New Zealand Property Investors' Federation

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

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January '10 Issue

At the beginning of a New Year where growth in the housing market is still tentative, predicting the year ahead requires psychic abilities. We do the next best thing and talk to experts on what they think will happen in 2010.

Our new Commercial 101 series takes you through a journey of commercial property investing and the potential rewards it offers. The first instalment looks at the basics – the skills and knowledge you need to get started.

Now is the perfect time to clarify the vision you have for your property investing and set goals on how to get there; and we have the perfect steps to help in our Goals and Vision feature.

Jane Eyles-Bennett looks into the three main aspects to consider when deciding the best places to add value to your property.

Our profile this month Pat Baker likes a twist. Having started out investing alongside her late husband, both with separate portfolios, she now runs both and is far from slowing down.

Plus Michael Yardney re-caps the five biggest lessons investors can take out of a tumultuous 2009 and how they will help in the years ahead.

Also in the January 2010 issue:

  • News: Top three tax options; how tax will affect house prices; Are apartments set for capital gain? Plus an LAQC update.
  • Commercial news: Industrial returns coming out trumps; why looking for yield is important in listed property ventures
  • Diary: What's on for property investors this month? Find out where the hottest events are happening around the country
  • Mortgage commentary: The outlook for the coming year has changed somewhat, after the RBNZ’s announcement in December. Are short terms and floating still the best options?
  • Housing commentary: The housing market continues to recover bit-by-bit, but growth appears to be unevenly spread due to immigration and economic factors
  • Ask an expert: The issues around ending a fixed term tenancy and a reminder of landlords’ obligations for repairs and bond lodgement
  • Columns:
    • Accounting:Mark Withers explains the traps around off-theplan property and how the IRD has been confusing investors
    • Property Management: Advice and tips from the Customs Investigations team on what landlords and property managers can do to help in the war against P
    • Economics: Crystal ball gazing – Khoon Goh peers down the line and gives some predictions on where he sees the property market over the coming year
    • Commercial: Mahesh Ranchhod explains why timing is vital to purchasing commercial property and why now is the perfect time to take the plunge
  • NZPIF: News and events from around the region, plus new sponsors for the federation
  • Regional review: As the main centre in mighty Northland, Whangarei City has a lot going for it. We take a look at the market to see if the sand of its 100 beaches culminates in golden opportunities
  • Books: Want to be a better property investor but missed the 2009 conference? We have it on CD just for you