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.
OPPORTUNITY SPEAKS • All eyes are on the economy, rather than the property market, so the time might be right for investors to take advantage of the lull and start looking for opportunities.
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RETROFITTING AID EXPANDED • Auckland property owners keen to improve the energy efficiency of their rentals can now look to an expanded council programme for financial assistance.
CALL FOR SERVICING TEST RETHINK • Mortgage advisers believe banks should adapt their servicing tests for borrowers following the Official Cash Rate’s plunge to 1% in August.
DEVELOPING RETURNS • Working on development projects is a risky business but a new company is offering investors a unique path to being involved in one - without the commercial risks.
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.
RESPONSIBILITY OVERREACH • A landlord’s unsuccessful attempt to gain compensation for soiled carpet was the start of a Tenancy Tribunal battle over who should pay for repairs, writes Joanna Mathers.
MARKET SHAKE UP • The Reserve Bank’s shock OCR cut along with some encouraging new market data has left many asking if the housing market is set to fire up again, writes Miriam Bell.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
How low can rates go? • There’s something mildly exciting about the Reserve Bank doing something unexpected. It’s like finding $5 in your jeans.
OUT OF TOUCH • The tests banks apply to mortgages need to be scrutinised and updated, writes John Bolton.
WEIGHING UP RESTRUCTURING • What do investors need to think about when considering transferring their rental properties into a Look-Through Company (LTC)?
YOUR RATES IMPACT OF OCR CUT • The recent OCR reduction surprised everyone, but what does it mean for borrowers going forward? Kris Pedersen explains.
OFFSHORE INVESTING • Matthew Gilligan looks into the tax implications for New Zealanders investing in property offshore.
‘GIVE IT A GO’ • A Napier couple’s can-do attitude has seen them taking the fast track to early retirement, by growing a rental portfolio alongside their family, writes Joanna Jefferies.
TIP OF THE MONTH
KIDS IN PROPERTY?
INVEST FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR • The latest smart technology means investing in property has never been easier. Joanna Jefferies investigates the latest apps and software available so you don’t have to leave your chair.
CHANGES KEEP COMING • Legislation addressing several controversial issues, like tenant liablity for damage, recently passed into law. Miriam Bell reports on what it means for landlords.
GETTING REFITS RIGHT • Creative refitting of commercial properties to attract and retain tenants is becoming a necessity for property owners. Miriam Bell talks to an expert about what to do and how to do it well.
CHEAT SHEET • Ten renovation tips for adding value the cost-effective way, by Joanna Mathers.
WHO PAYS FOR DAMAGE? • Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) means there’s confusion amongst landlords on who pays for damage, Rene Swindley explains who’s liable.
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS • The new ring-fencing rules will divide investors into two classes,...