New flames to fan housing market

The demise of the capital gains tax proposal and record low mortgage rates will led to a pick-up in housing demand and boost the market, ASB economists say.

Ditching CGT a win for common sense

Celebration is the name of the game for property investors nationwide after the Government announced that it won’t be introducing a capital gains tax.

CGT reprieve

New Zealand will not see the introduction of a capital gains tax after the Coalition Government was unable to reach a consensus on the issue.

Swap keys, save sale costs

Swapping house keys could be a way for investors to avoid much of the hefty costs involved in the traditional sale process.

Super City rental market star

Two-bedroom rental properties are the clear best performer across the Auckland market, new Barfoot & Thompson rental data reveals.

Low mortgage rates vs CGT

Plunging mortgage rates will stimulate the housing market but it is the prospect of tax change that will have the bigger market impact, Westpac’s chief economist says.

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  • Ditching CGT a win for common sense

    Celebration is the name of the game for property investors nationwide after the Government announced that it won’t be introducing a capital gains tax.

  • CGT reprieve

    New Zealand will not see the introduction of a capital gains tax after the Coalition Government was unable to reach a consensus on the issue.

  • Swap keys, save sale costs

    Swapping house keys could be a way for investors to avoid much of the hefty costs involved in the traditional sale process.

  • Super City rental market star

    Two-bedroom rental properties are the clear best performer across the Auckland market, new Barfoot & Thompson rental data reveals.

  • Low mortgage rates vs CGT

    Plunging mortgage rates will stimulate the housing market but it is the prospect of tax change that will have the bigger market impact, Westpac’s chief economist says.

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