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FAQs on Interest Deductibility for Property Investments in New Zealand

As a property investor in New Zealand, understanding the intricacies of interest deductibility can significantly impact your financial planning and tax liabilities.  Here, we address common questions and scenarios related to this topic, offering practical advice on documentation, compliance, and navigating edge cases. What is Interest Deductibility and Why It Matters for Property Investors? Interest … Read more

Falling property stocks? | Tony’s View

This week, Independent Economist, Tony Alexander, discusses the (now revised) data from realestate.co.nz showing a downward trend in stocks of property listings around the country. Click here to access the full report.

The value of property managers.

You own the property – let our property managers own the hassles.  Rental properties are a great investment. But do you have the knowledge and time to invest in yours? We provide a tailored property management solution, whether you have a single rental property or a growing investment portfolio. With us, you aren’t just getting … Read more

When will buyers return? | Property Market Update

Property sales are 40% down from a year ago, and days on market (DOM) is up 13 days. Property prices have fallen 9.5% from their peak in November 2021 and the number of listings is up by 104%. This profound weakness in the residential property sector has not come about because of a wave of … Read more

The Next Housing Cycle Turn | Market Update

Independent economist, Tony Alexander, provides an update on the housing cycle and discusses where it is likely heading. New Zealand’s housing market is weak and getting weaker. The number of sales in June was down 38% from a year earlier. The average number of days taken to sell a dwelling was 13 longer than a … Read more

Energy efficient ways to heat your home this winter

Good for the planet, your tenants, and your pocket. Making energy-efficient choices to heat your home this winter just got easier with ANZ’s new Good Energy Home Loan top-up.  ANZ is committed to helping you make your property warmer, drier and more energy efficient by offering a top-up of your ANZ home loan at a … Read more

Market Update | Finding good tenants

Independent economist, Tony Alexander, provides a market update – discussing the implications for landlords and their ability to find good tenants. As an economist, I don’t have all that much interest in the structure of the housing market. What I am interested in is how things are changing. These changes are what we need to … Read more

Market Update | Looking ahead

Independent Economist, Tony Alexander, presents a market update on New Zealand’s economy and the housing market. This is about as bad as it gets. Nothing seems to be going right for the economy, households and businesses. The pressures keep growing. Another hit for the market, the Reserve Bank is set to raise interest rates another … Read more

Understanding long-term house price changes

The average house price has fallen 7.7% nationwide, with Auckland peaking in November and the rest of NZ mainly in February. We’re probably about halfway through the pullback from absurdly high prices reached last year when a FOMO-gripped public bought anything they could get their hands on. As house prices fall further we’ll see some … Read more