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.
LESSONS FROM TRAGEDY • Tax talk dominated public discourse over the past month, before being thrust firmly into the background by the Christchurch mosque terror attacks. They are a tragedy we all need to reflect on.
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EASING THE ANALYSIS PROCESS • Analysing potential property deals takes time and effort but a new online tool could help to make the whole process easier and quicker.
FIRE LEVIES UNDER REVIEW • Controversial Fire and Emergency Service funding levies, which are generated via property insurance policy holders, are set to be reviewed.
ACCESSING PREFAB FINANCE • Investors keen on putting a prefabricated building on a property may find it easier with the launch of a new mortgage product specifically for prefabs.
CARPET BURN • Questions over carpet cleaning are submitted to Ask An Expert with surprising regularity. We report on a recent Tenancy Tribunal decision that deals with a conflict over the issue.
SOFT LANDING AHEAD • The end of the golden weather may be on the horizon for New Zealand’s property market but the downward part of the cycle is expected to be soft rather than catastrophic, Miriam Bell discovers.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
SPOTLIGHT ON COMMERCIAL • A lot of residential investors don’t fully understand commercial property finance, writes Ben Pauley.
CHANGING TENANCY TERMS • What are a landlord’s rights if a tenant asks to change the length of their term at the end of the tenancy and the property manager agrees?
<4% RATES, BUT ONLY JUST • Rachael Alexander says sub 4% interest rates continue to see-saw back and forth across different lenders.
FINDING DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH • Investors use a property finding agency to consistently “beat the market”, even when good deals seem to be scarce on the ground, writes Nick Gentle.
RISING FROM THE ASHES • Lorraine Rishworth’s marriage breakup was the catalyst for a property investment journey that’s yielded great results and allowed her to be mortgage free in her own home.
RISHWORTH’S TOP TIPS
POLICY KING HIT • Investors have just been dealt a double whammy with the concurrent release of the Tax Working Group’s recommendations on capital gains and the Healthy Homes minimum standards. Miriam Bell takes a look at both.
TIP OF THE MONTH
FIVE STRATEGIES TO INCREASE VALUE • Here are some highly effective ways in which to add value to your investment property.
JOINT EFFORT • A Napier landlord has worked alongside her tenant to transform the interior of a rundown property, as Joanna Mathers explains.
FOCUS ON CURTAINS
PURPOSE IN PROPERTY • Moving into commercial property has been challenging for long-time residential investor Michael Mackinven but it has also given him a greater sense of meaning, reports Miriam Bell.
MACKINVEN’S COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES – A SELECTION
TOP TIPS FOR COMMERCIAL INVESTORS
TAX GROUP RECOMMENDS CAPITAL GAINS • The Tax Working Group report recommends a capital gains tax, Mark Withers discusses the implications.
A WEEK IN THE LIFE • What does a property finder actually do from day to day? Kelly Lowe demystifies her work and takes you through a week in the life of a property finder.
EARTHQUAKE ISSUES • Mason Reed explains what is involved in a structural assessment for earthquake prone buildings and the process for remediation.
FIVE STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL RELOCATION • outlines the steps necessary for an effective home...