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February '10 Issue

Deciphering all the different statistics and market information that's available on the state of the property market is an art in itself.

This issue we look at what established investors listen to and why, plus we have survey results from Landlords.co.nz readers on who they rate as the best economist, commentator and author.

Negotiation too is an art-form, one that requires great understanding of the other party's situation and the ability to be flexible when brokering a deal. We have some handy hints on how to better your bargaining skills in order to become a real guru.

Our Commercial 101 series takes a look at the different types of commercial property and how they vary from each other. We also discuss the importance of matching the type of commercial property you invest in to your end goal.

Michael Yardney talks about why the biggest barrier to our success is actually ourselves and how we can overcome this.

We also profile Nelson investor Lynnette Butler and why she always goes for the "twist" when purchasing property.

Kawerau and Tokoroa have been prominent rural towns in the past due to the wood manufacturing industry. We take a look at them now and find what value they hold for investors - and both towns look promising for long-term strategies.

Also in the January 2010 issue: 

  • News: Auckland property market update; investors should stick to their guns in claiming depreciation; tax update; rising interest rates expose borrowers.  
  • Commercial news: Vacancy rates a concern for landlords; Petherick Properties receivership likely to pay out.
  • Diary: What's on for property investors this month? Find out where the hottest events are happening around the country.
  • Mortgage commentary: TWith short-erm and floating interest rates set to rise, is the party over for investors?
  • Housing commentary: The market appears to have stalled, with low volumes fo sales suggesting not all is as it seems.
  • Ask an expert: What's better for an investor: freehold, unit title or cross lease? PLUS we have a new expert.
  • Columns:
    • Accounting:Can you claim tax and depreciation on hour holiday home if you use it personally as well as rent it out? Mark Withers answers.
    • Mortgages:  ANZ shares its latest mortgage borrowing strategy.
    • Economics: The property market recovery has been disjointed around the world, writes Khoon Goh.
    • Commercial: The age-old debate between shares and property is resurrected this issue, with Mahesh Ranchhod's thoughts when it comes to commercial.
    • Conveyancing: the Real Estate Agents Act came into force at the end of last year and Kim Matheson re-caps the changes.
    • Valuation: Steve Tucker gets down to depreciation business by running through the basics and why it is so important to get it right.
  • NZPIF: News and events from around the region, plus a sneak-peak at who's speaking at the 2010 conference in Marlborough.
  • Books: We review Robert Kiyosaki's new book, Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 new rules of money.

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