No unaffordability for renters: NZPIF

Compared to rents and incomes, New Zealand houses are among the most overvalued in the world, Economist magazine says.

First-home buyer focus pays off: Kiwibank

Kiwibank has not had to cut its lending to first-home buyers as a result of the loan-to-value restrictions, a spokesman says.

Govt welcomes consent figures

July’s building consent figures have been held up by the Government as proof that its initiatives are working.

Karori - POTENTIAL 10% GROSS YIELD + APPROX $57K IN EQUITY

$692,439 Have you given up on finding a cashflow positive property in a main centre? By easily adding one extra bedroom this property will return nearly 10% gross yield and will value more than $50,000 over the...
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Service a response to burned investors

Seeing investors burned by investment schemes gone bad has spurred City Sales’ Martin Dunn to set up...

Don't remove investor rights: NZPIF

Giving tenants automatic rights of renewal on all leases will unfairly disadvantage landlords, the NZ...

Talk to bank before selling: Ombudsman

Property investors wanting to sell one of their properties to release capital should first be clear how...

Fix for two years, economists recommend

Short supply, rising immigration and a strengthening labour market are supporting prices, despite low...

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“We own a house in Lower Hutt and are shifting into Wellington Central. We are contemplating three options. First is to buy in Wellington and sell in Lower Hutt. The second is to buy in Wellington and rent out the house in Lower Hutt. The third is to rent in Wellington and rent out the house in Lower Hutt. We would be grateful...”
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Who pays fixed costs?
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Obliged to move in?
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