More OCR cuts are on the way - RBNZ

The Reserve Bank has confirmed that further OCR cuts are likely to be needed.

Investor demand set to slow in Auckland

Looming policy measures will slow investor demand in Auckland, but marked supply and demand shifts are necessary to rebalance the market, according to one major bank.

Beware: Green Gardens Finance

The Financial Markets Authority has issued its first ever stop order against Green Gardens Finance Trust, which it says was offering investments illegally, trying to raise money for property development in Auckland.

Christchurch Central - Ramada Christchurch – 7.5% Yields

$POA WELCOME to Ramada Suites Tuam Street, They offer investors the opportunity of a commercial lease to the Ramada franchisee for a maximum term of 30 years at a minimum 7.5% guaranteed gross return and with...
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How to renovate on a shoe-string

Doing up houses is the fast way to riches right? So shows like The Block and My First Home would have...

Apartments are Auckland’s future

Greater densification is on the cards for Auckland - but Aucklanders will need to better embrace apartment...

Auckland rents up 7.6% in last year

Auckland rents continue their steady rise, but it’s a different story around the rest of the country....

No surprises in Reserve Bank's move

Little surprise followed the Reserve Bank’s OCR cut this morning - and further cuts are now generally...

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