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New Zealand In Hot Demand

New Zealand as a place to reside has been topping the wish list of Britons for years and now their close allies, the Americans, also view our fair land as a perfect place to call home.

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Winter Slow Down Listings Drought

Winter is on it’s way even if our weather is slow to catch on. The volume of property listings around the country is lower than this time last year and asking prices in many regions are lower too which is characteristic of this time of year. However in Auckland property asking prices are much the […]

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Auckland Property Market Breaks Free

The restriction measures by the Government and RBNZ have failed to dampen property prices in Auckland for more than a few months. March 2016 saw a return to the market we’ve come to know, one that’s on the rise. Average property prices in Auckland have done an about turn and reached a record high price […]

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Property Investor Pearls of Wisdom

There is no need to reinvent the wheel, when it comes to knowing all you need to know to invest in residential property in New Zealand. Our obsession with homeownership has resulted in our small country of 4.5 million people having thousands property investors and many of them frequent a dedicated property investment discussion forum […]

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Building Consents for Private & Commercial Up

New Zealand’s population is growing faster than the growth in private housing consents however November 2015 saw higher increases in consents issued in Auckland and elsewhere around the country than the previous month.

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Free Property Data To Hurt Competition

Property investors have been paying for property data via service providers like RP Data, QV and Property Guru. However this is about to change now Trade Me is offering it for free.

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Property Bright Line Test Passes Into Law

Gains on residential property bought and sold within two years is now taxed as the Bright Line test passes into law. Property purchased from 1 October 2015 will be subject to tax if sold within two years with the exception of the family home, inherited or relationship property.

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Investors’ Symbiotic Relationship With First Home Buyers

Contrary to popular belief Investors and First Home Buyers can and do co-exist in the lower-end of the property market. In fact they have a symbiotic relationship. Typically investors are looking to buy properties for less than their market value and it’s the unliveable, undesired properties that fit the bill.

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