The New Zealand Property investor magazine provides readers with information you can use to successfully invest in residential property. You can learn from the experts, read the stories of your fellow investors and keep up to date with the latest house prices and rental statistics.
SEIZE THE DAY • The property investing landscape may have changed, but there’s no need to give up: there are still opportunities out there for dedicated and savvy investors.
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EXPECT LVR EASING IN FUTURE • Further easing of the LVRs is on the cards as the Reserve Bank will be reviewing them every six months during its Financial Stability Report (FSR).
PROPERTY INVESTOR EVENTS CALENDAR • Your monthly round up of property investment related events around the country.
LANDLORDS.CO.NZ TOP FIVE • The NZ Property Investor website, landlords.co.nz has had a busy month. Here are the top five most-read stories.
NO END TO TAX TALK • The death of the capital gains tax (CGT) proposal is good news for investors, but they shouldn’t assume it means they are out of the woods when it comes to new taxes.
INACTION ON REPAIRS WILL COST • We look at two recent Tenancy Tribunal cases which highlight the dangers of being tardy with repairs.
Maltworks Terraces • An opportunity to secure attractive investment yields at affordable prices.
MARKET DEVELOPMENTS • No capital gains tax and an OCR cut make the prospect of a market crash even less likely, but not everyone thinks they will have a major stimulatory impact, writes Miriam Bell.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
Deconstructing mortgage rates
RISK AND REWARD • Ben Pauley explains the risks that banks are assessing when they look to lend money to a developer or investor.
TRANSITION TO AN LTC • Is it a good idea for an investor to transfer their existing properties into a look-through company when buying a new family home?
THE PENDULUM SWINGS BACK • The reduction in the OCR presents borrowers with opportunities, as Rachael Alexander explains.
LIFE WITHOUT CGT • Despite dropping plans for a capital gains tax, there may still be tax reforms on the horizon, writes Matthew Gilligan.
HIPPY VAN TO HOT PROPERTY • A young couple have set their sights on an early retirement and self-sustainability, and they’re using property investment to get there, writes Joanna Jefferies.
TIP OF THE MONTH
TOP TIPS FOR RETIRING EARLY
THE FIRE MOVEMENT
BEST WAYS TO BOOST VALUE • Keen to add value to your investment property? The Block NZ 2013 winners and reno experts, Alice and Caleb Pearson, share their top tips, by Alice & Caleb Pearson
THE HEAT IS ON • Winter’s coming and attention has returned to the Healthy Homes minimum standards. Miriam Bell explains what landlords need to know to get their properties’ insulation up to scratch.
FOR MORE INFO
LOOKING OUTSIDE THE BIG SMOKE • Regional commercial property markets often get overlooked but some are coming into their own, making it worthwhile for investors to have a look at them, reports Miriam Bell.
DOUBLE DOWN • Two renovations, two great results: we meet a couple who have been bitten by the reno bug.
PROPOSED BANK CAPITAL IMPACT • The Reserve Bank’s proposed bank capital requirements will have a considerable impact on investors, writes Mark Withers.
THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY • Maree Tassell explains why the challenges of property investment are also the solutions.
CONTAMINATED LAND OPTIONS • Mason Reed explains why a property registered on a contaminated land database can present an opportunity for investors.
WHEN’S THE RIGHT TIME? • Mark Honeybone explains why getting your buying timing right isn’t...