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Watch: In February the Tax Working Group recommended a capital gains tax.

Scaremongering tenants into not voting Labour may breach human rights

Landlords are threatening tenants with rent rises and blaming Labour.

Andrew King on The AM Show talking about letting fees.

We'll back the CGT if it applies to family homes - property investors

"It would be fair - it would be across everybody."

Watch: A group representing property investors says renters like letting fees.

Landlord's call to scare tenants into not voting for Labour

Renters are horrified, but officials say he's not doing anything illegal.

Simon Bridges on Newshub Nation.

Property capital gains tax already fair - Simon Bridges

There's no need for a "radical, hairy-chested capital gains tax", he says.

Are we seeing a buyers' market emerge?

HSBC offers New Zealand's 'lowest-ever' mortgage rate

Now could be the time to buy.

Jacinda Ardern on Newshub Nation.

PM admits fixing housing crisis 'not easy'

She told Newshub Nation the alternative to KiwiBuild is to "do nothing".

Queenstown has leapfrogged Auckland as the country's most expensive place to buy a house.

Queenstown homes now more expensive than Auckland

Prices are flat in the big city, but skyrocketing in the picturesque south.

The Green Party says landlords who don't keep their homes up to scratch should be banned from renting them out.

I was a landlord, and I hated the person it made me become

"I couldn't face those desperate text messages again."

The Government's foreign buyer ban appears to have hit the Otago Lakes/Queenstown property market the hardest.

Rural sales a 'steady market in holiday mode' - REINZ

Figures show more farm sales, but lower prices.

Sir Michael Cullen, Judith Collins, Kris Faafoi and Christina Leung on The AM Show.

'They are going to make Simon Bridges the Prime Minister'

Judith Collins has issued the Government a stern warning on capital gains taxes.

Real Estate

Kiwi house buyers being 'ripped off' by agents, says agent

Mike Van Wagoner doesn't mind being fired if it results in changes to a "broken" model.

House prices around the country are on the way up.

Average house prices reach all-time national high

Eight regions soared to their highest average asking prices ever.

Bindi Norwell said REINZ would like the Government to set new short-term KiwiBuild targets.

Government needs 'accountability' of KiwiBuild targets - REINZ CEO

"Anything can happen over 10 years... we need some accountability prior to the election."

Grant Robertson and Jacinda Ardern on housing.

Govt 'recalibrating' KiwiBuild targets

The Govt appears to be abandoning its promise to put 100,000 families in KiwiBuild homes in 10 years.

Banning foreign buyers is a 'point of principle', Trade Minister David Parker told The AM Show in 2018.

Auckland housing sales drop as foreign buyer ban kicks in

"The regional breakdown suggests that the foreign buyer ban's fingerprints are all over this."

Property managers say tenants actually like letting fees.

Landlord's 'back door' letting fee angers tenant groups

They reversed it after the tenant complained.

Real Estate

Auckland's largest real estate agency reports median house price drop in 2018

House prices in the city are "edging towards a price decline."

The Government's foreign buyer ban appears to have hit the Otago Lakes/Queenstown property market the hardest.

House prices stabilise thanks to flat Auckland market

Figures show the lowest yearly increase since 2012.

Restrictions were also eased in January 2018.

LVR restrictions eased for both low-deposit buyers and investors

It's now easier for first-home buyers to get a bank a loan - but investors have been thrown a bone too.

Real Estate

Students asked to pay $25 for unpaid internship in job advert

"This will filter out 97 percent of those who aren't willing to put in the work."