Unwary landlords can find themselves caught up in a host of financial implications and be burned when they discover the cost of owning a rental property
When Parliament resumes in February 2009 there will be two major pieces of legislation and other business of interest to property investors.
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It is tempting to think the worst is over for the housing market.
During the property market's heated phase,home owners saw the value of their houses soar without having to do so much as lift a paintbrush - but the sands have now shifted
A second survey this week confirms the view that people are interested in buying property again and expect house prices to fall further.
The ANZ economists in the December Property Focus recommend fixing for six months to a year.
Government officials have produced a gloomy outlook for the property market for incoming Minister of Housing Phil Heatley.
Tauranga’s property market has been turned on its head by the current climate. Although some parts of the Bay of Plenty city and surrounding areas have finally reached the bottom, others are yet to hit. Adrienne Jervis talks to locals with their finger on the pulse to gauge the market from an investor’s point of view.
Economic times may be tough but the good news is that housing in New Zealand is becoming more affordable.
As new figures continue to emphasise the fall off in house building, there are fears 35,000 jobs could be lost in the construction sector.
Some landlords are being left out of pocket due to an increase in the number of applications for no-asset procedures (NAPs) through the Insolvency and Trustee Service.
National property values have dipped again this -month - but the slide may be bottoming out, according to figures from Quotable Value.
The Official Cash Rate axe has swung again, with the Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard cutting official interest rates by 150 basis points - a 1.5 percentage point cut leaving the rate at 5 per cent.
A private member's bill which would have required landlords to insure their tenants has been taken off Parliament's agenda.
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New Zealand's largest banking group has doubled its minimum mortgage deposit, leaving would-be home buyers needing to find tens of thousands more before buying.
Mortgage rates are looking festive as they continue to register scores of reductions by lenders.
Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard is expected to hack more than 1 per cent off the official cash rate next week in an attempt to bring down interest rates and revive the flagging economy
Increasing financial pressures have seen a spike in the number of applications to the Tenancy Tribunal, mainly relating to unpaid rent.
BNZ is throwing down the gauntlet to other banks in slashing its lowest mortgage rate today to below 7 per cent.
There is one sure way to capture the mood of the real estate market and economy right now. Go to Trade Me or realestate.co.nz and search for properties with the word mortgage
The volume of unsold houses in the country's northern region is rapidly rising and prices are taking a hammering.
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