With ever-increasing costs, Landlords often wonder if they’re doing the right thing using a Property Manager, and it’s a topic that’s discussed a lot on PropertyTalk. Why pay for the service when they could do it and save hundreds of dollars every year per property? Well one reason to not do it yourself is all the rules and legislation. The use of property management firms is increasing due to the complexity of owning rental properties today.
Cranes are taking over the skyline suggesting Auckland is sitting pretty for thousands of new apartments to meet demand. However a renown local apartment investor and mentor says what’s going up now is already sold and with some developments canned in 2016 supply of new stock is falling short of demand.
Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States this week and the world as we know it will be a different place. Borrowing interest rates are rising and NZ banks are having to borrow more overseas to fund existing lending commitments according to this news item.
It’s Christmas and time for a property investment feel good story! NZHerald have a property investor story online today. It’s about a young Aussie couple who have invested their way to A$10 million in just six years. Reading between the lines you can identify the couple’s traits used to walk their own path rather than follow the crowd. It’s therefore a must read for young people needing confidence to start their adult life on their own terms.
The clamp down on investor borrowing has landlords diverting their attention from purchases to seeking better returns from their existing property portfolios. Trade Me Rental Price Index confirms recent increases in weekly rent; particularly in Wellington, which is up 7.7 percent for the year to October 2016.
Property Investors have had a lot on their minds recently and now many of them have jitters of a different kind. Mother nature in all her fury.
It’s been a full on year for property investors. First challenge was the introduction of LVR restrictions and the Government’s two year capital gains rule.
The 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards were announced at an event in Wellington on Friday 11 November.
Twenty-eight buildings and structures have won honours in the leading architectural awards programme, which recognises the best work across all the types of projects designed by New Zealand’s architects.
Ten year tenancies are back in the news and also in the discussion on PropertyTalk.com. On the news site stuff.co.nz an article reports Auckland Property Investors Association (APIA) have called for a change in the fixed term tenancy agreements offered to residential tenants.
Predicting what the property market will do in the future has been the obsession of many property experts, commentators and investors for years. Right now their forecasts are so diverse we’re left with more questions than answers and this is causing more uncertainty especially among home buyers and property investors.
Increases in property sales prices have flatlined and property types preferred by investors are taking the biggest hit. Trade Me Sales Price Index reports sales prices are down for units and apartments while large homes of five beds or more are very strong particularly in Wellington. Does the RBNZ or Government need to take further action to curb property investors appetite?
Property Investors like to be forewarned so they can be forearmed when the property market moves into the ‘slump phase of the property cycle. The property cycle has a few phases – three most notable for change are: Boom, Slump, Recovery.
Property investors are buying fewer properties therefore there is less new rental stock in the market. While this will be pleasing the orchestrators of the recent LVR rule changes competition among property managers is now much tighter.