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More Than 50% Of P-Labs In Rental Properties

More Than 50% Of P-Labs In Rental Properties

More than 50% of P-Labs discovered in New Zealand have been in rental properties, how can this be you might ask?

Surely property managers are meant to be doing regular inspections of rental properties? 

Just As Many Houses Sell Over The Winter Months (True Or False)

Was that statement just an exaggeration to kick-start a sluggish real estate market?

Watching the interview with Alistair Helm on ASB Business the other day I guess some could have been excused for feeling sceptical as to Alistair’s comments;

Is Kiwibank Going To Be The First Homebuyer’s Saviour?

Is Kiwibank Going To Be The First Homebuyer’s Saviour?

Recent government discussions of potential tax changes have halted inquiries from investors who usually bought at the lower end of the price range so is this going to open the door to first home buyers.

Well, not if the so-called mainstream lenders have anything to do with it.

Are You Better Off Renting Or Paying A Mortgage?

Are You Better Off Renting Or Paying A Mortgage?

As housing affordability is set to get worse many are now being left with no alternative but to rent even though homeownership is their preferred option.

Property Screeches To A Holt… (18 Year Low)

Property Screeches To A Holt… (18 Year Low)

Inaction by property investors, (who account for approximately 5% of total sales) cause the market to stall.

No Deposit Home Loans For Maori Only

No Deposit Home Loans For Maori Only

Maori (and only Maori) have been offered no deposit home loans as New Zealanders have been told to save for a deposit. It may look like I am discriminating with that comment as aren’t we all New Zealanders but I ask you, who is doing the discriminating?

Mum & Dad Property Investors Can Now Move Forward

Mum & Dad Property Investors Can Now Move Forward

Mum & Dad Property Investors can now move forward and take advantage of great opportunities in the market place as Housing New Zealand opt to retain their lease program to house the less fortunate.

No Surprise As The OCR Remains At 2.50% - But! How Will That Affect The Housing Market?

No Surprise As The OCR Remains At 2.50% - But! How Will That Affect The Housing Market?

For the first time all economists/commentators seem to be on the same page, all but one.

Yes you guessed it, I have differing views.

Who Is Going To Benefit From The Proposed Changes To Real Estate?

Who Is Going To Benefit From The Proposed Changes To Real Estate?

Bank economists, real estate agents, valuers, investors, the media ... they all have differing views as to what side the coin will land on.

I tend to think the coin will land on neither until the government comes clean as to what changes they intend to implement.

Become A Millionaire Property Investor This Christmas

Become A Millionaire Property Investor This Christmas

Often I am accused of being bias when it comes to property investment and I can live with that.