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How Do You Keep Your Tenants Happy?

As landlords we want want it all. Great yield, a property that’s low on maintenance and of course last but not least happy tenants. How do you keep your tenants happy? Emergencies aside your tenants happiness with your property and their tenancy may be directly attributed to your response and timeliness in dealing with maintenance.

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Property Investor Loans – Under Scrutiny

The RBNZ is consulting until 7th April 2015 on a potential new sub asset class for property investor loans. The Bank wants to further classify property investor loans, so it can ensure banks are holding adequate capital for investment property lending. In a market downturn losses associated with mortgage defaults are higher for investment properties than owner occupiers.

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Apartments Values Up 20+ Percent

Auckland Apartments are valuing up well and evidence of their high demand is now omnipresent. Ninety one off plan apartments near Ponsonby have all sold six months prior to completion and this is highly unusual says a local Bayleys real estate agent. A news item in the Herald on Sunday quotes Trent Quinton of Bayleys who says it’s highly unusual for all off plan stock to sell so far in advance of completion.

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NZ In Demand, Property Values Up Again

New Zealand is in demand as it is seen as a safe haven for all and sundry. Our annual net migration is expected to get to 60,000. Students are coming here in droves especially from India. New Zealanders continue to return home and people want to emigrate here as a result of our ‘rockstar economy’ and strong labour market.

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Otara vs Remuera Case Study

Case study  Remuera vs Otara The Great Property Debate: Cash flow vs Capital Growth Property investor compares investment returns Tyson is a property investor, looking at investing in the Auckland market. He has been told by his parents that he should ‘buy the worst house in the best area, and only invest where he would… Read more…

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Investors Make Good On Tired Property Stock

Tired, run down properties are in abundance throughout New Zealand. Some are inhabited, a lot are not and realistically none of them would pass a Warrant of Fitness test. Typical owner occupiers ignore these properties when they are listed for sale. Thankfully they are being snapped up by the property investors on PropertyTutors’ The Masters mentoring program.

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Property Weekly Rent Increases Realistic

Rental Property weekly rents have increased less than expected during the past 12 months. The median weekly rent for a three bedroom house is $420 per week according to Trade Me statistics. During the last year Christchurch’s residential property rents increased the most at over eight percent bringing the average rent for a three bedroom home to $450 a week.

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RBNZ Annual Address – Investors Relax For Now

Property investors around the country waited with bated breath on Wednesday 4th February for the RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler to announce tougher measures on property investors. A couple of days earlier Catherine Harris author of this news item on Stuff suggested it may happen in the RBNZ annual address to Canterbury’s Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.

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Matthew Gilligan – AKL House Price Inflation Problem

Auckland’s rampant house price inflation is due to a historical net supply problem says Matthew Gilligan of Gilligan Rowe & Associates.

In a recent article on the GRA website Matthew suggests a lot more work needs to be done to improve the consenting process and lower the cost of building materials so the supply of new housing can be sped up.

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How To Buy An Apartment Tips

Whether you’re buying an Apartment to live in, rent out or trade there are some considerations that are unique to this type of property. Apartments will have a Body Corporate with rules that need to be adhered to and the Unit Titles Act is the law governing buildings with multiple owners each holding a unit title on their apartment.

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Tiles For Your Home Renovation

Home renovations is all the rage right now particularly in Auckland due to the high property values. If you’re replacing your bathroom take your time checking out the numerous designs and styles of tiles. The little white square tiles are long gone and in place are hundreds of new designs – so what do you… Read more…

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