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Strategies of serial investors

"If only'' is the mantra of the would-be property investor who never got off the blocks. What successful property investors…

Tenants want more

Despite falling yields, tenants are expecting more, says Rob MacDonald, director of property management firm Crocker Property…

Should you go offshore?

"Diversify, diversify, diversify'' is one of the most basic principles of investment, and when it comes to property, small…

When the IRD comes knocking

The IRD has recently discovered just how lucrative it can be to audit property investors. After concentrating on investigating…

Average interest rates have fallen from 7 or 8 per cent over the past 15 years to "somewhere in the 5s." Photo / Getty Images

Too hot to handle?

Homeowners look set to enjoy further interest rate cuts, with a broker tipping historic lows within 12 months.

Expect a higher deficit

Finance Minister Bill English. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed that this month's Budget will see the surplus forecast a year ago turn into…

OCR left unchanged at 3.5pc

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept the official cash rate at 3.5 per cent and said it may have to lower the rate should…

Trade always trumps human rights

The Saudi Arabian visit was a return to the old Key model of jet setting, glad-handing and grandstanding, which we can now…