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COMMENT: Never a right time to invest – why buyers need to act now

New Zealanders who are apprehensive about buying property should be spurred on to take the jump as record low mortgage rates and a lesson from the current world backdrop settle in, argues iConsult’s Satyan Mehra*.

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COMMENT: Furore over Healthy Homes story misleading

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. It’s a tried and tested adage – and it’s one the NZ Property Investors Federation president felt the brunt of yesterday, muses NZ Property Investor editor Miriam Bell.

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COMMENT: Don’t miss your $5,000 deductions!

Residential landlords, take note: the clock is ticking on the Covid-19 related increase to the low value asset write-off threshold, writes property accountant Anthony Appleton-Tattersall.*

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COMMENT: Real estate possible at level three

Never fear property buyers and sellers - alert level three is still workable for the Auckland real estate market, according to Century 21 owner Derryn Mayne.

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COMMENT: It’s not all doom & gloom

Uncertainty still casts its shadow over the property market but there are factors that could see a brighter outlook than some expect, writes CoreLogic's Kelvin Davidson.*.

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COMMENT: Extend mortgage holidays

The Covid-19 prompted mortgage “holiday” scheme is set to end in September but Century 21 New Zealand owner Derryn Mayne is calling for it to be extended.

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COMMENT: Disappointment with the RTA Bill

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation is disappointed only minimal changes made to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.

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COMMENT: A call to arms

Concerned about the Government’s tenancy law reforms? Well, there is now less than a week to speak up about them - so NZ Property Investor editor Miriam Bell urges landlords to make their views heard.

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COMMENT: Are Airbnb hosts in breach of the RTA?

Landlords could be using short term booking sites like Airbnb in an attempt to contract out of the Residential Tenancies Act, but by doing so they are exposing themselves to substantial risk and possible rent refunds, writes property management consultant David Faulkner.

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COMMENT: Don’t discount migration as a demand driver

There are reasons why we shouldn’t completely ignore migration as a continued support for property, CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* explains…

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COMMENT: Allow KiwiSaver for investment properties

It’s time to allow KiwiSaver to be used to buy investment properties as well as first homes, argues Century 21 New Zealand owner Derryn Mayne.

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COMMENT: Will level one mean level one for residential landlords?

Cabinet is considering a move to alert level one tomorrow, so does that mean it will all be back to normal for New Zealand's 290,000 rental property owners and managers, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler* asks.

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COMMENT: Housing supply increase is being hampered

The much-needed increase in housing supply is being hindered by new legislation relating to rental properties, warns NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Sharon Cullwick.

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COMMENT: Which property markets are most vulnerable?

In the coming months, all parts of the country are likely to feel some degree of property pain, but CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* has taken a look at which areas might be hardest hit.

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COMMENT: The rental housing conundrum

Still simmering away below all the Covid-19 virus activity is the Government’s “reform” of the Residential Tenancy Act and that’s something we should all be concerned about, writes Auckland Property Investors Association vice-president Peter Lewis…

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