Southland is tops for investors

It seems you can’t just beat Southland for high performing investment properties, with the region coming up trumps yet again in a new REINZ report.

August record for mortgage lending

Home lending reached a record high for an August last month, further evidence of the market's resurgence during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

What the Reserve Bank's latest move means for housing

The Reserve Bank’s programme to lend directly to retail banks could be ready soon. If it is, that’s likely to mean lower interest rates on loans – and more support for the housing market.

Dunedin Central - High on the Hill

$349,000 Beautifully manicured, this amazing two-bedroom oasis is perfect for those people who want to be close to town but not be boxed in. You'll have full privacy with tremendous views that go as far as...
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OCR decision revealed

The Reserve Bank has kept the official cash rate on hold at 0.25%. Here's what the central bank...

New renters' guide for tenants

Far too many tenants are not aware of their obligations around their rental property so a new guide...

Growth halts for Capital rents

Wellington rents – which have long seen the strongest growth in the country – stalled...

Call for rent caps after freeze ends

Rents are set to go up for many as the Covid-19 prompted freeze on rent increases comes to an end...

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Re-ordering portfolio
“I have a number of properties and businesses which I've sporadically acquired over the years and I want to get them more ordered. I currently have our family home with a minor dwelling in our own names. Another two rental properties (already past the bright line test) are in our own names. A third rental is in a limited...”
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Illegal sub-let
“I have been renting and living in a unit for over two months now. But I just found out that it has been illegally sub-let to me and I've been given two weeks notice. What are my rights? I was lied to about this and I wouldn't have used my holiday pay to shift into the unit if I had known that the tenancy was illegal. ...”
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Deductions on rental expenses
“We currently have a rental property but this property was initially bought as owner-occupied. Due to a change in personal circumstances, the occupier of the property moved back to our family home and we decided to rent out the property instead. My first question is: Can the costs associated with buying the property and...”
Our expert Mark Withers responds »

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