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Recent updates

Friday, Oct 30, 2015

Building consents issued September 2015

Auckland and its surrounding regions have driven most of the recent growth in building consents for new dwellings, Statistics New Zealand said today

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Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

Reserve Bank holds the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 2.75 percent

Global economic growth is below average and global inflation is low despite highly stimulatory monetary policy.

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Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

One person households fastest growing household types in NZ

One-person households are projected to be the fastest growing household type in New Zealand, increasing from 390,000 in 2013 to 580,000 in 2038, Statistics New Zealand said today. They will account for 27 percent of all households in 2038, up from 24 percent in 2013.

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Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015

Investors upbeat but worried by regulation - ANZ Property Investment Survey

Residential property investors are confident, have reduced debt ratios and are looking to buy more properties – but see government intervention as their biggest risk, according to the 2015 ANZ Property Investment Survey.

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Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

Paula Bennett on tenancy reviews, resetting expectations and fostering community ownership

In opening the Community Housing Aotearoa’s 2015 Conference, Paula Bennett outlined a number of issues

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Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Dynamic, inspirational, entertaining.

Dolf de Roos was all of these and more. As the keynote speaker of the 2015 NZPIF, he began his first session with the advice “preach what you practise” and then proceeded to outline the variety and depth of his experience – his practise – in property investment. Here are some gems from his very wide ranging presentations during the weekend

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Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Review of the rental market

Andrew King gave an excellent review of the rental market at the 2015 NZPIF Conference in Auckland on Saturday 17th of October.

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Monday, Oct 19, 2015

Premier landlord award goes south

Angela Strang is 2015 Landlord of the Year. She is a member of the Southland Property investors’ Association and was presented with this prestigious award at the annual NZ Property Investors’ Federation Conference held in Auckland at the Crowne Plaza on Sunday

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Sunday, Oct 18, 2015

Succeeding as a property investor and achieveing capital growth

Kesh Maharaj was a powerful speaker at the NZPIF Conference, sharing his ideas about the attitudes and systems which lead to success as a property investor. His presentation was brimming with excellent points about the systems new investors to plan and monitor the development of their portfolios

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Saturday, Oct 17, 2015

Buyer classification provides a new level of understanding

Jonno Ingerson has been analysing the housing market data in terms of who is buying what?

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Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

People in rental housing more likely to report housing problems

Renters were almost twice as likely to report a damp house problem as home owners in 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Just under half of renters reported they had a problem with dampness or mould, compared with around one-quarter of home-owners.

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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

Regular Meeting with guest speakers Marilyn Innes and Chris Featonby

Fellow members Marilyn Innes and Chris Featonby have agreed to educate members on various topics of interest to landlords. They are hugely experienced and very knowledgeable and are happy to share much of what they have learnt along the way. Venue: Forbury Park Raceway Function Room (1st floor) Victoria Road, Dunedin Please bring along your current membership card for proof of membership and as your name tag.

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Monday, Oct 12, 2015

Auckland, Northland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty driving real estate market in September

REINZ, the most up to date source of real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 8,174 dwelling sales nationwide in September 2015, up 38.3% on September 2014 and up 5.3% on the previous month, August.

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Sunday, Oct 04, 2015

Green Party's Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Despite the minimum standards not even being in law yet, the Green Party has already reignited the issue with their Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. A large part of this Bill is the call for a full WOF for rental property.

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Thursday, Oct 01, 2015

Gains of property sales targeted from today

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says the new bright-line test, which comes into force today, will improve compliance with the current residential land sale rules and help to ensure that people pay their fair share of tax on gains from property sales.

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