In the current New Zealand housing market, it’s difficult not to notice that house prices are the lowest they’ve been in a long time, even though interest rates remain high. Economists predict that the end of the housing downturn may be in sight, and so you may be wondering, is now a good time to buy an investment property or second home in the current market.
When buying a new build, whether for an investment property or your family home, it pays to be cautious. As the housing market cools, it has become obvious that some building companies have bitten off more than they can chew and cannot fulfil their duties as to the costs, timeframes or builds promised to their home buyers.
If you’ve recently bought an investment property, or are thinking of buying an investment property, way to go! An investment property can be a great way to achieve a bit of passive income, grow your equity, and get a bit more financial freedom for you and your family.
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