The DIY landlords

INVESTOR PROFILE: One young Masterton couple have amassed a portfolio with 13 income streams in four years and their story proves that the DIY route is a strategy to seriously consider.

A good time to buy?

There’s slowing price growth and subdued sales nationwide – and yet a new survey shows the number of people who think it’s a good time to buy a house is at a five and a half year high.

Auckland prices at 35 month low

The City of Sails’ median price has fallen to its lowest point in over three years although there are still pockets of price growth around the region.

Song of subdued values remains the same

New data from QV leaves little doubt that property value growth is slowing around the country, but that doesn’t mean a major decline is coming.

No let-up in affordability issues

Housing affordability has improved in New Zealand’s most expensive regions but it’s deteriorating on a nationwide basis.

COMMENT: Ring-fencing rules could mean 116,000 less rentals

Ring-fencing of rental losses on rental properties could end up resulting in 116,000 fewer rentals, Stop the War on Tenancies spokesman Mike Butler cautions.

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  • The DIY landlords

    INVESTOR PROFILE: One young Masterton couple have amassed a portfolio with 13 income streams in four years and their story proves that the DIY route is a strategy to seriously consider.

  • A good time to buy?

    There’s slowing price growth and subdued sales nationwide – and yet a new survey shows the number of people who think it’s a good time to buy a house is at a five and a half year high.

  • Auckland prices at 35 month low

    The City of Sails’ median price has fallen to its lowest point in over three years although there are still pockets of price growth around the region.

  • Song of subdued values remains the same

    New data from QV leaves little doubt that property value growth is slowing around the country, but that doesn’t mean a major decline is coming.

  • No let-up in affordability issues

    Housing affordability has improved in New Zealand’s most expensive regions but it’s deteriorating on a nationwide basis.

  • Confidence in rental property at 4 year low

    Investors’ belief that rental property is the investment most likely to generate good returns just keeps diminishing, the latest ASB Investor Confidence Report shows.

  • Altered landscape for investors

    This year’s Squirrel property investors’ survey reveals that uncertainty over government policy changes reigns supreme and that’s impacting on how investors go about their business.

  • Super City sales up, prices down

    Acceptance that Auckland is now a buyer’s market has set in as Barfoot & Thompson’s latest data reveals a modest start to the year.

  • Consents reach peak level

    New dwelling consents have hit a 14 year high and one economist believes they are now at the level required to keep pace with population growth.

  • Harbourside metropolis

    Strong economic and population growth and a tight rental market mean Tauranga remains an appealing option for investors, writes Miriam Bell.

  • Regional prices hit record highs

    A lack of housing stock on the market is the driving force behind a slew of record high asking prices in markets around the country.

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