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Archive: 2011

Government launches inquiry into housing affordability

An inquiry into housing affordability will be among the first tasks for the Government's Productivity Commission, Finance Minister Bill English announced today.
31-03-2011 more >>

Housing consents hit two-year low

The seasonally adjusted number of new houses authorised in February, excluding apartments, has fallen 7.8% from January, the lowest level for two years, according to Statistics New Zealand.
30-03-2011 more >>

Christchurch offers potential for property investment boom - maybe

Christchurch property investors could see boom times ahead – if the Government follows up on comments of a 10,000 home buy-out for residents and sells on the properties, according to Bayleys.
29-03-2011 more >>

Signs of improvement squashed by disasters home and away

Signs of improving housing market activity have been thoroughly quashed by uncertainty surrounding a local natural disaster and now a foreign one, according to the latest ANZ Property Focus.
23-03-2011 more >>

Mortgage holders question banks on rate cuts

Mortgage holders are questioning why their banks are making them wait between two and three-and-a-half weeks to pass on Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard's cut in official interest rates to their floating home loan rates.
23-03-2011 more >>

REINZ regional commentaries - February 2011

The REINZ February 2011 regional commentaries.
14-03-2011 more >>

House prices, sales volumes and time to sell all up in February

February proved to be a mixed month for the housing market with volumes and the average median price up, but the average time to sell also increasing, according to the latest REINZ report.
14-03-2011 more >>

Floating home loan rates tumble

Major banks have lowered their floating rates this morning following the OCR cut. We explain who has made what changes here.
10-03-2011 more >>

Rent shock predicted as shortage gets worse

Auckland faces a rent shock as the Christchurch earthquake diaspora, rising insurance premiums and the loss of a landlords' tax break all affect demand on already scarce stock.
09-03-2011 more >>

Rent rise hopes boosted by consents figures

Hopes rents are set to increase have been given a boost by the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) on building consents.
09-03-2011 more >>

Only Auckland City values up on year earlier - QV

Auckland City is the only place in the country to see property values above this time last year, according to the QV indices for February.
08-03-2011 more >>

Reports of high demand not translating to higher Auckland rents

Despite press reports of skyrocketing rental demand in Auckland, rental prices appear to be holding steady according to the January Crockers Market Research.
07-03-2011 more >>

Rents down, sales up in Auckland

Auckland's average weekly rent fell by $14 in February from the all-time high of $416 in January, according to the latest Barfoot & Thompson housing market report.
03-03-2011 more >>

Earthquake adds to housing market woes - ANZ

What little momentum was being seen in the housing market is in danger of being entirely snuffed out in the wake of the devastating Christchurch earthquake, according to the latest ANZ Property Focus.
02-03-2011 more >>

March '11 Issue

  • LAQC changes - The Best Tax Deal For You
  • Lester Haycock's plan to profit from resorts
  • Kiwis wanting to invest offshore for great returns
    01-03-2011 more >>

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