PHOTO: AIMEE KELLY Richard and Kristy Kelly have been named the best landlords in New Zealand.
Kristy and Richard Kelly had paid off their first mortgage by their mid-20s and now, in their mid-30s, the Taranaki couple own seven properties and are on track to retire by 50.
Those seven properties, all tenanted and valued at $2.5 million, have seen the Kellys named New Zealand’s Best Landlords by the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.
Kristy, an accountant, and Richard, a semi-professional rugby referee, entered the competition not expecting to win, but just to see where they were at.
“We were over the moon to win. It was a real wow moment and very humbling,” Kristy said.
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