CGT for property investors would create interesting possibilities

Fund manager Harbour Asset Management has waded into the debate on a capital gains tax for property investors. 

Reserve Bank calls for action aimed at investors

Governmental tax measures and macro-prudential tools aimed at investors are necessary to address growing housing market imbalances, says the Reserve Bank’s Deputy Governor.

No signs of a breather for Auckland

With a 13.5% year-on-year increase in average asking prices on Trade Me Property, the Auckland market continues full steam ahead – and the same data also shows growth in the regions.

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National median price rise – thanks to “Auckland effect”

Property sales around the country increased in March, but an increase in the national median price was...

Why it pays to know the current valuation of your property

The case of a real estate agent who on-sold two properties for $80,000 more than the original price,...

Tread warily over dollar rise - Newland

Prominent Auckland property investor and expert Olly Newland says that investors need to tread warily...

Record setting March further evidence of tight Auckland market

Another set of data provides yet more evidence of the fact that activity in Auckland’s housing market...

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“Hi, I have $200,000 to invest as I want to achieve a good passive income in 10 years. I'm now 45. Is it better to buy two properties worth $350,000 with a 30% deposit or to invest $200,000 in a $400,000 to $500,000 property? All my calculations are on current Christchurch properties. I'm interested in...”
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Untrustworthy landlord
“I have been issued a rent arrears from my landlord. In return I have applied to the Tenancy Tribunal because I had given my landlord a notice to remedy that he did not act on. I have no tenancy agreement and no receipts for my rent, no bond has been lodged either. I think he is a fraudster...”
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Loss of rent in EQC repairs
“I have loss of rent insurance on my rental property and I have EQC work coming up. If my tenants are not on a fixed term, do I still get the rent covered during the repairs? I know it probably depends on the policy, but I wonder if I should put them on a fixed term? ...”
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