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STAYING UPBEAT • Good vibes characterise the outlook for 2020 but there are challenges ahead and that means it will be critical for investors to stay up-to-date, informed and involved.
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LANDLORDS.CO.NZ TOP FIVE – JANUARY • The NZ Property Investor website, landlords.co.nz has had a busy month. Here are the top five most-read stories.
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OPPORTUNITIES IN CHANGING STUDENT RENTAL MARKET • Market demand for student-focused rental services is opening the door to increased opportunities for landlords.
NO CHANGE TO LVRS • The Reserve Bank opted to keep the LVRs on hold late last year amid fears low interest rates could lead to a resurgence in higher-risk lending.
CHANGING LANDSCAPE • It’s a popular, niche market, but the student rental market can be fraught.
PICKING UP THE PACE • Favourable lending conditions and an ongoing supply shortage should continue driving New Zealand markets to a modest resurgence in 2020, finds Miriam Bell.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
PROPERTY AND RATE OUTLOOK FOR 2020 • With a backdrop of low interest rates and an Auckland market revival, John Bolton gives his 2020 predictions.
RENTAL REPLACEMENT • What can you do if a property manager allows a fixed-term agreement to end without a replacement found?
TIGHTER BANK FUNDING AHEAD • There have been minimal rate increases on the back of the new raised bank capital holding requirements. Kris Pedersen talks us through the potential costs and benefits of the change.
PROFILES REVISITED • It’s been an interesting time for our 2019 profile subjects – Joanna Jefferies catches up with them to find out what they’ve been up to and what their plans are for the year.
TIP OF THE MONTH
WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY • New Zealand’s property market is on a sedate rise and the outlook for 2020 is bright, but there are some storm clouds on the horiazon, reports Miriam Bell.
MAIN CENTRE OUTLOOKS IN BRIEF
REFORM WORRIES • The Government recently announced its much anticipated tenancy law reform proposals and landlords are not happy about them. Miriam Bell finds out why.
GUT FEELING • Bought sight unseen, this formerly derelict home has given its new owner both capital gains and a steady income stream, writes Joanna Mathers.
TRENDS FOR 2020 • There’s been no let-up in interest in commercial property so Miriam Bell explores some of the current trends to find out how investors can best maximise their properties in the coming year.
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY • It’s important to be honest with your insurer, because there are serious repercussions if you aren’t, writes Rene Swindley.
THE RESIDUAL LAND PROBLEM • Developers need to understand the tax implications of disposing of land that has been subdivided or developed within 10 years of acquisition, writes Mark Withers.
HOW TO SPOT A DEAL • When it comes to listing prices and bagging a bargain, all is not as it appears, writes Maree Tassell.
BUILDING ON EXPANSIVE SOIL? • Before you build, it’s crucial to understand how the composition of the soil will affect foundation design, writes Mason Reed.
UNCONSENTED WORKS DILEMMA • Many properties have unconsented work - Hamish Anderson discusses whether it’s better to remedy or sell ‘as is’?
BALANCING ACT • Tessa Keeling explains how planning, preparation and professional advice are crucial for successful landlord-tenant...