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Small beginnings, big dreams

INVESTOR PROFILE: A Lower Hutt investor couple started small but they are well on the road to investment success – and now they are sharing how they got there.


Tribunal to adopt Gluckman's meth standard

The Tenancy Tribunal will, generally, accept 15 micrograms per 100cm2 as the minimum standard for meth contamination in rental properties.

September sales at 7 year low

Sales activity nationwide is down to new lows with new REINZ data showing that September saw the lowest number of properties sold since January.

Front-footing change

Tenancy laws are in line for an overhaul as the Government set out to make life better for tenants – but what do the proposed reforms mean for landlords?

Time for apartment law reform

Higher density living is on the rise so National MPs have drafted a bill that aims to improve the law surrounding the management of apartments and townhouses.

Supply increase puts hold on prices

There’s been a major increase in new listings on the Auckland market and that’s keeping a lid on prices, Barfoot & Thompson’s latest data suggests.

Values holding pattern

Listings have jumped up with the arrival of spring but new QV data highlights that values around the country have settled into a holding pattern.

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  • Small beginnings, big dreams

    INVESTOR PROFILE: A Lower Hutt investor couple started small but they are well on the road to investment success – and now they are sharing how they got there.

  • Tribunal to adopt Gluckman's meth standard

    The Tenancy Tribunal will, generally, accept 15 micrograms per 100cm2 as the minimum standard for meth contamination in rental properties.

  • September sales at 7 year low

    Sales activity nationwide is down to new lows with new REINZ data showing that September saw the lowest number of properties sold since January.

  • Front-footing change

    Tenancy laws are in line for an overhaul as the Government set out to make life better for tenants – but what do the proposed reforms mean for landlords?

  • Time for apartment law reform

    Higher density living is on the rise so National MPs have drafted a bill that aims to improve the law surrounding the management of apartments and townhouses.

  • Supply increase puts hold on prices

    There’s been a major increase in new listings on the Auckland market and that’s keeping a lid on prices, Barfoot & Thompson’s latest data suggests.

  • Values holding pattern

    Listings have jumped up with the arrival of spring but new QV data highlights that values around the country have settled into a holding pattern.

  • New Housing Ministry opens doors

    The Government’s stand-alone Housing “super” ministry, which aims to unite all the disparate strands of housing policy, opened for business this week.

  • Spring listings deluge

    There has been a significant rise in new property listings coming on to the housing market, according to the latest data from Realestate.co.nz.

  • Auckland consents reach record levels

    New dwelling consents in Auckland are reaching record annual levels but the region still needs a decade of strong construction to deal with its supply shortage.

  • New group to battle reforms

    Looming changes to tenancy law and rental property standards have led to the formation of a new group determined to battle the Government’s planned reforms.

  • Lessons from the GFC

    A decade on from the global financial crisis, NZ Property Investor magazine takes a look at what New Zealand property investors learned.

  • Get ready for CGT warfare

    Landlords are looking down the barrel of a capital gains tax – but inter-generational politics is likely to have a major impact on if and how it is introduced.