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New legislation is having a big impact on the rental property market – what’s changed and what does it mean for tenants and landlords?

New legislation is having a big impact on the rental property market – what’s changed and what does it mean for tenants and landlords?

September 8, 2020

In this episode of ‘From Failure to Fabulous’ Nikki talks with property management expert Melanie Rouse about the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and what it means for both tenants and property landlords. They discuss the pros and cons of the end of 90 day no-cause terminations and what the new legislation is likely to mean for occupancy rates, rents and demand for rentals. They also talk about the impact of the big influx of kiwis returning home, what the slowdown in immigration and overseas students is doing to the rental market as well as how changing tenant expectations are affecting rental property returns.

Biography:

Melanie Rouse is the founder and managing director of one of Harcourt’s largest property management franchises nationally looking after more than 3000 properties. She is co-owner of Private Property Management in Auckland and the National Property Sector Group representative for the REINZ. She’s also a member of NZ Property Council and winner of the NZ Property Council’s Women in Property award for outstanding contribution to the industry. Melanie’s talent lies in maximizing the return for the property owner due to her extensive experience in all facets of the real estate industry.

 

Why ‘timing the market’ when it comes to New Zealand property is so difficult

Why ‘timing the market’ when it comes to New Zealand property is so difficult

August 13, 2020

In this episode of ‘From Failure to Fabulous’ Nikki talks with the Chief Executive of the Real Estate Institute (REINZ), Bindi Norwell about why trying to ‘time the market’ in the context of the New Zealand property market is almost always doomed to fail. They discuss the pressures building in the housing market and what’s likely to happen to prices once COVID-19 support factors like wage subsidies and mortgage holidays end. They also talk about effect of the wave of kiwis returning to New Zealand, changes to LVRs and why house prices have maintained record highs across most of the country despite the impact of the pandemic.

 

Biography:

Bindi Norwell is an experienced business leader and strategist who’s worked in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. She has a strong background in digital media and technology and more than 25 years experience in property, professional services, telecommunications and aviation. She’s been the Chief Executive of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) for the past three and a half years.

Why bank economists’ predictions of a property downturn are wrong?

Why bank economists’ predictions of a property downturn are wrong?

July 2, 2020

Ashley Church is one of New Zealand’s most recognizable and experienced property commentators and a former CEO of the Property Institute and Auckland Property Investors Association. In this episode of from ‘Failure to Fabulous’ Nikki and Ashley go to the heart of the post-lockdown property market with in-depths discussions on property values and lessons from the GFC and international markets. They also talk about kiwis returning home, future interest rates, home ownership rates and capital gain versus cash-flow positive investments at a time of record low interest rates.

Biography:

Ashley Church was the CEO of the Property Institute of New Zealand from 2015 after leaving the Newmarket Business Association in 2014. He is a past Chief Executive Officer of the Auckland Property Investors Association and a past National Sales and Marketing Manager of Pulse Energy and Mercury Energy. He is currently employed by NZME as a correspondent on Energy, Business and Property issues and has appeared on numerous property and news programmes.

 

What’s really going on in the property market and where is it heading?

What’s really going on in the property market and where is it heading?

June 17, 2020

As Head of Research for CoreLogic, Nick Goodall keeps a focussed eye on everything that happens in the New Zealand property market. In this episode of from ‘Failure to Fabulous’ Nikki talks with Nick about everything from listings, to the latest sales data as well as rental property returns and opportunities. Nick looks beyond what you hear in the media to provide the whole picture with what’s going on in the property market and where it’s likely heading.

Biography:

Nick Goodall is Head of Research for CoreLogic New Zealand, a role that means he’s continually investigating new and different ways of looking at the market, to best assist clients and consumers in their decision making.

Nick is a self-confessed numbers geek but has a knack for passionately telling a story based on the facts and figures to inform a wide range of audiences. Drawing on macro-economic data as well as CoreLogic’s unique datasets, he regularly presents to government organisations such as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, as well as banks, real estate agencies and consumer groups.

Jeanne Heatlie : Getting into the legal stuff around property buying

Jeanne Heatlie : Getting into the legal stuff around property buying

April 9, 2020

Getting good legal advice is critical when investing in property. In this episode of ‘Failure to Fabulous’, Nikki talks to specialist property solicitor Jeanne Heatlie about everything you’re ever wanted to know about the legal nitty-gritty of buying a property. From sales & purchase agreements to the difference between latent and patent defects to ‘code of compliance’ certificates, building reports and sunset clauses. Nikki and Jeanne also discuss the risks and advantages of buying off-the-plan and the best way of putting together a enduring agreement when buying a property proportionally or within a syndicate.

Brenda Murney : What’s the best way to secure finance to buy a property?

Brenda Murney : What’s the best way to secure finance to buy a property?

April 1, 2020

In this episode of From Failure to Fabulous, Nikki talks with award-winning financial advisor Brenda Murney about the best way to secure finance to buy a property. They also discuss changes to bank lending criteria, the difference between buying existing and newly-built property and mortgage brokers, banks and second tier lenders. They also get to the bottom of equity versus leverage, credit facilities and the best way to re-finance and consolidate debt.

 

Darren Brown, understanding the Auckland property landscape.

Darren Brown, understanding the Auckland property landscape.

March 25, 2020

Understanding the residential apartment market is critical in understanding New Zealand property.

In this episode of from ‘Failure to Fabulous’ we speak with one of Auckland’s biggest property developers and managing director of Sugartree, Darren Brown. We discuss whether the Auckland market is saturated, what the real demand in Auckland is, rental rentals and what will be the cost of building apartments in Auckland over the next few years.

 

Matt Cawley, what is proportional ownership of property?

Matt Cawley, what is proportional ownership of property?

March 16, 2020

Matt Cawley is an Australian who’s seen the light and is now a proud New Zealander working to help kiwis get into investment property. In this episode of From Failure to Fabulous, Matt talks about how using existing equity to get into Proportional Property Ownership can help people to pay off a mortgage faster, provide a passive income and benefit from capital gains

Link to Matt Cawley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-cawley-463374193/?originalSubdomain=nz

Link to book: https://propellorproperties.co.nz/propellor-story/

Disclaimer: The advice shared on From Failure to Fabulous is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. It exists purely for information purposes only and should not be relied upon to make an
investment or financial decision. From Failure to Fabulous does not accept any liability for the results of any actions taken (or not taken) upon the basis of information in this podcast, or for any errors or omissions.
Those acting upon information do so entirely at their own risk. We recommend that you seek professional assistance from independent legal and investment advisers before making any investment decisions"

Tony Alexander, Economics Speaker - The future of property investment in New Zealand

Tony Alexander, Economics Speaker - The future of property investment in New Zealand

March 10, 2020

Tony Alexander was the BNZ’s Chief Economist for 25 years and has written more about the NZ economy than anyone in the country. In this episode of From Failure to Fabulous, Tony gives his take on future property price movements and the impact of land and labour supply restrictions, new banking regulations and the impact of coronavirus. He also discusses interest rates, the impact of the global tech revolution, the upcoming election, finance companies and regional development.

Link to Tony Alexander: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-alexander-145887193/?originalSubdomain=nz

Link to book: https://propellorproperties.co.nz/propellor-story/

Disclaimer: The advice shared on From Failure to Fabulous is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. It exists purely for information purposes only and should not be relied upon to make an
investment or financial decision. From Failure to Fabulous does not accept any liability for the results of any actions taken (or not taken) upon the basis of information in this podcast, or for any errors or omissions.
Those acting upon information do so entirely at their own risk. We recommend that you seek professional assistance from independent legal and investment advisers before making any investment decisions"

How I survived my incredible property journey and what you can do to maximise your own property success

How I survived my incredible property journey and what you can do to maximise your own property success

March 10, 2020

Nikki Connors is one of New Zealand’s most respected property experts and is committed to helping New Zealanders get on the property ladder. In this episode of From Failure to Fabulous, she describes the highs and lows of her own property journey and how the lessons she learnt can help every New Zealander manage and understand the risks and benefits of property investment.

Link to Propellor Properties https://propellorproperties.co.nz/

Link to book: https://propellorproperties.co.nz/propellor-story/

Disclaimer:

The advice shared on From Failure to Fabulous is general in nature and does not consider your individual circumstances. It exists purely for information purposes only and should not be relied upon to make an
investment or financial decision. From Failure to Fabulous does not accept any liability for the results of any actions taken (or not taken) upon the basis of information in this podcast, or for any errors or omissions.
Those acting upon information do so entirely at their own risk. We recommend that you seek professional assistance from independent legal and investment advisers before making any investment decisions"