Building wealth through property investment

Jun 15, 2020 8:39:46 AM

Property investment in New Zealand has seen some phenomenal growth over the last few years and it’s easy to see why. Regular rental income, outstanding capital gains and a sizeable nest egg for retirement are just some of the benefits property investors in New Zealand can enjoy. Before you jump in though, here are some things to consider.


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Topics: Property Management, Mortgage Advisers, NZ Finance, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, Investment Finance, Property and Investments, mortgage review

Building wealth through property investment

Dec 10, 2019 5:30:59 AM

Property investment in New Zealand has seen some phenomenal growth over the last few years and it’s easy to see why. Regular rental income, outstanding capital gains and a sizeable nest egg for retirement are just some of the benefits property investors in New Zealand can enjoy. Before you jump in though, here are some things to consider.


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Topics: Property Management, Mortgage Advisers, NZ Finance, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, Investment Finance, Property and Investments, mortgage review

Rental Property Bylaw Changes

Jul 19, 2019 10:02:21 AM

From 01 July 2019, ceiling and underfloor insulation is compulsory in all New Zealand rental properties, where suitable. In addition to this, landlords have just over two years to ensure rental properties meet the Government's healthy homes standards, the minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties. Here’s what you need to know about insulation requirements and healthy homes standards.


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Topics: Property Management, Kiwisaver, Rental Market, Home Loan, nz mortgage, NZ Mortgage Adviser, NZ Property Manager

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 Management, Property Investment, Investment Property, Home Renovations, NZ Mortgage Adviser

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 Management, Buying, Property Investment, Investment Property, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Buying Traps

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 Management, Buying, Property Investment, Investment Property, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Buying Traps

5 Good Reasons to Use a Harcourts Property Manager

Feb 19, 2019 7:41:55 AM

If you’re serious about investing in property and making your investment work for you, it’s worthwhile engaging a professional property manager from Harcourts to take care of the day to day details of your rental property. A Harcourts property manager will help you attract and keep good tenants. But that’s not all they do. Take a look at these 5 good reasons to use a Harcourts property manager.


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Topics: Property Management, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, NZ Property Manager

The Pros and Cons - Buying vs Renting

Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Home ownership for many is an important goal to strive towards. For others, renting makes more sense. Choosing whether to buy or rent largely comes down to what you can afford. There are pros and cons to both options, and it’s really up to you to decide whether buying or renting is best for you. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve outlined some of the pros and cons to buying versus renting.


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Topics: Property Management, Buy a Home, Mortgages

Why you should hire a property manager

Apr 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you've ever owned a rental property, you’ll know that it can be financially rewarding. At the same time, you’ll probably also know that owning a rental property requires a great deal of commitment in terms of time and effort. While it makes sense to take care of the day-to-day management of your rental property yourself if you live close by and you have time to spare, in many cases it just isn’t practical. Here are some reasons why you should hire a property manager.

 


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Topics: Property Management

Meth contamination in privately owned homes

Apr 8, 2016 10:59:45 AM

According to Housing New Zealand 279 of its 68,000 properties nationwide tested positive for methamphetamine contamination in the six months up to end December 2015. And a US-based construction company has released a new range of tiny houses that sell for just $10,500 if you’re able to set it up yourself. Read on to find out more.


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Topics: Property Management, Inspection