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Boarding house business success

18 December 2017

From a tiny deposit to a full-time landlord, it’s been a successful journal for the NZPIF’s landlord of the year – and now he’s sharing his story.

Foreign buyers ban bill hits Parliament

14 December 2017

It’s full steam ahead for the government’s plans to ban foreign buyers from buying existing dwellings with legislation set to be introduced into Parliament today.

Spring sales lift comes through

13 December 2017

Sales volumes around New Zealand increased in November but they remain well down on last year, new Real Estate Institute of New Zealand data reveals.

Post-election bounce back

12 December 2017

House prices in all but one of New Zealand’s 15 regions increased year-on-year in November, according to Trade Me Property’s latest data.

Limited impact from foreign buyer ban - REINZ

11 December 2017

The upcoming foreign buyer ban on purchasing existing properties is expected to have a minimal impact on sales, according to new research from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.

Unlock wealth: ditch your day job

11 December 2017

Keen to ditch the day job and make full time passive income from a property portfolio? Big-time professional investors are sharing how they’ve done it.

Rental WoF schemes spread

8 December 2017

A Christchurch company has just launched New Zealand’s first commercial warrant of fitness (WoF) service for property owners – yet Wellington’s scheme is struggling.

Return to market stability

7 December 2017

Value growth has picked up again in many markets around New Zealand but the halcyon days of double digit increases look to be over.

Hesitancy colours Auckland market

5 December 2017

Uncertainty over the details of the government’s housing policies continues to weigh on the Auckland market - yet new data shows sales are up.

Top 10 predictions for 2018 - Colliers

5 December 2017

Investors who are wondering what 2018 will hold in the commercial property sector might find some clues in Colliers International New Zealand’s latest list of predictions.

Upping the tenant screening ante

4 December 2017

Vigilance when assessing potential tenants is critical but doing the necessary checking has just got easier for landlords with the arrival of a tenant scoring system.

A capital investment

4 December 2017

Home to a mix of professionals and students, Wellington Central is a vibrant place to live and work but like many main centres across New Zealand, it's facing a chronic shortage of housing stock and rentals, writes Stephen Dickens.

Big jump in new listings

1 December 2017

There’s been a big increase in new property listings but experts are questioning whether market demand will follow.

Healthy Homes now law

30 November 2017

Rental properties will now be legally required to meet minimum standards after the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill passed its third reading in Parliament tonight.

Apartment consents slump

30 November 2017

A big drop in apartment consents has driven a fall in dwellings consents overall in October, new data reveals – but there’s better news for Auckland.

LVR loosening not enough

30 November 2017

The Reserve Bank’s move to relax existing LVR restrictions is welcome but does not go far or fast enough, according to property commentators.

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