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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 th... read more
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Tenancy adjudicators can spot your crazy a mile off

  If ever there was a reminder for landlords to remain collected and evenly keeled, it is Wicjhita Holdings Limited vs Ross, Helena. Boy… what a case.   Background Helena Ross’ tenancy from Wicjhita Holdings Limited (“WHL”) was subject to an earlier Tribunal decision which resulted in a termination and money order against the landlord, WHL.   Application 4090334 ... read more
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Is banning foreign buyers the answer to our housing crisis?

Per its election promise, Labour is pushing ahead with plans to ban foreign buyers from buying existing residential properties in an effort to calm the housing market to benefit first home buyers.  By all indications, the government is working on legislative changes with the expectation that by the end of this year non-citizens and non-residents will not be able to purchase... read more
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What can property investors learn from Jeff Bezos?

  Oh… so so much. There is something to be said about the man who manages to turn a garage operation into a global conglomerate in less than a quarter of a century. A lot of something to be said actually, and we are only scratching the surface today.   One stand-out Jeff Bezos business philosophy has always struck a chord with me, and it should with you. On the fundamenta... read more
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10 Podcasts that will make you a more successful investor

If you want to grow a successful portfolio and live a more accomplished life, you have to find ways to replenish and feed your mind constantly.  Over the last few years, podcasts have emerged as a go-to tool for the busy investor who has a maxed-out schedule that is too tight to juggle in another business book.  The great thing about podcasts is that they are easy to produce... read more
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Peter Lewis: DTI is but a band-aid solution to the bigger housing crisis

Reserve bank Governor Graham Wheeler has been working for some time to reduce the risk that he sees in the New Zealand banking system, mainly centred on house price inflation and low dairy product returns. Now that the milk market has turned up again, property prices and the related mortgage lending seem to be his main target. He has already attempted to restrain the demand for h... read more
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Peter Lewis: Rent control is not the answer to fairer housing

We sometimes hear advocates for residential tenants claim that rents should be subject to price control. They say that rent controls provide long-term security for renters, and tilt the balance of power away from landlords towards the tenants. This, in their view, makes for a fairer housing market in which households with lower incomes cannot easily be pushed aside by landlords k... read more
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Bogeymania: the great insurance misdirection

  All the hype surrounding P contamination in rental property is leading many to assume that meth is the undisputed bogeyman for all landlords. The thing about the bogeyman is that it is a figment of our overactive imagination, irrationally based, and conveniently served up to distract us from what matters. Yes, meth contamination is frighteningly possible at rental propert... read more
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Peter Lewis: Social housing and long term tenancies

  At a recent seminar, Philanthropy New Zealand promoted the idea of private investment into social housing. However, under the current Residential Tenancy Act legislation, it is unlikely that these efforts will be successful as there will be minimal return available to such investors given current rental legislation. Contrary to public perception, residential property investmen... read more
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Peter Lewis: DTI will not solve the housing crisis

  Reserve bank Governor Graham Wheeler has been working for some time to reduce the risk that he sees in the New Zealand banking system, mainly centred on house price inflation and low dairy product returns. He has already attempted to restrain the demand for housing by introducing restrictions in investor loan-to-value ratios, thus limiting the amount that the main trading ... read more
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