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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 continued la...
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Kelvin Davidson: There’s never a dull moment in the property market

Over the past month the property market has remained at the forefront of news headlines, so here’s an important reminder of recent key points: Property values are still rising rapidly – in May they were more than 20% higher than a year ago (on the CoreLogic House Price Index) However, there are hints that sales volumes are starting to cool, due to previous measures s...
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Kelvin Davidson: The property investment rule changes have probably finished for now

Clearly, the late-March policy changes made by the Government have altered the economics of using a mortgage to buy further investment properties, coming on top of the higher deposit requirements that have already been in play for a few months now. Then in early May, the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) released the latest Financial Stability Report (FSR), which contained even more discussion ar...
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Kelvin Davidson: How has COVID affected the property market

COVID-19 hasn’t significantly undermined the property market so far In this fast-moving COVID environment it’s easy to lose track of everything that’s changed since the end of March and how the property market has been impacted. Recall that since March: The Government has launched a huge fiscal support package, including the wage subsidy, which has kept people in jobs and pay...
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Kelvin Davidson: Which property types provide the best rental yields?

In the coming months, there are likely to be some ‘bargains’ on offer for property investors, although a slowdown in value growth may well mean more emphasis on a property’s rental yield. On that point, three-bedroom houses tend to have better yields than four-bedroom, while apartments tend to yield more than houses. Of course, there are other factors to consider – and the knock to th...
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Nick Goodall: Impact of the 2017 Election on Auckland’s property market

As the year draws to a close, we’ve got a good understanding on likely changes to the property market and certainly which buyer groups are under the new Government’s property spotlight. In short, property speculators and foreign buyers are the focus. The Government has been clever in using the Overseas Investment Act to restrict foreign citizens buying existing property, but there’s...
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