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Pros and cons of investing in commercial property

We spoke to a specialist who has sold commercial property in Auckland for over 40 years.

Solar panel prices hit five year low, so are they now worth the investment?

Kiwis spent the Level 4 lockdown binge-ing on Netflix, hiring movies online and pining for fast food, Westpac transactional data suggests.

Westpac offers prefab choices in New Zealand-first scheme

Westpac the first bank to launch dedicated mortgage product helping Kiwis into prefabricated homes.

Cross-leases: The pros and cons

If you are thinking of buying a cross-leased property, it pays to know what exactly that means.

6 things you need to know if you’re helping your kids buy a house

The Bank of Mum and Dad is New Zealand’s sixth-biggest lender.

Tiny living: could you do it?

VIDEO: We take a tour through Cam and Amanda’s treasured 20-square-metre house.

New scam targeting homebuyers, real estate agents and lawyers

A devious new scam that has the potential to steal hundreds of thousands in a single hit.

What will happen to leasehold property in New Zealand?

Overseas, many homeowners are trapped by spiralling ground rents and can't get out.

Is Airbnb worth it? Some realities around hosting your property

We talk to two Kiwis about their experience hosting on Airbnb and some of the pros and cons.

Unlocking the Prefab housing conundrum

The problem: Prefab housing is cheaper and faster but not widespread because it’s hard to finance.

Why is it so hard to find a rental that allows pets?

Is it discrimination on the part of the landlords? Or a justified precaution?

How to spot cashflow positive properties

There are great buys in every market, you just have to know where to look and get creative.