New Zealand Property Investors' Federation

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June '08 Issue

June issue - available now

Every issue of the NZ Property Investor magazine will continue to bring you all the news, tips and statistics you need to keep your property investments humming in 2008.

With all the current ‘doom and gloom’ being preached at us regarding the property market, be inspired by our June cover story! We talk to inspirational property investor, Laurence Pope. This young man is fast becoming world famous in Paeroa for his redevelopment of a run-down street, locally known as ‘Harlem’. At just 24 years of age, Pope has big plans for his 16 ex-state houses.

What’s the plan Stan? We’ve heard all about the current state of the market, but what should property investors be doing about it? We talk to property veterans about what you should be doing to make sure you survive the current downturn and not lose everything in the process.

The ANZ Property Investment Survey results are out and shows property investors are surprisingly optimistic about the market and its outlook for the next five years, although not quite everyone sees the glass as being half full.

In Michael Yardney’s second column on how to successfully create wealth, he explains why it’s so important to step outside your comfort zone and into the unknown.

Our profile this month is on Mark Ferguson, a property chameleon. We talk to this property investing real estate agent about changing skins to roll with the market.

This month, the NZ Property Investor is giving subscribers a chance to win one of four tickets to the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation Conference 2008 in Rotorua, each worth $695!

Also featured in the June 2008 issue:


  • News: Budget announcements that affect PIs; Fuel prices burning property market? Govt helping homebuyers; Stress test your portfolio; Oz budget
  • Housing commentary: The market is still treading water. Jenny Ruth talks to economists who are predicting the recovery period will be a long, slow process
  • Ask an expert: Have your burning property investment questions answered
  • More feature articles:
    • Creating cash flow: Property developing can generate good profits, but there are plenty of traps for the unwary. Karen Clark suggests ways to reduce risk and strategies to make sure you succeed
    • DIY renovations: Jane Eyles-Bennett gives us some tips on how to avoid blowing your renovation budget
  • Columns:
    • Economics: Khoon Goh looks into what effect lowering the OCR will have on the majority of households
    • Accounting: Mark Withers updates us on the recently changed rules relating to the declaration of income from boarders and flatmates
    • Mortgages: Sue Tierney suggests ways to tighten the budget and prioritise expenses
    • Tenancy management: Scotney Williams talks about landlords' and tenants' responsibilities in tenancy inspections
    • Valuations: The 'dwelling purchaser' is in decline, according to Rene McLean. Some will survive, others may be forced into selling up their portfolio
  • Tenancy Tribunal: This month we look at the responsibility of landlords in a mortgagee sale
  • Regional review – Hamilton: The focal point of the might Waikato, Hamilton is regarded as having a stable housing environment. With a flood of houses currently on the market, now is the time to start snapping up bargains in this river city
  • Property Investors’ Federation: News from around the regions
  • Toolbox: Diana Clement checks out information and mapping software tool – Quickmap. An absolute must-have for property investors and valuers
  • Mortgage commentary: At last we bring you some good news! Rates are on the retreat and it’s changing favoured fixing periods. Maria Scott reports
  • Rental statistics: The latest rental returns by region and suburb through out the country
  • House prices: We look at the median prices and total sales by region
  • Property books: Read our review of New Zealand Real Estate Investors' Secrets 2nd Edition by Graeme Fowler. Plus all the latest books from the Landlords bookstore
  • And much more!