From the frontlines: End of week report for week ending July 31 2020

 
 
The market overall in most centres is extremely strong (we would use the term 'red hot' but it's a bit emotive ) and we are seeing crazy levels of activity!
 
Our clients in Wellington, Christchurch, Whangarei, Tauranga, Hamilton, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay, Palmy, are all reporting the same things, massive interest levels from home-buyers and very strong investment demand as well.
 
At our meeting in Manukau this week with our Advanced Results Team, the owner of the largest Real Estate franchise in South Auckland and several agents from his office ran us through the activity and sales results as we do most weeks, and they are as strong as we've ever seen in over 20 years of investing.
 
Auction rooms so full that 40+ people had to stand outside (see the photo, crikey ), multiple-offer situations on almost everything within a day or two of listing, some with 10+ offers! Agents desperate for stock and not enough coming to market to even closely...
Continue Reading...

Select Committee green lights tenancy law reforms

Original Article HERE

Extreme disappointment is the response of property professionals to the Select Committee report on the Government’s proposed tenancy law reforms which was released this week.

Friday, July 10th 2020, 4:58AM 

by Miriam Bell

NZPIF president Andrew King

That’s because the Social Services and Community Select Committee has elected to progress the proposal to remove a landlord’s right to use “no cause” 90-day terminations to end a periodic tenancy agreement.

It has also given the green light to the proposal which requires that fixed-term tenancy agreements become periodic tenancy agreements upon expiry unless both parties agree otherwise.

These particular reforms have been fiercely opposed by property professionals across the board since the Government announced the reforms contained in its Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.

Property professionals say the reforms skew the balance between investment property owners and...

Continue Reading...

Is Property Investment in NZ During COVID-19 a Good Idea?

Original article from Mortgage Supply Company HERE

Blog Hero Image_ Property Investment Post Covid-19

Property investment in New Zealand has proven over time to be an incredibly lucrative strategy for investors, with the growth of the housing market and the increase in demand for residential property. In fact, last year the nationwide median house price soared by 12.3% to NZ$629,000, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). That's a tidy increase in value from the previous year’s rise of 1.8%.

However, since COVID-19 hit New Zealand in March this year, the property market has been an ever-evolving and changing industry, raising the question with investors: Is property investment in New Zealand During COVID-19 a good idea?

We've taken a look at the statistics and reached out to some of the country's property investment industry leaders; Phil Thompson, Co-Founder of Property Education Company Asset Lab and Nick Gentle, Operations and Co-Owner of iFindProperty, to get an...

Continue Reading...

How I made my first million: Investment coach says being rich is within most people's reach

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE

Stuff's series How I Made My First Million talks to millionaires about how they got there. This week, it's property investor and coach Steve Goodey.

How did you make your first $1m, how old were you?

Looking back it would have been in my mid-30s.

I started buying houses to keep them as rentals in my early-20s, well before I'd bought a house to live in myself. I think the first house I bought to live in myself was my fourth property purchased.

I sold that first owner-occupier home to buy the second, which I still own and I'm currently living in my third home.

In the last 20 years I think I've bought and sold, traded, or renovated about 3000 houses, some for myself but most for clients whom I've coached.

You never really wake up one day and say "Oh wow I'm a millionaire" it's more likely you do a lending application that asks you for your assets and liabilities and the number under the heading "Total Assets"  has the second comma in it for the first time.

...

Continue Reading...

Why Do We Love Property investment?

There is a stack of reasons why we, at AssetLab, love property as an investment vehicle so much!
In this video training Phil covers our Top 10. 

Any questions? Ask away on the Facebook Forum.

Enjoy!

Arn, Phil, Sally, James and Janine.

When you are ready, here’s how we can help you succeed:

Join our Facebook page for free training, updates, and chat.

Join us at an upcoming course or workshop. Subscribe to stay in the loop or check out our homepage: Events on our Homepage.

Get in touch for a chat about how we can help you with our selections of programs and coaching options.

Check out the incredible value in the Assetlab Masterclass HERE

 

Continue Reading...

Arn's property deal of the century! How to lose $100k+!

This goes to show 'Experience is the best teacher'. Except for a teacher who has the experience...Like Arn Mehta, one of Assetlab's coaches and directors. 

Property investment in New Zealand isn't all sunshine and rainbows. Check out the valuable lessons here (it could save you $100,000). 

 

When you are ready, here’s how we can help you succeed:

Join our Facebook page for free training, updates, and chat.

Join us at an upcoming course or workshop. Subscribe to stay in the loop or check out our homepage: Events on our Homepage.

Get in touch for a chat about how we can help you with our selections of programs and coaching options.

Check out the incredible value in the Assetlab Masterclass HERE

Continue Reading...

Airbnb: All but dead?: Steve Goodey

Airbnb: All but dead?

I wrote an article about moving my Petone, Lower Hutt 3 bedroom property from a long term rental to a holiday rental on Airbnb a few weeks ago.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/117932670/property-investor-my-house-makes-extra-1100-a-month-on-airbnb

I took the house from being rented at $700 per week ($36,400 pa) to getting $5,500 per mont from airbnb and booking.com ($66,000).

Some what astounding figures when you think about it but you need to consider the reality too that I’ve been paying $1,100 per month in cleaning fees, toilet paper, power and maintenance that’s over a above the previous arrangements.

I’d say in all reality my profitability is probably up by $800 per month or $9,600 pa, which really just makes it boarder line as to being worth doing or not.

 

What you need to consider is the cost of furnishings, the time it takes to...

Continue Reading...

The best spend when renovating for profit: Steve Goodey

The best spend when renovating for profit

Quite often, I am asked what my “top 5 tips” are for renovations and where you’d get the most bang for buck. This is a hard question, because it largely depends on what each property needs.

I tried to answer the question the best I could, in an article I wrote for Stuff.co.nz a few months ago.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/117778203/heres-what-to-invest-in-if-you-want-your-renovations-to-put-money-in-your-pocket

Although the market has changed significantly since then, the advice still stands the test of time.

 

 

Continue Reading...

LVR restrictions are gone – what it means to you: Steve Goodey

Original article here: https://www.stevegoodey.com/lvr-restrictions-are-gone-what-it-means-to-you/

Every commentary at the moment, is talking about the Reserve Bank getting rid of the Loan to Value Ratio restrictions.

People are saying it is a good thing for the market, but nobody has yet to explain why.

What does this mean for the investor and for the market as a whole? Is this move enough to “save” the property market from the impending recession?

 

So I grabbed some paper and tried to map out how it would actually pan out for the average property investor with a home plus two rentals. I discovered some interesting results.

I’d appreciate hearing what impact you think this will have – so post something back on Facebook and tell me how you see this going down.

  • Full credit to my cameraman/eldest son for the steady camera work.
 

 

 

 
Continue Reading...

Six Rules to kicking Ass in Life: Steve Goodey

6 Rules to Kicking Ass in Life.

Six Rules to kicking Ass in Life:

 

1, You are your only competition, everyone else is either there to help or slow you down.

 

2, Earn, save then invest then spend.

 

3, Avoid people who are negative sap your time or energy or add no value.

 

4, If you don’t go after it don’t be shocked when you don’t get it.

 

5, Any failure is one more failure closer to your goal.

 

6, Those habitual things you do every day will decide your future.

 

Agree? Disagree? Did I miss any?

Continue Reading...
1 2 3
Close

50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.