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Archive: 2009

Council rates scheme pays for insulation

Regional councils are offering funding mechanisms to advance money for clean heating and insulation, which home owners can repay through their rates bills over 10 years.
11-07-2009 more >>

Property managers avoid more regulation

Property managers have avoided extra regulation after a review found additional laws wouldn’t be justified and would unfairly add compliance costs.
11-07-2009 more >>

Evicting Mob tenants 'breaches rights'

Housing NZ is breaching the Bill of Rights by trying to evict tenants with gang connections from units in Lower Hutt suburb Pomare, a top lawyer says.
11-07-2009 more >>

Short-term bank rates can be reduced: report

MPs are keeping the heat on the banks over interest rates with new critical report.
09-07-2009 more >>

House price stability on way back

The drop in house values slowed in the year to June, says QV Valuations, though its latest survey shows mixed opinions where the market will go over the coming months.
09-07-2009 more >>

REINZ residential highlights - June 2009

The housing market is holding steady, according to the June housing statistics from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).
09-07-2009 more >>

Median house sale prices edges up, volumes dip

New Zealand residential property prices edged higher in June, while the volume of sales dipped after two monthly gains, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).
09-07-2009 more >>

Urban area commentary - June 2009

Property values have increased in June, according to the latest statistics from Quotable Value (QV). Find out what's happening in the main regions in the story below.
06-07-2009 more >>

Property values increase as sales decline

New Zealand property values rose in June as a general shortage of properties for sale saw vendors boost their prices in what's beginning to look like a sellers' market.
05-07-2009 more >>

No additional regulation for property managers

A review has found that additional regulation of property managers is not justified, says Associate Minister of Justice, Nathan Guy.
03-07-2009 more >>

Auckland home sales rise in June as prices dip

Auckland home sales extended their gains last month, suggesting confidence in the sector is beginning to stabilise, according to real estate firm Barfoot & Thompson (B&T).
03-07-2009 more >>

Associated persons "tests" relaxed

Far reaching changes to associated persons tax rules have had some of the sharp edges removed from them - but the thrust of the changes remain.
02-07-2009 more >>

Record numbers of auctions

The shortage of real estate listings in cities around the country has seen record numbers of home owners auctioning their homes.
02-07-2009 more >>

July '09 Issue

The current market has turned up some amazing deals for investors. But it has also turned up many problems with tenants. As one of the most valuable assets for investors, tenants are also the most unpredictable.
01-07-2009 more >>


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