Manawatu on the move

Skyrocketing values and a serious supply shortage characterise the Palmerston North and Feilding markets, writes Joanna Jefferies.

Record January home lending

Last month saw the highest January home lending volumes since records began, according to the latest RBNZ data. 

Tenancy reform submissions due March 25

Worried about the government’s tenancy law reforms? You’d better speak up soon because there’s under a month to make a submission on the legislation.

Riccarton - Investor's Opportunity

$POA/Auction Price by Negotiation On offer is a fantastic investment opportunity which ticks all of the boxes. Good yield, tick. Room to add value and increase yield, tick. Great location, tick. Seldom do these present...
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Housing market boom won't last long: Westpac

Westpac economists say the recent boom in the housing market won't last much longer due to upward...

The cost of overstaying tenants

Getting tenants to leave a rental property at the end of a tenancy can be problematic. Here’s...

RTA reforms pile pressure on landlords

Less rental properties and higher rents could result from the reforms contained in the Residential...

Regions lead the price growth pack

Provincial markets stole the asking price spotlight from the main centres in January, according to...

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Structuring foundations
“We are looking to buy our first home. We are a professional couple (both working full time in permanent jobs) with two kids under five. I am on 33% tax rate while my wife is on 30% but she will stop working in a couple of years to be a full time mum. My wife is working from home at the moment for up to 10 hours/week. My...”
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Tenants changing boundary fence
“This is a question about fences... We are owner occupiers and looking at renting our property out. Currently the neighbouring property is tenanted and the tenants are altering the existing fence, including removing planks from our side and popping it back on their side of the fence structure. We're concerned that if...”
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“We have our family home in a trust and are looking at purchasing a rental property. The rental would be negatively geared for some years. We still have a mortgage on our family home and we will use equity from there to finance. How is it best to structure this? Should we purchase the rental in our own names? We anticipate...”
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