Alternative lending options

Further lending restrictions for investors could mean the day of the non-bank lending sector has come, brokers are suggesting.

Southern (Auckland) charm

As the Auckland housing market forges ahead like an unstoppable freight train, it is becoming harder and harder for investors to achieve consistently good yields from their rental properties.

Value houses on performance

Building quality and dwelling performance needs to be a crucial part of the value assessments of houses, a reality TV building expert has urged.

City Centre - 9.3% Gross Return - Value Add Opportunity!

$559,000 9.3% Gross Return - Value Add Opportunity! Price $559,000 43 Anzac Ave, Auckland Central. Do Up/Add Value or just hold as is. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.  Floor Area: 89sqm Building Age:  approx....
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Meth bill on the cards

Law changes addressing the issue of meth contaminated houses could be on the way – if a new members...

Otago leads rental growth pack

Auckland’s average weekly rents might be the highest, but new data reveals rental growth in other parts...

Migration past its peak - economists

New Zealand’s record-breaking migration flow is starting to ease off, economists say as new data shows...

Borrowing frenzy risks

New Zealand’s high level of mortgage lending has been in the spotlight recently and commentators...

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Commercial insurance
“We have just bought a commercial property (first one) and have organised and billed the tenant for the building insurance. They've come back and said they already have insurance with another provider. Is it normal for the tenant to have this insurance? Seems a bit strange that we wouldn't hold the policy. Thanks ...”
Our expert Myles Noble responds »

Sell or hold freehold property?
“I am 58 years old and have a free hold property in Devonport. Is it a good time to sell my property in Devonport – given the property market is slowing? Would it be a good idea to invest the money in rental properties in the Hawkes Bay?           ...”
Our expert Kris Pedersen responds »

Rent holiday
“My property manager wants to install a new window in my bedroom. This will mean not being able to stay in my bedroom for at least a week. There are no other spare bedrooms in the house for me to stay in. Do I have to pay rent while I can't use my room? Does the property manager have to pay for a hotel? ...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

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