Falling business confidence points to... OCR cuts

A sharp decline in business confidence has led ASB to formally join the economists predicting three more OCR cuts by the end of the year.

Seven top tips from a property rock star

Starting with nothing, Matt Thorburn has built up a property portfolio worth $6 million plus over the last five years – and now he is keen to share his know-how with fellow investors.

Westpac predicts three more OCR cuts this year

Another three OCR cuts are on the way, thanks to darkening economic clouds, according to one of the major banks.

Avondale/Avonside/Burwood/Parklands/New Brighton - High Occupancy Rental with Potential 7.3% Gross Yield

$302,420 Three bedroom standalone properties in this price range are very sought after in Christchurch due to the housing demand. Enjoy high occupancy from tenants. The gross yield and price represent great buying...
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Home unaffordability breaks records in Auckland

Auckland homes are now 56% less affordable than anywhere else in New Zealand – and the trend looks...

Gap between Auckland prices & rents not sustainable

Capital gains are driving investment in Auckland’s housing market, but how long can the gap between...

Could Auckland’s property market be slowing?

Auckland house price growth is slowing, according to new Barfoot & Thompson data – but economists are...

“Auckland effect” starts spreading

Skyrocketing SuperCity prices are starting to spread outwards – thanks to Aucklanders buying away from...

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Property needs repairs!
“My flatmates and I moved into a property and found the condition of the property was dirty and untidy with several items needing to be fixed, which we listed on the property condition report. After back and forth emails, nothing has been fixed. We had our flat inspection and again we listed the problems on the...”
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“Our tenant took us to the Tenancy Tribunal to fix the element on the stove, a roof that she claimed was leaking after it had been fixed and failed to mention it to us. As ordered by the Tribunal, the electrician took a look at the element and due to the age of the unit he said we would be better off to replace it. The original...”
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Gifting expenses?
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