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7 Tips to Get Started in Property Investment

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Property investment can be complex as each investor have their own goals, buying rules and journey they wish to follow and achieve specific goals. 

To help you get started, we have listed our top seven tips! 

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[Infographic] Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

Depositphotos_25383105_original.jpgDebt is created by living life. However there is a difference between good and bad debt and knowing a distinguished difference will enable you to build a debt elimination strategy and a customised plan of action. 

From owning your home, to cars and dining out, these all cost money which you earn through your income or borrowed from a financial institution. 


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5 Tips for Successful Property Investment

Property investment can be a sustainable and lucrative way to generate long term wealth.

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First-home buyers decide owning as affordable as renting: QV

Some first-home buyers are entering the property market because it's almost as affordable to own as it is to rent in some parts of the country, QV says.

QV general manager David Nagel said first-home buyer activity was increasing in Wellington and Dunedin.

People were taking advantage of the ability to use their KiwiSaver funds as a deposit.

"The higher proportion of first-home buyer activity is largely due to rising rents, which mean it can often be as affordable to purchase an entry-level home and pay a mortgage, as it is to rent a home.

"However, for many, raising a deposit is still a bridge too far to cross to be able to gain entry into the housing market." Read More

Property prices shoot up in the regions

Property prices outside New Zealand's main cities have risen in the latest figures for April.

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Restricting Auckland high school zones will increase house prices

A change to Auckland high school zones is expected to drive house prices up even further, a real estate organisation says.

Real Estate Institute of New Zealand chief executive Bindi Norwell said it was understandable schools may need to stop out-of-zone applications as the region's population continued to grow.

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Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr:

Tena koutou, katoa, welcome all.

The Official Cash Rate (OCR) will remain at 1.75 percent for some time to come. The direction of our next move is equally balanced, up or down. Only time and events will tell.

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Loan-to-Value Ratio Restrictions and House Prices

This paper, courtesy of https://www.rbnz.govt.nz, contributes to the international policy debate on the effect of macroprudential policy on housing-market dynamics. We use detailed New Zealand housing market data to evaluate the effect of loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions on house prices.

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Conventional wisdom on housing 'wrong'

The "conventional wisdom" that low income earners don't stand to benefit from building more housing has been tackled head-on in a new report.

The Grattan Institute, a public policy think tank, has railed against a view it believes is shared by many affordable housing advocates about who stands to gain by boosting the supply of market-rent housing.

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Massive' demand for Wellington rentals and shortage won't ease soon, Trade Me says

Wellington is bearing the brunt of fierce demand for rentals, and there is no relief on the horizon.

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