Choice crucial to solving Auckland housing woes

Auckland Council has been urged not to buckle to community pressure and institute restrictive requirements under the Unitary Plan, by a speaker at the Property Council’s Residential Development Summit today.

Reliance on CVs ill-advised

Nearly half of Auckland investors believe the Council CV on their property is incorrect, new Crockers research shows – but are CVs reliable anyway?

Landlords going green

For landlords who want to make their rental property a tenant’s first choice, it might be time to consider going green.

Rotorua - Great Suburb, Close to the Lake and in Immaculate Condition

$213,419 Beautiful home in a good quality suburb, set on a small easy care 453m2 site. Just a short flat walk to Lake Rotorua and the cycle trail, this property sits on a rear section away from the road and any...
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Auckland price rebound may be temporary

With the arrival of Spring came a rebound in Auckland house prices, the latest Barfoot & Thompson data...

Govt seeks Crown land developers

It’s official: The development of Auckland Crown land is getting under way – with the Government...

Houses for sale drop to new low

Fewer residential properties are for sale nationwide than at any time since 2006, according to the latest...

D-day for new tax rules

Government tax measures intended to curb speculation in Auckland’s heated market come into effect today,...

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Tenants restricting entry
“I am looking for some advice on a sale of my tenanted property. The tenants have been very unhelpful in allowing access to the real estate agents for viewing and only agreeing to open homes. That I can live with. I have reduced the rent be $50 per week to try and soften the blow of the place being sold on them. But now...”
Our expert Alan Bruce responds »

Over-riding property manager's tenant selection
“A fixed term tenant had to leave early and the agent showed someone else through as a potential tenant. I met this person a couple of days ago but I am not happy about renting my property to them. I rang the agent, but she says that I have given her the authority to rent my property so I cannot stop this person from renting...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

Loss on sale
“If you sell a rental property at a large loss (i.e: change in market since purchased) is it possible to claw back any of the loss made through your personal income tax? If so, how do you go about it? ...”
Our expert Mark Withers responds »

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