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Recent updates

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2007

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT - Reforms

At the Property Investors Federation's annual conference, held earlier this month, the Minister of Building Issues, Clayton Cosgrove outlined some key reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act.

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Saturday, Oct 27, 2007

Diana Clement: Blue Chip hard sell left me cold

Investors in hard-sell property investment company Blue Chip Financial Solutions Ltd may be wondering if they made the right investment decision.

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Thursday, Oct 25, 2007

Bollard to Government: watch your step

Nobody could fail to notice the underlying threat to Treasury which was inherent in Alan Bollard's Official Cash Rate (OCR) announcement today

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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2007

Brace yourselves for repeat of 1987, says developer

Property develper Olly Newland, who gained and lost a fortune at the time of the 1987  sharemarket bubble and bust, believes New Zealand is about to repeat the experience.

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Sunday, Oct 21, 2007

Cosgove speech-Investing in NZ's housing

The Minister's speech to the NZPIF Annual Conference on Sunday 21st of October

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Sunday, Oct 21, 2007

Landlords say Tenancy law reforms heading in right direction

The NZPIF responds to the announcements made by the Minister of Building and Construction at the annual NZPIF Conference on 21 October.

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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007

Tenancy Tribunal orders available online

Tenancy Tribunal orders are available free of charge on the internet, Courts Minister Rick Barker announced today.

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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007

Landlords welcome Tenancy Tribunal orders being available online

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) welcomes the announcement today by Courts Minister Rick Barker, that Tenancy Tribunal orders are now available online.

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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007

Investors confident things are on the way up

Investor confidence slipped from record highs amid financial turmoil but has started to recover, according to a quarterly ASB survey

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Sunday, Oct 14, 2007

How does your rental rate?

Sunday Star Times journalist, Greg Ninness, lists some of the key indicators that could be pointers to an investment property's performance.

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Friday, Oct 12, 2007

Housing: it's a buyers market

The property market has hit the brakes for the third month in a row, with the latest official figures showing that the average sale price of a home falling below $400,000.

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Friday, Oct 12, 2007

Inland Revenue alerts tax professionals

The first Alert looks at the practice of selling the family home to a Loss Attributing Qualifying Company (LAQC) to generate tax deductions.

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Tuesday, Oct 09, 2007

Home prices rise $50,000

Ruth Hill reports in the DominionPost that despite rocketing interest rates and the Government's best attempts to rein in rampant property speculation, house prices nationwide are still nearly $50,000 higher than they were a year ago.

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Monday, Oct 08, 2007

BNZ denies it's re-entering broker market

Speculation has been rife recently that the Bank of New Zealand plans to re-enter the mortgage broking market.

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