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Archive: 2016

Supporting better housing outcomes

The Government is investing $9 million over two years in the next steps of its programme to support the most vulnerable New Zealanders’ housing needs, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
30-07-2016 more >>

New Member Induction

Four times a year the OPIA invites its new members to a New Member Induction Night. This is an opportunity to go through the contents of the USB key you have been sent, to ask any tenancy related questions and to meet other new members. As numbers are limited please register your interest with Naomi.
26-07-2016 more >>

Bunnings insulation installation scheme

You can now come in to Bunnings stores and request a quote to have new insulation installed in your rental properties and homes that will comply with the new laws. It’s that easy!
26-07-2016 more >>

Get unlimited fibre broadband for less than$2.50 a day

Since the announcement of our partnership, MyRepublic have been inundated with enquiries from members interested in getting fibre at home, at their rental properties for tenants and at the office.
25-07-2016 more >>

Simple solutions to your decorating needs from Guthrie Bowron

Guthrie Bowron is New Zealand’s decorating specialists, and are proud to have been a trusted New Zealand brand since 1896.
25-07-2016 more >>

ANZ Property Focus

Here is a free resource form ANZ that will keep you in touch with the latest developments in the property market - and what may happen in the future. From a quick overview of market trends to in-depth reviews of key issues, the Property Focus is essential reading for anyone interested in the property market.
24-07-2016 more >>

Meeting Scanner

There is now an app to scan members into meetings. Lots of good reasons to do this. Very easy, just get your greeters to load the app onto their phones, setup their membership card with their email and they're good to go. [Read More]
22-07-2016 more >>

Commercial Investors

Interested in Commercial Property Investing? Want to hear more or interested in a good night out? Come along to Forbury Park 7-7.30pm start and hear Jim Packer speaking about Commercial sales and leasing and what is involved. Trish Keen speaking about the good and bad lessons learnt from commercial and residential property. An OPIA member is to speak of his experiences as an experienced commercial property owner and developer. Alice Sanders is a Commercial Property Lawyer with Downie Stewart who will help you to understand the legal obligations involved with leasing or owning Commercial property.
19-07-2016 more >>

RBNZ proposes change to loan-to-value restrictions taking effect on September 1

The Reserve Bank has today released a consultation paper proposing changes to loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) to further mitigate risks to financial stability arising from the current boom in house prices.
19-07-2016 more >>

Reserve Bank restrictions hurt tenants and small investors

One of the Reserve Bank's tasks is to keep inflation between 1% and 3%. It appears that the purpose of the LVR tightening is to allow the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates, thereby stimulating the economy and lowering the NZ dollar.
19-07-2016 more >>

Responding to Brian Fallow's opinion piece in NZ Herald Friday 15th July

Brian Fallow's extraordinary opinion piece against rental property owners demands a reply. His view has been fixed since he became a journalist and there appears to be no way that they will change. However New Zealand deserves to hear the complete story.
15-07-2016 more >>

Labour's housing policies won't help tenants

Last week Labour leader, Andrew Little, said he was announcing new measures that he maintained were aimed at traders and speculators, not investors providing rental accommodation. Labour is proposing to target rental property owners with an extension to the Bright Line Test and by banning negative gearing.
10-07-2016 more >>

Labour's focus is correct

When asked by a journalist yesterday if any of Labour’s housing announcements would target investors, Andrew Little clarified that they would target speculators, "those looking to for short term gain in the housing market."
08-07-2016 more >>

Rental property providers threatened

The Reserve Bank has stated that housing supply is the real issue in house price increases. However because they cannot influence supply, they are threatening rental property providers with tighter Loan-to-Value Ratios (LVRs) and Limits on Debt-to-Income ratios (DTIs).
07-07-2016 more >>

Get you rinfo on the NZPIF app

A key benefit of belonging to a Property Investors’ Association is access to special pricing deals by a number of companies. You can save money on a variety of goods and services that all property investors need, including DIY products, insurance, mortgages, smoke alarms and various subscriptions to data.
07-07-2016 more >>

Association Pages on the Members App

A guide to how to set them up, how they look and what to watch out for.
06-07-2016 more >>

Are we shooting at the wrong target?

Following QV's monthly housing report released today, the Prime Minister’s advice to further hinder the provision of rental properties in New Zealand is misguided.
05-07-2016 more >>

Residual meth in our rentals

Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIF, looks into the facts behind the media hype
03-07-2016 more >>

$1b fund to accelerate housing infrastructure

The Prime Minister today announced a new $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to accelerate the supply of new housing where it’s needed most, Finance Minister Bill English and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith say.
03-07-2016 more >>

NZPIF in the news in May and June

Over May and June, Andrew King has been interviewed by representatives of the media on a number of occasions. First of all he was asked for comment on the housing aspects of the 2016 Budget. Then the change of the Tenancy law requiring minimum standards for rentals became the hot issue as the end of June approached.
01-07-2016 more >>


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