New Zealand Property Investors' Federation

The NZPIF is the umbrella body for 17 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.

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October '08 Issue

Where’s the best place to weather a property downturn?

The October issue looks at the top 10 rental safe havens around the country. In a bull market, investors often only focus on capital growth. But when the world is shaken by economic earthquakes, it pays to play it safe. We find out where the least volatile rents are.

Keeping it topical, we also have an Election 08 update and look at the main parties’ housing policy and how it may affect both investors, landlords and property managers.

This month our beginners’ series looks at tax issues. The taxman can in fact be an investor’s best friend. Find out what your liabilities are and how you can reduce the amount of tax you pay.

Our Day in the Life series checks out mortgage brokers, what they really do and why they should be an essential part of any property investor’s team.

Another feature in the October issue looks at what to do with bare land. At this stage in the property cycle, land becomes an extremely viable option for investors. But what’s an investor to do – build? Move an existing house? We ask the experts.

We also profile Gisborne property investor Catherine Coombes. She grew up with the belief that debt is good and has built up a formidable portfolio.

Also in the October 2008 issue:

  • Opinion: Find out what The Landlord has to say, plus a letter to the editor
  • News: HNZ test cases good news for landlords; New tenancy checking service launched; Longer term mortgages off the menu; Investor specials for NZPIF members
  • Diary: What’s on for property investors this month? Find out about all the best events coming up
  • Housing commentary: Just when the housing market starts to look up, statistics point to the bottom again
  • Ask an expert: We answer your burning property investment questions. Find out what happens if you haven’t declared your property investing to IRD
  • Feature: Renovation – Spring is upon us and it’s a great time to do annual maintenance tasks
  • The hard yards: Michael Yardney discusses why most people never get rich and the five reasons you can
  • Columns:
    • Accounting: Find out what to do in advance when the taxman comes knocking
    • Mortgage: Be warned – the banks have turned into bullies
    • Economics: Investors beware, we’re not out of the woods yet
    • Strategy: Master the art of negotiation
    • Property management: Tips on how to make the Tenancy Tribunal work for you
    • Valuation: Don’t kid yourself into thinking the downward spiral of prices has finished
    • Legal: continuing our series on the nitty-gritty of planned amendments to the RTA
  • Regional review: Rotorua –This steamy central North Island tourist destination has hot deals for investors who can stand the heat
  • NZPIF: News and events from around the regions
  • Toolbox: We look at Land Information New Zealand’s newly relaunched website
  • Property books: Property investing guru Michael Yardney shares his secrets in his latest DVD set, called Building Real Estate Wealth in Changing Property Markets