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Archive: 2010

What's on offer for landlords with SmartBond?

How often have you heard it said (or said it yourself) that... “4 weeks’ bond just isn’t enough” or “ the legislation is too light” or “the bond system is geared towards tenants”. SmartBond is the perfect solution.
30-09-2010 more >>

Offer by Conference sponsor Scott Family Winemakers to property investors.

Scott Family Winemakers is a major sponsor of the 2010 NZPIF Conference. An offer of a selection of their wines is being made to Conference delegates and to other property investors.
30-09-2010 more >>

Quake helps property managers and vacancy levels

The earthquake in Canterbury has been good for vacancy levels in the Christchurch rental market. "Vacancies are as low as they have ever been," Harcourts chief executive Hayden Duncan says.
28-09-2010 more >>

ANZ paints sombre picture of house prices

ANZ has painted a sombre picture of housing prices in its latest report saying they are “becalmed” and the pressure on prices is “slightly downward”.
28-09-2010 more >>

Bond repayments sped up in Canterbury

Canterbury tenants forced to end the lease of their property due to earthquake damage should have their bond money released within 24 hours.
25-09-2010 more >>

Ignore speculation about Chch property prices

Property owners are being warned not to take too much notice over speculation around what will happen in the real estate market.
21-09-2010 more >>

LAQCs - an update from Mark Withers

Audio of Mark Withers on the imminent changes to the tax rules affecting Loss Attributing Qualifying Company - and, if you have one, what you need to do soon!
17-09-2010 more >>

Tighter insurance stalling real estate market

House sales are becoming impossible for real estate agents in Canterbury as home buyers get hit by tougher regulations on house insurance.
16-09-2010 more >>

Canterbury landlords warned about excessive rent rises

Canterbury landlords are being warned not to raise rents excessively due to the increased demand for rental properties after the earthquake.
16-09-2010 more >>

REINZ residential highlights - August 2010

Property sales have remained subdued, although house prices have been holding steady. To find out what's happening in the main regions throughout the country, use the links below.
14-09-2010 more >>

August house sales slump to near 2008 trough

New Zealand's residential property sales slumped by more than a quarter in August, with the volume near the depths of its trough two years ago.
14-09-2010 more >>

Chch tenants still sweating the small stuff

Christchurch property managers are getting calls from tenants to deal with mundane management problems like broken washing machines while in the midst of dealing with earthquake-stricken properties and shaken tenants.
11-09-2010 more >>

Compulsory KiwiSaver 'has its drawbacks'

Making KiwiSaver compulsory could boost national savings, the Treasury says, but it raises difficult wellbeing and fairness issues.
09-09-2010 more >>

Market buoyed by rate cuts

The residential property market remains constrained, although is being buoyed somewhat by fixed mortgage rate cuts, according to the ANZ's August Property Focus.
09-09-2010 more >>

Buyers cautious as activity remains subdued

House prices extended their decline for a fifth month as a backlog of unsold property sits on the market.
08-09-2010 more >>

Rental market squeezed after quake

The Canterbury earthquake will put pressure on the city's residential rental sector, as the pool of available homes shrinks and home owners whose properties have been condemned look for short to medium-term accommodation.
07-09-2010 more >>

Choice declining for buyers

Choice for buyers in the Auckland residential property market is declining, with properties for sale at their lowest number in seven months.
03-09-2010 more >>

Hunters Wines special offer to property investors

Hunters Wines is one of the sponsors of the 2010 Conference. It is offering two special six bottle packs to property investors as well as a range of other wines. Delivery can be to your home prior to the Conference or free to your hotel during the Conference weekend
02-09-2010 more >>

Showcase Auckland hotel Westin Lighter Quay in chaos

One of Auckland's top hotels, the Westin Lighter Quay, is in chaos as unit titleholders and receivers square off over access to and revenue from 114 of its 172 rooms and its bar, restaurant and retail areas.
01-09-2010 more >>

September '10 Issue

We all know the old saying about how much Kiwis love bricks and mortar as an investment but some of us take that even further.
01-09-2010 more >>


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