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.
CALLING OUT VILIFICATION • Recent media coverage of a property investors’ event shows that misinformation about investors continues to be peddled – even though the truth is very different.
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BUILD-TO-RENT WILL COST • Introduction of a build-to-rent scheme, as suggested by the Housing Minister, would disadvantage smaller investors and be another expense for taxpayers, a landlord advocate claims.
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.
LENDING HELP IS AT HAND • It’s become harder to get lending for investment properties in recent times, but a new loan product should help more investors achieve their funding goals.
PUT IT ALL IN WRITING • Illegal sub-letting has the potential to be a nightmare, but a Tenancy Tribunal decision highlights that tenancy agreements that forbid it can save the day.
MARKET CYCLES STEADILY ON • Property market talk has switched from crash predictions to rebound expectations, but Miriam Bell finds that the likely trajectory remains slow, steady and far from dramatic.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
Time to review your cash flow
MORTGAGE RATE FORECAST • John Bolton assesses why banks didn’t pass on a full rate decrease after the recent OCR cut and makes predictions for 2019 and 2020.
SUBDIVISION TAX ISSUES • If a property owner wants to subdivide a large block of land into five different sections and then sell the new sections, will there be major tax implications?
THE SWEET SPOT? • Property investors are currently enjoying a perfect storm of falling interest rate costs, increasing rental yields and no new capital gains tax, writes Rachael Alexander.
RING-FENCING UPDATE • The new ring-fencing proposal is faithful to the first draft in most aspects, writes Matthew Gilligan.
DEVELOPER DUO’S SUCCESS • A young Auckland investor couple has taken their knowledge of property development to the masses and are now helping others realise their development dreams.
TIP OF THE MONTH
TOP DEVELOPMENT TIPS
LENDING OUTSIDE THE BOX • From prefabs to tiny apartments, getting lending on unusual properties can be difficult. So what can investors do to secure a loan on an unusual property, asks Dan Dunkley?
TO SELF-MANAGE OR NOT? • What’s the best approach to property management – doing it yourself or calling in a professional? Opinions are sharply divided so Miriam Bell talks to proponents of both views.
HOW TO PICK A GOOD PROPERTY MANAGER • While the property management industry remains unregulated, there are plenty of unscruplous and unprofessional operators out there. That means landlords who opt to employ a manager need to be careful when selecting one.
GET THE BEST FROM YOUR INVESTMENT • Managing commercial property assets is an art that requires constant reinvention, argue PMG’s head of asset management Steve Williams and asset manager Brian Berry.
CRACKING DOWN ON DAMP • Ensuring a rental property is well ventilated is no longer just a good thing to do, under the new Healthy Homes minimum standards it is compulsory. We find out what that means for landlords. Miriam Bell reports.
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