APIA Blog

RSS Feed

{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Alastair Moore: Bigger isn't always better

Sometimes, bigger is not always better. There has been a noticeable trend of late, with customers looking to build as many homes on their available space as possible, without being aware of the potential tax implications, extended timeframes and lending restrictions which significantly increase the level of risk especially when the post-COVID market is already rife with warinesses. C...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Kevin Smith: Subdivision + second dwelling

Project Description When developing properties our customers come to us with a variety of wants, needs and goals. When investigating properties for development there is not one way to develop or a cookie cutter approach. We look at what your situation is and how we can then maximise the property to meet your long-term goals. In this scenario, the customer came to us wanting to bu...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Alastair Moore: Maximising rental returns - a case study

A little note from us: Though the effects of Covid-19 are being felt acutely across the board at the time of this article being published. We feel that it is important to, as much as possible, keep with our original content schedule to maintain normalcy and provide a balanced range of information to help our readers make better decisions long term. This article was produced before current e...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Kevin Smith: To develop, or not to develop, that is the question

At Keith Hay Homes we get asked this question on a daily basis. In truth, it’s one of the reasons we love this job so much. Don't get me wrong, property is a pretty rewarding game but seeing and being part of taking a property to its full potential is something else. As a member of APIA, you will have had access to great material for how to manage your properties, but may not have tho...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Shaun Peacock: Building consents - a FAQ

In light of recent smack-down of unconsented work being carried out in Auckland, we thought it would be a great opportunity for all of us to learn about building consents, CCCs, inspections and all that fun stuff. Big thank you to Shaun Peacock and the team at Duncan King Law for providing excellent answers to these FAQs. What is a Building Consent? A Building Consent is the ...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Building Q&A - Building contracts

I am building a home first time and needed advice on the contracts that builders will sign since I hear that builders hardly ever sign much and that contracts are weak in terms of getting good quality / trustworthy service to completion. Can you tell me if they will sign sundowner clauses, a penalty clause for time and cost overrun? Also, will they agree to receive the last 5%...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Development Q&A: Minor dwelling or subdivision

I have a section that is big enough to either subdivide or build a minor dwelling, how should I decide? What are the pros and cons of a subdivision and a minor dwelling development? As an investor you need to understand what your end goal is and what you want to achieve with any development work. If you are looking at purchasing more properties, then you may consider that it...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Monday catch up: 7 things we are keeping an eye on this week

1. Looks like the IRD will be given more resources to crack down on residential property speculators. 2. Auckland's housing crisis is by no means a unique phenomenon according to David Roberton. Much could be learnt from the Canadian experience. 3. Cracks are showing between the central government and the Auckland Council re the city's housing problems. 4. The Aussies are going to star...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Understanding building guarantees

In this week's Ask An Expert feature, lawyer Adina Thorn shows investors how to understand builder's guarantees. I am about to engage the services of a builder but am overwhelmed by the different building guarantees out there on the market. A couple of friends of mine had trouble in the past enforcing their guarantees,what I should look out for when I assess different contracts? In any bu...
read more

Recent Posts


Tags

Investment tip warren buffett government Landlording sublease cgt meth contamination gluckman report income privacy p lab structure interest rates How to property cycle auckland property management cash-flow covid-19 HHS debt to income tax tenancy issues heat pump business rtaa2020 airbnb shortland chartered accountants opes partners inspection landlord brightline bad tenant re agent Tribunal case study Holler Editor's Choice buying subdivision fixed-term tenancy LIM lockdown wins speculator ask an expert maintenance damage HSWA scotney williams reserve bank TCIT anti-social behaviour khh off the plan market investment strategy letting fee rent arrears Market report mindset robert kiyosaki Sponsored post heating housing package capital gain twg report legal initio Guest blog election 2017 CCC beginner investor HHGA education asbestos investor Must knows watercare rent water bill Kris Pedersen Mortgages and Insurance tenant smoke alarm auckland council rent increase anz yield sale and purchas nzpif tenancy services unitary plan ventilation clnz development kiwibuild house prices trademe debt enforcement rental wof productivity lvr mortgage shower dome interest deductibility boarding house finance trust inflation commerce commission Level 4 warm up new zealand rent control property apprentice advice termination Case study housing bubble bond form banking DTI meth Jeff Bezos cat travel bubble television winz barfoot and thompson bankruptcy trespass data security Q&A wealth creation RBNZ recycling equity RTAA 2019 legal cost letting apia short-term rental property sale and purchase housing affordability Investor story Standards New Zealand retaliatory notice positive cash flow tenancy tribunal rta reform ocr short term rental ird buying rules building worksafe principal and interest daikin minor dwelling will CoreLogic bond return Must know management first home buying extractor fan buyer's agent personal growth interest only heater Gluckman skill shortage Property (Relationships) Act ring-fencing Question and answer partners interest limitation renovation property maintenance negotiation rta insulation relationship Zodiak Management property value market rent equity early termination quiet enjoyment parry v inglis holiday house insurance election2020 financial advisers act rental market

Archive

Introducing Our Partners
Principal Sponsor - Kris Pedersen Mortgages & Insurance logo Gold Sponsor - Barfoot & Thompson logo Gold Sponsor - CoreLogic logo Property Apprentice logo The Insulation Warehouse logo The Renovation Team logo The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation logo