Monday, June 14th 2021

Tale of two lakes

Queenstown and Wānaka property hasn’t suffered as badly as other sectors in these tourist towns, writes Sally Lindsay.

Heartland Bank - Online 1.85
The Co-operative Bank - First Home Special 2.09
SBS Bank Special 2.19
TSB Special 2.19
Kiwibank Special 2.19
HSBC Premier 2.19
ASB Bank 2.19
ANZ Special 2.19
AIA 2.19
Kainga Ora - First Home Buyer Special 2.25
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 2.25
ICBC 2.35
Heartland Bank - Online 2.35
HSBC Premier 2.45
SBS Bank Special 2.49
TSB Special 2.55
BNZ - Classic 2.55
Kiwibank Special 2.55
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 2.59
AIA 2.59
Westpac Special 2.59
ASB Bank 2.59
China Construction Bank Special 2.99
ICBC 2.99
HSBC Premier 3.19
Kainga Ora 3.37
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 3.54
Select Home Loans 3.54
Resimac 3.54
Bluestone 3.54
SBS Bank Special 3.59
TSB Special 3.69
AIA 3.69
ASB Back My Build 1.79
Heartland Bank - Online 1.95
Resimac 3.39
Kiwibank Special 3.40
Kiwibank - Offset 3.40
Kiwibank 3.40
Select Home Loans 3.49
Bluestone 3.49
ICBC 3.69
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40
Details emerge of property investor tax exemptions

Friday, June 11th 2021

Details emerge of property investor tax exemptions

Consultation opens today on how new builds will be exempted from investment property tax changes, in rules to be in place by October 2021.

Market starting to cool

Wednesday, June 09th 2021

Market starting to cool

While the number of residential building consents issued continues to break records there are not enough houses for sale and consequently new rentals coming to the market.

Short term rates continue to drop

Tuesday, June 08th 2021

Short term rates continue to drop

New Zealand's biggest lenders continue to cut short term fixed rates despite the growing prospect of a higher official cash rate in 2022.

Treasury’s house price claims debunked

Tuesday, June 08th 2021

Treasury’s house price claims debunked

The chances of Treasury’s predictions average house prices will only rise 0.9% in the year to June 2022 being correct have been deflated by independent economist Tony Alexander.

Landlords

Can I introduce a written tenancy agreement to be signed by the tenant even though he has been occupying the premise for the 2 years without a writ ...

Landlords

Interest & tax deductibility

I have just brought an investment property in Taranaki. My owner-occupied property in the Waikato loan is $224,000 and my rental $366,000 with the ...

Landlords

Adding changes to tenancy agreements

With regard to a tenancy agreement, Is a tenant allowed to add faults to a tenancy agreement after the landlord has already signed? The tenant refu ...

Landlords

Trust transfer benefits

I have three houses: one owner-occupied and two rentals. One of the rentals is in a LTC and the other is jointly owned. Both rentals are positively ...

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The good, the bad and the ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly

The Government's housing policy is full of good, bad and plain ugly. NZ Property Investor magazine publisher Philip Macalister explains.

[Opinion] A solution for NZ's housing crisis

[Opinion] A solution for NZ's housing crisis

Simon Angelo says New Zealand needs to look to a European-inspired solution to solve the housing crisis in New Zealand.

[Opinion] King hit on Hickey

[Opinion] King hit on Hickey

Former NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Andrew King argues an opinion piece in the Sunday Star Times is wrong, wrong, wrong.

The importance of correct structuring

The importance of correct structuring

Structuring the ownership of a property portfolio is rarely the first – or even the second - thought for new investors. But it should be, argues property accountant Anthony Appleton-Tattersall*.

Profile Nick Gentle

Profile Nick Gentle

Property has provided iFind Property's Nick Gentle with the time, space and money needed to achieve his career aspirations.
Feature: Apartment Spotlight

Feature: Apartment Spotlight

Many apartments took a hit during Covid-19, but as Sally Lindsay reveals, they are once again looking good as an investment option.
Renovation

Renovation

A short-term buy, reno and sell investment became a six-year project for a husband and wife team in Tauranga.
Regional Review: Queenstown Wanaka

Regional Review: Queenstown Wanaka

Queenstown and Wanaka property hasn't suffered as badly as other sectors in these tourist towns.