Buying a rental in Hamilton? Here's one chart you need to see...
We all know that Hamilton property prices have sky rocketed in the last 12 months but does anyone know, definitively, what’s been going on with rents, on a suburb level?
Hamilton Rental Properties - What are Tenants Searching for?
If you are buying an Investment Property in Hamilton, or planning on building one, then you’ll want to take a 30-second look at what TradeMe’s latest search data tells us.
What’s going on with Hamilton Rents?
Trying to decide what's fair rent for your rental property? This article might just help.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the OCR and your home loan rate, but were too scared to ask!
The OCR, home loan interest rates, break fees, the RBNZ (what's up with all these acronyms?) - we break down and explain everything to do with home loans and the ever changing rates.
Happy to Import your Car from Japan, but not an Investment Property? This article might change your mind
It’s not widely known that Toyota has been making houses in Japan since 1973. It has made over 100,000 and last year created a joint venture with Panasonic Homes, which already makes 6,000 a year in two plants.
And now, these Panasonic Homes are available in the Waikato.
OCR Going Negative is Not a Certainty
It was widely considered that the OCR going negative in 2021 was close to a full gone conclusion but a string of positive data has got investors reassessing the odds of negative interest rates. Inflation figures due this week may help to clarify the picture.
$1bn Te Awa Lakes Development takes another step forward
Agreements have been made with Affco and Fonterra who were previously appealing to council over the planned development. With these two parties now placated the developer Perry Group will apply for resource consent with a view to breaking ground mid-2021.
Understanding the Home Loan Interest Rate Curve and how to choose the right Fixed Rate Tenor for You
ANZ and ASB’s economists announced yesterday that the prospect of negative interest rates is very real after March 2021. So far the RBNZ told us that the OCR would remain steady at 0.25% until March, but ANZ and ASB are now predicting an immediate OCR cut in April 2021.
What does that mean for property investors weighing up how long to fix their loan for?
Your Home Loan Application has never been more Scrutinised
Home loan rates continue to tumble, but its proving tricky for a lot of property investors to access this cheap money.
The Importance of Tradespeople for Property Investors
Maintenance requests are one of the key responsibilities for property managers, so reliable tradespeople are a must. We take a look at how we select our tradespeople and why we value them so highly.
Want more money in your pocket? Depreciation could be the answer
Depreciation is often misunderstood and consequently not claimed by many property investors.
At Waikato Real Estate we are huge advocates of claiming depreciation.
12 Important Questions to ask when Choosing your Property Manager
As a property investor you have the choice of managing your investment properties yourself or delegating the day-to-day management to a Property Manager.
Engaging a Property Manager is the preferred option for many investors in today’s more complex property market.
However, it is critical that you choose your Property Manager wisely as proactive and effective property management will considerably increase the return from your investment property.