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Political & Regulatory Report for January 2009

THE YEAR AHEAD – Political challenges The 49th Parliament resumes for the year on Tuesday 10 February and it should ensure for a busy year for the Federation.
30-01-2009 more >>

Home-building approvals fall to record low

New Zealand home-building approvals fell to a record low last month in a sign that sliding borrowing costs haven’t yet revived demand in an economy buffeted by its first recession in a decade.
30-01-2009 more >>

President's January report

The promise of the New Year. Opportunities this year for cash flow properties. Acknowledging our national sponsors. First Executive meeting on February 21.
29-01-2009 more >>

Interest rates cut to 3.5% - pass it on, says Bollard

New Zealand has the lowest Official Cash Rate since its introduction in March 1999, as Reserve Bank Governor announced a 150 basis point cut.
29-01-2009 more >>

NZ’s rising unemployment will sap housing demand, ANZ says

New Zealand’s unemployment rate, set to rise this year, will likely sap demand for housing, offsetting the benefits of falling mortgage rates, according to ANZ Bank’s Property Focus report.
26-01-2009 more >>

Investors opt for safety of bricks and mortar

Low bank interest rates have seen an influx of people switching their money from bank deposits to rental properties.
23-01-2009 more >>

Property values still falling, but impact of big rate cuts emerge

New property value numbers released today show continued falls through December, but isgns are starting to emerge that last year's hugh interest rate cuts might be starting to make a difference
15-01-2009 more >>

REINZ residential highlights - December 2008

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) is looking at the market optimistically. Could confidence be returning? Find out what's happening in your region below.
15-01-2009 more >>

Decisions looming for borrowers

For nearly a month home loan rates have stayed reasonably static with few changes to report - however that is likely to change soon.
14-01-2009 more >>

Website gives details of all properties for house hunters

A property-searching website to start operating tomorrow aims to become the first stop for house hunters
14-01-2009 more >>

Changes needed in 2009 for unhealthy homes

Many New Zealand homes are making their occupants sick and Future-Proof Building (FPB) is embarking on an education campaign throughout the country this year.
06-01-2009 more >>

January '09 Issue

Trying to navigate a path forward can be difficult when what lies behind you looks like a trail of destruction. Our lead feature this month takes a look ahead at 2009 and also takes a flashback with the investors profiled over 2008.
01-01-2009 more >>


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