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.
NZ Property Investor
TENANCY LAW CHANGES IMMINENT • Updates to the Residential Tenancy Act will come into play on February 11. Here is a rundown of all the changes that landlords need to be aware of.
RBNZ FIGURES REVEAL INVESTOR SURGE • Year-on-year in November, mortgage commitments to investors are up 64%, according to the latest Reserve Bank of New Zealand data released in early January.
KEEP YOUR COOL • A case involving a landlord who took exception to a tenant’s note is a lesson in the importance of staying calm when dealing with tenants.
NZ PROPERTY INVESTOR EVENTS CALENDAR
A NEW RELIABLE TENANT POOL • Ministry of Social Development housing brokers are working closely with tenants to assess their suitability for housing placement with private landlords, as Sarah Fry explains.
UP FRONT YOUR HOUSE UPWARD MOMENTUM • Record low listings are translating into record sale prices and there’s no sign of it abating, writes Daniel Smith.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
HOW TO MANAGE 60-70% LVRS • With restrictive loan-to-value ratios already in place, John Bolton shares some key tips for maximising lending.
HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? • So far, the economy and employment have proven more resilient than expected and we may be close to the low point of where the cash rate goes, writes Kris Pedersen.
PATHWAY TO SUCCESS • Moving from Samoa to New Zealand in her late twenties, Sieni Skelton-Richardson had a bold plan to achieve financial success, writes Joanna Jefferies.
TIP OF THE MONTH
SIENI’S ADVICE FOR ASPIRING INVESTORS
INVESTOR OUTLOOK POSITIVE • This year’s Kris Pedersen Mortgages New Zealand Property Investor survey shows investors are confident about growing their portfolios, in spite of the challenges they face, writes Joanna Jefferies.
TOP 5 ISSUES FOR INVESTORS
SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS: INVESTOR WINS & LOSSES
SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS: LENDING TRENDS
LINK BETWEEN IMPROVEMENTS AND PRICES • Builderscrack.co.nz’s Jeremy Gray takes a close look at the data available around trades and renovations to make some predictions on house prices in 2021.
HOW TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN TENANTS • Six ways to attract and retain quality retail and hospitality tenants in 2021, with JLL head of retail and metro Nilesh Patel.
TEST RUN • A renovation undertaken by two newbie renovators was a great learning experience and offered the pair a new skill set they can take into future investments, writes Joanna Mathers.
SIX STEPS TO ESTABLISHING A PERFECT LAWN
HOW BEST TO INVEST • Nick Gentle explains it’s certain traits that successful investors have, rather than strategies, that make them a success.
THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE THIS YEAR • The biggest challenge facing both homebuyers and investors might not be the one you think, writes Debbie Roberts.
ESTABLISHING BOUNDARIES • When undertaking a development the consequences of not identifying a property boundary correctly can be very costly, writes Mason Reed.
NAVIGATING THE NEW • Quinovic Pukekohe principal Marie Peters discusses the increasing importance of considering a property manager for your property investment.
PERSONAL TAX CHANGE IMPACT • You need to consider now how you will structure for the 39% personal tax rate change, writes Mark Withers.
GARDEN CITY BLOOMS • After a long period of sluggish price growth, Christchurch is now seeing house price rises across the board, writes Daniel Smith.