Address Auckland infrastructure issues

Massive hurdle of Auckland infrastructure issues needs to be overcome before the city starts to suffer, a real estate agency head is warning.

Tenant magnetism: top 10 tips

Attracting and retaining tenants is critical for success in commercial property investment, so we talked to a few industry veterans for advice on how to make a property appeal to tenants.

Friday news in brief

Life is busy and it’s easy to miss some of the stories that hit the news. So here’s a brief rundown of some of the stories that might have slipped by you this week…

Cambridge - Brand New Home – Baxter Place!

$620,000 Here is your chance to secure your very own first home, investment, or simply upgrade from what you have – this property caters for all! Located in the heart of Cambridge, that enjoys close proximity...
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OCR decision: 'Nothing to see here'

Interest rates look set to remain low for some time following a Reserve Bank OCR announcement this morning...

Bright line test dents flipping

Big profits are still being made by flipping properties but commentators say the bright line test has...

Migration driver powers on

New Zealand’s strong population growth shows no sign of letting up as new Statistics New Zealand data...

Improve urban development in NZ - OECD

An international heavyweight has joined the chorus of voices, which includes many investors, calling...

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Mixed use treehouse asset
“We are building a tree-house and are thinking of offering this as a room on Airbnb. We will also stay in the tree-house from time to time. Does this dual use of the tree-house make it a mixed use asset, with relevant tax rules ? I only want to rent the accommodation out to make enough money to cover my gardening expenses...”
Our expert Mark Withers responds »

Arresting agreements
“Can a property manager end a fixed term tenancy containing two tenants on one agreement if one of the tenants has been arrested and the other tenant wants to end the tenancy? If so, what is the legal time frame to do so? Let's say the arrested tenant was arrested on November 8 and a basic written agreement of a couple...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

Owner occupier time
“Is there a minimum time that I have to live in a property myself (paying 20% deposit) before I can move and rent the place out? ...”
Our expert Kris Pedersen responds »

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