Caution behind muted expectations

Increasing numbers of people think house prices are set to get higher over the next year but price expectations still remain below recent highs.

Foreign buyers now banned

The Government’s bill banning foreign buyers from purchasing existing residential properties has been given the Parliamentary green light to become law.

REINZ data suggests "buyers' market" in Auckland

Auckland property is becoming increasingly attractive to buyers, according to ASB, after latest REINZ data revealed flattening prices continued into July.

Manawatu property man

One Palmerston North investor lives and breathes property which has brought him both success and security – and now he is sharing his story.

Failure to provide heating costs

Landlords must provide an approved form of heating in their rental properties – and ensuring there are working power points is no longer enough.

Reserve Bank springs surprise with dovish OCR forecast

The Reserve Bank surprised economists by signalling it may keep the OCR rate at 1.75% until 2020, pushing back its forecasts in a dovish statement this morning.

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