Mixed response to RMA reforms

Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms won’t put an end to Auckland’s housing crisis.

Confusion doesn’t help shortage

Lack of clarity reigns over the number of houses actually built under Auckland’s Housing Accord.

Back in the black

From live-in renovating to DIY property management, Heather Black is a tenacious investor who has done the hard yards.

Cambridge - Brand New Home & Minor Investment in Cambridge

$850,000 Enjoy strong rent in a growth location in desirable Cambridge with this 4 bedroom home & 2 bedroom minor dwelling property. This property represents a rare opportunity to purchase a brand new, dual-income...
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Big drop in investor lending

New tax and loan-to-value (LVR) ratios seem to have significantly dented bank lending to investors.


NPT profits up as new CFO joins

The booming property market has meant a 6%+ increase in earnings for National Property Trust (NPT)....

New housing barely dents shortage

Auckland housing announcements keep coming but it is unlikely they will rectify the shortage....

Market faces sharp correction risk

New Zealand housing is over-valued and facing a downturn, warns a new report....

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Tenants in common partnership
“My brother and I are planning on buying a property (50-50) with two houses on it (one title). I plan to live in one of the houses while the other one will be rented. What is the best type of entity to purchase this property, so that I do not have to return income on the house that I am effectively living in while my brother...”
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Pukekohe vs Hamilton
“I have recently moved to Pukekohe and we plan to stay here for at least the next three years, maybe permanently. I have two rental properties in Hamilton and currently have about 20% equity in them. Ideally, I would like to keep them and wait for house prices to rise in Hamilton - but it would also be nice to own a house...”
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Letting fee problem
“A few days after looking at a rental property, the agent said "please pay now so we can secure the property and take it off advertising". We paid the letting fee to the agent. The agent sent us the agreement via email five days later. We didn't feel comfortable about the property and some parts of the agreement...”
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