Tax Treatment of NZ Investment Property for Singapore Tax Residents

April 7, 2014

Taxation has always been a complex area to navigate. However, when it comes to investing in properties overseas, a thorough understanding of your local tax obligations is important to help you structure your investments to allow you to utilise your losses and minimise tax obligations. What is tax residency? For taxation purposes, there will typically…

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Tax Treatment of NZ Investment Property for Australian Tax Residents

April 7, 2014

Taxation has always been a complex area to navigate. However, when it comes to investing in properties overseas, a thorough understanding of your local tax obligations is important to help you structure your investments to allow you to utilise your losses and minimise tax obligations. What is tax residency? For taxation purposes, there will typically…

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Tax Treatment of NZ Investment Property for UK Tax Residents

April 3, 2014

Taxation has always been a complex area to navigate. However, when it comes to investing in properties overseas, a thorough understanding of your local tax obligations is important to help you structure your investments to allow you to utilise your losses and minimise tax obligations. What is tax residency? For taxation purposes, there will typically…

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What you must know about investing in New Zealand from overseas

March 18, 2014

You are not a New Zealand resident and you are considering investing in New Zealand property. Does your investment need to be approved by the New Zealand Government’s Overseas Investment Office? Here are some facts you should know in order to avoid potential legal issues associated with your investment in New Zealand. Overview Your property…

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Will the latest amendment to LVR restrictions for home building impact house prices?

December 19, 2013

Only two months since the reserve bank brought in new LVR lending legislation, they have amended their stance. New home builds will now be exempt from the lending restriction, which according to the Registered Master Builders Federation, will ensure the development of up to 5000 homes in the next year. This figure is only an…

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What you Must Know to Negotiate a Great Property Purchase

April 2, 2011

Buying a property is a big purchase. Get it wrong and it could set you back years. Get it right and it could propel you forward.   Know Yourself Before you launch yourself at the sales agent – do a little research so that you don’t waste your time: Buying Power. Know exactly what you…

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NZ Based Buyers Agents

December 17, 2010

Are you an ex-pat Kiwi? Many dream of owning their own little slice of unspoilt New Zealand.  We know what it’s like to attempt a purchase while living on the other side of the world.  There are some real challenges: Access to available property is limited – you can usually only see what’s on the net.…

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I’m offshore and I need help!

October 21, 2010

Joshua and Adrienne, New York, USA I had been thinking about purchasing a property for a while but living away from New Zealand made this a daunting task.  Also not being familiar with local conditions did not help.  Having had past experience in looking for an investment property, I also realised how time consuming searching…

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The Importance of Keeping Your Finance Current

October 18, 2010

You’ve got your finance pre-approved – but that’s not a complete certainty the bank will lend you the money. The bank still needs to give you an unconditional offer once you have a specific property you wish to purchase. The last thing you want is finance to become a point of stress or uncertainty when…

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Renovating rental properties can be quite a dilemma.

October 18, 2010

We all have a tendency to want to renovate the way we like things to be.    The Floorboards A good example of this is bare floorboards.  You and I may think that timber floors look amazing and are a great design feature.  Tenants look at them as being cold and drafty in winter, and…

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