New flames to fan housing market

The demise of the capital gains tax proposal and record low mortgage rates will led to a pick-up in housing demand and boost the market, ASB economists say.

Ditching CGT a win for common sense

Celebration is the name of the game for property investors nationwide after the Government announced that it won’t be introducing a capital gains tax.

CGT reprieve

New Zealand will not see the introduction of a capital gains tax after the Coalition Government was unable to reach a consensus on the issue.

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Swap keys, save sale costs

Swapping house keys could be a way for investors to avoid much of the hefty costs involved in the...

Super City rental market star

Two-bedroom rental properties are the clear best performer across the Auckland market, new Barfoot...

Low mortgage rates vs CGT

Plunging mortgage rates will stimulate the housing market but it is the prospect of tax change that...

Rising from the ashes

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“I have owned a house for about four years. Over that time, I purchased a new house and having been using the old house as a rental for a year now. I'm looking to move the old house into a company which will be a change in ownership. My accountant says that by changing the purpose of the old house from residential to...”
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House-sitting vs sub-letting
“Do I have the right as a tenant to invite whoever I wish to my home to look after my belongings, feed my pet(s), water my garden, and take my rubbish and recycling out when I go away for a few days? Do I have any obligation to inform anybody that I'm going on holiday, other than my employer? If the rent is paid up to...”
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