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Archive: August 2010

Housing consents fall

The residential property sector has slipped in July after edging into positive figures in the previous month, however commercial property development continued its precipitous decline.
31-08-2010 more >>

Economist pushes out dates for next OCR hikes

One economist has pushed out the date for the Reserve Bank’s next official cash rate hike citing recent downgrades to its forecasts for global GDP growth, including in Australia and New Zealand.
29-08-2010 more >>

Property investors need be careful with family trusts

Property investors need to take a more active role in overseeing their family trusts to ensure they are both compliant and achieving their objectives, according to New Zealand Trustee Services director Jonathan Cron.
27-08-2010 more >>

Review may give investors some depreciation relief

Commercial and industrial property investors should still be able to claim significant depreciation allowances, an asset depreciation expert says.
26-08-2010 more >>

Latest immigration numbers good for housing market

Immigration figures out today are stronger than expected and are seen as being positive for house prices. Economists have been concerned that weaker than forecast immigration in recent months, and an outflow of people to Australia may have further hurt the housing market.
20-08-2010 more >>

Property investors targeting private sellers

An annual property survey shows that investors have slowed down with their buying and selling , for the first time in several years.
18-08-2010 more >>

PM makes a case for compulsory super

Prime Minister John Key is setting out a compelling case for compulsory superannuation and says public opinion has shifted since it was rejected in a 1997 referendum.
17-08-2010 more >>

Dr Don's gloomy outlook for house prices

The world economy looks sick and if that continues it is hard to see house prices going up according to managing director of Huljich Wealth Management Dr Don Brash.
17-08-2010 more >>

REINZ residential highlights - July 2010

Sales activity and price appear to differ quite dramatically in different parts of the country, with each market showing unique characteristics. Find out what's happening in the 12 main regions below.
13-08-2010 more >>

House sales fall to decade low

New Zealand residential property sales plummeted to its lowest level for a July in a decade, as rising interest rates, slower population growth and tax changes took their toll on the market, according to figures released by the Real Estate Institute.
13-08-2010 more >>

NZPIF conference packed with benefits

From the opening on the morning of October 16 in Blenheim to the close at 1.00pm on Sunday, delegates to the 2010 New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) Conference will have the chance to hear at least 12 different speakers on property investment.
12-08-2010 more >>

Provincial property posed to prosper

Provincial areas look set to prosper in the property market over the next two years, with the export led economy helping economic prospects according to the QBE LMI 2010 Housing Outlook Report.
12-08-2010 more >>

IRD favours depreciation for commercial building fit-outs

Hoteliers, retailers and commercial office interior decorators look likely to get the reprieve they were looking for from new depreciation rules they feared would drastically raise the cost of maintaining modern premises.
11-08-2010 more >>

Inaugral Investment Game Secondary Schools competition produces young millionaires

The NZ Investment Game enables players to experience the risk and challenges of the investment market without risking their homes and livelihoods.
10-08-2010 more >>

Market back to the future of 2008

The residential property market looks to have travelled back to 2008, minus "the sky is falling" sentiment and values only easing backwards rather than racing.
09-08-2010 more >>

QV main urban areas commentary: July 2010

Property values in the six main centres either flat-lined or declined in July, according to the latest figures from Quotable Value.
09-08-2010 more >>

Confidence in property market remains stable

Confidence in the housing market remains stable despite much of the current negative comment, according to the latest property survey. However the expectations around where house prices will go vary markedly across the country.
09-08-2010 more >>

Mortgagee sales continue to stay high

Mortgagee sale numbers continue to remain high at the moment, and there are now more home owners ending up with forced sales as opposed to property investors.
08-08-2010 more >>

Auckland house sales still in doldrums

Auckland house sales stayed in a slump last month as winter kept the market in a malaise.
04-08-2010 more >>

Asking prices fall $22k in four months

Asking prices for residential property have fallen almost $22,000 in four months, falling nearly half of that in July from a month earlier, according to Realestate.co.nz.
02-08-2010 more >>

August '10 Issue

Learning from the past is a powerful tool to help you succeed in the future. In this issue of the NZ Property Investor we look at just that: what lessons you can take from the recent property downturn and apply it to your investing strategies.
01-08-2010 more >>

Current market conditions favour investors

In my travels around the Property Investor Associations I have picked up on quite a few experienced members increasing their portfolios. In fact even some of the less experienced investors are learning to be counter cyclical from other members and either starting or expanding their investments.
01-08-2010 more >>

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