No property price crash looming

House prices may start to taper off in the coming years as supply finally starts to meet demand - but no one should be holding out for a huge price correction.

Private versus agent sales

Investors planning to sell their property may be tempted to try their hand at a private sale. But are private sales a good idea?

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.

Avonhead to Redwood - Oxford Christchurch - Two properties ready for subdivision

$469,000 Just 45 minutes from Christchurch west on inland scenic route 72 at foothills of the southern alps is the small settlement of Oxford. These homes have been providing a good rental return for the owners...
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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...

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...

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...

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Cross lease risk
“We are looking at investing in a property on cross lease land. Do cross lease properties put buyers or potential tenants off when considering whether they want to live in or buy the property? ...”
Our expert Kris Pedersen responds »

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.   ...”
Our expert Mark Withers responds »

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