apartment is at least 50m2 to get bank lending

2) avoid apartment blocks that has any structural issues such as leaks. 

3) read at least 2 years of body corp minutes with a magnifying glass and go through with a fine tooth comb

4) avoid apartment blocks that are predominately investor owned. Investors will more likely fire sell in sign of trouble during recessions, and drive prices down. More owner occupier the better!

5) avoid apartment blocks where there are too many substandard tenants. Good luck attracting desirable tenants...

6) personally I would check ownership of all apartment units in the block. Avoid any blocks that have HNZ ownership.

7) make sure the body corp has allowed for a robust long term maintenance plan

8 ) make sure you calculate your rental return by net yield and not gross yield. Body corp fee can significantly reduce your net yield!

9) make sure the view the apartment unit is getting is not going to be blocked by the next new build right in front of it, which will reduce the price significantly in the future

10) talk to a few owners and tenants living in the apartment block to get a feel of the points above

11) talk to the building manager and find out as much about the apartment block and who is living there as much as possible

12) stay well clear away from leasehold apartments. Lack of capital gain and horrendous ground rent will set you back years to come!

13) make sure body corp rules and building insurance policy specifically allows AirBnb short  term accommodation. You do not want your short term tenants to trigger fire alarms or burn the building down, and you are not covered by insurance!

What would you like to add to the list?

 

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Gary Lin The apartment building you bought in is low-end hence your issues. However if you’d kept it you’d definitely have made money on it. Your advice is subjective as it all depends on your investment goals. Eg. I know people who’ve done very well with leasehold, and I hold a few apartments under 50sm that have performed well. People shouldn’t be put off buying apartments as the market is growing due to lack of land. They’re also low maintenance, cheaper to buy and generally have higher yields than houses, and they can have the same percentage of cap gains as houses if you buy well.

Gary Lin A greedy prat who received parental money to begin his path of buying New Zealanders potential homes for his own mercenary self. You're a part of the housing problem you soulless asshole 😡

Emma O'Mahony

Apartment land leases?

Get your self equipped otherwise stay away from apartment 😂

Great advice....thanks Gary

Catherine Southwick good tips for you 👍

Useful tips 👏

I would say that 2years of body corporate records is not enough... Dig back as far as you can go.

Buildings with the fancy amenities like swimming pools, spas & tennis courts are nice, but these facilities aren’t free. Body corporate fees are often significantly higher in these buildings. One bedroom apartments generally attract young professionals, two bedroom apartments generally attract flat mates. Young professionals usually mean less drama & better ROI%. Small apartments = students, larger apartments = lower percentage ROI. You need to find a balance, as students are less likely to be long term tenants (more than 1 year), and then you have the costs of finding new tenants + a vacant apartment while searching.

This is awesome! Thank you!

Do u see an over supply of apartments in the near future?

Out of interest what is that same apartment worth today?

Allan He

Well said Gary Lin

Stating the obvious: better buy one with a car park if you can! Haha Buying apartments is a different game, a lot more research required but maybe well worth it, yield could be much higher than the average unit/house ...

look for a do up, apartment do ups can be cost effective and look at furnished rentals can work good

Look for air bnb reviews for the building / neighborhood.

Very good advice Gary Lin.

Grant Sanderson thoughts ❓❓

Buy an apartment built and developed by Conrad properties. Reputable devloper so far.

Informative as always, thanks for sharing 😊

Gary Lin thanking you

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4 months ago

Gary Lin

Congrats Max on your first property investment purchase!

15% under value and 6.5%+ gross yield in Hamilton!

Max is based in Auckland, and was new to property investing.

He didn't have a clear investment strategy.

He didn't know where and what to buy.

He also had a limited budget of $300k, which was unlikely for him to buy in Auckland.

Two months ago Max enrolled in my Property Investment Blueprint course (www.GaryLin.co/Blueprint).

Fast forward two months, Max was able to implement the strategies in the course step by step.

Max narrowed down his focus, found his target market, and found the right suburbs in Hamilton to hunt for the right deal.

The more he followed the course, and did the work, the more confident he became.

Soon Max became an area expert of the areas he was searching properties.

He is now able to secure his first investment property in Hamilton, 15% below value, and positive cash flow at 6.5%+ return!

PS: Funniest thing is this is the first time I met Max in person. Before I checked out his purchase I didn't even know what Max looked like!

If you would like to be Max, enrol in the Property Investment Blueprint course today:
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Brent Goldingham

Great work

Stuart Waterhouse

4 months ago

Gary Lin

Tips for self managing property investors advertising your property for rent. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Gary Lin

How to spend $100 to get extra $10 a week in rent, and increase your property price by $10,000 or more! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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To me when im inspecting a place I think if they skimp of this shall stuff what else have they been cheap or lack or maintenance with. After I submit my offer and in the attorney review period I send a list of repairs and maintenance needed and have the price revised. I find that emotionally the seller doesn’t want to have to start the process again and 9/10 times I get a good discount because of things like s crappy letter box and on from there. Great tip!

You must be so bored today lol

So when my property manager/agent gives me a figure I simple say you can add another $10-10000 dollars to that mate cos I’m heading to bunnings to get a stainless Letter box 😂😂

Charging $520 a year for a new letterbox is one of the reasons we need stronger tax laws and regulation against predatory landlords and investors.

That front garden looks awful too

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5 months ago

Gary Lin

I asked Kiwibank to refix my $200k investment loan on one of my properties.

Which one would you pick to lock in for?

PS, 2 years – 4.09%p.a.

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I got 3.95% for 2 years with sovereign 2 weeks ago. They have low break fees so if the interest rates drop further you can always re-fix for a lower rate

1 year mate.

These rates are insanely low. How'd you get them?

$200 saved in 6 months or 40 x flat whites. This was a hard decision 😂

What's the dollar difference mate

Hsbc premier rates: 1 year special* 3.95% 2 year special* 3.95% 3 year special* 3.95% Tell kiwi bank to do better 🙂

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5 months ago

Gary Lin

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Janelle Blackmoore

Gary do you know if creating additional household units incur Watercare Infrastructure Growth Charges for connecting new water meters?

Thanks for the video, always informative, i just want to understand what conversion means ? Conversion of property to ?

Three legal incomes but you did not mention development contribution for extra two income properties. Doesn't he need to pay it?

Good way of creating positive yield in Auckland market.

Kapil Gulati..

Great content as always bother! You could look at a mic for your collarvto improve voice audio and cut down on. surrounding noise distractions so your message isn't lost. 🙏🏻

So early for live stream

Are you converting the internal access garage to a two bed and the other garage to a one bed? Are there requirements for firewalls etc and is this expensive?

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5 months ago

Gary Lin

Many people ask me how much is this property worth etc

Here's my response, and my tips on doing market research.

Ps, a student of mine that did my Blueprint course has got a Hamilton property under contract, 6% return, and 25% under value.

Go check out my Blueprint course:
www.Garylin.co/blueprint
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5 months ago

Gary Lin

Fellow property investors, it’s that time of the year to:
- review your rents
- sort out maintenance issues before winter
- insulate before it's too late
- new Healthy homes bill
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Great updates Gary. How are you?

Very informative as always good video Gary

5 months ago

Gary Lin

To all small business owners who work from home.

1) Would you stop claiming home office expense, and pay no Capital Gains Tax

Or

2) Claim office expense, but pay Capital Gains Tax on the portion of your home used as office
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I am just going to rent a room at my friends place and use it as my office.

Can you please explain claim home office and pay CGT in which way related?

It’s such a small proportional cost it should not make a difference.

That is a no brainier. The typical self employed that claims home office expense would claim 10% or less of their total home expenses so the benefit of doing so would be gone if CGT kicked in as a result.

I’d imagine that most would use it as an office to claim expenses and then a year or two prior to selling change to not claiming expenses. As I’m sure that there would be so many loop holes to utilize to negate large sections of the tax if it were ever implemented. As having an exception to not include the family home, cars, boats, jewelry or artwork, it likely opens up a raft of ways to minimize tax for savvy investors/accountants.

Haha rhetorical question?

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5 months ago

Gary Lin

From a friend regarding Capital Gains Tax:

“We are screwed we have 4500m2 of land family home”

Cut off is 4200m2 or under for owner occupied rurual lifestyle and farm properties...
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You are only screwed if you vote these ill equipped ideologues back in. The game here is to get everyone talking like this tax grab is inevitable, then the coalition of losers will offer a watered down version to make themselves appear moderate and if enough dummies fall for it and they are returned to power, inch by inch the tax creep will begin - just like gst. Don’t be sucked in, this does nothing for housing affordability, vote them out, the wheels are falling off and they haven’t the ability to see us through, have you listened to The PM speak - no substance, waiting on a working group to give feedback on every issue - she’s winging it.

Don’t be so dramatic, there are ways around this, sit back and watch.

Sell 300m2 to someone else in the family lol

But this will slow the property price increases. 😂😂😂 yeah right.

Can you gift 300m2 to a family member?

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5 months ago

Gary Lin

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5 months ago

Gary Lin

If you can't develop a property right away, don't buy it.
Here's why.
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