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Ah summer days at the beach - we dream of them all winter. But don't let your dream turn into a nightmare.
A long-run capital gain of 4.4% per year is required to justify the average New Zealand house as an investment at the moment, Westpac’s economists say.
Tenancies can often start or terminate at the end of the year. As we approach the end of 2014, it’s important to consider what your movements will be.
Wrap up twenty-five children’s books and put them under the tree with a special blanket next to them.
Christmas Gifts
New Zealanders celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on November 5th every year. Unfortunately around this time there is also an increase in fireworks-related callouts and injuries. If you are lighting fireworks, here are some tips to help you stay safe.
Research the Market It’s no secret that saving money while paying rent every week is no easy task. However, you’ll be happy to know that there are ways to minimise the amount of rent you pay, and get a little extra going toward your savings account.
Helen O'Sullivan, REINZ chief executive, said more buyers and sellers would move in the next few months, because volumes had slumped just before the election. Spring would just push the market further.
Ten things to consider when moving money overseas
With the election behind us real estate is full steam ahead. Obviously with no capital gains tax investors will be confident and proactive.


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