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Archive: 2014

Statistics NZ's report shows Auckland's housing has changed over the past two decades

There are more multi-storey homes, greater density, and fewer unoccupied homes all making Auckland very different to the rest of the country, according to the latest research from Statistics New Zealand.
18-12-2014 more >>

Property rents plateau in November

Trade Me Property Rental Index shows that the median national rent was unchanged at $400 a week in November
15-12-2014 more >>

Why is providing homes seen as a sin?

I simply cannot understand why the general New Zealand population has such a grudge against property investors. Our investments combined with the time and energy we put into them provide people with homes. Isn't this a good thing?
12-12-2014 more >>

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

This is the statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler today.
11-12-2014 more >>

Kiwis put sun and warmth top of list when it comes to housing

An overwhelming nine out of ten New Zealanders rate good sun and insulation as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ when choosing a new home – far outweighing other factors.
10-12-2014 more >>

Young New Zealand families moving house more than ever

A new report from Growing up in New Zealand longitudinal study has been released
09-12-2014 more >>

Want to own a home - but not even looking

New research by the Westpac-Massey University Fin-Ed Centre shows that while New Zealanders overwhelmingly want to own a home, most renters aren't even looking to buy in the current market.
09-12-2014 more >>

Reserve Bank's views on property investment - an update

Following media reports that the Reserve Bank Governor wanted to limit the number of rentals that investors could own, the NZPIF requested a meeting to clarify and discuss their reasons for such a move.
09-12-2014 more >>

Compulsory smoke alarms for rental properties

Recently there has been a spate of tragic deaths due to house fires. This has led the NZ Fire Service to call for compulsory smoke alarms in rental properties.
09-12-2014 more >>

Westpac Property Investor Report

If you’re looking at investing in property some of the questions you’re likely to ask yourself include “do I invest for capital gain or yield?” and “where should I invest?”.
08-12-2014 more >>

Moving house affects children

Many more families are now living in rental accommodation for significant periods of the first years of their children’s lives. A new report by the Growing up in New Zealand longitudinal study shows that families living in private rental accommodation are the most likely to move in this early period of life.
08-12-2014 more >>

NZPIF welcomes targeting of property speculators

Andrew King says it is good news that Inland Revenue's strategy to track down tax avoiding property speculators is showing big dividends.
03-12-2014 more >>

Property speculators targeted by IRD

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is showing big dividends.
03-12-2014 more >>

Housing affordability still good

Results of the latest Massey University Home Affordability study have been released. While the report shows that affordability has deteriorated over the last 12 months, the level of deterioration is likely to be a surprise to many.
03-12-2014 more >>

Political report for November from Thomas Chin

This monthly summary of political and regulatory news affecting the residential rental property industry includes comment on the Prime Minister's housing plan, the Reserve Bank plans and a Q & A on selling state houses
02-12-2014 more >>

Landlord of the Year winners go from strength to strength

All the previous winners of Landlord of the Year have made a great deal of progress since winning the award
01-12-2014 more >>

Reflections on 25 years of inflation targeting

Inflation targeting has delivered price stability without reducing long-term growth, and remains the appropriate focus for monetary policy, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today.
01-12-2014 more >>

Rent affordability stable for 9 years

The Minister of Housing received a briefing paper from officials following the election. Part of the briefing was an overview of the housing and rental market.
01-12-2014 more >>

Tenant checking on TINZ is good value for members of Associations

Members of Associations affiliated to the NZPIF who are not using Tenant Information NZ for tenant credit checks are paying more that they need to do so for this service.
28-11-2014 more >>

New mortgage lending data by borrower type.

The Reserve Bank started collecting these statistics in August 2014. The statistics were updated on 26 November
27-11-2014 more >>

Returning to a more gradual but sustainable pace

Shamubeel Eaqub comments on the NZIER Quarterly Predictions, December 2014
26-11-2014 more >>

Smoke alarms in rental properties

Tenants Protection Association says recent calls for mandatory smoke alarm installations in rental properties is an opportunity for all parties to come together to improve the safety and quality of rental housing.
26-11-2014 more >>

Solid progress in getting the basics right

Housing New Zealand has made solid and tangible progress over the last year, Chief Executive Glen Sowry says.
19-11-2014 more >>

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

A new FastTrack Resolution service will be available from today to all landlords and tenants
17-11-2014 more >>

Gen Y needs hope for a home

A recent report showed that Generation Y, those under 28, were increasingly believing that home ownership was unachievable and were spending their money on travel and shopping rather than saving for a deposit on a house.
15-11-2014 more >>

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