The RBNZ keeps hiking the OCR. So why have home loan rates been coming lower?
Lying awake wondering why banks been busy cutting home loan rates this month?
Well, wonder no more.
Rate of rent growth on the slide
House prices are dropping fast and it looks like the rate of rent growth is on the slide too.
The average rent for our Hamilton portfolio has dipped twice in the last 6 months.
Great news for tenants.
12 Important Questions to ask when Choosing your Property Manager
As a property investor you have the choice of managing your investment properties yourself or delegating the day-to-day management to a Property Manager.
Engaging a Property Manager is the preferred option for many investors in today’s more complex property market.
However, it is critical that you choose your Property Manager wisely as proactive and effective property management will considerably increase the return from your investment property.
Top 3 reasons to invest in Putaruru
Struggling to find an investment property in Auckland or Hamilton that pays the bills and covers your costs?
We might just have the answer for you, in the South Waikato.
Waikato rents up 7% annually – but how have Hamilton’s 30 suburbs fared?
In April Trademe reported that national and Waikato weekly rents were both up 7% annually, closely in line with inflation which is running at 6.9%.
Unfortunately, Trademe didn’t give data on Hamilton’s suburbs, so we decided to crunch the numbers ourselves!
Vacating? Here’s 4 tips to get your bond back quick smart
You've moved out and you want your bond back fast, we get it!
Take a look at these tips from our team of Property Managers, that will help speed up the process.
We applaud the Government's proposed licensing scheme for Property Managers. Here's why.
The Government recently proposed a licensing scheme for Property Managers and we are thrilled!
Which Hamilton suburb has the highest rental yield?
This is a question we are often asked by experienced and first time property investors alike.
We got our calculators out and did our homework.
How to perform a routine inspection at your rental property
Routine inspections can be a sensitive subject.
When you perform a routine inspection you are entering your tenant’s home, so it is important to be respectful of your tenant’s home, belongings and time whilst you are at the property.
How sensitive are property investors to rising interest rates?
A lot of people I speak to think the answer to that question is “very”, and that Armageddon is looming with rising home loan rates.
However, whilst we do see some investors listing their properties for sale, the truth is that it is in nothing like the numbers the media might have you believe, and little more than the long term average.
The awkward question every Landlord has to ask before signing up with a Property Manager
Nobody likes to start a relationship by planning for how it might end, but before signing a management agreement with a property manager you’ve got to pull out your bifocals, pour yourself a cup of tea and study the small print.