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.
NAVIGATING UNCERTAIN TIMES • Times may be tougher for investors right now but that doesn’t mean they should give up. It may be that they simply need to step back and think outside the box in order to move forward.
LEGISLATIVE CHANGES AND THE IMPACT ON PROPERTY INVESTING • Will the heavier burden on property investors encourage interest in alternative opportunities asks Alistair Helm.
NEW AIRBNB TAX RULES • Take note Airbnb hosts: Inland Revenue wants to introduce new rules to simplify the tax obligations for short-term rental accommodation providers.
KPMG PREDICTS MORTGAGE RATES RISE • Mortgage rates are back at sub 4% levels but KPMG is warning banks could be forced to push up mortgage rates because of the Reserve Bank’s capital adequacy proposals.
CGT WAR BEGINS • Battle lines in the looming war against a capital gains tax are quickly being drawn following the release of the Tax Working Group’s final report on tax.
DON’T OVERLOOK SMOKE ALARMS • Failure to provide smoke alarms can cost landlords thousands. We take a look at a recent Tenancy Tribunal decision which highlights this.
MARKET ON REPEAT • Think drama lies ahead for New Zealand’s housing market this year? Think again. Uncertainty remains but movement is likely to follow a familiar, subdued pattern, writes Miriam Bell.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
RESPONSIBLE LENDING IMPACT • Ben Pauley explains what responsible lending practices currently are and what they could mean for you as a property investor.
DEVELOPMENT TAXES • How can the transactions involved in a small property development best be structured to minimise the tax implications?
SUB 4% RATES STILL WITH US • Westpac extends its 3.99% rate, with most others price matching, writes Rachael Alexander.
LOSS RING-FENCING SCENARIOS • Matthew Gilligan outlines three common loss ring-fencing scenarios that may apply to you.
ON THE PROPERTY BEAT • From the police academy to a property academy, Tua Saseve’s property journey is one with a difference and now he’s teaching others about building a successful portfolio, writes Miriam Bell.
TIP OF THE MONTH
TUA’S TOP 10 INVESTING TIPS
REVISITING APARTMENTS • Kiwis are traditionally resistant when it comes to buying and living in apartments but the time is right for investors to take a fresh look at them as an investment option, reports Miriam Bell.
GOING DOWN THE AIRBNB PATH
HOW TO PROVE INTENTIONAL DAMAGE • In the wake of the Osaki decision and more recent Tenancy Tribunal cases finding in favour of tenants, we explore what actually counts as intentional damage and when landlords can claim for compensation.
CARELESS VERSUS INTENTIONAL • To help you decide which side of the ledger the damage falls on, here’s the definitions of intentional and careless taken from tenancy.govt.nz
NICHE OPTIONS • Investors interested in a property that’s a bit different but provides good returns should check out one of the niche sectors on offer in the commercial sphere, writes Miriam Bell.
LEARNING CURVE • There were some hard lessons along the way, but a Hamilton investor has learned a lot during her first ‘renovate-to-sell’ project.
RENOVATION LESSONS • Yvonne Gattung shares what she learned while working on her first “buy-renovate-sell” project.
PREPARE FOR THE HEADWIND AHEAD • As the end of the financial year approaches, it’s time to take stock of what needs to be done and consider the effects on your portfolio...