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Kevin Smith: Fixed price contracts

A lot has been said of late about construction companies and questioning their ability to produce a Fixed Price Contract. In order to understand whether there is any truth in the matter, we need to first understand what a what a Fixed Price Contract is and how it is compiled. The fact of the matter is that Fixed Price Contracts are becoming a rarity among building compani... read more
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Stefan Nikolic: Why Auckland investors should not write off short-term rentals just yet (despite the lockdown)

It comes as no surprise that the short-term rental market is heavily affected during lockdowns, and some investors will be put off by the idea of staying in the market, but that doesn’t mean you should give up on the idea altogether. In fact, lockdowns present a massive opportunity for those investors that are looking to adopt a counter-cyclical investment strategy and take a more long-term a... read more
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Moving between different Alert Levels

In anticipation of the rest of the country moving to Alert Level 3 this Wednesday while Auckland and Northland remain under Alert Level 4, we've produced this easy referencing guide to help tenants and landlords work out the rules of moving across regions that are at different Alert Levels:     To region at Alert Level 1 &n... read more
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Ryan Smuts: Bank funding for new-builds

In many cases, bank lending has changed considerably when it comes to new-builds, and most of these changes have happened only within the last few months. An original advantage of funding new-builds with banks was that they are exempt from LVR rules, so banks could lend what they wanted on them. In most cases, banks would lend up to 80% for investment new-builds properties. This mea... read more
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Kelvin Davidson: Time to focus on income

  There’s no doubt that the economics of property investment in NZ have changed dramatically in a short space of time since the market unexpectedly surged in the wake of COVID originally hitting our shores. True, mortgage rates fell sharply, and that triggered a wave of renewed property demand – alongside the temporary removal of the loan to value ratio speed limits and a continu... read more

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