Local Market Updates and News

Like most of the country, Whangarei is experiencing a low number of properties listed for sale and a high number of active purchasers. The stats I have seen do not give any hope that this is going to change in the short term.

In 2019 Chris Sim worked with Ricky and Alana on a property purchase that soon turned into an adventure and required faith in the process. Our clients stuck with it and have been very well rewarded. 

Nick, Peter and Suzanne hopped on a Webinar to discuss recent happenings with property and Covid-19 as the country prepares to exit level 4. We then dove into the Wellington market and look forward to see what life holds for the capital.

The recent escalation of COVID-19 is having a profound effect on the tourism industry in Rotorua as well as around the country. The increasingly imminent shutdown of most hospitality businesses in New Zealand means will be the loss of many hundreds of thousands of jobs in the short term.

I’m sure there will be two groups of investors out there; one will be excited the other terrified and worried.

Want to see what some of our investors have been buying? Look no further! Debbie shares a couple of recent deals in Rotorua.

Whangarei preparing for significant growth. Council proposing to permit high-density housing and a large number of projects are in the planning stages for Whangarei. Yields remain solid as rental shortage persists.

Hamilton is currently experiencing a consistent slow-burn in terms of price growth. Over the last 12 months it has experienced capital growth levels of 4.5%, outperforming the other two cities in the ‘Golden Triangle’.

The Whanganui market continues this late-cycle run, echoing the characteristics of regional NZ. Home buyers are the main culprits, removing valuable rentable housing stock. This has had the inevitable effect of pushing rents higher.

In a hot property market where affordable houses are quickly snapped up, our client nabbed themselves a great cashflow property at a price that means they will be able to buy again soon.

Wow, where has the time gone? We nearly through 2018 and the last 12 months has flown by. A fair bit has changed and I have a snapshot of where we are in the market. The new CVs come out in November and the expectation is for a massive increase compared with the 2015 CV we currently have.

How a full time health professional working in Australia was able to assemble the RIGHT team and secure a good buy and hold investment property in Wellington.

For those of you looking to invest in a solid market with good returns, Wellington is still the place to be. I would like to give you an update on the Wellington market as I see it and offer some slightly different views.

How I recently helped a young couple looking for their first home. This couple had become very frustrated after missing out many times in a market where most properties were going to tender or auction. They were looking for a property that would be suitable to live in now as well as to hold long term after they have moved on.

Case study on how an iFindProperty client who is used to personally inspecting every property, leveraged a buyers agent to invest sight-unseen from overseas in one of the hottest Auckland markets in history.

Most investors are familiar with the saying, "You make your profit when you buy."

So how do you consistently do this? There are a two very common schools of thought; firstly, to buy properties with high yield and secondly to purchase the worst house in the best street (or suburb)...

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