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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Well maintained properties make good sense

“The NZ Property Investors' Federation promotes good maintenance of rental properties to its members. This makes good business sense as tenants of well-maintained properties are likely to stay longer, meaning lower vacancy rates,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer.

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Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Lowering the cost of installation for landlords

G-Force We Install specialises in providing a nationwide insulation and smoke alarm assessment, supply and installation service for rental property owners and managers to ensure that their properties meet the new requirements of the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA).

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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Housing Foundation research on benefits of transitioning people into affordable home ownership

To our knowledge this is the first time that this research has been done in New Zealand. The FCSPRU report looked at 120 international studies and shows that there are statistically significant benefits to home ownership in health, employment, crime, welfare, economic and education outcomes

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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

It's always hard to buy a home

“Many people claim that housing has never been less affordable and that it is an impossible dream for today's young people”, says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. “While these well-meaning people believe they are standing up for young first home buyers, they may in fact be doing them a disservice.”

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Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

NZPIF Landlord of the Year 2016 Kathryn Seque & OPIA Sponsor Total Carpet Services Dave Pile

Kathryn Seque is the 2016 NZPIF Landlord of the Year. Since then she has been asked to speak throughout NZ about her investing experiences. Come along and hear some of the things she does to build positive relationships with her tenants, avoid the Tenancy Tribunal and keep repair costs as low as possible. Its not all plain sailing but it is a rewarding business. Dave Pile - Total Carpet Services is an OPIA Sponsor. He help landlords protect their carpet asset and will talk about stain and odour removals, Flood clean up and keeping Showers clean and sparkling. Learn how to look after your assets even if tenants make it challenging. Bring along your change - Easter Raffle $2 per ticket or $5 for 5

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Monday, Apr 10, 2017

Government releases EOI for Christchurch transfer

Today the Government issued an Expression of Interest to Community Housing Providers interested in taking over ownership of up to 2500 social houses in Christchurch. As part of this deal, the new provider will be required to provide at least 150 additional new social housing places.

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Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017

RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated

Parliament will today debate the committee stage of a Bill that is the second phase of the Government’s substantial reforms to the Resource Management Act (RMA), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Monday, Apr 03, 2017

This time is different - cooling property market and higher interest rates

This monthly ANZ Property Focus publication provides an independent appraisal of recent developments in the property market.

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Monday, Apr 03, 2017

Labour looks to restrict negative gearing for rental properties

Labour leader Andrew Little has confirmed that in addition to increasing the Bright Line Test for rental property from two to five years, Labour will also remove negative gearing for rental property.

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Saturday, Apr 01, 2017

Hyde Street Party

The OUSA have sent thru the following information about the arrangements for this years HYDE STREET PARTY OUSA encourage your tenants to dispose of any outdoor items that might be a fire hazard or cause congestion. OUSA would appreciate if you could also make time to visit your property on March 31st to ensure that all items of concern are removed. On the day there will be 45 security present. If you feel you would like to take further precautions to protect your property SPS Security would be more than happy to contract this with you. The person to do this through is Danny at SPS Security spssltd@xtra.co.nz or 0274885226

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