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NZ Herald – Business Video: Top Retirement Saving Tips

David Whitburn, Anne Gibson, NZ Herald Property Editor, Property Investment NZ | Property Investment | Property development | Granny Flat | Sleepout | Small houses

In this video the Property Editor of the New Zealand Herald, Anne Gibson, interviews best-selling property investment author and leading property strategist, David Whitburn. Anne and David talk about the Retirement Savings Survey results just released and discuss how the importance of having a strategy to provide for your financial needs upon retirement, and types … Continue reading NZ Herald – Business Video: Top Retirement Saving Tips

Toll roads: how could they affect the housing market?

FUZO Property, Property investors, Auckland, Propert investment

  Aucklanders could be charged between 3c and 40c per kilometre to drive around the city, if the Government’s new ideas for battling congestion are implemented. Whatever you think about paying tolls for driving – and it’s certainly controversial – if this goes ahead it will have an impact on Auckland’s housing market, too. Road … Continue reading Toll roads: how could they affect the housing market?

Auckland house prices run red hot again

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Auckland house prices continue to move up in the latest monthly statistics. We still have strong demand, and strong under-supply. Interest rates are likely to head downwards. As a result house prices in Auckland are heading upwards in the short-term, and also long-term too.

NZ Herald News: $500 to get into the Auckland property market?

Auckland property market, Auckland Unitary Plan, Property Investment NZ | Property Investment | Property development | Granny Flat | Sleepout | Small houses

THE OWNERY • Offering shares in companies which own Auckland houses. • Promoting offer as a way to get on the property ladder. • Investments start from $500, risks listed. • Offer regulated by Financial Markets Authority. Questions have been raised about a new company share scheme aiming to get people onto the Auckland property … Continue reading NZ Herald News: $500 to get into the Auckland property market?

The Economy Hub: Housing boom has two years to run

FUZO Property, Property development, property investment, small houses, Auckland housing boom, granny flats

Auckland’s property boom looks set to run on for at least two years according to investor and commentator David Whitburn. Speaking on The Economy Hub’s housing affordability special Whitburn said a combination of interest rates staying lower long term combined with record high migration and chronic under building meant there was at least a couple … Continue reading The Economy Hub: Housing boom has two years to run

New hot housing regions: Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Nelson

FUZO Property, Granny flats NZ, small homes NZ, Property investment NZ, Property development NZ, Prefab homes NZ

The surprisingly hot housing regions in the REINZ’s February data were Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Nelson/Marlborough. The Wellington market has been flat or only slightly improving for the past eight years, so significant boosts in sales and prices are a welcome change of pace for the capital. With new motorways improving access to Wellington and … Continue reading New hot housing regions: Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Nelson

Compulsory ‘P’ testing between tenancies?

FUZO Property, Granny flats NZ, Small houses NZ, prefab homes NZ, Property investment NZ, Property development NZ, Auckland, Hamilton

There’s been a bit of debate recently about whether ‘P’ testing between tenancies may be needed in order to meet the requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act. Remember, as a landlord it is your responsibility to provide a clean property, free from ‘P’ contamination. ‘P’ is a methamphetamine and is also known as speed, pure, burn, … Continue reading Compulsory ‘P’ testing between tenancies?

5 reasons why it’s the perfect time to build a granny flat

Property Investment NZ | Property Investment | Property development | Granny Flat | Sleepout | Small houses

There’s never been a better time to start a granny flat or small house project and here are my five reasons why: 1. You still can!  Under the current Unitary Plan you won’t be able to build the kind of granny flat (a.k.a. minor dwellings) our clients particularly love. We don’t know exactly when the Unitary … Continue reading 5 reasons why it’s the perfect time to build a granny flat

Leasehold: only for the brave and well-informed 

Auckland Leasehold, Property Investment NZ | Property Investment | Property development | Granny Flat | Sleepout | Small houses

When a $2.5 million property can’t attract a buyer at $100,000, you know there’s something very wrong. What could possibly reduce a property’s value by 96%? One little word: leasehold. While you own both the land and the building on your freehold property, you only own the building on a leasehold and you pay ground rent to the land’s … Continue reading Leasehold: only for the brave and well-informed 

Speed wobbles for Auckland intensification

Auckland property market, Auckland Unitary Plan, Property Investment NZ | Property Investment | Property development | Granny Flat | Sleepout | Small houses

Auckland councillors have got cold feet about the latest proposals for intensification under the Unitary Plan. While everyone agrees there are too few dwellings to meet demand, there’s a major lack of consensus on what to do about it. Local ratepayers are protesting, a majority of councillors reportedly agree and the Property Council is “appalled” at the U-turn, blaming Baby Boomers … Continue reading Speed wobbles for Auckland intensification

Rents are rising – the data hasn’t caught up yet

Auckland rents rising, Property Investment NZ | Property Investment | Property development | Granny Flat | Sleepout | Small houses

With data not yet available for February, rent rises so far look modest. Anecdotal evidence, however, points to some major increases in rents across Auckland in the early months of this year. We’re hearing from property managers that rents have never been higher – up by between 10% and 20% on last year’s prices. There’s about whether rents can continue to increase: … Continue reading Rents are rising – the data hasn’t caught up yet

Our client’s success story hits headlines

Granny flat success for Ben Mitchell, Property Investment NZ | Property Investment | Property development | Granny Flat | Sleepout | Small houses

FUZO Property client and Shortland Street star Ben Mitchell has been in the news, making the cover of NZ Property Investor magazine for his impressive portfolio and rags-to-riches story. Ben grew up in Hamilton with a single mum who worked three jobs and cousins “from the Once Were Warriors tribe”, leaving home and school at 15. But he was determined to succeed, using his win … Continue reading Our client’s success story hits headlines