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Archive: February 2008

Sections and apartments becoming more vulnerable

The feature article in the February 15 ANZ Property Focus says that the rising supply of sections and apartments on the market relative to total stock of houses is one sign of unease.
29-02-2008 more >>


Parliament resumed for the year on 12 February. The Federation (on 21st February) was invited by the Commerce Select committee to present its oral testimony to the inquiry into housing affordability.
29-02-2008 more >>

Rates still on the rise

Mortgage rates are continuing to rise without any prompting from the Reserve Bank.
29-02-2008 more >>

Probe into property hard sell

The Commerce Commission is investigating several alleged breaches of the Fair Trading Act by Blue Chip which may have broken a string of laws.
26-02-2008 more >>

Blue Chip landlords advised to terminate leases

Urgent notices are being issued to investors who bought properties from real estate businesses associated with Blue Chip telling them to terminate their lease deals
19-02-2008 more >>

Volatility abounds

Mortgage rates remain volatile as lenders grapple with difficult conditions in financial markets.
15-02-2008 more >>

A new kind of investment

First the LivingSpace brand was a new kind of accommodation, now it is behind a new type of investment, writes Liz McDonald of The Press
11-02-2008 more >>

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