Interest rates on hold despite rebound: Report

Interest rate rises are some time away and are unlikely to amount to much, ANZ’s economists say.

Changing face of Auckland

Auckland’s housing has changed markedly over the past two decades as the city reacts to its growing population, with more multi-storey homes, greater density, and fewer unoccupied homes all making it very different to the rest of the country, according to the latest research from Statistics New Zealand.

NZ cities top rent growth table

A new survey by commercial property specialist JLL has ranked two New Zealand cities in the top ten internationally for fastest-growing office rents.

Blenheim - High Yielder (10% Gross) in Marlborough

$299,000 The last property we had like this was sold within minutes. This is a higher than normal yield as it is rented by viticulture workers in the Marlborough region 10 months of the year. This is a smaller...
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Harcourts reports market urgency

A sense of urgency has taken hold in the New Zealand property market, real estate agency Harcourts says....

KPG set for trading

Kiwi Income Property Trust unitholders have voted for corporatisation....

Tenants paying 5% more

National median rents are up 5% compared to November 2013, Trade Me says....

Christchurch market shows signs of slowing

Christchurch's housing market may be slowing, new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment data...

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Wages for wife
“We currently have two investment properties in a look through company (LTC) owned fully by me. My wife is a stay-at-home mum and carries out all the property management duties like checking rents received, advertising for new tenants, property inspections, liaising with our accountant when doing tax returns and much more....”
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Chattels in sale
“The property we rent has just been sold, however the new owner has said we can stay on (no contact so far). The current owner has just contacted saying she wants to pick up many of the chattels in a few days. This is a real inconvenience. Can they do this as we are still under the old contract? ...”
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Buying in a small town
“Hi, we live in a small town and know someone who is looking for rental accommodation. We are considering using this as an opportunity to start our property portfolio. What would be the potential pitfalls of buying in a small town?  A rental should be well looked after and consistent rent etc. Does this balance the...”
Our expert Kris Pedersen responds »

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