Shortage reshapes Hamilton market

Not so long ago Hamilton was one of the stars of the boom market, but now the country’s fourth largest city is adjusting to a new normal.

Caution behind muted expectations

Increasing numbers of people think house prices are set to get higher over the next year but price expectations still remain below recent highs.

Foreign buyers now banned

The Government’s bill banning foreign buyers from purchasing existing residential properties has been given the Parliamentary green light to become law.

Massey - Awaiting A Royal Renovation

$545,000 Calling all renovators, property investors and first home buyers! Sitting in a great location in West Massey, and on the market well below the street average is this little gem. With a bit of a tidy...
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REINZ data suggests "buyers' market" in Auckland

Auckland property is becoming increasingly attractive to buyers, according to ASB, after latest REINZ...

Manawatu property man

One Palmerston North investor lives and breathes property which has brought him both success and security...

Failure to provide heating costs

Landlords must provide an approved form of heating in their rental properties – and ensuring there...

Reserve Bank springs surprise with dovish OCR forecast

The Reserve Bank surprised economists by signalling it may keep the OCR rate at 1.75% until 2020, pushing...

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LTC transfer?
“I have a rental property that is currently rented out. It is held in mine and my wife's name. We bought the property more then two years ago. I am looking at transferring the property to a  Look Through Company (LTC) as my tax bracket is more than my wife's. Also, we intend to do the transfer to LTC at current...”
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Adding tenants to agreements
“Our tenant has let us know that she would like to "trial a flatmate" for a few months (until her Tenancy Agreement ends) to see if they would like to live together long term and has asked if we could "add her friend to the Tenancy Agreement". Do we have to cancel our tenant's current Tenancy Agreement...”
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Calculating potential ROI
“  I am thinking about building additional dwellings on my existing plot to rent out. But how can I figure out my return on income? Is there a professional entity that provides forecasting on what the return could look like based on some basic input assumptions? My goal is to back-calculate how much I should be spending...”
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