Thursday, March 14th 2024

[OPINION] Recessionary times

It is not the best out there for many businesses and property sector people. Sales are down across the board, our clients’ confidence is falling, and there is a lot of uncertainty.

[OPINION] How to make 20% from commercial property

Wednesday, November 01st 2023

[OPINION] How to make 20% from commercial property

The great thing about commercial property is that there are a lot of ways to actively increase value.

[OPINION] How the next Government can help tenants

Tuesday, September 19th 2023

[OPINION] How the next Government can help tenants

We hear many ways each political party talks about the housing crisis, and their solutions to fix this. Adding a new tax and tougher RTA rules to rental property providers is obviously not the answer.

[OPINION] New Zealand’s broken property market

Friday, September 08th 2023

[OPINION] New Zealand’s broken property market

I have a deep annoyance with broken systems. Especially when, with the right settings, they could be fixed.

[OPINION] The country needs freedom from crazy council zoning laws

Friday, August 11th 2023

[OPINION] The country needs freedom from crazy council zoning laws

Over the past year or so, house prices in most parts of New Zealand have come back a bit, probably as a result of the relatively rapid rise in mortgage interest rates.

[OPINION] Social stigma scaring off mom-and-pop investors

Wednesday, July 26th 2023

[OPINION] Social stigma scaring off mom-and-pop investors

The social shaming of property investors by politicians is one reason ordinary Kiwis are nervous about investing.

[OPINION] Kiwi property vs Kiwi shares

Wednesday, July 12th 2023

[OPINION] Kiwi property vs Kiwi shares

When I was growing up in Malaysia, there really was only one way to get ahead.

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[OPINION] When a Bill’s objective is vague, its provisions are rudderless

[OPINION] When a Bill’s objective is vague, its provisions are rudderless

Monday, July 03rd 2023

Parliament’s Environment Committee released its reports on the Natural and Built Environment (NBE) and Spatial Planning Bills last week.

[OPINION]Housing crisis makes growth all about ‘up-and-out’ not ‘up-or-out’

[OPINION]Housing crisis makes growth all about ‘up-and-out’ not ‘up-or-out’

Monday, June 26th 2023

If you want affordable housing, it isn’t a choice between whether people should be able to build townhouses and apartments downtown or subdivisions at the city’s fringes.

[OPINION] Property investors just as guilty of short-termism as stock market investors

[OPINION] Property investors just as guilty of short-termism as stock market investors

Wednesday, June 07th 2023

We make 20-year property investments then closely follow the news cycle, political opinions from all sides of the spectrum, and social media. We just can’t help ourselves.

[OPINION] No-cause terminations not the answer

[OPINION] No-cause terminations not the answer

Tuesday, May 23rd 2023

Will reversing no-cause terminations be the solution to removing anti-social tenants?

[OPINION] Property always goes up or does it?

[OPINION] Property always goes up or does it?

Tuesday, March 28th 2023

This has always been true. Then, one day, it was not.

[OPINION] Ever increasing risk for property investors

[OPINION] Ever increasing risk for property investors

Friday, March 03rd 2023

Phenomenal rain in Auckland and other areas causing destructive flooding is life as we know it in a world facing pandemics, climate change, and other challenges such as earthquakes and eruptions.

[OPINION] What to do when you are not buying property

[OPINION] What to do when you are not buying property

Friday, February 24th 2023

With credit tight, tax rules unfair, weather events happening far too often, and an election coming up, many investors are choosing to remain on the sidelines.

[OPINION] New Zealand LVRs not likely to be loosened this year

[OPINION] New Zealand LVRs not likely to be loosened this year

Monday, January 16th 2023

CoreLogic NZ's Chief Property Economist Kelvin Davidson shares his thoughts on the future of LVR restrictions for property purchasers.

[OPINION] Property market, Labour Government and Reserve Bank: an adversarial and unconstructive relationship

[OPINION] Property market, Labour Government and Reserve Bank: an adversarial and unconstructive relationship

Tuesday, August 02nd 2022

By Matthew Gilligan - Managing Director  Gilligan Rowe + Associates

It has been disappointing to watch the plethora of contradictory policies coming out of the Ardern government and the Reserve Bank (RB) over the past five years.

[OPINION] Budget 2022 should back build-to-rent communities

[OPINION] Budget 2022 should back build-to-rent communities

Thursday, May 12th 2022

New Zealand needs rental properties that give tenants a better experience, so let’s incentivise the creation of build-to-rent-communities, says Dan Lowe, Partner, and Property & Construction Leader. Read Dan’s full article here.

[OPINION] New four step application process for prospective tenants

[OPINION] New four step application process for prospective tenants

Tuesday, April 12th 2022

The Privacy Commissioner has implemented prescriptive new guidelines for landlords in the way they get information from prospective tenants. It appears clear that they have been developed with a very narrow view of what the minimum information prospective tenants need to supply to landlords.

[Opinion]Two years of COVID – what have we learnt in the property world?

[Opinion]Two years of COVID – what have we learnt in the property world?

Wednesday, March 16th 2022

By Kelvin Davidson, CoreLogic Chief Property Economist

[Opinion] How investors could solve the housing crisis

[Opinion] How investors could solve the housing crisis

Monday, July 12th 2021

Simon Angelo of Wealth Morning has a bold plan to fix the shortage of rental properties in NZ. 

COMMENT: The good, the bad and the ugly

COMMENT: The good, the bad and the ugly

Wednesday, March 24th 2021

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

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