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[On-Demand Webinar] How to Find and Analyse Subdivision Opportunities

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Subdividing a section can be one of the best ways to manufacture equity and generate substantial profits

This on-demand webinar recorded 26 June will demonstrate how you can use our powerful technology to find and analyse subdivision opportunities

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RBNZ Announcement - 26 June 2019

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand Announcement - 26 June 2019

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[On-Demand Webinar] Make Money Upfront by Investing in Distressed Properties

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HOW TO FIND DISTRESSED PROPERTY AND CREATE INSTANT EQUITY

This on-demand webinar recorded 12 June will demonstrate how you can use our powerful technology to find and analyse distressed properties selling at below market value, offering upfront gains - not after 10 years - which can be leveraged to purchase your next investment property!

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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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