CoreLogic's Kelvin Davidson

Thursday, October 22nd 2020

COMMENT: Dunedin’s slowdown might last

Dunedin’s loss of value growth momentum in recent months could be a longer lasting trend, writes CoreLogic senior property economist Kelvin Davidson.

COMMENT: Is a post-election market surge likely?

Tuesday, October 20th 2020

COMMENT: Is a post-election market surge likely?

Will the 2020 post-election period see the usual effect on housing, or will it be another anomaly, asks REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell.

COMMENT: Property investment tax advantages

Thursday, October 15th 2020

COMMENT: Property investment tax advantages

Public opinion has it that there’s lots of tax advantages with property investment. But property accountant Anthony Appleton-Tattersall* is asking people to let him know if they see any, as he hasn’t found them yet.

COMMENT: Accessing commercial property assets

Friday, October 09th 2020

COMMENT: Accessing commercial property assets

Small investors can access big commercial property assets, Craigs Investment Partners head of private wealth research Mark Lister explains how.

COMMENT: The true cost to build a house

Friday, October 02nd 2020

COMMENT: The true cost to build a house

Think price-per-square-metre gives an accurate idea of the cost to build a home? Think again! Landmark Homes’ Warwick Aldridge* explains what’s not included – and what to look out for when comparing quotes.

COMMENT: Never a right time to invest – why buyers need to act now

Wednesday, September 16th 2020

COMMENT: Never a right time to invest – why buyers need to act now

New Zealanders who are apprehensive about buying property should be spurred on to take the jump as record low mortgage rates and a lesson from the current world backdrop settle in, argues iConsult’s Satyan Mehra*.

COMMENT: Furore over Healthy Homes story misleading

Tuesday, September 08th 2020

COMMENT: Furore over Healthy Homes story misleading

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. It’s a tried and tested adage – and it’s one the NZ Property Investors Federation president felt the brunt of yesterday, muses NZ Property Investor editor Miriam Bell.

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COMMENT: Don’t miss your $5,000 deductions!

COMMENT: Don’t miss your $5,000 deductions!

Thursday, September 03rd 2020

Residential landlords, take note: the clock is ticking on the Covid-19 related increase to the low value asset write-off threshold, writes property accountant Anthony Appleton-Tattersall.*

COMMENT: Real estate possible at level three

COMMENT: Real estate possible at level three

Monday, August 17th 2020

Never fear property buyers and sellers - alert level three is still workable for the Auckland real estate market, according to Century 21 owner Derryn Mayne.

COMMENT: It’s not all doom & gloom

COMMENT: It’s not all doom & gloom

Thursday, July 30th 2020

Uncertainty still casts its shadow over the property market but there are factors that could see a brighter outlook than some expect, writes CoreLogic's Kelvin Davidson.*.

COMMENT: Extend mortgage holidays

COMMENT: Extend mortgage holidays

Monday, July 27th 2020

The Covid-19 prompted mortgage “holiday” scheme is set to end in September but Century 21 New Zealand owner Derryn Mayne is calling for it to be extended.

COMMENT: Disappointment with the RTA Bill

COMMENT: Disappointment with the RTA Bill

Monday, July 13th 2020

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation is disappointed only minimal changes made to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.

COMMENT: A call to arms

COMMENT: A call to arms

Tuesday, July 07th 2020

Concerned about the Government’s tenancy law reforms? Well, there is now less than a week to speak up about them - so NZ Property Investor editor Miriam Bell urges landlords to make their views heard.

COMMENT: Are Airbnb hosts in breach of the RTA?

COMMENT: Are Airbnb hosts in breach of the RTA?

Tuesday, June 30th 2020

Landlords could be using short term booking sites like Airbnb in an attempt to contract out of the Residential Tenancies Act, but by doing so they are exposing themselves to substantial risk and possible rent refunds, writes property management consultant David Faulkner.

COMMENT: Don’t discount migration as a demand driver

COMMENT: Don’t discount migration as a demand driver

Friday, June 26th 2020

There are reasons why we shouldn’t completely ignore migration as a continued support for property, CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* explains…

COMMENT: Allow KiwiSaver for investment properties

COMMENT: Allow KiwiSaver for investment properties

Tuesday, June 16th 2020

It’s time to allow KiwiSaver to be used to buy investment properties as well as first homes, argues Century 21 New Zealand owner Derryn Mayne.

COMMENT: Will level one mean level one for residential landlords?

COMMENT: Will level one mean level one for residential landlords?

Sunday, June 07th 2020

Cabinet is considering a move to alert level one tomorrow, so does that mean it will all be back to normal for New Zealand's 290,000 rental property owners and managers, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler* asks.

COMMENT: Housing supply increase is being hampered

COMMENT: Housing supply increase is being hampered

Friday, May 22nd 2020

The much-needed increase in housing supply is being hindered by new legislation relating to rental properties, warns NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Sharon Cullwick.

COMMENT: Which property markets are most vulnerable?

COMMENT: Which property markets are most vulnerable?

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

In the coming months, all parts of the country are likely to feel some degree of property pain, but CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* has taken a look at which areas might be hardest hit.

COMMENT: The rental housing conundrum

COMMENT: The rental housing conundrum

Monday, April 20th 2020

Still simmering away below all the Covid-19 virus activity is the Government’s “reform” of the Residential Tenancy Act and that’s something we should all be concerned about, writes Auckland Property Investors Association vice-president Peter Lewis…

COMMENT: The ongoing fight for landlords’ rights

COMMENT: The ongoing fight for landlords’ rights

Saturday, April 18th 2020

Proposed changes to tenancy law have left landlords fighting to retain the right to end difficult tenancies while students are fighting for the right to party, reports NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Sharon Cullwick.

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