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.
ONGOING CLIMATE OF CHANGE • A capital gains tax may be off the table, but there’s still a heavy schedule of policy and tax reforms ahead – and investors need to be well prepared for the changes they will bring.
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RAISING PROPERTY MANAGEMENT STANDARDS • Problems arising from the lack of regulation around property management have prompted industry stalwarts to introduce their own initiatives to raise standards.
HEALTHY HOME LOAN DISCOUNT • Greener homes are all the rage and now ANZ is offering a new home loan product for customers wanting to upgrade to properties of higher, more sustainable standards.
CGT REPRIEVE FOR INVESTORS • Investors nationwide are breathing a sigh of relief after the Government’s recent announcement that it won’t be introducing a capital gains tax after all.
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 PROTECTION IN AIRBNB CASE • Tenant damage and Airbnb are hot topics. In this issue, we discuss a recent Tenancy Tribunal decision involving both.
A TALE OF TWO HALVES • Intense focus on Auckland’s flatlining property market ignores the reality for drama, but it does highlight that the country’s property story is now in two distinct parts, reports Miriam Bell.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
BUILD FOR YOUR TARGET MARKET • If you’re looking to develop property, or buying into a development, you need to consider who your product caters for, explains Ben Pauley
SUBLET WOES • How is it best for a landlord to deal with a set of unplanned subletting tenants when the time seems right for them to leave?
DOWNWARDS PRESSURE • The downwards pressure on interest rates is underpinned by four key factors, as Rachael Alexander explains.
A PROPERTY INVESTOR FROM AS LITTLE AS $100? • New and highly innovative company The Property Crowd has launched, offering Kiwis the opportunity to be property investors from as little as $100.
MADE TO TRADE • Experienced investor Nick Irons shares how he worked his way up to becoming a prolific trader in his hometown, Invercargill.
TIP OF THE MONTH
NICK IRONS’ TOP TRADING TIPS
BEST TIME TO BUY NEW • Buying new builds has never been so easy or attractive and we’ve uncovered five reasons why investors should seriously consider this strategy.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU BUILD
INVESTOR MYTHS BUSTED • Current public rhetoric about property investors has left them feeling vilified, but much of it is based on misconceptions according to well-known investor Graeme Fowler. He confronts some of those myths.
FIRST TIME RENO SUCCESS • Two young investors embarking on their first renovation project prove that hard savings and hard work really do pay off, as Joanna Mathers discovers.
AXE THE TAX • Were the millions of dollars and countless hours analysing the fairness of the tax system worth it, asks Mark Withers?
KNOW WHEN TO WALK AWAY • Nick Gentle gives the low down on when to decide to walk away from a deal and when to persevere.
CROSS-LEASE PROS AND CONS • Mason Reed explains why you need to be careful when it comes to cross-lease properties and discusses their hidden potential benefits.
MAKE YOUR TEAM WORK FOR YOU – PART TWO • In part two...