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Open letter from John Lenihan and Jane Greensmith

This is an open letter to the people of Auckland from myself John Lenihan and my wife Jane Greensmith, as today is our 20th wedding anniversary. Over these 20 years Jane and I have practiced as Architects More...

A Labour win for landlords to celebrate

It's not often property investors celebrate a Labour victory, but this time they can. More...

Very little crystal clear with Govt's state housing plans

Here’s a term property investors probably haven’t thought much about, but should start to take notice of. More...

Landlords switch on to need for warm, dry properties

Almost nine in 10 rental properties owned by property investors’ association members have been insulated, a new survey shows. More...

Buyers getting creative: Harcourts

First-home buyers are using creative lending solutions to get into the market, Harcourts says. More...

LVR move likely to hit provinces hardest: QV

Loan-to-value restrictions will be felt least in the cities with the hottest prices, QV said today as the organisation released its latest statistics. More...

Regional first-home buyers acting fast: REINZ

Activity is picking up in regional New Zealand ahead of the loan-to-value speed limit introduction at the end of the month, the Real Estate Institute says. More...

Rent control policy questioned

Rent controls proposed by Labour party leadership hopeful Grant Robertson have been panned by Act leader John Banks. More...

Council eyes Plan profits

Auckland Council wants to be able to take a slice of any increase in value of properties that have their zoning changing from low density to high density housing, or rural properties that are rezoned urban. More...

OLLY NEWLAND: Capital gains tax is not the answer

No matter how often the argument against a Capital Gains Tax is put forward, the subject is still popular among those who, it seems, fail to realise that implementing such a tax will solve nothing. The suggestion comes up again and again, and it has almost become an article of faith for ‘the left’ some of whom seem to imbue a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) with mythic powers to right all social wrongs. More...

Will macroprudential tools get the right results?

Macroprudential tools are a step closer, with the Reserve Bank this week releasing its consultation paper on the tactics it may soon use to tackle credit growth bubbles. More...

Auckland growth inevitable

It’s tempting to think there’s a bit of Nimbyism at play whenever there’s outrage at the idea of intensification of Auckland city. More...

How much is your house worth?

If you asked me to put a value on the house I live in, I’d probably find it pretty difficult. More...

Survey reflects strong property market

New Zealand’s property market is buzzing, according to the first BNZ-REINZ residential market survey for the year. More...

Poker faces over housing

One thing that is already becoming clear this year is that one of our biggest issues is housing. More...

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