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Why buy NZ Rental Property?
Here we look at the advantages of investing in New Zealand rental property and why the current demand is so high.

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Recommended Reading

This is our list of books on investment and real estate we highly recommend. If you would like to add your favourites to the list contact us.

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire...

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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

W. Clement Stone Chairman, Combined International Corporation President, The Napoleon Hill Foundation - "...During our ten-year association, I learned the missing number to my combination for worldwide successful achievement. The Master Mind Principle: two or more persons working together in complete harmony toward a mutual goal or goals..."

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The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Phd Stanley, William D., Phd Danko

How can you join the ranks of America's wealthy (defined as people whose net worth is over one million dollars)? It's easy, say doctors Stanley and Danko, who have spent the last 20 years interviewing members of this elite...

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The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

One of the oldest and most widely read books on learning to achieve financial independence.

cover Other People's Money : Invest in Real Estate With Your Banker's Money by Dolf Deroos, Robert T. Kiyosaki, Dolf de Roos
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If You Want to Be Rich & Happy...
by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Hal Z. Bennett (Editor). Not nearly as compelling as the classic, Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

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Beating the Street
by Peter Lynch, John Rothchild (Contributor). An excellent book about share investing written by one of the legends of Wall Street, Peter Lynch.

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How to Think Like a Millionaire
by Mark Fisher and Mark Allen. If you wish to become rich then books like this are real gems to keep your motivational levels up. Written by two successful people the book explores the attitudes of the world's most successful people. "Success is an attitude. Success is a habit. Success is easily available to all who want it, believe they can have it, and put their desires into action".

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The Message of a Master
by John McDonald. Like 'How to Think Like a Millionaire', this book is a small little gem that will only take a few hours to read. Follows the story of someone who meets the 'master', the master passes on the secrets of his success. "I am master of my own destiny, and I can make my life anything that I wish it to be."

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Building Wealth Through Investment Property
by Jan Somers and Dolf de Roos. Great first time reading for investment property purchasers. You are likely to get highly motivated after this…remember to take some of the figures with a grain of salt though - the book talks of things such as 10% per annum capital gain being something of a norm - inflation is much lower now so property prices are not likely to have the same gains. Still, despite how bullish the book is on rental property it is still a great read for the aspiring property investor.

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Your Mortgage and how to pay it off in Five Years
Full of lots of tips on how to pay off your mortgage faster. The overall theme is simply to spend less (if I was cynical about the techniques in this book I might say "live like a pauper" but I won't of course. Little examples include not going out to restaurants, going to parks and 'free' places (e.g. parks etc.), and having cards nights in (she hasn't seen some of my poker buddies…geez, a cards night in could cost a hundred bucks!). Still if you can hack it, do it. It worked for Anita and her partner, they paid off their mortgage in only 3 ½ years…mmm, flag restaurants etc.?

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Real Estate Riches
By Dolf de Roos. Go for his previous book, Building Wealth through Investment Property which is far more informative. There are a couple of tips but they are few and far between in Dolf's latest book.

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Mind Power
By John Kehoe. I'm a keen fan of anything John Kehoe writes. Learn a little more about your mind and this will definitely help you become wealthier.

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The E-Myth Revisited
By Michael Gerber. If you have your own business this book is essential. The key theme to the E-Myth is to make sure you have a systemised business. As the front cover says: "Why most Small Businesses Don't work and What to do about it".

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How to Win Friends and Influence People
By Dale Carnegie. Voted the most influential business book ever written. Follow the principles contained in this book and you'll be unstoppable when dealing with people.

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Contrarian Investment Strategies
By David Dremen. Excellent book on share market investing.

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By Frank Sexton. Good thorough book for landlords.
cover Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth
By Ric Edelman. From the title of the book you would think it would have little stories really detailing how these people got wealthy. Unfortunately it just has a paragraph here and there from different people.

 

  
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