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The tax changes recently announced by the Labour Government have left many property investors feeling unsettled. So I thought it would be helpful to discuss the current property market, the impact of the rules, and what you should be doing to manage this new environment. The..

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Property Investment Strategy August 2020

by Salesh Chand 10 Aug 20

In this blog I share my current property investing strategy (as at August 2020), because there is a window of opportunity for investors that is likely to close soon. I outline the main points below. Finance At present, some banks are lending 80% on investment properties, which..

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Strategies for 2020

by Salesh Chand 26 May 20

As we begin to emerge from lockdown into an environment that is markedly changed due to the effects of Covid-19, I’ve been thinking about what business owners and property investors can do to get through the challenging times that are no doubt ahead of us. Get..

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As many investors will already know, banks have been steadily tightening their lending criteria, making it more challenging to borrow. And soon, when the new capital requirement rules for banks come into effect next year, this is only going to get harder.  Capital requirements for..

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Investing in Auckland

by Salesh Chand 09 Oct 19

While some people are still concerned about the property market and are cautious about investing, it is my opinion that now is a great time to invest in Auckland. Why do I say that? For a number of reasons, which I outline below.  1. Low..

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Banks have recently tightened their criteria and changed their serviceability rules so much, that it has become much harder for investors to get finance. And for large investors, it is almost impossible. The RBNZ has told banks that they must adopt ‘sensible lending’ practices, which..

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With a cooler Auckland property market, what should buyers and sellers be doing to maximise their chances of success? Sellers obviously want to get the highest price possible, while buyers (especially investors who are focused on the numbers) want the opposite. Funnily enough, auctions can..

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Money supply for property investment

by Salesh Chand 26 Feb 17

The money supply for property investing is getting tighter. It is becoming harder to obtain finance because policy is changing in an effort to protect New Zealand’s banking system. So now is a good time to think about where your money supply comes from and..

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For property investors, the issue of claiming repairs and maintenance as a deductible expense is of major importance because this type of activity is generally the largest cost after interest expenditure when owning a rental property.   Capital improvements are of no immediate or future..

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