Will China’s share market meltdown impact on NZ’s property market?

Impending doom might seem to be on the cards following China’s share market meltdown, but economists believe that, at this stage, prospects are not as dire as media coverage suggests.

Facebook trouble for Newland

Disagreement over terminology used in one of Olly Newland’s Facebook advertisements has led to an Advertising Standards Authority ruling against the veteran property commentator.

Major rental changes in Green Bill

Minimum standards for rental properties are once again being pushed with the launch of a Green Party bill which would also introduce significant changes to tenancy regulations.

Rotorua - 8.5% Gross Yield with Potential for Increased Cashflow

$109,350 Three bedroom home that is set back off the road. Good yield now but add some parking and paths and your yield could increase to more like 11%! Tidy three bedroom home complete with sunny flat section,...
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Queenstown: NZ's Boom Town

It’s understating facts to say the Queenstown Lakes District region is an x-factor place. It’s New...

Bright line test one step closer

Capital gains on property sales are the target of the Taxation (Bright-line Test for Residential Land)...

Blaming investors not the answer

Investors are not to blame for Auckland’s skyrocketing prices, says the NZ Property Investors Federation...

Skip Auckland, investors urged

Property investors should consider making their next purchase outside Auckland, it has been suggested....

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Unhealthy rental
“My partner recently found a property and had a look at it and applied for it to rent. The carpeting was stained and they said it would be cleaned. He paid the letting fee and one weeks rent in advance. At this time I had no time off work to view the property. So he took me along to view it when I had a chance. The...”
Our expert Alan Bruce responds »

High power consumption
“My tenant is complaining of high power bills ($250 to $300 per month) and is implying I should have the wiring of the house inspected. I bought the house a year ago and had a full building inspection carried out which showed no issue with wiring/electrical. I lived in the house for six months and didn't experience...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

Selling investments to LTC
“What I'm looking for is a little advice on investment property and tax. We own our house - CV $1m. I owe $100k. I bought an investment property 3 years ago for $1m. I owe $1m to the bank, current market value $1.4m (with Auckland's rapid price increases). Now I'm thinking, how about creating a LTC and sell...”
Our expert Mark Withers responds »

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