Monday, November 30th 2020

Housing market to cool? Yeah Right

While MPs, bureaucrats, and others are calling for the housing market to be cooled, Kiwis don't think anything will happen.

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Evidence mounts for NZ property market rebound

Thursday, November 26th 2020

Evidence mounts for NZ property market rebound

There is growing evidence of a strong bounce-back in the residential property market, according to CoreLogic.

Just 14 days until new healthy homes standards kick in

Tuesday, November 17th 2020

Just 14 days until new healthy homes standards kick in

It is just two weeks now until healthy homes standards compliance statement need to be included in new or renewed tenancy agreements.

Reserve Bank looks to bring back lending restrictions

Wednesday, November 11th 2020

Reserve Bank looks to bring back lending restrictions

The Reserve Bank plans to reintroduce loan to value ratio restrictions on mortgage borrowers from March next year following a surge in the housing market.

Tribunal divvies up blame in maintenance ruling

Friday, November 06th 2020

Tribunal divvies up blame in maintenance ruling

New Zealand’s aging housing stock and tradition of informal landlord-tenant relationships have the potential for complex disputes where fault lies with both parties – as illustrated by a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling.

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 ...

Landlords

Renting out sleepouts

What constitutes a separate unit being rented out with regards to sleep outs? Does a sleepout need to have a stove, kitchen sink, bathroom for it t ...

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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*.

Dunedin’s slowdown might last

Dunedin’s slowdown might last

Dunedin’s loss of value growth momentum in recent months could be a longer lasting trend, writes CoreLogic senior property economist Kelvin Davidson.

Is a post-election market surge likely?

Is a post-election market surge likely?

Will the 2020 post-election period see the usual effect on housing, or will it be another anomaly, asks REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell.

Property investment tax advantages

Property investment tax advantages

Public opinion has it that there’s lots of tax advantages with property investment. But property accountant Anthony Appleton-Tattersall* is asking people to let him know if they see any, as he hasn’t found them yet.

Profile: ADEN AND ZHENNA HARE

Profile: ADEN AND ZHENNA HARE

This young Rotorua couple went from newbie investors to buying and renovating five rental properties in just one year.
Feature: Short-Term Rentals

Feature: Short-Term Rentals

Despite significant drop-offs in some of New Zealand’s main tourist destinations, holiday rentals are proving surprisingly resilient.
Renovation

Renovation

A small studio by a pool, which was intended for the owner’s parents regular visits, became an Airbnb for locals when lockdown prevented the family from visiting.
Regional Review: Hamilton

Regional Review: Hamilton

A low supply of rental and sales stock means Hamilton prices and rents are on the rise.