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No firm call on CGT

20 September 2018

Introduction of a capital gains tax still looks likely but wealth taxes and land taxes are not on the cards, the Tax Working Group’s interim report reveals.

Price decline continues - TMP

17 September 2018

Asking price growth nationwide continues to slow new Trade Me Property data shows - and prices could fall further once the foreign buyer ban is in force shortly.

Regions revving up

17 September 2018

If you thought the property cycle had peaked across New Zealand, you’ll want to check out the latest value growth stats for the regions.

First Auckland price increase in six months

13 September 2018

The Auckland housing market has started to stir with new REINZ data showing it saw its first year-on-year price increase for six months in August.

Landlords don’t make excessive profits – Tywford

12 September 2018

Existing tenancy law doesn’t lead to landlords making excessive profits but it doesn’t strike the right balance between landlords and tenants either, the Housing Minister says.

Life changers

10 September 2018

Seizing the day and investing in cash flow positive properties opened up doors for an Auckland investor couple. They tell us how property helped them rewrite their future.

Rental WoF won't help affordability

9 September 2018

The Green Party is again calling for the introduction of a rental Warrant of Fitness (WoF). But NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Andrew King is questioning that call...

Lower vacancy rates in “green” buildings

7 September 2018

Commercial landlords take note – “green” office buildings have clear occupancy benefits as well as being cheaper to run, a new report has found.

Modest market a-changing

6 September 2018

Affordability constraints and low supply continue to impact on the market yet QV’s latest data shows that annual value growth remains solid.

Prices up despite subdued market

5 September 2018

Auckland property prices increased in August but that’s not likely to herald the return of a seller’s market, according to the city’s biggest real estate agency.

Proposed Healthy Homes standards out

4 September 2018

Landlords are one step closer to knowing the minimum standards their rental properties will have to meet with the release of the Government’s proposals for them.

Game of two halves

4 September 2018

The number of houses on the market nationally is down on last year in realestate.co.nz’s new data but this hides divergent trends around the country.

Auckland consents at 2nd highest ever

30 August 2018

The trend in new dwelling consents is now flat rather than increasing – apart from in Auckland which is seeing strong growth in consent issuance.

Airbnb room rental is subletting

28 August 2018

It has just got harder for tenants to justify renting out their accommodation on Airbnb – thanks to a new Tenancy Tribunal decision.

Balance needed in tenancy reforms

27 August 2018

The Government’s planned tenancy law reforms could contribute to an exodus of landlords from the rental market and result in higher rents, critics are warning.

Tenancy law reform proposals announced

27 August 2018

An overhaul of tenancy laws – which includes limiting rental increases, removing no-cause terminations and stopping rent “bidding”- has been proposed by the Government this morning.

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