Very little crystal clear with Govt's state housing plans

Here’s a term property investors probably haven’t thought much about, but should start to take notice of.

City's yields analysed

Central Auckland offers the highest-yielding properties in the city, according to real estate agency Barfoot and Thompson.

Criteria for lifting LVR rules reviewed soon: Wheeler

Next month’s Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report will review the state of the housing market and the implications of that on loan-to-value restrictions, the Reserve Bank governor says.


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Landlord of the Year named

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