Thursday, January 14th 2021

ANZ predicts fewer OCR cuts

ANZ has revised its forecast for the official cash rate, predicting only one cut next year to 0.1%.

Heartland Bank - Online 1.99
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Heartland Bank - Online 2.50
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Mortgage advisers against bright-line test extension

Wednesday, December 09th 2020

Mortgage advisers against bright-line test extension

Mortgage advisers are strongly opposed to any extension of the bright-line test, as speculation mounts that the government will change the law.

Housing market to cool? Yeah Right

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.

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.

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.

Profiles Revisited

Profiles Revisited

It's been a busy year for the investors we profiled in 2020. Joanna Jefferies caught up with some of them to see how they fared in the post-lockdown months.
Feature: Year Ahead

Feature: Year Ahead

The economic outlook is positive, property values are on the rise, and there are still plenty of opportunities for investors in 2021.
Renovation

Renovation

A pandemic, severe injury and illness didn't stop a Tauranga couple from successfully renovating a rundown unit.
Regional Review: Tauranga

Regional Review: Tauranga

In the Bay of Plenty demand is outstripping supply and as a result values are soaring.