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Archive: 2010

ANZ paints sombre picture of house prices

ANZ has painted a sombre picture of housing prices in its latest report saying they are “becalmed” and the pressure on prices is “slightly downward”.
28-09-2010 more >>

Bond repayments sped up in Canterbury

Canterbury tenants forced to end the lease of their property due to earthquake damage should have their bond money released within 24 hours.
25-09-2010 more >>

Ignore speculation about Chch property prices

Property owners are being warned not to take too much notice over speculation around what will happen in the real estate market.
21-09-2010 more >>

LAQCs - an update from Mark Withers

Audio of Mark Withers on the imminent changes to the tax rules affecting Loss Attributing Qualifying Company - and, if you have one, what you need to do soon!
17-09-2010 more >>

Tighter insurance stalling real estate market

House sales are becoming impossible for real estate agents in Canterbury as home buyers get hit by tougher regulations on house insurance.
16-09-2010 more >>

Canterbury landlords warned about excessive rent rises

Canterbury landlords are being warned not to raise rents excessively due to the increased demand for rental properties after the earthquake.
16-09-2010 more >>

REINZ residential highlights - August 2010

Property sales have remained subdued, although house prices have been holding steady. To find out what's happening in the main regions throughout the country, use the links below.
14-09-2010 more >>

August house sales slump to near 2008 trough

New Zealand's residential property sales slumped by more than a quarter in August, with the volume near the depths of its trough two years ago.
14-09-2010 more >>

Chch tenants still sweating the small stuff

Christchurch property managers are getting calls from tenants to deal with mundane management problems like broken washing machines while in the midst of dealing with earthquake-stricken properties and shaken tenants.
11-09-2010 more >>

Compulsory KiwiSaver 'has its drawbacks'

Making KiwiSaver compulsory could boost national savings, the Treasury says, but it raises difficult wellbeing and fairness issues.
09-09-2010 more >>

Market buoyed by rate cuts

The residential property market remains constrained, although is being buoyed somewhat by fixed mortgage rate cuts, according to the ANZ's August Property Focus.
09-09-2010 more >>

Buyers cautious as activity remains subdued

House prices extended their decline for a fifth month as a backlog of unsold property sits on the market.
08-09-2010 more >>

Rental market squeezed after quake

The Canterbury earthquake will put pressure on the city's residential rental sector, as the pool of available homes shrinks and home owners whose properties have been condemned look for short to medium-term accommodation.
07-09-2010 more >>

Choice declining for buyers

Choice for buyers in the Auckland residential property market is declining, with properties for sale at their lowest number in seven months.
03-09-2010 more >>

Hunters Wines special offer to property investors

Hunters Wines is one of the sponsors of the 2010 Conference. It is offering two special six bottle packs to property investors as well as a range of other wines. Delivery can be to your home prior to the Conference or free to your hotel during the Conference weekend
02-09-2010 more >>

Showcase Auckland hotel Westin Lighter Quay in chaos

One of Auckland's top hotels, the Westin Lighter Quay, is in chaos as unit titleholders and receivers square off over access to and revenue from 114 of its 172 rooms and its bar, restaurant and retail areas.
01-09-2010 more >>

September '10 Issue

We all know the old saying about how much Kiwis love bricks and mortar as an investment but some of us take that even further.
01-09-2010 more >>

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 >>

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