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Overseas, many homeowners are trapped by spiralling ground rents and can't get out.
After crunching numbers and looking at lifestyle factors, we came up with five excellent locations.
Find out what you can do to protect yourself.
We talk to two Kiwis about their experience hosting on Airbnb and some of the pros and cons.
The problem: Prefab housing is cheaper and faster but not widespread because it’s hard to finance.
They could be giving away the keys to your digital front door.
Is it discrimination on the part of the landlords? Or a justified precaution?
There are great buys in every market, you just have to know where to look and get creative.
For most of us, our home is not a source of income, but can you put your house to work?
While debt repayment is safe, a rental could be seriously profitable. What should you do?