Correction on the cards?

Rising interest rates along with slowing migration and population growth could lead to a 12% fall in house prices by 2020, according to one economic forecaster.

Moving forward on meth contamination

Shocking stories of meth contaminated rental properties continue to strike fear into the hearts of landlords but progress towards a better regulatory regime is being made.

Wild ride over for Auckland

Average asking prices dropped in Auckland for the second month in a row in January, according to Trade Me Property’s latest data.

Ranui - Calling all builders, architects and investors for this home and sleep out

$670,000 Vendors are on the move and want this sold so bring your offers forward. This large sprawling home of 170m2 is a must see for family home buyers, investors, architects and builders. Beautifully laid...
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Fears over building industry capacity

Auckland’s housing shortage is likely to get worse before it gets better, some bank economists are...

Price growth expectations slump

Expectations of house price growth have cooled significantly in the January quarter, the latest ASB Housing...

Three property trading rules you must know

Property trading can be very rewarding and at the same time very costly if you get it wrong. The experts...

Top 20 Super City hotspots

Coastal suburbs dominate Barfoot & Thompson’s latest list of Auckland’s top 20 hot growth spots,...

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Sell, invest or hold?
“We live in Hawkes Bay. Because of the hot property market at the moment we are looking at selling our rental property. It is freehold, valued at around $350,000 and returning $330 per week. We are both working and live in a rent free house on a farm. We are thinking we would like to buy a holiday home in Taupo and rent...”
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Suspect damage claims
“I have a tenant who is vacating in a few weeks. They have now called and said there was some damage to the property (damage to roof eave near garage) caused by dogs or intruders (which they didn't see). When I inspected the damage it was obvious that the damage was caused by a moving truck backing down the driveway....”
Our expert Allan Galloway responds »

Property manager refusal
“We are in the process of terminating our agreement with our property manager as we believe he is not acting in our best interests. We are moving to another property manager. Despite several requests our current property manager refuses to supply us (as the owner) with a copy of the current tenancy agreement and contact...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

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