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.
MOVING ALONG • Election 2020 returned Labour to government but there’s likely to be less investor-focused changes this term. Instead it’s the challenges presented by the resurgent market that investors will need to address.
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PROPERTY MANAGERS TO BE REGULATED • The Labour Party is returning to power and one of their plans is to regulate property managers and ensure they are subject to a Code of Conduct.
PROTECTING AGAINST METH DAMAGE • It may not grab as many headlines these days but meth is still a major problem for landlords – so the good news is that there’s now a tool to help them out.
LVR LIMITS WILL RETURN • The odds of LVR restrictions returning for investors next year are ‘fairly high’ due to the strength of the residential property market, according to economist Tony Alexander.
NZ PROPERTY INVESTOR EVENTS CALENDAR
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.
CAUTIONARY TALE • A multifaceted Tenancy Tribunal ruling has seen a tenant ordered to pay over $20,000 to their landlord.
BOOM TIME • There are no signs that the housing market upswing is about to be thrown off its current relentless rise, but that’s a cause of concern for some, reports Miriam Bell.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
WHY REFINANCE? • It’s important to split your lending, says John Bolton, and now’s a great time to consider refinancing.
CLAIMING LOSSES • Can an investor with positively geared properties who is buying a negatively geared property in partnership claim their share of the losses to offset their other properties?
LOW RATES HERE TO STAY • Rates are being pushed even lower, with the Funding for Lending Programme expected to launch this month, writes Ryan Smuts.
FROM RAGS TO RICHES • Lucia Xiao went from living in a state house in South Auckland to helming a strategically crafted, high net worth property portfolio. Her journey makes for a classic – and inspiring - rags to riches tale, writes Miriam Bell.
LUCIA’S TOP TIPS FOR INVESTORS
BARGAIN HUNTING • New Zealand’s housing market is running hot and investors are out there buying. But is it really possible to pick up a bargain in this market? Miriam Bell finds out.
BARGAIN HUNTING TIPS
RIPE FOR DEVELOPMENT • Not every development has potential to turn a profit, but the return on a well-planned development can be huge. Joanna Jefferies investigates how to find out whether a development site is viable.
UNLIKELY SUCCESS • A renovation that left the owner $20,000 in the red has been hailed as a success, as Joanna Mathers discovers.
BUILDERSCRACK WOODEN FLOORING TIPS
FLEXIBLE SPACE IN THE COVID AGE • The Covid-19 prompted mass home working experiment proved flexibilty is here to stay. IWG’s Alexander Sykes looks at how businesses are adopting flexible working and what that means for office space.
TIME FOR A REVOLUTION
BUY NOW OR WAIT? • If you’re investing for the long term there’s no reason to wait for a potential drop in the market, writes Debbie Roberts.
ACTIVE INVESTING IN 2020 • Nick Gentle has purchased five times since lockdown, here he shares details of his latest investments and explains why investors shouldn’t despair.
POLICIES AFFECTING INVESTORS • Mason Reed looks at 2020 election campaign promises and their possible effects on property...