Hamilton not cheap, affordable

Is Hamilton the new black in housing development? Auckland and other investors are flocking to take advantage of the city’s burgeoning, diverse prosperity.

Consents drop 10%

Residential building consents were much weaker than expected in September, economists say.

Price rises not consistent

New Zealand residential property’s post-global financial crisis recovery has not been consistent, new data shows.


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Confidence in agents slipping

Consumers’ perceptions of real estate agents have dropped over the last year, a new survey released...

OCR predictions change

Don't expect to see the Reserve Bank increase the official cash rate this week. However, economists are...

Very little crystal clear with Govt's state housing plans

Here’s a term property investors probably haven’t thought much about, but should start to take notice...

City's yields analysed

Central Auckland offers the highest-yielding properties in the city, according to real estate agency...

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“Unbearable” noise
“I am a tenant and a year into a two-year, fixed-term tenancy in a ground floor apartment at $850 per week. I have on many occasions contacted the landlord about noise coming from the upstairs apartment. It is not party noise but I can hear every footstep which never ceases, even at 10pm. I am now getting noise from the...”
Our expert Krister Samuel responds »

New home's tax back?
“My wife and I are looking at building a new house to move into and renting out our current property. I am told that we will not be able to claim any tax back on the newly built house. Is this correct? If we rented the new house, how much could we claim back on a $500,000 build? If we where to move into the new house a year...”
Our expert Mark Withers responds »

Market rent dispute
“Just wondering if anyone has any previous experience with section 25 of the Residential Tenancies Act regarding market rent? I am being taken to the Tenancy Tribunal next week. My tenant (a law lecturer) responded to my advert of $550 per week. Then viewed the property and subsequently a tenancy agreement was signed for...”
Our expert Alan Bruce responds »

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