NZ Property Investor3 min de lecture
Beware The Engineering Fish-hooks
When you are undertaking subdivision and building developments, there are typically a lot of “moving parts”. The complexity of these developments increases exponentially with the size of the project. An engineering aspect of subdivision and building
NZ Property Investor4 min de lecture
Cities Or Provinces?
Residential property investors have been hit with a plethora of changes, particularly the extension of the bright-line test to 10 years and the unexpected removal of mortgage interest deductibility. The prediction certainly seems to be that there wil
NZ Property Investor2 min de lecture
Corelogic Nelson And Tasman Kelvin Davidson, Senior Property Economist, Corelogic
Rental data is sourced from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment based on rental bonds lodged. This data is supplied to us grouped into geographic areas based on statistical area units used by Statistics NZ for the census and as a resu
NZ Property Investor6 min de lecture
What’s Happening In Your Region
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday May 26, 7pm at the Distinction Hotel, Riverside Drive, Whangarei. TOPIC: This month’s speaker (deferred from April) is Scotney Williams LLB, Tenancy Practice Service Ltd. Scotney is one of the few people in the country with a
NZ Property Investor5 min de lecture
Change Is Coming
In a month where housing investment was turned on its head by new Government policies extending the bright-line test to 10 years and scrapping mortgage interest tax deductibility, March continued as a record peak buying month for investors as house p
NZ Property Investor1 min de lecture
Winners From New Housing Policies
Colliers International national research director Chris Dibble says the changes to the residential investment landscape will see alternative strategies explored by an increasing number of investors. He believes commercial property and syndication are
NZ Property Investor3 min de lectureFinance & Money Management
Fix With Caution
It’s a new financial year and we have certainly seen some very “interesting” changes in the property market recently – particularly in light of announcements on March 23 from the Government. Investors seem to be getting hit hard with many of these ch
NZ Property Investor3 min de lecture
No Time To ‘Wing It’
Last year when I purchased an investment property in Christchurch, I paid a professional property finder (someone from our own iFindProperty team) to source the investment for me. It was cashflow positive and I’ve worked out that even with the inabil
NZ Property Investor2 min de lecture
Filling The Information Gap
The recent Government housing policies appear to have been implemented without much information about the likely outcomes. In order to fill the information gap, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) conducted a survey to see how these
NZ Property Investor1 min de lecture
NZ Property Investor
Philip Macalister E Joanna Mathers E Sally Fullam E Dawn Adams Sally Lindsay Samantha Garnier Stephanie Bryant E Jill Le
NZ Property Investor1 min de lecturePolitics top Five – April
1 Scrapping tax deductibility not the way to go Limiting tax deductibility for property investors’ mortgage interest would be a better game changer than scrapping it altogether, says Westpac acting chief economist Michael Gordon. 2 Govt whacks prope
NZ Property Investor4 min de lecture
Rocking The Property Market
Retirement hasn’t stopped Billy Belton from pursuing his passion for property. Now in his 70s, the former guitarist in some of Auckland’s top rock bands (circa late 1950s to early 70s) bought his first house for $10,000 in Herne Bay at the age of jus
NZ Property Investor2 min de lecture
A Year To Remember In Property
Turning back the clocks to mid-2020, we saw Covid-19 and lockdown, rental freezes and experts predicting property price plummets. A year on the market is soaring, with median prices up nationwide by nearly 25% year-on-year (according to REINZ data fo
NZ Property Investor1 min de lectureFinance & Money Management
Tip Of The Month
Vary the terms of your interest rates: that way they won’t all mature at the same time. For example, five properties with five mortgages should have five different expiry dates. Potentially even leave one on floating for refinancing in order to buy m
NZ Property Investor3 min de lecturePolitics
Housing Policy Changes Sting
By now, the shock of the Government’s move to phase out the deductibility of interest for residential investors will be sinking in. To refer to this change as the closing of a tax loophole demonstrates naivety or manipulation of the truth. The abilit
NZ Property Investor3 min de lecture
Deco Delight
Art Deco homes are prized for their style and durability. So, when investor Michelle Swinbourne saw a 1930’s duplex for sale in a popular Palmerston North suburb, she jumped at the chance to add to her portfolio. The buy-and-hold investor has been in
NZ Property Investor5 min de lecture
Landlords ‘Kicked For Touch’
Most property investors venture into private rental housing to improve their financial position and to provide for their financial security in retirement. Along the way the majority renovate and carry out improvements to their properties and endeavou
NZ Property Investor2 min de lectureCrime & Violence
Meth Use Without Eviction
The tenant’s two flatmates had been arrested at the premises in December last year by police citing firearms and drugs offences. Although the tenant was at the flat, he was not involved nor was he arrested. He was then given a 14-day notice by the la
NZ Property Investor2 min de lecture
Who Will Shape House Prices?
Investor demand has been a major booster of house prices, he says. The proportion of bank mortgage lending to investors has remained essentially unchanged over the past four years. “In the existing low interest rate environment, investors’ search for
NZ Property Investor3 min de lecture
Government Policy Effects
The big news for the housing market that’s been hard to ignore is the removal of interest deductibility. Whatever your point of view, the bigger problem is that a government can impose such a big policy change without analysing the downstream impact
NZ Property Investor1 min de lectureFinance & Money Management
What’s Driving House Prices?
March sales continued at a peak buying rate for investors and the median price across the country rose 24.3% to $826,300 – a new record high and a $46,300 jump since February. HSBC has ended its 12 and 18 month 1.99% fixed home loan offers, raising
NZ Property Investor1 min de lectureInternet & Web
Nz Property Investor Events Calendar
PROPERTY INVESTMENT & EDUCATION WEBINAR , available on demand or via Zoom webinar. Hosted by Gilligan Rowe & Associates. Free to attend. For more information and to register, please visit or
NZ Property Investor1 min de lecture
This map represents change in the average rental price between the months of March 2020 and March 2021, based on figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. Median house rents of the dominant dwelling type for the area No. of
NZ Property Investor1 min de lecture
Messy Dispute
When Michael Gemmell left his Whanganui flat in a state of disrepair (and minus a smoke alarm) Inspire Property Management claimed damages through the Tenancy Tribunal. The property manager, Roxanne Ditchfield, presented evidence that when the flat w
NZ Property Investor3 min de lecture
Bright-lines, Big Changes
Property investors make up a significant share of buyers in the NZ residential housing market, creating competition for first-home buyers. In an effort to “tilt the balance”, the Government unveiled its plan on March 23 to help first home buyers into
NZ Property Investor4 min de lecture
Pump Up The Value
The improvements you should undertake to add value to your investment property chiefly depend on your property investment strategy. Whether you’re selling, building capital gains, or tenanting indefinitely, there is often an opportunity to increase y
NZ Property Investor6 min de lecture
Top Of The South Island Pops
Despite a tendency towards political conservatism and a high number of retirees and rest homes, Nelson and the Tasman region still live up to their popular perception as an arty enclave of sun-obsessed semi-hippies with a strong community heart. Nels
NZ Property Investor2 min de lectureArchitecture
Working With Character Homes
A large portion of New Zealand’s housing stock could be considered as character homes. Though the definition can vary, a character home is typically pre-1940s, with architectural traits that give it a particular feel. Think villas and bungalows: hard
NZ Property Investor6 min de lecture
Where To From Here?
The goalposts have shifted, again. The Government extension of the bright-line test to 10 years, coupled with the removal of investors’ ability to offset their mortgage interest payments against rent received, marks the latest instalment in a seeming
NZ Property Investor3 min de lecture
She’ll Be Right?
A lot has happened since the last issue! There have been a number of major changes that will affect many property investors across the country. Some of these changes may even have you questioning whether or not it is still worth it. The biggest chang
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