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News & Updates

Recent updates

Monday, Aug 31, 2009

Political & Regulatory Report for August 2009

An update from Thomas Chin, the Federation Lobbyist.

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Monday, Aug 31, 2009

Commercial property plummeting

Commercial property has posted its lowest return for 16 years, according to the latest New Zealand Property Index report.

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Friday, Aug 28, 2009

NZ building consents rebound in July

New Zealand home building consents rebounded in July from a weak June figure, suggesting the residential construction industry is closer to a revival as demand for housing recovers.

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Thursday, Aug 27, 2009

Brian Fallow: Time to add GST to rents and mortgages

Here is a suggestion for the tax working group.

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Thursday, Aug 27, 2009

Companies slapped with fine over property scheme

Three South Island companies that were involved in a scheme which mislead people into believing they were buying their own homes have pleaded guilty to breaching the Fair Trading Act.

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Monday, Aug 24, 2009

More positive property news

The New Zealand housing market continued to rebound in July, reflected in the much shorter time houses are taking to sell.

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Saturday, Aug 22, 2009

Stop tenants being ripped off

The NZ Property Investors' Federation was distressed to hear that tenants were losing money when applying for rental property.

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Thursday, Aug 20, 2009

Minister's pledge to property investors

At the NZPIF Conference, the Minister of Housing said the Government continues to fulfill its pledge to free the building and housing market of unnecessary red tape and of allowing landlords to provide decent, affordable accommodation to those who want it.

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Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009

First residential real estate trust on its way

Investors are likely to see the first residential real estate investment trust (REIT) early next year, according to Auckland apartment expert Martin Dunn.

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Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009

Pre tenancy checks can prevent fraud

The Department of Building and Housing is encouraging people seeking rental accommodation to check the credentials of landlords and their representatives.

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Sunday, Aug 16, 2009

Rotorua investor named Landlord of the Year

Debbie Van Den Broek was named Landlord of the Year at the NZPIF Conference dinner in Saturday

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Friday, Aug 14, 2009

House prices and sales volumes steady

New Zealand house prices and sales volumes were steady last month in another signal that the decline in prices has probably ended amid rising net migration and lower mortgage lending rates.

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Thursday, Aug 13, 2009

Capital gains tax on property still alive

The government is not ruling out a capital gains tax to keep the housing market under control.

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Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009

Keeping P out of your property

Two years ago this month, Kerry O'Rourke faced the dilemma of discovering his Hamilton rental was being raided by police for evidence of a P lab.

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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009

House prices set to soar

House prices are set to lift 11% by next year and 24% by 2012, according to a report from Infometrics.

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Monday, Aug 10, 2009

Regional snapshot: QV

Property values have increased again in July, according to figures released today by QV Valuations. Find out what's happening in the main regions throughout the country.

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Monday, Aug 10, 2009

Property values rise for third straight month

New Zealand property values rose for the third straight month amid solid sales activity, as low interest rates and a shortage of quality housing keep the market active.

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Friday, Aug 07, 2009

Now a good time to buy a house: survey

New Zealand housing market confidence has improved, with expectations for prices moving up to about neutral and more people deeming it a good time to buy, according to the ASB Housing Confidence survey.

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Friday, Aug 07, 2009

REINZ house price index gets makeover

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's (REINZ) monthly housing price index is in for an overhaul after the central bank found that the series had flaws that made it difficult to identify trends in property prices.

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Friday, Aug 07, 2009

Copy of presidents Report July 2009

Copy of Clif Seque's July 2009 Presidents Report

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Wednesday, Aug 05, 2009

Auckland home sales fall as listings rise

Auckland home sales fell last month while the number of listings rose, suggesting the property market may be shaking off the worst of the slump, according to real estate firm Barfoot & Thompson (B&T).

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Tuesday, Aug 04, 2009

Banks driving apartment buyers to the suburbs

Tight lending criteria by banks is driving many first time property buyers out of central city living and into suburbia, according to real estate firm Bayleys.

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Monday, Aug 03, 2009

Investing made easy: Knowledge is power

Investing in residential property is in the blood in New Zealand. But while we may have been able to get away with a "number-eight wire" style approach in the past, the current tough markets mean it's time to get savvy.

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Saturday, Aug 01, 2009

August '09 Issue

The issues of methamphetamine, or P, are becoming more and more prevalent in our society, infiltrating aspects of Kiwi culture one would never have associated with drug abuse, real estate investment being one of them.

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