D-Day for Unitary Plan looming

Investors will soon be able to see what the Auckland Unitary Plan might mean for their properties and, potentially, the development of them.

No let-up in migration pressure on housing

Migration may have peaked but the latest data indicates it won’t make an immediate difference to the ongoing pressure on the housing market.

Reserve Bank signals more OCR cuts

The Reserve Bank says more official cash rate cuts are likely as it fights to get inflation into its target range.

Tokoroa - Renovate, Revalue and Relax

$114,350 A great starter for first-time investors; roll up your sleeves, redecorate, revalue, relax!! Redecorate and then bank the rent for years to come. This property is flat, fenced, private and has good street...
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Warning: Rents will rise

Landlords are asking: How much longer will officials penalise investors before realizing the tactic isn’t...

Banks already introducing tougher rules for property investors

Three banks, and Sovereign, have introduced tougher new LVR rules for property investors, but ANZ, which...

Westpac cuts off investor lending

Westpac has acted early and stopped taking any applications for investor loans with less than 40% equity....

'Unintended consequences' of landlord crackdown

New Reserve Bank rules to limit lending to property investors will stop young people becoming landlords,...

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Bad neighbours
“My husband and I have just purchased our first home. There are three townhouses on a shared driveway as they are cross lease properties. The middle townhouse has just been tenanted to Mongrel Mob members and this is disrupting the peace of myself and the other soon to be landlord that lives in the other townhouse. They...”
Our expert Allan Galloway responds »

Trans-Tasman investment taxes
“My wife is from New Zealand and I am Australian and we are based in Sydney. We are looking to invest in New Zealand property. To that end, are there any tax issues that we need to be mindful of in doing so? Any other general advice to consider when in this situation would be appreciated too.   ...”
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Negligent property manager?
“We have recently finished renting out our house as it is up for sale. We have been dissatisfied with our agent that managed our property while we were overseas. They emailed me saying they were happy with the property and refunded the bond to the tenant. I asked multiple questions about our furniture as it was rented partly...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

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