House market in 'double dip'

The housing market is being described by an economist as in a "double dip", after figures showed residential sales falling below 4000 for the first time in an October month since the data was first compiled 18 years ago. ...

Mortgages easier to come by


Banks are loosening the purse strings for mortgages at the same time that the Reserve Bank withdraws the last emergency funding facility put in place during the global financial crisis..

Investors not adding to portfolios

A growing number of investors are holding off buying a property, citing poor rental returns as the reason. ...

Gift duty bonus comes at a high price

Trustees of family trusts were last week celebrating the announcement that gift duty will be abolished on October 1 next year, but the victory could come at a high price. ...

VIEWPOINT

TERR YHALL - The Dominion Post

Share

Print

Text Size

Relevant offers

Opinion

Investors' risk appetite drives demand for high returns New regulator must talk to the digerati Key gets to burnish his halo as a deal maker When to admit defeat Recruiting the right people Rates held as confidence remains fragile Socialist NZ's fund management explained Bright sparks refocus after recession scare Enough already: information overload Hobbit storm spills out of teacup

OPINION: There are still risk-takers out there - such as friends who have just received $100,000 back from their investment in South Canterbury Finance and are considering investing the money in a couple of finance companies that are offering returns of more than 10 per cent.

Spring boost fails for property market

NZPA

Share

Print

Text Size

Relevant offers

SortedMORTGAGERelevantOfferStuffSitewide_010210RF.html

What would a $300,000
mortgage cost each week?
Mortgage Calculator

Money

Top tips for overcoming fear of property Investors' risk appetite drives demand for high returns Conflicted interests The race that costs a nation Comparing KiwiSaver providers Are you in the right KiwiSaver fund? Hubbard report details shortfalls Quake insurance hits national high Money Q & A Hubbard investors warned to ignore bogus poll

A stagnant climate in the property market could last for months, after the usual spring lift in the market failed to show up in October, real estate industry website realestate.co.nz says.

Spring is a pivotal time in the property market, as

Top tips for overcoming fear of property

ANNELI KNIGHT - BusinessDay.com.au

Share

Print

Text Size

Relevant offers

Money

Top tips for overcoming fear of property Investors' risk appetite drives demand for high returns Conflicted interests The race that costs a nation Comparing KiwiSaver providers Are you in the right KiwiSaver fund? Hubbard report details shortfalls Quake insurance hits national high Money Q & A Hubbard investors warned to ignore bogus poll

Buying property can be terrifying - not only is the property you've set your sights on likely to have the highest price tag you've ever contemplated in your life (then add a zero or two), property is also a relatively illiquid asset - which means you can't instantly convert your investment into cash if your circumstances suddenly change.