Property Market

Thoughts on Capital Gains tax

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My submission to the Tax Working Group in terms of capital gains tax. Basically I think it will make capital stickier. If you own an investment but after time think that a better investment ticks your boxes, you will lose...

Investing in South Auckland Properties

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South Auckland rentals provide some of the better rental yields in Auckland. However with many changes a foot it is important to get some feedback from those on the front line. Shadi Salehpour and Richard Prasad have been involved in...

Property Investor thoughts on 2018

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Property investing in 2018 will be interesting. We are lucky to have two unique property investors join us to share their thoughts. When: This Thursday – 1st of Feb 2018, 7pm – 7.20pm Where: Facebook Live – simply like our...

Tips for selling – before the photo shoot

How you sell your home is directly linked to how much you could get for it. Pictures are more important than ever with many potential buyers scouring through a photo gallery, after a visit. My old friend and house of the...

Changes to deposit rules

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Some positive changes by the RBNZ today, which will mean more first home buyers can get on the ladder. Also investors will have some slight relief. The RBNZ announced today that after the 1st of January, a bank will be...

New government valuations – what does it mean for you?

New Government valuations are out. What does it mean for your house? Not a lot unless your suburb has moved up in price more quickly than other suburbs. In which case expect a bit more in your rates bill. Does...

Labour – impact on housing market

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Exciting times with a whole new government for the first time in nearly a decade. There will be plenty of opportunities in the new market for the brave. Here are my thoughts on the kinds of shifts we might witness in the...

Capital Gains Tax – What it will do

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My views on some of the things that capital tax will do and some of things it wont. Things it will do It will ensure that the government has in a way some vested interest in asset prices rising. Imagine...

Coalition impact on housing market

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Each party has a different way of approaching the housing market. Today we think about possible coalition combos and the potential impact. All very speculative but interesting to think through. National and NZ First Both are keen to help the...

House prices to soar?

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We have all heard the story about nett migration lately. Interestingly the relationship between increases in house prices and nett migration is very different this time around when compared to the previous boom. This could be due to a couple of...