Investment tools and resources


Property Investment Calculator

Use this calculator to work out the potential return for an investment property, and to calculate your cash flow or what your weekly out-of-pocket cost would be if you purchased a particular rental property.

Questions to ask a Property Manager

A quick guide on the key questions to ask when interviewing your potential Property Managers.

Tools and checklists Other resources

Other websites and forums that can help.

Good Returns

news centre from financial advisors, it also supplies updates on interest rates.


List your rental property; get help with finding tenants or with property management.

Property Talk

forum for New Zealand investors in property, along with news and articles.

Quotable Value (QV)

New Zealand’s largest valuation and property information company. Learn about valuations, get news or pay a fee to view their property reports.

Search for properties in the New Zealand market, read real estate blogs and insights.

Trade Me

A popular site to browse for New Zealand properties on the market, place an ad for tenants and more.

People who can help

Department of Building and Housing

The Department of Building and Housing (now part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment) is a fantastic resource for landlords, with plenty of tools and resources, education, advice and more. They also handle referrals to the Tenancy Tribunal.

Real estate agents

Real estate agents can be a good source of information when you start looking at properties. They generally know the areas well and may be able to give you some idea of likely rental income and the amount of rented homes in the area, as well as general market information.

Your local Property Investor Association

There are 20 Property Investor Associations located around New Zealand. They provide property investors and landlords with support, education and networking opportunities. They run regular events for members to attend in their local area.