REINZ December sales data rounds off a strong year in the New Zealand property market, with price and activity holding strong and steady.
Dubbed 'the year of property politics', 2021 has given us plenty to talk about.
From sharply rising property prices, to increasing mortgage and cash rates, and a seemingly constant stream of regulatory pressures and government interventions, 2021 has had it all.
CoreLogic NZ has just released the Best of the Best 2021 report; the most comprehensive analysis of residential property in the country. So which suburbs were the country's top performers? And what's on the horizon for 2022?
Tis soon to be the season of giving and cheer, a Little Ray of Giving is back for the 10th year.
This drive supports the Ronald McDonald House of Charities Organisation and is a great chance to give to families with a child in hospital.
This year we are accepting donations from the 23rd November - 14th December at all of our Ray White Eastern Group offices.
Every week, families arrive at hospitals away from their homes with a child in need of urgent medical treatment. Please donate today to provide accommodation, food and support to families with a child in hospital."- Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ
Details of how to donate gifts and participate in this charity drive can be found on Ray White Eastern Group's social media pages. The Ray White Eastern Group would like to thank you in advance for your support.
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The Government has defined what it proposes will constitute a “new build” to be exempt from a major law change that prevents residential property investors from deducting interest as an expense when paying tax.
The Government proposes a property be considered “new” for 20 years from the time its code of compliance certificate is issued.
It proposes the exemption applies to properties that received this certificate on or after March 27, 2020, and the exemption applies to both the initial purchaser of the new build and any subsequent owner within the 20-year period.
It also proposes prefabricated houses and the conversion of existing dwellings into multiples dwellings be considered "new builds".