Consider commercial opportunities: Newland

More residential property investors should consider commercial investments as an alternative, one commentator says.

Asking prices remain strong

Home sellers are still expecting near record prices for their homes, figures released by Realestate.co.nz show.

Values increase by a third

Auckland property owners can expect their property values to increase by an average 33% when they receive notices from the council in November.

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Tackle housing issues without pushing up rents: NZPIF

Policies designed to improve the living conditions of low-income families should aim to have a minimal...

Sentiment falls to seven-year low

The mood of would-be house buyers is at its lowest level since 2007, the latest ASB Housing Confidence...

Prices will keep rising: Alexander

Prices are likely to continue to rise in Auckland and Christchurch due to a supply shortage, BNZ chief...

'Good time to be commercial landlord'

Landlords who own prime office property may soon start to increase rents significantly after a tough...

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