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You Can Pick Your Neighbors – Don’t End Up with Neighbors from Hell!

I have another video coming up in my series of 5 Top Mistakes People Make When They Are Buying a House. It’s about neighbors. I have been recommending that people talk to the neighbors of a property they are seriously … Continue reading

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I Bought a Two Story House, There was the Story Before I Bought the House and the Story After I Bought The House

Buyer’s remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchase. It is frequently associated with the purchase of an expensive item such as a vehicle or real estate Continue reading

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Kiwibuild Problems and Buying From a Plan

Finally, in case you don’t have a Kindle, or don’t want to buy my new eBook, there is a way to get a free copy. Just point your mouse at http://www.Firsthomebuyerstraining.com and you can download a free PDF version and get some more useful information from my eList. Continue reading

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Kindle eBook Launch ‘5 Top Mistakes People Make When They Are Buying a House

Finally after a little bit of work every day for months, loads of revisions and “that’s not what I thought I said” from the haze of pain medications because of a back injury, my latest book has arrived at Amazon … Continue reading

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On Neighbors, Earthquakes and Terrorism

Yesterday I read an article called What to do in a Terrorist Attack in your Neighborhood on a website called RealEstateAgent.com. I thought why would this be relevant to me? I live in a country where the only terrorism attack … Continue reading

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STOP. Before You Buy That Business, Talk to the Neighbors

I’ve just finished the draft of an eBook called ‘5 Top Mistakes People Make When They Are Buying a House’ and it struck me that there are many similarities when buying or locating a business. In this case I want … Continue reading

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Paying Too Much For a House

I noticed a story in The Australian about people in Australia being worried about paying too much for the property, but unfortunately it was hidden behind a paywall. It’s a bit of a shame really. I research internationally and with … Continue reading

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Finding a Mortgage Calculator AND Why You Need to Borrow More Than You Thought

I think the common denominator is that banks can’t afford for you to fail financially when you are buying a house. Sure they want your business, but they want your successful business, because they know that if you buy a house and can make the repayments. Sometime in the future you will sell it and buy a more expensive home and borrow even more money from them. That’s how they make money, not by you saving money. Continue reading

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First Home Buyers can save a lot of time and grief with Google Street View

A few years ago I was looking for low cost houses that I could invest in as rental properties and I found one that sounded great, going by the story the Real Estate Agent told in their book of current … Continue reading

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Buying your First Home and Commuting To Work, 400 Times a Year!

Research┬áBefore You Buy You’d think it was easy right? You have your deposit, you buy your house, you go to work and you pay the mortgage, just like when you were paying rent. No big deal. But there are other … Continue reading

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