Message from the Director

What a fantastic kickstart to the launch of Inspire Real Estate’s sales division. We anticipated a warm reception from our clients, but this really has been quite a humbling experience… Our recruitment campaign across the country (in search of high-quality agents), has certainly drawn out some mighty fine salespeople, and we’re absolutely looking forward to […]

Is your Home an Asset or Liability?

Majority of New Zealanders think that once they purchase a home and then pay off the mortgage, they have made it financially, they have achieved the kiwi dream and have a place to call home, a stake in the land so to speak. What homeowners also think is that they now own an asset and […]

Insulation Is Now Law

Insulation is compulsory in all rental homes covered by the Residential Tenancies Act from 1 July 2019, of course if you are reading this article we have passed the 1 st July 2019 deadline. The insulation guidelines were introduced with the new Healthy  Homes Act. Below I will share with you what is and isn’t […]

Rental Update

The New Zealand rental market continues to go from strength to strength as the average rental price in New Zealand is up 4.2% compared to November last year. If you exclude Auckland it would be 7.1%. As property prices increase across the country in the smaller towns so do rents. It’s been an exceptional year […]

Property Market Update

It’s been a strange year for property prices across the country. Depending on where you live or where your investment properties are, you either had a good year of positive growth or negative especially for the Auckland wider area. But with all the ups and downs in the property market this year the median house […]

The new asbestos regulations for property owners

The new asbestos regulations for property owners

A new workplace health and safety asbestos regulation came into effect in April of this year. This effects mostly commercial property owners but also residential property owners as well.   The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 mean that property owners with a property which is operating as a workplace must not only […]

Ring-Fencing of losses – What does it mean for investors

Ring-Fencing of losses – What does it mean for investors

There has been a lot of debate over the claiming of rental losses and whether this method of taxation should be allowed by investors. ​   Our Governments view is that, with property prices having reached their current peak, they are out of reach for the average kiwi and something needs to be done about […]

How Have Rents Behaved in NZ Since the GFC?

How Have Rents Behaved in NZ Since the GFC?

Around and post the Global Financial Collapse (GFC) of 2008-09 the property market experienced a serious jolt globally resulting in a flat and in some parts a depreciating property market in terms of property values and rents. ​   We have complied some data from various sources to show trends in rental values in regions […]