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Six strikes – you’re out!

Six strikes – You’re out!   I don’t think anyone could accuse this government on sitting back and not doing anything about the almost exponential escalation of the property market. The same can be said about how the government has handled or rather is now handling the delta variant of the coronavirus. No argument there. …

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The good, the bad and the lucky

Blog – The good, the bad and the lucky Sept 2021 I don’t believe anyone can accuse this current government of sitting back and running the country with a laissez-faire approach. That’s not necessarily a good thing as ruling with a stick instead of a carrot is not tolerated long term in a democratically run …

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The final instrument

The final instrument We are living in interesting times, with the fallout from the last subsidy round of the 2020 lockdown pushing inflation north of 3% beyond the Reserve Bank’s perimeter. With all this extra income and low interest rates, the average citizen has been provided with disposable income and has spent accordingly. You might …

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Purchase price allocation

Purchase price allocation For sales of commercial property over $1M and residential over $7.5m. Before 1/7/21 both vendor and purchaser could provide their reg. valuations at sale date and submit them to IRD. The depreciable portion of the asset could be vastly different having the effect that improvements/fitout could be revalued upwards allowing the useful …

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Is Commercial the answer? by Jeff Brill

The population of NZ is, according to our statistics dept, growing to the tune of one extra person every 5 minutes and 55 seconds. This is calculated considering one birth every eight minutes, one death every 14 minutes and one immigrant being granted NZ Residency every 8 minutes. Property prices are climbing out of reach..

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The hunt for yield (published NZ Property Magazine March 2020)

There’s been a host of policy changes and restrictions applied to residential property investment in recent years. These include the reduction of chattel depreciation, the extension of the bright line test, looming changes to tenancy law which will better suit tenants...

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Covid-19 and Commercial real estate

As the virus spreads across the world, investors are desperately trying to forecast which direction yields will go. They will see that post-SARS and Bird-flu the bounce back in the property market trend eventuated as a ‘V’ shape, however we all know that we are dealing with quite a different animal here, so to speak.

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