Joining the dots to solve Auckland’s problems

Investors are being urged to get involved with a new initiative that is aiming to try and solve Auckland’s housing crisis.

All go for Crown Land developments

It’s full steam ahead for the government’s Crown Land Housing programme in Auckland with two progress announcements from the Housing Minister.

Investors over-optimistic on price growth - ANZ

Investors house price expectations look overcooked as near-term price decline is baked in, ANZ economists are warning.

Linwood Aranui Bexley/Bromley - Quality, Contemporary Design and Affordability!

$259,000 Situated less than a kilometre from the central city, Trinity Terraces is the city’s next hottest development to attract interest from savvy investors and smart first home buyers. Trinity Terraces...
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Prospect of DTIs looms larger

Controversial debt-to-income ratios (DTIs) have moved a step closer.


How to find a commercial property

Ever wondered what to look for when buying a commercial property? This month’s NZ Property Investor...

Tenancy Services takes on enforcer role

Only “ratbag” landlords who don’t take care of their rental properties need to worry about the...

Migrant flow hits new highs – for now

Pressure on housing demand is set to continue as the latest Statistics New Zealand data shows migration...

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GST sale considerations
“Back in 2007, we bought a hotel apartment, GST included. We claimed the GST back at 12.5%. We have just sold the apartment in April 2016 to a non-registered GST buyer - again GST included. Given that the GST is now 15%, how do we work out the GST payable ? Will the total sale amount be at 15% or will some still be at 12.5%...”
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Property management beginner
“I am new to property management and looking after a few properties that are owned by my friends. The total rental I receive on behalf of the landlords will be over $60,000 per year, but my service fee will be below $20,000 per year. Do I have to register for GST to run this business?  ...”
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Structuring first investment
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