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The Comeback Kids

Everybody loves a good comeback story. The trajectory from despair to redemption is inspiring and provides hope. In the world of property investing, this is doubly true because, despite today’s higher prices and  uncertain economic climate, property success is still considered an achievable dream.

The story of Auckland-based investors Mark and Kathy Fray is the epitome of this: theirs is a classic comeback tale. Back in the late 1990s, their first multiple property investing venture ended in disaster and they lost everything, including the family home.

While that left them down, they were not out. It took them a while but they eventually paid off their debt and managed to save $20,000. Then, they braved it and took the plunge into property again. And it paid off.