The truth about investors

Property investor advocates slam claims that investors are to blame for Auckland’s super-hot housing market.

Record house price expectations

Auckland’s tight housing market is the key influence on record high house price expectations, according to a new survey by ASB.

Building consents up - but not enough

New dwelling consents are up in Auckland - but economists doubt the growth is enough to ease the city’s supply shortage.

Christchurch Central - Potential 10.7% Gross Yield Property in Inner City Growth Area

$554,590 This property is on the door step of Christchurch's CBD within the four avenues, perfectly poised to benefit from the growth of the inner city (see more on that below) and also the benefit of exceptional...
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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...

Beware: Green Gardens Finance

The Financial Markets Authority has issued its first ever stop order against Green Gardens Finance Trust,...

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...

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Water charging
“I am looking at building a second dwelling on a tenanted property which would require water and power access from this property. What would be a reasonable arrangement for charging the current tenant their portion of the water and power bills? ...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

Change structure?
“I have a look through company (LTC) with four rental properties. My bank manager has said the bank can’t offer me a revolving mortgage because my company is a LTC. The manager was unable to explain this further. In 2010 to 2011 I changed my company from the LAQC to LTC after discussing this with my accountant....”
Our expert Mark Withers responds »

Ending a tenancy
“I have a couple of questions. My partner (we're not married) is needing a place to live (currently we're doing the long distance thing). Can I terminate my tenants' lease so she has somewhere to live? Also, I'm having a lot of problems with tenants not paying on time, etc. The tenancy agreement...”
Our expert Alan Bruce responds »

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