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Archive: 2018

Rental prices continue to rise

Just released March rental statistics show that New Zealand rental prices have continued to grow over the past year.
16-04-2018 more >>

AGM followed by Scotney Williams

HPIA AGM followed by Scotney Williams
16-04-2018 more >>

Students and rising rents

Last December Trade Me reported that rents were going up around the country. Hardly surprising to rental property providers.
01-04-2018 more >>

Inspections - how often is 'normal'?

Karen Withers, President of the Independent Property Managers Association, gives some insight into this question
31-03-2018 more >>

No good outcome from ring-fencing losses

Stuart Nash announced today that “In conjunction with the recently announced extension to the bright-line test, ring-fencing losses from rental properties would make property speculation less attractive and level the playing field between property investors and home buyers".
29-03-2018 more >>

Over half of rentals don't have a letting fee

More information about the experience of banning letting fees in other countries.
27-03-2018 more >>

Should letting fees be abolished?

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) doesn't think legislation to prohibit the charging of letting fees is required.
23-03-2018 more >>

OCR unchanged at 1.75%

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer:
22-03-2018 more >>

Open Forum

We will have an Open Space Format. Do you have a burning question about property? Bring it along to Havelock North Community Centre, Havelock North on Monday 19 March.
19-03-2018 more >>

March Member's Meeting

Open Space Format
19-03-2018 more >>

Bright Line test extension not a good idea

Property Investor Associations educate investors to buy and hold their rental properties for the long term. It is a shame that Labour are pushing ahead with increasing the Bright Line Test from two to five years, but it isn't the end of the world for most of us.
18-03-2018 more >>

Slow down in the market

Powered by CoreLogic data, the February QV House Price Index shows the late values resurgence witnessed in Auckland post-election subsided in February, dropping by 0.5%.
12-03-2018 more >>

Increasing costs for landlord is bad news for tenants

There appears to be a generally low opinion of people who provide rental properties for tenants to live in. People see it as an easy way to make super profits and yet only 7% of the population actually own rental properties. Why is that? The answer is that it isn't easy to provide a rental home for people in New Zealand and unfortunately it's getting even harder.
01-03-2018 more >>

Latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey

The three months to the end of January show a game of two halves
20-02-2018 more >>

Lack of rental property supply

Recent information from Trade Me indicates that there is a lack of adequate rental property supply in many parts of New Zealand. There could be a few reasons for this.
18-02-2018 more >>

No immediate answers from Housing Stocktake

“The NZPIF agrees with the authors of the Housing Stocktake released today that private rental housing will continue to feature prominently in our future housing landscape”, says Andrew King, executive officer.
12-02-2018 more >>

Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent

In a statement by Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer, the Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent.
08-02-2018 more >>

Tony Mounce Mortgages and Insurance becomes Principal Sponsor of 2018 NZPIF Conference

We are delighted to announce that the Principal Sponsor of this year's Conference.
29-01-2018 more >>

Build to rent could be the missing piece of the affordable housing puzzle

A UK build-to-rent housing model that treats residential tenancy similar to commercial tenancy could be one answer to New Zealand’s inadequate rental stock.
29-01-2018 more >>

It will be a challenging year for rental property providers

It is the start of what is likely to be a challenging year for rental property providers. Hopefully you will have some time off work and while rest and recreation is important, it is also a good time to take stock of your investments.
18-01-2018 more >>


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