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October '09 Issue

Despite rental markets throughout the country taking a hit over the past year, they are faring much better long term, with some areas having grown close to 50% over the past four years. We sift through the numbers to find the top 10 suburbs, plus the top 10 urban and regional areas for rental growth and volatility levels.

In our profile this issue we talk to Christchurch investor Isabella Hockey. Starting off in residential property, she has achieved her financial goals through tourist accommodation. Isabella shares her golden investing strategies.

Our affordable homes series looks into kitset homes. Are they a potential option for investors at the moment?

In the third and final part of our insulation series, we take a look at installation and what's involved. We also have tips for doing it yourself and what you need to watch out for.

Is now the time to build? We ask an expert.

And a mag wouldn't be complete without guidance from a guru. This issue we have Dolf de Roos talking about the importance of returning to the basics.

Also in the October 2009 issue: 

  • News: Migration effect overstated; The big question around tax; investors expecting boost in house prices
  • Diary: What's on for property investors this month? Find out where the hottest events are happening around the country
  • Housing commentary: There are two distinct camps over where the property market is headed, although all agree to tread with caution
  • Ask an expert: Our experts this month, answer your tax structuring, landlording, and mortgage questions. This issue we ask what is a depreciation schedule and how long before you roll off a fixed rate can you re-fix?
  • Columns:
    • Accounting: Mark Withers explains how to tell the difference between repairs and maintenance, and capital improvements when it comes to claiming tax
    • Mortgages: Having trouble borrowing from the banks? Jonathan Michell suggests an alternative in the form of contributory mortgages
    • Economics: The housing market is throwing up contradictory messages. Khoon Goh hones in on what investors should be focusing on
    • Valuation: Rene McLean takes a look at values for development land, apartments and 'cheapies'
    • Property conveyancing: NEW this month, property conveyancer Kim Matheson takes us on a history lesson of conveyancing in New Zealand and explains what it entails
  • NZPIF: News and events from around the regions, plus introducing the 2009/2010 Executive Committee
  • Regional review: The Invercargill property market has been holding steady through the ups and downs, but does that make it a good prospect for investors? David Killick finds out  
  • Mortgage commentary: The banks are battling for your business in the floating rate space. So what's the best strategy?
  • Books: We take a look at the best of Dolf de Roos' titles
  • And much more!