Author(s): David Whitburn
This book has been written as an authoritative text on New Zealand property investment. Its goal is to inform investors and inspire and teach would-be investors about how investing in property the right way can make for an improved life. There have been numerous changes to legislation recently, requiring the vast majority of New Zealand property investors and would-be investors to consider changing their investment strategy in response. The global financial crisis and systemic changes to the finance industry also require changes from investors. The book includes many of the author's own experiences. It is clear and readable in its technical aspects. Chapters include: Why should I invest in property? What do I need to know to get started? Should I buy commercial or residential property? What investment strategy is best for me? How can I really check out a property? How do I structure my property ownership? How can I save money on my mortgage? What do I need to know about accounting and taxation? How do I get and keep good tenants? How can I minimise risks ...and much more.
David Whitburn has an emerging media profile for his opinions and comments on the New Zealand property market. He regularly appears on television, on radio, in the New Zealand Property Investor magazine, and in the Herald, Sunday Star Times, Herald On Sunday and the Telegraph (UK). He studied both Law and Science, has worked at both Deloitte and Russell McVeagh, and now works fulltime in property investment. He is President of the Auckland Property Investors' Association.