10 episodes

Award-winning advertising, marketing and publishing guru and New Zealand’s premier property investment strategist, Nikki Connors has learned a big lesson from "having it all" and then losing it - and she wants to share her hard-won wisdom with you. She has made millions, lost them and made them again, with heartbreak of every kind along the way. Known as the Queen of Property in New Zealand and author of the best-selling book A Fabulous Failure, Nikki's career has spanned more than 25 years as a board member and director of multinational companies in New Zealand and the UK. Now, as the founder of New Zealand's most respected property investment company, Propellor, and as principal of Metropolis Design, Proportional Property Ownership and PropellorFirst, Nikki spends every day realising her passion for helping every Kiwi on to the property ladder. She is here to tell you how it's done

From Failure to Fabulous Nikki Connors

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Award-winning advertising, marketing and publishing guru and New Zealand’s premier property investment strategist, Nikki Connors has learned a big lesson from "having it all" and then losing it - and she wants to share her hard-won wisdom with you. She has made millions, lost them and made them again, with heartbreak of every kind along the way. Known as the Queen of Property in New Zealand and author of the best-selling book A Fabulous Failure, Nikki's career has spanned more than 25 years as a board member and director of multinational companies in New Zealand and the UK. Now, as the founder of New Zealand's most respected property investment company, Propellor, and as principal of Metropolis Design, Proportional Property Ownership and PropellorFirst, Nikki spends every day realising her passion for helping every Kiwi on to the property ladder. She is here to tell you how it's done

    New legislation is having a big impact on the rental property market – what’s changed and what does it mean for tenants and landlords?

    New legislation is having a big impact on the rental property market – what’s changed and what does it mean for tenants and landlords?

    In this episode of ‘From Failure to Fabulous’ Nikki talks with property management expert Melanie Rouse about the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and what it means for both tenants and property landlords. They discuss the pros and cons of the end of 90 day no-cause terminations and what the new legislation is likely to mean for occupancy rates, rents and demand for rentals. They also talk about the impact of the big influx of kiwis returning home, what the slowdown in immigration and overseas students is doing to the rental market as well as how changing tenant expectations are affecting rental property returns.Biography:Melanie Rouse is the founder and managing director of one of Harcourt’s largest property management franchises nationally looking after more than 3000 properties. She is co-owner of Private Property Management in Auckland and the National Property Sector Group representative for the REINZ. She’s also a member of NZ Property Council and winner of the NZ Property Council’s Women in Property award for outstanding contribution to the industry. Melanie’s talent lies in maximizing the return for the property owner due to her extensive experience in all facets of the real estate industry. 

    • 37 min
    Why ‘timing the market’ when it comes to New Zealand property is so difficult

    Why ‘timing the market’ when it comes to New Zealand property is so difficult

    In this episode of ‘From Failure to Fabulous’ Nikki talks with the Chief Executive of the Real Estate Institute (REINZ), Bindi Norwell about why trying to ‘time the market’ in the context of the New Zealand property market is almost always doomed to fail. They discuss the pressures building in the housing market and what’s likely to happen to prices once COVID-19 support factors like wage subsidies and mortgage holidays end. They also talk about effect of the wave of kiwis returning to New Zealand, changes to LVRs and why house prices have maintained record highs across most of the country despite the impact of the pandemic. Biography:Bindi Norwell is an experienced business leader and strategist who’s worked in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. She has a strong background in digital media and technology and more than 25 years experience in property, professional services, telecommunications and aviation. She’s been the Chief Executive of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) for the past three and a half years.

    • 47 min
    Why bank economists’ predictions of a property downturn are wrong?

    Why bank economists’ predictions of a property downturn are wrong?

    Ashley Church is one of New Zealand’s most recognizable and experienced property commentators and a former CEO of the Property Institute and Auckland Property Investors Association. In this episode of from ‘Failure to Fabulous’ Nikki and Ashley go to the heart of the post-lockdown property market with in-depths discussions on property values and lessons from the GFC and international markets. They also talk about kiwis returning home, future interest rates, home ownership rates and capital gain versus cash-flow positive investments at a time of record low interest rates.Biography:Ashley Church was the CEO of the Property Institute of New Zealand from 2015 after leaving the Newmarket Business Association in 2014. He is a past Chief Executive Officer of the Auckland Property Investors Association and a past National Sales and Marketing Manager of Pulse Energy and Mercury Energy. He is currently employed by NZME as a correspondent on Energy, Business and Property issues and has appeared on numerous property and news programmes. 

    • 49 min
    What’s really going on in the property market and where is it heading?

    What’s really going on in the property market and where is it heading?

    As Head of Research for CoreLogic, Nick Goodall keeps a focussed eye on everything that happens in the New Zealand property market. In this episode of from ‘Failure to Fabulous’ Nikki talks with Nick about everything from listings, to the latest sales data as well as rental property returns and opportunities. Nick looks beyond what you hear in the media to provide the whole picture with what’s going on in the property market and where it’s likely heading.Biography:Nick Goodall is Head of Research for CoreLogic New Zealand, a role that means he’s continually investigating new and different ways of looking at the market, to best assist clients and consumers in their decision making.Nick is a self-confessed numbers geek but has a knack for passionately telling a story based on the facts and figures to inform a wide range of audiences. Drawing on macro-economic data as well as CoreLogic’s unique datasets, he regularly presents to government organisations such as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, as well as banks, real estate agencies and consumer groups.

    • 45 min
    Jeanne Heatlie : Getting into the legal stuff around property buying

    Jeanne Heatlie : Getting into the legal stuff around property buying

    Getting good legal advice is critical when investing in property. In this episode of ‘Failure to Fabulous’, Nikki talks to specialist property solicitor Jeanne Heatlie about everything you’re ever wanted to know about the legal nitty-gritty of buying a property. From sales & purchase agreements to the difference between latent and patent defects to ‘code of compliance’ certificates, building reports and sunset clauses. Nikki and Jeanne also discuss the risks and advantages of buying off-the-plan and the best way of putting together a enduring agreement when buying a property proportionally or within a syndicate.

    • 46 min
    Brenda Murney : What's the best way to secure finance to buy a property?

    Brenda Murney : What's the best way to secure finance to buy a property?

    In this episode of From Failure to Fabulous, Nikki talks with award-winning financial advisor Brenda Murney about the best way to secure finance to buy a property. They also discuss changes to bank lending criteria, the difference between buying existing and newly-built property and mortgage brokers, banks and second tier lenders. They also get to the bottom of equity versus leverage, credit facilities and the best way to re-finance and consolidate debt. 

    • 45 min

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