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  • Rent increases expected in Auckland
    NZ Herald reports today that experts predict rents will continue to rise rapidly this year
    12-01-2015 more >>
  • Residential investment strong: Stats NZ
    Soaring residential investment statistics are indicative of growing confidence in the market, says the president of the Auckland Property Investors Association.
    28-11-2013 more >>
  • Auctions frustrating buyers
    t's not just first-hone buyers frustrated by the prevalence of auctions in the Auckland market, says Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
    07-08-2013 more >>
  • Auctions frustrating buyers
    It's not just first-hone buyers frustrated by the prevalence of auctions in the Auckland market, says Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
    07-08-2013 more >>
  • Negotiate with insurers: ICNZ
    People wanting to buy properties in the central North Island’s insurance exclusion zone may be able to negotiate with the vendor’s insurer, the Insurance Council says.
    24-07-2013 more >>
  • HNZ guaranteed rent not enough
    Guaranteed rent is not enough to tempt landlords to lease their properties to Housing New Zealand, an investors' association says.
    15-07-2013 more >>
  • Reality check urged for first-time buyers
    Low Auckland rents are creating a generation of home buyers with unrealistic expectations, Auckland Property Investors Association administrator Sarina Yang says.
    20-06-2013 more >>
  • Leverage, not tax, advantage: APIA
    It is banks’ perceptions of the stability of the New Zealand housing market that advantages residential property investors, not any preferential tax treatment, the Auckland Property Investors Association says.
    27-05-2013 more >>
  • HNZ targets investors
    Housing New Zealand should stump up with more rent if it wants to win over landlords. That’s the message from Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn after the department launched a campaign to turn around negative perceptions of HNZ leases.
    29-04-2013 more >>
  • No stick needed for property investors: Whitburn
    Those worried about New Zealanders’ preference for property investment need to change their approach to the problem, says Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
    17-04-2013 more >>
  • Sellers' market spreading: Survey
    Property availability is worsening, putting pressure on rising house prices, the latest BNZ/REINZ survey of real estate agents shows.
    13-04-2013 more >>
  • Tackle foreign buyers now: Alexander
    Concern about foreign buyers snapping up properties is purely an Auckland issue, says BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander, but it needs to be acted on now.
    11-04-2013 more >>
  • RMA discussion 'welcome move'
    Property consultant David Whitburn has welcomed Government proposals to revamp the Resource Management Act.
    01-03-2013 more >>
  • Property investors 'still confident'
    ASB’s latest housing confidence survey shows fewer people think now is a good time to buy – but investors be won’t among them, according to Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
    25-02-2013 more >>
  • LVR restrictions 'could provide wealthy buyers with cheap properties'
    Wealthier overseas buyers would benefit from the introduction of loan-to-value restrictions on property, says the president of the Auckland Property Investors Association.
    20-02-2013 more >>
  • Desperate buyers turn to leaky homes
    Desperate would-be homeowners are turning to leaky buildings in an attempt to get a foothold in a hot Auckland property market.
    04-02-2013 more >>
  • Australian buyers keen on Kiwi apartments
    Australian investors are as strongly present in the Auckland market as their Chinese counterparts, says Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
    13-12-2012 more >>
  • Auckland 'still affordable'
    First-home buyers can get on to the property ladder in Auckland if they adjust their expectations, says the city’s property investors association president, David Whitburn.
    21-09-2012 more >>
  • Water is landlords' responsibility: APIA
    Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn says he’s pleased to have an answer to the water charge debate, even if it wasn’t the one he wanted.
    20-09-2012 more >>
  • Take care with water charges: MoBIE
    Landlords must be careful if they try to recover new water costs by adding them to the rent they charge, says the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
    28-08-2012 more >>
  • Ground rent debate subdues prices
    New ground rent charges for leasehold buildings on Auckland’s waterfront are coming as a rude shock to many property owners, says the city’s property investors association.
    23-08-2012 more >>
  • Auckland boundary shift welcomed
    A new development boundary for Auckland has been welcomed by the city’s property investors association but president David Whitburn says it doesn’t go far enough.
    08-08-2012 more >>
  • Landlords slow to take up insulation subsidy
    Just 5% of the country's rental housing stock has been insulated under the Government's Warm Up New Zealand scheme.
    06-08-2012 more >>
  • No cheap houses being built: English
    No houses are being built for the lowest-income quarter of New Zealand’s population, Finance Minister Bill English told media last week. His comments are backed up by the Productivity Commission report on housing affordability which noted that the country’s new homes over the past 50 years had tended to be large, expensive houses or top-end apartments.
    03-08-2012 more >>
  • Property guru does US u-turn
    "THEY ARE snake oil, complete with white shoes and wagons :-)". That's what self-styled New Zealand property guru Dean Letfus wrote in March last year on Propertytalk.co.nz, when describing the US tax lien investments being promoted by rival Phil Jones.
    18-07-2012 more >>

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