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Capital gains or rental yield: which is better for investors?

Capital gains and rental yield—they’re the two best tools for determining whether a property is a worthwhile investment. If you’ve already got one or two investment properties, you’re probably alre//'''''''''ady familiar with these number-crunching accessories. But the question often debated is, which is better for building a property portfolio?

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Want to know how to increase rental yield?

A large part of turning your rental property into a profitable investments comes down to how much you charge for rent. At the surface it’s a simple equation, more rent means less (or no) mortgage to cover, which means more in your bank account, but in reality, it’s a little more complex.

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Managing a rental property? Here are 3 ways to reduce landlord stress

There’s no skirting around it. Self-managing a rental property is stressful, especially if you’re trying to fit it around another job. In the UK, a study found that 25 per cent of landlords found self-managing more stressful than they first anticipated. While a little stress isn’t a bad thing, too much can have an impact on your health, your relationships and your investment.

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Big is better – the advantages of a large property management company

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-08-15

With 40 property management companies to choose from in Hamilton, which company should you place your property with? Here are five things to consider.

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How to keep a professional landlord-tenant relationship

Maintaining a healthy distance between you and your tenants not only helps keep things professional, it can also help you make better decisions about your rental properties.

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Where to find good tenants in New Zealand

Good tenants are a key part of getting good returns on a rental property. But finding tenants who take care of the property, pay their bills on time and stay for the long-term can be difficult, especially if you are self-managing a rental.

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5 steps to avoid a vacant rental property

You’ve just seen yourself waving goodbye in your tenant’s rearview mirror. That crease in your brow is because you know that you only have so long before your untenanted rental home starts to become a cash drain.

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3 changes to the Residential Tenancies Act you need to know

Don’t get caught out with the changes to Residential Tenancies Act. Whether you’re thinking about investing in a rental, are preparing a property for tenants, or are already a landlord, check you’ve got the right things in place. After all, a healthy home encourages longer tenancy—which improves your return.

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Is it getting harder to find good property to rent in Hamilton?

In short, yes. The changes to loan-to-value (LVRs) in October 2016 have hit New Zealand’s property investments particularly hard. No matter where you are in NZ, if you’re investing in residential real estate, you’ll now need to cough up a 40 per cent deposit to get a bank loan.

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