Apartments prove more popular

Apartments are becoming more popular with first-home buyers, inner-city real estate agency City Sales says.

Landlord of the Year named

Nelson property investor Lyn Marshall was named 2014 Landlord of the Year and the New Zealand Property Investors Federation annual conference at the weekend.

Regulation a threat, investors say

Property investors are confident and planning to buy more properties despite the prospect of rising interest rates, ANZ's latest Property Investment Survey shows.

Manurewa - Totally Renovated with Converted Garage and Under $500k in Auckland

$474,000 Who likes hassle free, totally renovated, easy to rent, in a hot market. Here we have a 3 bedroom home and double garage converted into two rooms plus a lounge size room. Three in total. External cladding...
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Builder calls for widespread WOFs

Homeowners should be legally forced to upgrade their house to the current Building Code before being...

Consider levelling playing field, panel told

There were calls for the playing field to be levelled between property investment and long-term savings...

LVRs hurt regional NZ: Harcourts

Provincial New Zealand is still struggling under the loan-to-value restrictions, while Auckland and Christchurch...

Smith blames RMA for price rises

The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access...

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Second property manager?
“Our property manager in Christchurch has had our house for over a month and there are still no tenants. Can we contact another property manager as well? ...”
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Moving tax impact
“Hi Mark, we are planning to rent out our home and live in a smaller rental property. Our home is expected to fetch about $23,000 rent per annum, this will cover interest, insurance and rates. We will be renting a smaller property which will cost us about $19,000 per annum. Our family income is expected to be $70,000 to...”
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Exit carpet clean
“Hi, our landlord has asked us to have the carpet cleaned. They've requested it be professionally cleaned, but according to www.dbh.govt.nz/breaches-of-rta it's a breach of the Residential Tenancies Act. Is this accurate? Would we be within our rights to use something such as a Rug Doctor instead of a professional...”
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