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Archive: 2009

Numbers of rental properties available continues to slide

There has been a continuing decline in the total number of rental properties being advertised on www.trademe.co.nz and www.realestate.co.nz
14-09-2009 more >>

Insulation the next leaky fiasco?

Another era of leaky homes is being predicted, this time in older houses, due to new insulation standards.
14-09-2009 more >>

REINZ residential highlights - August 2009

The regional figures are looking more colourful, compared to last year, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's (REINZ) August figures released today. Find out what's happening in the main residential areas throughout the country.
14-09-2009 more >>

Interest rates forecast to stay low

Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard held the official cash rate at 2.50% today, as expected, and reiterated his view that the rates will stay low until the end of next year.
10-09-2009 more >>

Survey on Tenancy Tribunal

NZPIF Vice President Andrew King has been invited to speak at the Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator’s annual conference on September 24. He has been asked to speak on two topics, being the property market situation and how the Tenancy Tribunal is working.
09-09-2009 more >>

Building solid foundations

Building a residential property portfolio is not as easy as it used to be, with the tough economic times beginning to expose those who fail to plan properly.
09-09-2009 more >>

Migration continues to be big plus for housing market

ANZ National Bank’s eight gauges of the property market found property indicators had continued to improve due to rising net migration, but warned the recent gains might not be sustainable.
08-09-2009 more >>

Home-building lags to eight-year low

New Zealand home-building work sank to an eight-year low in the second quarter, lagging behind non-residential construction for the first time since the government statistician began the series in 1989.
08-09-2009 more >>

Landlords hit hard by wayward tenants

Landlords are hitting back at property managers after paying thousands of dollars in fees only to have their homes trashed by tenants
07-09-2009 more >>

Property values returning to 2008 levels

Property values are rapidly returning to last year's levels according to the QV national residential property indices for August released today. Values are now only 2.8% below this time last year, a further improvement from the -5.0% reported last month.
07-09-2009 more >>

QV residential highlights – August 2009

Property values are rapidly returning to last year’s levels according to the QV national residential property indices for August released today. Find out how the main centres are faring below.
07-09-2009 more >>

September '09 Issue

This month, ANZ's annual property investors' survey is released. In an exclusive, the NZ Property Investor examines the results, looks at what property investors are doing now and gives you the five new investing rules for future success.
04-09-2009 more >>

Spring adds bounce to Auckland housing market

The traditional spring ‘bounce' has seen activity in the Auckland housing market increase significantly and the average house price rise, according to Barfoot & Thompson (B&T).
03-09-2009 more >>

Political & Regulatory Report for August 2009

An update from Thomas Chin, the Federation Lobbyist.
31-08-2009 more >>

Commercial property plummeting

Commercial property has posted its lowest return for 16 years, according to the latest New Zealand Property Index report.
31-08-2009 more >>

NZ building consents rebound in July

New Zealand home building consents rebounded in July from a weak June figure, suggesting the residential construction industry is closer to a revival as demand for housing recovers.
28-08-2009 more >>

Brian Fallow: Time to add GST to rents and mortgages

Here is a suggestion for the tax working group.
27-08-2009 more >>

Companies slapped with fine over property scheme

Three South Island companies that were involved in a scheme which mislead people into believing they were buying their own homes have pleaded guilty to breaching the Fair Trading Act.
27-08-2009 more >>

More positive property news

The New Zealand housing market continued to rebound in July, reflected in the much shorter time houses are taking to sell.
24-08-2009 more >>

Stop tenants being ripped off

Wolfgang Himme responds to the report on a woman in Auckland posing as a property manager and defrauding a number of people looking for rental accommodation.
22-08-2009 more >>

Stop tenants being ripped off

The NZ Property Investors' Federation was distressed to hear that tenants were losing money when applying for rental property.
22-08-2009 more >>

Minister's pledge to property investors

At the NZPIF Conference, the Minister of Housing said the Government continues to fulfill its pledge to free the building and housing market of unnecessary red tape and of allowing landlords to provide decent, affordable accommodation to those who want it.
20-08-2009 more >>

First residential real estate trust on its way

Investors are likely to see the first residential real estate investment trust (REIT) early next year, according to Auckland apartment expert Martin Dunn.
19-08-2009 more >>

Pre tenancy checks can prevent fraud

The Department of Building and Housing is encouraging people seeking rental accommodation to check the credentials of landlords and their representatives.
19-08-2009 more >>

Rotorua investor named Landlord of the Year

Debbie Van Den Broek of Rotorua Property Investors' Association was named Landlord of the Year 2009 at the NZPIF Conference dinner on Saturday.
16-08-2009 more >>


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