Archive | Property investment


The Rise, Fall and Rise of Property Syndicates

The Rise, Fall and Rise of Property Syndicates Falling interest rates are prompting investors to look elsewhere for returns, and, with the uncertainties of the share market, property is where they are looking. However, the rush for residential investment property has pushed prices through the roof. Commercial and industrial property is out of reach for […]

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Property Investment Basics

Property Investment Basics Low interest rates and rapidly rising property prices are driving investors to property investment. Many would-be property investors don’t understand the complexities involved and can easily make costly mistakes. Here are some basic principles to follow. Understand that property investing is a business. It requires planning, discipline, a wide range of knowledge, […]

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Avoid Costly Property Investment Mistakes

Avoid Costly Property Investment Mistakes The property market is on fire. The high rate of increase in property prices makes property an attractive investment option in the light of low bank term deposit rates and the current volatility of the share market. Investors are using the increased value of property they already own as security […]

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Property Investment Update

Property Investment Update Property investment is on the boil again thanks to low interest rates and rising property values. Underlying the price rises are high levels of net migration, low levels of new building and growing numbers of first home buyers tapping into KiwiSaver balances for their deposit. Auckland-based investors are taking advantage of the […]

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Property Investment Opportunities

Property Investment Opportunities It would seem the Auckland property market is reaching a plateau. Price increases in the Auckland market have been underpinned by a shortage of properties, high net migration and high investor activity. New conditions to be imposed by the Reserve Bank on 1 November, 2015, including a 30% deposit requirement for Auckland […]

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Your Home as an Investment

Your Home as an Investment New Zealand has one of the highest rates of home ownership with over 60% of households being owner-occupiers. The millions of dollars spent each year on DIY projects is evidence of the pride we take in our homes and also of the belief most Kiwis have that their home is […]

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Property Investment for Newbies

Property Investment for Newbies Property investment is a popular way to create wealth, but many would-be property investors don’t understand the complexities of property investment or where to begin. It is essential to know how to maximize the return and minimize the risks. Here are the essential tips for first time property investors: Understand that […]

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Why Retirees Shouldn’t Invest in Property

Why Retirees Shouldn’t Invest in Property Investing in property is a popular means of building wealth for retirement. Typically, keen property investors will build a portfolio of properties using borrowed funds in the expectation that the increase in value of the properties over time will allow them to sell off one or two at retirement […]

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The Property Comeback

The Property Comeback Property statistics are clearly showing the start of next property cycle, with particular hot spots in Auckland and Christchurch. This is prompting investors who have been sitting on the sidelines to dust off their calculators and take a good look at the opportunities in the market. Low interest rates are one of […]

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Is Property Still a Good Investment?

Property Investment Tax changes for investment property came into force on 1 April this year, forcing many existing investors to review the ownership structures for their investments and the viability of retaining their properties. In a nutshell, the effect of the changes is that investors will no longer be able to claim depreciation on their […]

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Farewell to the LAQC

Property Investment The property investment bubble that burst following the Global Financial Crisis came about partly due to the huge tax refunds many investors were able to claim from their properties. These refunds enabled investors to borrow heavily and buy more properties. In many cases, the interest on the money borrowed to buy the properties […]

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