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Many investors look for property to offset their income tax, to have a long term asset, they like dabbling in real estate or they want to secure their child’s financial future.
Tenants seek out the same features in properties as buyers do: visually enticing, well-maintained, functional, close to amenities, transport and schools.
Many investors choose not to engage a property manager for their investment property, thinking once a tenant is under a tenancy agreement the asset will handle itself.
Banks have had to cancel some preapprovals for investors, which were issued before the recent change to loan-to-value restrictions.
The Reserve Bank’s new investor-targeted LVR rules come into effect on 1 October, but there are solutions to the restrictions for investors willing to think laterally.
Your best investment opportunity might not be right on your doorstep, yet travelling inter-island to inspect a property will eat away at your savings. So, is buying sight unseen a wise decision?
If you have the space and the budget, adding a garage or carport on to your property can be a great way to increase its value.
Direct property investments continue to deliver the most stable returns to investors over the long term and therefore remain an excellent way for New Zealanders to plan for a stable future.