Post Election Property Politics Property investors will be relieved that a capital gains tax and the proposal to ring fence tax losses are off the table for at least three years. But there are still some political activities that could affect the rental property industry.
The Warrant of Fitness issue has still not been resolved, neither has the earthquake strengthening debate. The NZPIF has presented our case in both these areas. 02-11-2014 more >>
Rent affordability threatened The latest Massey University Home Affordability Study shows that home affordability in only three of the twelve regions covered has deteriorated. 02-09-2014 more >>
Government announces more support for MÄori housing Associate Minister of Housing Tariana Turia today announced the establishment of a National MÄori Housing Unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) to co-ordinate strategic MÄori housing policy across government 12-07-2014 more >>
Watercare price rise a concern Property Council is concerned with Watercareâ€™s increase of its Infrastructure Growth Charges (IGC) and consequential impacts on development costs and housing affordability. 25-06-2014 more >>
House price solutions 'will be ignored' BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander has proposed some radical solutions to the housing affordability problems but says the likelihood of them being implemented is not strong. 14-06-2013 more >>
Any worker can own a home Housing has been deemed unaffordable so often that it is now considered a fact. The key evidence has been the ratio of house prices to incomes which currently stands at 5.4, with 3 being the proposed ideal level. 07-02-2013 more >>