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COMMENT: The compliance struggle

For many property investors, the end goal is setting themselves up for retirement – but new requirements are making that harder. Investor Dale Young explains how his retirement project is turning into a compliance nightmare...


Housing market risks for NZ - OECD

The steep rise in New Zealand’s house prices is a major risk to the country’s economic success, a new report from the OECD warns.

It’s not just about mortgage rates

Historically low mortgage rates might boost the housing market but they are not the only factor at play in the market, according to ASB economists.

Confidence in commercial running high

The Government’s decision to put the kibosh on a capital gains tax has helped boost confidence in commercial property, with Tauranga emerging as a hot favourite market.

10 market predictions for the rest of 2019

It’s been an eventful year for the residential property market so far but now’s a good time to look at what might be in store for the rest of 2019, declares Core Logic senior property economist Kelvin Davidson.

Homesellers required to provide IRD number

Investors who flip properties are currently subject to the bright line test, but owner-occupiers are not. That is now set to change.

Transforming commercial investment

Many investors are switching from residential to commercial property and now a new platform aims to makes access to the sector easier.

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  • COMMENT: The compliance struggle

    For many property investors, the end goal is setting themselves up for retirement – but new requirements are making that harder. Investor Dale Young explains how his retirement project is turning into a compliance nightmare...

  • Housing market risks for NZ - OECD

    The steep rise in New Zealand’s house prices is a major risk to the country’s economic success, a new report from the OECD warns.

  • It’s not just about mortgage rates

    Historically low mortgage rates might boost the housing market but they are not the only factor at play in the market, according to ASB economists.

  • Confidence in commercial running high

    The Government’s decision to put the kibosh on a capital gains tax has helped boost confidence in commercial property, with Tauranga emerging as a hot favourite market.

  • 10 market predictions for the rest of 2019

    It’s been an eventful year for the residential property market so far but now’s a good time to look at what might be in store for the rest of 2019, declares Core Logic senior property economist Kelvin Davidson.

  • Transforming commercial investment

    Many investors are switching from residential to commercial property and now a new platform aims to makes access to the sector easier.

  • Urgent building law reform needed - Goff

    Problems with building law have long been rife. Now Auckland’s Mayor is calling for radical reform of the Building Act and Code to deal with the housing crisis.

  • Regional markets step up the pace

    [UPDATED] Price growth in regional housing markets has stepped it up again with Gisborne accelerating at the front of the pack, new REINZ data shows.

  • Market rebound coming - Westpac

    The cancellation of a capital gains tax combined with lower mortgage rates will be game changing for the housing market, believes Westpac’s chief economist.

  • COMMENT: Ditching Accommodation Supplement not the answer

    Tenant advocates have long claimed the Accommodation Supplement benefits landlords over tenants but those demanding it be scrapped are ignoring some relevant facts, says NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Andrew King.

  • Call to license landlords

    There’s a fresh demand for the mandatory licensing of landlords – and this time it comes from property manager representatives.

  • Super City sales down 20% on last May

    Residential sales activity in the Auckland region remains subdued, with Barfoot & Thompson revealing that its sales fell by 20% year-on-year in May.

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