Mortgage advisers against bright-line test extension

Mortgage advisers are strongly opposed to any extension of the bright-line test, as speculation mounts that the government will change the law.

Housing market to cool? Yeah Right

While MPs, bureaucrats, and others are calling for the housing market to be cooled, Kiwis don't think anything will happen.

Evidence mounts for NZ property market rebound

There is growing evidence of a strong bounce-back in the residential property market, according to CoreLogic.

Just 14 days until new healthy homes standards kick in

It is just two weeks now until healthy homes standards compliance statement need to be included in new or renewed tenancy agreements.

Reserve Bank looks to bring back lending restrictions

The Reserve Bank plans to reintroduce loan to value ratio restrictions on mortgage borrowers from March next year following a surge in the housing market.

Tribunal divvies up blame in maintenance ruling

New Zealand’s aging housing stock and tradition of informal landlord-tenant relationships have the potential for complex disputes where fault lies with both parties – as illustrated by a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling.

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