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Property Contracts - the devil is in the detail

by The Professional Trustee Team 18 Dec 17

Property contracts, including sale and purchase agreements and building contracts, sometimes include clauses that can be harmful to the unwary. And by unwary, I simply mean people who are not used to dealing with such legal documentation.  One of the advantages of using a professional..

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Property Investors Not Productive?

by The Professional Trustee Team 26 Jun 17

Lately I've been spending lots of time writing my new book. One of the chapters concentrates on how to build wealth. Do you put your hard-earned coins into property, shares, bonds or something else that is going to grow your wealth?  The decision we make,..

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LVR consequences

by The Professional Trustee Team 04 Aug 16

Many changes are occurring in our financial and real estate landscape. LOAN TO VALUE RATIOS (LVRs) As per my last blog, the LVR applicable across the whole of NZ for investors of residential property has now been set at 60% by the RBNZ.  As I've..

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Proposed new LVR rules for investors

by The Professional Trustee Team 19 Jul 16

From 1 September 2016 we are likely to see higher LVR rules being applied to investors who are borrowing to purchase residential investment property as per the Reserve Bank announcement today.  Under the proposed new restrictions, investors across New Zealand will be required to have..

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Buying and selling property through trusts

by The Professional Trustee Team 08 Sep 15

Most people are aware that from 1 October 2015, residential property (with some exceptions) that is bought and sold within a two year period will attract tax payable on capital gains made.  This rule will apply to equally to individuals, companies and Trusts.  If a..

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How to handle interest rates in today's changing times

by The Professional Trustee Team 24 Aug 15

Recently there has been a lot happening on the economic and political fronts which may have the propensity to affect our property and borrowing decisions.  In these times, it can be difficult to decide what a sensible course of action to take is.   If..

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Avoiding a Train Wreck

by The Professional Trustee Team 17 Aug 15

I wrote the following article for the August/September 2015 issue of REINZ Magazine, which was sent to all real estate agents within New Zealand. Our Professional Trustee is in demand! AVOIDING A TRAIN WRECK In the effort of getting a vendor to list a property..

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How Far Can Auckland House Prices Go?

by The Professional Trustee Team 16 Jun 15

The headlines read "House prices out of control", "House prices can't keep going up", "House prices are going to fall".  But are the headlines right? How far can house prices continue to climb?   Demand outweighed supply. Housing shortage pre Global Financial Crises (GFC) existed...

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Auckland Property Market and Trust Event

by The Professional Trustee Team 04 Oct 14

On October the 23rd we're holding a seminar called 'Property and Trust Event' at Ellerslie Event Centre.  This is your chance to catch up on the latest development of the Auckland Unitary Plan, the Auckland property market as well as information on trusts.  It's becoming..

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