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Reforming the EQC

26 June 2017

Clarification of whether homeowners can look to their insurers, rather than the Earthquake Commission (EQC), to manage natural disaster claims should be in new EQC reforms.

Selecting a sector

26 June 2017

Within the diverse expanse of commercial property there are three main sectors – industrial, office and retail.

Rising build costs bad news

23 June 2017

More new dwellings are desperately needed in cities around New Zealand, particularly Auckland, but new data shows that building costs are on the rise.

OCR held, but for how long?

22 June 2017

Watchful caution is guiding the Reserve Bank’s policy so it will need strong evidence before it makes any change to the OCR, economists say in response to this morning’s OCR call.

Thursday news in brief

22 June 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…

Migration boom continues

22 June 2017

Annual net migration just hit a new record high - which means there’s no let-up in sight for the population growth driving the housing market.

Northern rents booming - but not for all

21 June 2017

Landlords with properties in the Bay of Plenty or Northland should be counting their blessings as new data reveals both those markets are seeing double-digit growth in rents.

Affordability measure proves more houses needed

20 June 2017

Renewed controversy over the Government’s Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) has been dismissed by the Prime Minister who says all measures point to the need for more houses.

Hard road to success

19 June 2017

One Hawke’s Bay investor’s road to success took him on a challenging journey but now he’s sitting pretty and is sharing the investing rules that got him there.

Building for the future

15 June 2017

Embracing innovation and new technology are key to building the more affordable, healthier dwellings needed to address New Zealand’s housing woes.

Thursday news in brief

15 June 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…

Full steam ahead for Three Kings development

14 June 2017

A compromise between warring parties means the controversial Three Kings housing development is now set to go ahead.

Units buck slowing trend

14 June 2017

Auckland’s property market may have slowed but new Trade Me Property data reveals that units are bucking the trend.

Subdued market more balanced

14 June 2017

Auckland’s housing market slowdown is spreading with the latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) data showing flat prices and declining sales nationally.

Reigning in Wellington landlords

13 June 2017

Wellington’s tight rental market has led to an array of suggestions on how to deal with bad landlord behaviour - but there are some things that landlords just can’t do.

Taskforce reveals way forward for Auckland

12 June 2017

Targeted “value capture” rates look likely to be on the cards for Auckland property owners if the recommendations of the Mayoral Taskforce on Housing’s report are implemented.

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