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Soft market due to more than winter chill

17 July 2018

Sales slumped across the country in June but prices are holding up due to housing supply shortages in many markets, the latest REINZ data shows.

It makes sense to rent

16 July 2018

One Hamilton-based investor family has taken a strategic approach to creating financial security and they explain why renting themselves simply adds up.

Govt steps up building programme

13 July 2018

Mangere is set to be transformed by a Government programme which will build 10,000 new homes – including 3,500 market homes – in the area.

Flawed rental policy not the answer

13 July 2018

Renters United's plan to "fix" New Zealand's "broken" rental laws is poorly thought out and will negatively affect everyone, NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Andrew King argues...

Rental “fix” plan not realistic

12 July 2018

Renters United’s new plan on how to “fix renting” in New Zealand is out of touch with reality and would only exacerbate the rental housing shortage, landlords say.

Tribunal sticks to existing meth standard

12 July 2018

Hopes of a change in the Tenancy Tribunal’s approach to meth contamination seem misplaced, with the release of its first post-Gluckman report orders on meth cases.

Real estate agent admits Izone Park fraud

11 July 2018

A Christchurch real estate agent today pled guilty to fraud worth $150,000 against Selwyn District Council.

Housing infrastructure loans announced

11 July 2018

Tauranga and the Waikato will be the beneficiaries of some hefty Government housing infrastructure loans, it was announced today.

Inner Auckland rising star

9 July 2018

Grafton is the central Auckland suburb that has seen the biggest rise in median prices over the last year, according to new REINZ data.

Avoid the one bank trap

9 July 2018

Investors can be controlled by their bank - and get badly caught out when they sell - if they rely on one lender, advisers are warning.

New alliance to up property manager standards

6 July 2018

The need to raise the property management industry’s game has prompted the Independent Property Managers Association (IPMA) to forge a new relationship with the Property Institute.

SuperCity market down but not out

4 July 2018

Auckland sales have dropped with the onset of winter but they are higher than the low levels recorded at the same time last year.

Tax working group agrees property fairly taxed

4 July 2018

Claims that rental property is undertaxed are based on flawed assumptions and the Tax Working Group agrees, the NZ Property Investors Federation says...

Winter chill settles on market

4 July 2018

Sellers should reign in their price expectations as the latest QV data makes it clear that property values are flatlining and the market is quiet.

Auckland listings plummet

3 July 2018

New property listings dropped in regions around the country in June, with Auckland listings sinking to a fresh low, according to Realestate.co.nz.

Is vaping a new risk for landlords?

2 July 2018

With many cigarette smokers switching to vaping, does this pose a new risk for landlords? Dr Marewa Glover argues that it does not.

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