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Thinking about working with Opes? You're probably wondering: “How much money have your investors made?”

That’s a fair question. And an important one, too.

After all, a good property investment company should be able to pick a good investment.

Here’s an example of a standalone house that made an investor $225,000 in just 8 years.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please leave them in the comments section below.

What’s the property?

This property is 65 Packard Crescent, Halswell.

This 3-bed, 1-bath (with a garage) standalone home was bought for $445k in May 2015.

It was a New Build in the Halswell suburb of Christchurch.

The investor waited a year while the property was built. They got the mortgage and paid for (settled) the property almost a year later, in April 2016.

At the time, the property rented for $500 per week.

65 Packard

How much money has the investor made?

This property is now worth $670k, according to

So the investor has made $225,000 over the last 8 years, and the property increased in value by 5.24% a year (on average).

That is above the standard 5% rate we use in our forecasting.

In other words, the investor has made more money than they thought they would.

Over the same period, Christchurch house prices have gone up by an average 4.66% per year.

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So, this investor made more money than the average homebuyer.

Do Opes investors always get above-average returns?

After reading this article, you might wonder ... “Do Opes investors always make more money than the rest of the market?”

The answer is “not always”.

(Sadly), we are not property investment oracles. We don’t have any special magic power to predict the market. Every. Single. Time.

But we do our best to try to get it right more often than not. That’s why we use data and number-crunching to inform our investment recommendations.

We aim to help you be a more successful property investor than if you found a property on your own.

But even after that number-crunching, high investment returns aren’t 100% guaranteed. They're not locked in.

Investing comes with risk. The question is then how you manage it.

Want to get the same service as this investor received? Click here to book your free portfolio planning session.

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Laine Moger

Journalist and Property Educator with six years of experience, holds a Bachelor of Communication (Honours) from Massey University.

Laine Moger, a seasoned Journalist and Property Educator with six years of experience, holds a Bachelor of Communications (Honours) from Massey University and a Diploma of Journalism from the London School of Journalism. She has been an integral part of the Opes team for two years, crafting content for our website, newsletter, and external columns, as well as contributing to Informed Investor and NZ Property Investor.

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