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Tenants seek out the same features in properties as buyers do: visually enticing, well-maintained, functional, close to amenities, transport and schools.
Rental property selection
Many investors choose not to engage a property manager for their investment property, thinking once a tenant is under a tenancy agreement the asset will handle itself.
Property managers
Banks have had to cancel some preapprovals for investors, which were issued before the recent change to loan-to-value restrictions.
Home loan lending percentages LVR
The Reserve Bank’s new investor-targeted LVR rules come into effect on 1 October, but there are solutions to the restrictions for investors willing to think laterally.
Property loan to value ratio
If you have the space and the budget, adding a garage or carport on to your property can be a great way to increase its value.
Direct property investments continue to deliver the most stable returns to investors over the long term and therefore remain an excellent way for New Zealanders to plan for a stable future.
How much is your home or investment property worth?
Owning rental property has been a popular investment for many Kiwis over the years.
The latest QV House Price Index released suggests there are now clear signs of an 'Auckland effect' spreading values.
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New Zealand's legislative framework and the Overseas Investment Act

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