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End of a Golden Age?

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 31, May 2017

Buying for yield, rather than capital gain, is your winning strategy for long-term apartment investment, says Aaron Tunstall.

I love our can-do Kiwi attitude, but when it comes to your investment strategy, it pays to get a professional opinion.

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Interesting times

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 09, Dec 2016

The Unitary Plan panel is recommending smaller apartment sizes be allowed in Auckland – a potential opportunity for investors that raises interesting issues.

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Interesting times

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 05, Sep 2016

The Unitary Plan panel is recommending smaller apartment sizes be allowed in Auckland – a potential opportunity for investors that raises interesting issues

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Apartments are the future

Posted by Impression on 14, May 2016

Auckland's apartment market has now matured and we are seeing capital growth in a market many said would never exist

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Tenant demand at fever pitch

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 29, Jan 2016

Even if your rental property is snapped up by tenants, you still need to keep on top of maintenance.

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What could you achieve in 2016?

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 28, Jan 2016

It's a perfect time of year to think about your plans and goals.   When you have a plan in place, it's much easier to make decisions

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Small spend big impact

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 08, Dec 2015

If you continue to ignore your rental apartment and let it grow increasingly shabby, you may find yourself struggling with vacancies.

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Prices take a staggering leap

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 13, Nov 2015

Those who invested against the flow have run greater risks, but reaped greater rewards

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The apartment village

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 02, Nov 2015

Apartment design has undergone a revolution over the past 10 years

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Apartment trends surprise everyone

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 27, Oct 2015

Even industry experts have been surprised by the changing trends in the Auckland apartment market.  
SMALL APART­MENTS REMAIN THE DOMINION OF INVESTORS

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Rents rise in Auckland

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 26, Oct 2015

Rents rise in Auckland ahead of expected influx of international students

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Centre or satellite?

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 10, Jul 2015

With so many new apartments being built in the suburbs, Aaron Tunstall weighs up buying in the CBD versus a new satellite location.

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New V existing: What to buy

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 04, Jun 2015

Size regulations mean your new apartment will be spacious and the bank will be happy to lend on it

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Apartments ideal first step in the door

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 21, May 2015

First-home buyers are choosing apartments at a higher rate than ever, giving them a quality lifestyle at an affordable price.

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An apartment bought at auction

Posted by Impression on 22, Apr 2015

An apartment bought at auction last month was resold two weeks later for $55,000 more than it was purchased for 

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Thinking of selling?

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 27, Mar 2015

Are you thinking about selling for the wrong reasons?

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Surf the rental wave

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 05, Mar 2015

Investors keen to cash in on rising prices are selling
their auckland apartments, but that could be a mistake, says Aaron Tunstall

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The big picture

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 05, Mar 2015

Housing spring omen for Hot summer sales
Will a late 2014 housing bounce roll into 2015? All signs point to a momentum shift

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Happy tenants, happy owners

Posted by Impression on 17, Feb 2015

Show a little love for your tenants

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Missing out on market rent?

Posted by Impression on 29, Oct 2014

Aaron Tunstall explains how to balance market rent with tenant retention

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When size matters

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 07, Oct 2014

Aaron Tunstall looks at the pros and cons of various different apartment sizes apartment management
In tougher economic times, a large apartment can be a burden on your portfolio.

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Goodbye albatross, hello goose

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 21, Jul 2014

The right advice can turn your investment from a dud - into a winner, says Aaron Tunstall

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Know when to hold or sell

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 28, May 2014

When prices are hot, should you hold or should you sell? Ask yourself seven questions, says Aaron Tunstall

 

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It's not just the price tag

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 13, May 2014

Aaron Tunstall explains that choosing a property manager is about much more than just cheap fees.

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The Professional Edge

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Dec 2013

Kiwis often enjoy managing their own properties, but apartments present unique challenges, says Aaron Tunstall

 

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The Leasehold Conundrum

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Dec 2013

Should investors ever buy leasehold apartments?  Aaron Tunstall outlines the pros and cons of leasehold units

 

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Protect Your Investment

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Dec 2013

How you can look to maintain your apartment at its optimum value, Aaron Tunstall writes

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Profitable Makeovers

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Dec 2013

Renovating your apartment can be profitable and cost-effective, writes Aaron Tunstall

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Direct Improvements

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Dec 2013

After being inspired at an Australian conference, Aaron Tunstall tackles rent arrears one tenant at a time 

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Apartment Myths: Busted!

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Dec 2013

Don't believe everything you hear about apartments, writes Aaron Tunstall

 

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Apartment Drivers

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Dec 2013

Market drivers are increasing the demand for apartments, writes Aaron Tunstall

 

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A1 Apartment Areas

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Dec 2013

Some areas are calling out for apartments, and Aaron Tunstall knows how to spot them

 

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Rise of the Young Investor

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 06, Dec 2013

The old guard is making way for a new breed of optimistic young apartment buyers, says Aaron Tunstall

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Lenders Take Charge

Posted by Impression on 06, Dec 2013

The apartment market is all over the place - quiet one moment, frenetic the next.  The main difficultly is the lending situation.  The banks don't seem to have their stories straight when it comes to who can borrow and how much.  Who's responsible for the lending restrictions on apartments?  Not the LVR restrictions; we all know that was the Reserve Bank.  But the idea that an apartment of 40m2 is worth lending on, but not one of 39m2 - whose bright idea was that?  

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Nightmare or Opportunity?

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 29, Oct 2013

Leaky buildings are an apartment owner’s worst nightmare, but some brave buyers are taking the risk. 

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Why sell??

Posted by Aaron Tunstall on 30, Nov -0001

What I am noticing is that large numbers of investors who purchased pre 2008 are now selling their investments. 

 

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