Rental Property Renovation: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself First

Feb 20, 2019 7:59:06 AM

Renovating a rental property can be a costly exercise but making improvements to the property can yield a healthy return. To ensure you’re maximizing your investment, it’s important not to overcapitalize, to stick to your budget, and to use durable products and materials. If you are considering renovating your rental property, ask yourself these 3 questions first.


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Topics: Property Investment, Rental Property, Investment Property, Renovations, Home Renovations, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Rental Property Renovations

3 Property Investment Mistakes to Avoid

Feb 19, 2019 1:30:00 PM

It’s no surprise that more and more astute investors are turning to property as a way to grow capital. Like all investments though, buying an investment property takes careful research so you know what you’re getting into and what the pitfalls are to avoid. To help you stay on top of the property investment game, here are 3 common mistakes to avoid.


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Topics: Property Investment, Rental Property, Investment Property, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Buying Traps, Buying a home

Investing in Property in 3 Simple Steps

Feb 19, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Owning an investment property has long been a part of the Kiwi dream. For many first-home buyers, buying a smaller rental property in a cheaper area can be just what they need to get a foot onto the property ladder. For savvy investors, it’s an opportunity to generate wealth. But before you jump in head first into property investment, take a look at these 3 simple steps to get you started.


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Topics: Property Investment, Rental Property, Investment Property, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Buying Traps, Buying a home

House prices are up and buyers are hesitant

Oct 14, 2016 7:46:20 AM


New Zealand's property market appears to be in a holding pattern as investors and home-buyers wait to see what will happen next following changes to the LVR. The property market is changing compared to how it was a year ago. And Property Institute of New Zealand chief executive Ashley Church says Reserve Bank LVR restrictions are a devastating failure for first home buyers. All this in our October property article.


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Topics: Property Investment, First Home, Property Article, LVR, Investors, Home Buyers

What to consider when buying an investment property

Sep 23, 2016 8:06:01 AM

If you’re looking to secure your financial future, you can’t go wrong with a residential property investment. When you buy an investment property you're buying a physical asset, and for many people that means having a lot more control over where their money goes. To help you decide whether property investment is for you, here are some of the things you need to think about.


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Topics: Mortgage Advisers, Property Investment, Investment Opportunity