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New government – New expectations – New rules - Property Finance and Meth Webinar

By Kris Pedersen on June 15th, 2018.

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New government – New expectations – New rules
What's happening in property finance, what meth testing levels should I be following, and what are my latest non-bank finance options?
We cover it all in this co-hosted webinar with industry experts Kris Pedersen of Kris Pedersen Mortgages and David Faulkner of RealiQ. 
Kris and David will discuss a range of updates in the market, including:
•    What’s likely to happen with LVR’s and DTI’s going forward
•    Why you should use nonbank solutions
•    Insights on the impact of the latest methamphetamine testing report
•    What landlords need to do next in response
Q&A to follow.  
Don’t miss this timely market update to help you make informed property investment decisions.

Register now: http://bit.ly/2JCjzhF

Does your rental property require an Asbestos Management Plan?

By Tennille Pedersen on April 27th, 2018.

Why Asbestos is an issue Landlords need to know about?

The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 states that if Asbestos is in the workplace, a plan is required for that workplace by the 4th April 2018.



Are Auckland rents sky rocketing?

By Tennille Pedersen on February 15th, 2018.

Will rents rise in 2018?

In our opinion, the answer is yes they will. An under supply of new houses being built to meet the current demand, continued high levels of immigration, lending restrictions on investors and the new changes the Labour Government is looking to implement around rental property compliance and ring-fencing losses - are all factors that will contribute this year to seeing rents rise at higher rates than what we have in the last few years. That said, when compared to the large capital growth of house values we have experienced in Auckland over the same period, rent rises have been relatively low in comparison for Auckland.....


Merry Christmas from the team at PEDERSENS

By Tennille Pedersen on December 20th, 2017.

From Kris, myself and all the team at PEDERSENS wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and happy holiday season. We would like to say thank you to all of the amazing people we have worked with this year, we look forward to working with you again in 2018.



An early Xmas present from the Reserve Bank...

By Kris Pedersen on November 29th, 2017.

It’s not the relaxing to 70% that some investors had been expecting however the increase from 60% to a 65% threshold will in some cases be the difference in getting another property transaction across the line. That is the big news for investors in the Financial Stability Report which was released earlier this morning.



Being a 2018 Landlord in a Labour led Government

By Tennille Pedersen on November 16th, 2017.

The end of the year is fast approaching, 2018 is just around the corner and the New Year brings with it uncertainty, change and potential opportunity for NZ Landlords and Property Investors.

Auckland has experienced extensive capital gains.....


Tenancy Tribunal wrecking ball decisions smashed unsuspecting Landlord

By David Faulkner on October 12th, 2017.

On the 27th April 2017 at the Tenancy Tribunal in Dunedin, adjudicator Wilson made a ruling on a case that has sent alarm bells ringing and many think the ruling was grossly unfair.....


Property Investors Respond To Call For Tighter WOF

By Property Blogs on October 6th, 2017.

Renters United, a tenancy advocacy party based in Wellington sparked a new discussion on PropertyTalk recently; namely their recent pre-election initiative asking all political parties to respond to questions on their housing policy. The answers were then published .....


How will the Election impact the property investment market?

By Kris Pedersen on September 21st, 2017.

Election time is less than a couple of days away and a lot has changed in the last 6 weeks with it being interesting to see if the ‘personality politics’ that worked so well for National under John Key also work with Jacinda Ardern taking the reigns over a.....


Are larger rental properties in Auckland the next emerging trend?

By Tennille Pedersen on August 1st, 2017.

The latest June Trade Me statistics show an emerging trend in Auckland for the growing demand of larger 5+ bedroom dwellings with the median rent being $850pw and up by 13.3%. When you compare this to the traditionally popular 3 to 4 bedrooms.....


Auckland Council Offers Funding for Insulation

By Tennille Pedersen on July 22nd, 2017.

Great news for Landlords, Auckland Councils Retrofit Your Home Programme will now allow Owners to have the insulation costs of up to $5,000 included in their rates and paid off over 9 years. There will be an interest rate applied of 6.60%, although you.....


Auckland rents rise only 1.9% in the last 12 months

By Tennille Pedersen on July 6th, 2017.

According to the latest Trade Me statistics Auckland rents on average have only increased by 1.9% over the last 12 months being May 2016 to May 2017. 

The average rent recorded in Auckland for May 2017 is now $530pw compared to the national average rent of $390pw excluding Auckland....


Property Investor & Landlord Free Webinar

By Kris Pedersen on July 6th, 2017.

With increasing regulations and a tighter credit market, property investing is a different ballgame than previously. No matter which part of the property cycle we are in, there is always opportunity for those who know how to correctly approach regulation changes.


Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) – What you need to know

By Tennille Pedersen on July 6th, 2017.

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) which has just past its First Reading in Parliament is addressing the issues of methamphetamine, the extent of a Tenants liability for careless damages and heavier penalties for Landlords renting out unlawful....


What's new at Pedersens

By Tennille Pedersen on July 6th, 2017.

Kris and I made the decision late last year to undertake the journey of recruiting what we felt would be a high performance property management team that would deliver our company’s objectives of providing our owners with an exceptional standard of service.
Thinking about switching providers?