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No end in sight for LVRs

18 August 2017

There is minimal chance of the Reserve Bank easing LVRs for investors and late cycle investors could feel the pain, a prominent economist is warning.

NZPIF opposes Wellington rental WOF

17 August 2017

Wellington City Council has announced it will be introducing a voluntary Warrant of Fitness (WOF) scheme for rental properties but landlord advocates don’t support the scheme.

Affordability better for renters

16 August 2017

New government data revealing that renting remains more affordable than buying a first home means the country’s tenant pool is not likely to dry up.

DTI cull good news for property investors

16 August 2017

A lack of liquidity in the Auckland housing market is getting in the way of the “everyday business” of buying and selling houses, one broker says.

Stalling market no reason to panic

15 August 2017

There is no point in panicking over the significantly cooler housing market – it’s all just part of the property cycle, experts say.

DTIs “perversely restrictive” for investors – report

14 August 2017

The Reserve Bank’s debt-to-income ratio (DTIs) proposals are flawed and would have perverse outcomes for investors, according to a new report from TailRisk Economics.

Regional rentals yield lifestyle dream

14 August 2017

When you think about property success, you often think about big cities and million-dollar houses. But success can look quite different as one fast moving investor proves.

Call for LVR review as sales plunge

11 August 2017

A dramatic decline in sales around New Zealand has prompted the Real Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) to issue a plea for LVRs to be lifted for first home buyers.

Thursday news in brief

10 August 2017

Life is busy and it’s easy to miss some of the stories that hit the news. So here’s a brief rundown of some of the stories that might have slipped by you this week…

Dark clouds on landlords’ horizon?

9 August 2017

The Opportunities Party’s tenancy policy plays into the prevailing anti-landlord atmosphere but prominent investors say it is not an imminent threat – compared to others.

Hamilton price fixer gets $1 million fine

9 August 2017

Online Realty Limited in Hamilton have been ordered to pay $1.05 million for their part in a long-running national price fixing case.

Upswing in Auckland rental yields

8 August 2017

Good news for Auckland landlords as a new Barfoot & Thompson report shows the city’s average rental yield has risen for the first time in three years.

TOP tenancy policy ignores rental realities

7 August 2017

Gareth Morgan’s Opportunities Party (TOP) wants to make it very difficult to evict tenants – but that could have a detrimental effect on the market, landlord advocates warn.

10 future boom towns

7 August 2017

Keen to identify hotspot areas to invest in? In this month’s NZ Property Investor magazine we reveal areas with future growth potential – due to planned infrastructure projects.

Supply shortage will counter cooler market

4 August 2017

Auckland’s severe supply shortage remains the heavy counterweight to arguments that the Super City’s housing market is heading for a major correction.

Return to traditional market – B&T

3 August 2017

Falling sales and prices mean the Auckland market has changed and many buyers and sellers are now motivated by traditional factors rather than capital gain.

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