Cool Change In AKL Property Price Increases


Predicting future trends based on monthly percentage increases in property prices is for the foolhardy. However sighting the peaks and troughs in price movements over a longer time frame like a year or five years creates interesting debate. Trade Me’s Sales Price Index is therefore invaluable to property investors whom love to discuss ‘all things property’.
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Auckland Housing Demand Grows


Housing demand in the Auckland region is getting worse and there’s no sign of it easing any time soon.

Building consents for the Auckland region dropped in September for the second month in a row. 13000 new homes are needed each year to cope with the increase in population however new building consents are falling far short. Continue reading

Auckland’s Future and High Density Living

More high density housing is on the cards for Auckland. In particular, West Auckland is featuring under a plan for the super-city’s future signed off by the Auckland Council. Continue reading

State of Play in the Auckland Property Market

There has been much talk in the media recently of a rise in house sales in Auckland, but what is really the state of play in the Auckland Property Market?
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Goals Acheived – What Next

So here I am, at the end of my first four years of property investing, and my portfolio has now reached the $15 million mark. I’ve achieved the goals I set for myself and it’s now time to set some new ones. If I sat still, in eight years time my $15 million portfolio will be worth $30 million, and eight years after that it will be worth $60 million, simply because the value of property in Auckland doubles every eight years. Continue reading

Capital Growth and New Goals

As part of my Investment NZ portfolio I had recently decided to purchase an apartment off the plans and I was aware, of course, that other people had done the same thing. One of them called me close to settlement day to tell me he was looking to sell his apartment because he’d bought it when interest rates were 7.2% but as they were now 9.5% – he was having trouble financing it. Continue reading

Property Investment and Lateral Thinking

Sometimes it’s not always possible to find a high yield property. But there is another way to create positive cashflow from a negatively geared property so that you come out a winner at the end of the day. Continue reading

Use the Property Cycle to your Advantage

It is said that the only thing that is constant is change, and know the property market is no exception. The property market is cyclical, and it is important to learn how to invest wisely at each stage. Continue reading