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.
SIGN OF THE TIMES • The times they are a-changing, so investors need to move with the times and make the most of the opportunities that come with change.
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KIWISAVER FOR RENTALS? • Changing the KiwiSaver rules to allow first home withdrawals to be used to buy an investment property wouldn’t distort the housing market, an investor advocate says.
NZ PROPERTY INVESTOR EVENTS CALENDAR • Your monthly round up of property investment related events around the country.
LANDLORDS.CO.NZ TOP FIVE – OCTOBER • The NZ Property Investor website, landlords.co.nz has had a busy month. Here are the top five most-read stories.
NEW LANDLORD TRAINING PLATFORM • Landlords concerned about the amount of rules and regulations it’s necessary to comply with can now get training to help them out.
POSITIVE SIGNS • Along with the change of season have come signals that the housing market is strengthening again and the resurgence could have legs, finds Miriam Bell.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
EMERGENCE OF THE NON-BANK • We’re going to see a resurgence in the popularity of non-bank lending, writes Ben Pauley.
PHOTO DISPUTE • Is it possible for a landlord to pursue a complaint against a property manager for failing to take photos, and keep a visual record of their property’s condition?
LOWER RATES – LVR NEXT? • We are seeing historically low rates, and there’s a possibility of loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions being relaxed soon, writes Ryan Smuts.
ASSOCIATED PERSONS TRAPS – PART ONE • Traps can arise when land transactions involve associated persons, explains Matthew Gilligan.
LANDLORDS OF THE YEAR 2019 • An ambitious Taranaki couple demonstrate that achieving big financial goals and being excellent landlords are not mutually exclusive, writes Joanna Jefferies.
TOP TIPS FOR LANDLORDS
TIP OF THE MONTH
PREFAB PROMISE • Building processes are changing and a wide range of prefab options are coming to the fore. Miriam Bell takes a look at the prefab sector and finds out what it has to offer investors.
PREFAB BUILDS ADVICE
FRESHEN UP • Summer is a great time to reinvigorate and improve your rental property. The Block 2013 winner Caleb Pearson gives his top tips for how best to do it to benefit both your tenants and your asset.
CHANGE OF FORTUNE • A filthy rental formerly inhabited by a gang has ended up being the winner of the annual NZPIF/Resene Renovation of the Year, as Joanna Mathers explains.
NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED • Commercial property is an attractive proposition these days but investors need to understand it. Baker Tilly Staples Rodway directors Kaison Chang and Peter Guise provide an overview.
RENOVATION RISK • Despite its popularity, renovation isn’t the right strategy for everyone, writes Andrew Nicol.
TOP 5 INSURANCE MISTAKES • Investors make five key mistakes when taking out cover on their rental properties, Rene Swindley explains.
YOUR RENTAL IS YOUR BUSINESS • Landlords need to understand they are in the business of rentals, and should have an overarching plan, writes Mark Withers.
PROFIT FROM SUBDIVISION • Find a property you can subdivide, because there are significant gains to be made from a successful project, writes Penny King.
A BETTER DESIGN PROCESS • The design process doesn’t have to be fraught with difficulty - there is a better way, writes Mason Reed.
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