Property News

Outrage over CGT recommendation

Introducing a capital gains tax on rental properties will have a detrimental effect on both the rental market and house prices in the long-term, property investors warn.

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Capital gains tax on the cards

The Tax Working Group (TWG) has recommended that income from capital gains – especially those made on residential rental properties – should be taxed more.

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War over capital gains tax begins

An anti-capital gains tax campaign was launched by ACT on Tuesday – even though the Tax Working Group’s final report is not due to be made public till Thursday.

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The DIY landlords

INVESTOR PROFILE: One young Masterton couple have amassed a portfolio with 13 income streams in four years and their story proves that the DIY route is a strategy to seriously consider.

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A good time to buy?

There’s slowing price growth and subdued sales nationwide – and yet a new survey shows the number of people who think it’s a good time to buy a house is at a five and a half year high.

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Auckland prices at 35 month low

The City of Sails’ median price has fallen to its lowest point in over three years although there are still pockets of price growth around the region.

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Song of subdued values remains the same

New data from QV leaves little doubt that property value growth is slowing around the country, but that doesn’t mean a major decline is coming.

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No let-up in affordability issues

Housing affordability has improved in New Zealand’s most expensive regions but it’s deteriorating on a nationwide basis.

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Confidence in rental property at 4 year low

Investors’ belief that rental property is the investment most likely to generate good returns just keeps diminishing, the latest ASB Investor Confidence Report shows.

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Altered landscape for investors

This year’s Squirrel property investors’ survey reveals that uncertainty over government policy changes reigns supreme and that’s impacting on how investors go about their business.

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Super City sales up, prices down

Acceptance that Auckland is now a buyer’s market has set in as Barfoot & Thompson’s latest data reveals a modest start to the year.

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Consents reach peak level

New dwelling consents have hit a 14 year high and one economist believes they are now at the level required to keep pace with population growth.

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Regional prices hit record highs

A lack of housing stock on the market is the driving force behind a slew of record high asking prices in markets around the country.

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It’s a capital gains waiting game

Introduction of a capital gains tax might be closer than ever before but many in the property investment sector have made sure to strongly voice their opposition.

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Office business

New Zealand’s office sector is currently shaped by a shortage of supply but, going forward, it’s flexible workspaces which are set to reshape the market.

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