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.
PREPARE FOR CHANGE • Quieter, less extreme times are the real name of the property game at the moment. It means investors have a chance to reflect on their next move and get ready for the new environment.
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LVR FEARS FOR NON-BANKS • Non-banks have expressed concerns about the Reserve Bank’s potential extension of loan to value ratio restrictions and the impact it could have on smaller lenders.
NZ 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.
PRICE FIXING CHARGES FOR RONOVATIONZ • The Commerce Commission is taking property investment guru Ron Hoy Fong’s company to court over allegations of price fixing.
TENANTS’ DAMAGE INTENTIONAL • There’s a widespread feeling that legal rulings on damage tend to favour tenants but, in a welcome change, we take a look at a new High Court decision which upholds an earlier pro-landlord ruling.
DEFYING PREDICTIONS • International experts are making crash predictions, but local commentators disagree. Miriam Bell takes a close look at the situation.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
When will we hit peak debt?
THE VIRTUE OF PATIENCE • When it comes to property development, Ben Pauley has some key advice.
NON-CONSENTED WORK ISSUES • How should a property owner proceed when an ex-boarder takes them to the Tenancy Tribunal for damages due to unconsented work?
INTEREST RATES TROUGHED?
RENTING OUT THE SPARE ROOM • Renting out a bedroom can be potentially lucrative, but there are tax implications.
LESSONS LEARNED THE HARD WAY • Investing in student flats has been a rollercoaster ride for Palmerston North investor Shane Storey, writes Joanna Jefferies.
TIP OF THE MONTH
SHANE’S TOP TIPS
TARGETING YIELDS THE TOP 20 • A changing property investment landscape means the focus is switching from capital gains to yields, so Miriam Bell takes a look at New Zealand’s top 20 highest yielding suburbs.
TOP FIVE HIGHEST YIELD SUBURBS IN MAIN CENTRES
TO TRUST OR NOT TO TRUST • There are both benefits and downsides to putting your investments into a trust, writes Theresa Donnelly, senior solicitor at Public Trust.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK • Conducting rigorous background research is key to securing great commercial deals, so Miriam Bell finds out from the experts how to do it well.
HOT PROPERTY • There are strict requirements for heating in the new Healthy Homes minimum standards but getting it right is not as easy as it might seem. We discover what landlords need to do to meet the standard.
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FAMILY AFFAIR • Adam Wareing drew on the help of his parents to purchase his first investment property, and it’s been a renovation success story, writes Joanna Mathers.
TOP TIPS FOR RENOVATING SECOND DWELLINGS
THE RISKS OF SHORT-TERM RENTALS • It’s crucial to ensure your insurance policy covers you when you list your property on Bookabach or Airbnb, writes Rene Swindley.
INVEST IN AUSSIE PROPERTY • Stephen Tsang revisits the opportunity to invest in Australian property and explains some of the common associated tax issues.
WHAT’S A FINDER WORTH? • What value do you get from using a property finder? Peter Ambrose explains the advantages.