Are you looking to get into property investment in 2018? Then it’s important to look for the RIGHT kind of properties to buy. David Kneebone, Lodge City Rentals General Manager, looks at what to consider when buying a rental to start your property portfolio.
Warm, dry, healthy homes are a trending topic as Labour’s Healthy Homes Bill awaits its passage through parliament. The new legislation will require landlords to provide healthy homes for tenants, but the landlord’s work doesn’t stop there.
While your tenants will ensure your investment is bringing you a return, there will inevitably be maintenance and repairs required at various times. Some of these will be unexpected, others you can plan for, but either way it’s important to have finances set aside to cover these costs.
Are you interested in property investment? Have you paid for your children’s education and now have some money, and time, to spend on yourself? Are you looking to invest in a property that gives 10-15 years of growth before you retire on that new-found property investment wealth?
If you’re new to the world of property investment, you will likely have come across the term ‘negative gearing’. It’s often in the news, controversial and sounds quite fancy. But what does it actually mean? Here is our introductory guide to negative gearing.
The media hype surrounding property news in New Zealand can often be difficult to decipher. Headlines will sometimes scream ‘BUY’ and ‘SELL’ in the same week. Gauging the market – and your place in it - can quickly become a stressful exercise. So how do you know if property investment is right for you?