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: