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Investor mortgages creeping up

25 May 2018

Increased pressures don’t seem to be putting investors off as new mortgage lending data reveals that investors’ share of the lending has gone up.

Getting landlord cover right

24 May 2018

Meth contamination and uncertainties around tenant damage liability mean there is growing interest in stand-alone landlord insurance and more insurers are entering the market in response.

Jail for dodgy property consultant

23 May 2018

A Christchurch property consultant who defrauded the Selwyn District Council to the tune of $300,000 plus will be going to jail.

Regulate property managers - REINZ

23 May 2018

Regulating the property management industry would help renters more than banning letting fees will, REINZ argues as submissions on the proposed ban close.

Airbnb profits for landlord not tenant

22 May 2018

Landlords worried about tenants sub-letting their property on Airbnb can take heart after the Tenancy Tribunal ruled against a tenant for doing just that.

Soft rebound for price optimism

22 May 2018

Price expectations have rebounded from post-election lows but they are still well off the levels of optimism seen in recent years.

Migration hits two year low

21 May 2018

Public calls for the government to cut immigration continue but the latest Statistics New Zealand data shows the migration flow is easing all on its own.

Pinning down value

21 May 2018

Ascertaining the true value of a commercial property is far more difficult than people realise but some experts have given us a rundown of exactly what’s involved.

Regional rents soar

21 May 2018

Strong demand for rental properties in the regions means rents broke the seasonal trend and went up in April, new rental price data reveals.

Landlords left in cold on insulation

18 May 2018

The Government’s new insulation funding scheme is only intended for lower income home owners and won’t be available to landlords – or their tenants.

Budgeting to build

17 May 2018

Ambitious Government state house building plans were a big feature of the housing announcements in today’s Budget but there were no new announcements aimed at investors.

Property investing popular with MPs

16 May 2018

Scapegoating property investors is a popular game for politicians these days – yet well over half the MPs in parliament are multiple property owners themselves.

Auckland rent rise shock

15 May 2018

It seems the pace of Auckland rent rises have actually slowed - that's according to a new rental market report from Barfoot & Thompson.

Taking control of his future

14 May 2018

After nearly losing it all, an Auckland investor ensures that these days he is in control of his destiny and now he is sharing how.

Sales activity soft but stabilising

11 May 2018

Quieter times remain the hallmark of the country’s housing market but the latest REINZ data suggests sales activity has started to stabilise.

Speak up on negative gearing changes

9 May 2018

Investors wanting to have their say about the Government’s planned changes to the rules around ring-fencing losses on rental properties need to get in quick.

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