Articles Tagged ‘property investment’

Get the insider’s edge with these loan facts

When people mention the financial stress of upcoming holidays, starting a family or credit card debts, they’re often surprised when I tell them I can help. But as a mortgage adviser I can do more than get you a great home loan. Here are some less obvious ways I might be able to support you in achieving your financial goals.

Gearing your property for positive results

If you’re thinking of investing in property you should consider whether you want a negatively or positively geared investment. Your personal circumstances and reasons for investing will help you determine what’s right for you but like many financial decisions there are also some general pros and cons to each option.

Why should I use a property manager?

Many landlords have asked themselves at one time or another if they’d be better self-managing their investment property. It’s a question that’s especially relevant if a landlord’s had a negative experience with a property manager who failed to deliver the service they initially promised. Being a landlord is different to being an owner-occupier and care […]

What to Look for in a Property Manager

Managing an investment property means more than simply collecting the rent. Yet even if that were the case, property managers would still be a great resource for owners. As it is, they can take care of much, much more. This includes marketing your property, holding viewings, interviewing and vetting tenants, drawing up a lease, taking […]

How to calculate rental yield

If you are considering investing in property, “rental yield” is a term you have probably begun to notice popping up into conversations and readings around assessing a property’s investment potential. Here are some basics to help you understand what rental yield means and how to calculate it. The property investment dream is to secure a […]

Home equity loan basics

When buying real estate, you’ll be taking on one of the biggest investments of your life. But your property is likely to also be your biggest asset. While the brunt of these purchases are usually felt through repayment of home loans and mortgages being paid back across several years, a house is also an investment […]

Tips For Renovating Your Property

Renovating your property can add value and make your home a nicer place to live. Thousand of Kiwis undertake residential property renovation projects each year despite the stress for these reasons. If your are looking to improve your home or to increase the value of a property for increased rental return or for future sale […]

How to Rent Your Property

If you are looking to rent out your vacant unit there are a number of things you can do to increase the appeal of your property to assist find a tenant. Like with most relationships it can also involve some ongoing maintenance to keep them and ensure that your investment continues to generate capital. If […]