Commercial investors' confidence grows

Investors are confident about the future of commercial property investment in New Zealand, the latest Colliers International investor confidence shows.

Regional buyers not unfairly disadvantaged: Alexander

There is nothing inequitable about regional housing markets suffering under the Reserve Bank’s loan-to-value restrictions, BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander says.

Video: Bulletproof yourself from the interest rate rise

In this video Sue Irons from Positive Real Estate outlines some things investors can do to combat rising interest rates.


$205,350 Tidy three bedroom house with single carport located in Melville area. Verbal Valuation amount of $225,000. Additional Information: Here we have a great 1980's house in the suburb of Melville. It is...
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Dunn Funds put on hold

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NZPIF: Landlords aren't speculators

New Zealand’s Property Investors Federation has hit back at Labour’s claim that property speculators...

Twenty years to fix affordability: Smith

It will take up to 20 years to address the imbalance between incomes and house prices, Housing Minister...

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