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Archive: March 2015

Nationwide residential property values for March have increased.

These residential property values have increased by 7.7% over the last year
31-03-2015 more >>

NZ economy -balancing risks

Risks and opportunities for the NZ economy are finely balanced says BusinessNZ Planning forecast
30-03-2015 more >>

Rental activity classed as a business in new Reserve Bank statistics

The Reserve Bank is publishing a new set of household balance sheet statistics compiled using international standards.
27-03-2015 more >>

$500,000 boost for emergency housing providers

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett today announced details of the Government’s funding boost for emergency housing providers, and a comprehensive funding review of the sector.
26-03-2015 more >>

Could Xero be the "Hero" in Your Rental Property Business?

Xero Accredited trainer and property investor, Penny Halvorsen will speak about and show the benefits of using Xero as a landlord. Embers Function Room Crown Mill Manor Place Dunedin
24-03-2015 more >>

Salvation Army decides against buying Housing NZ stock

People’s Lives must be enhanced by housing transfer, says Salvation Army
23-03-2015 more >>

Salvation Army decides against buying Housing NZ stock

People’s Lives Must Be Enhanced by Housing Transfer, says Salvation Army
23-03-2015 more >>

Target those in real need

The Healthy Homes Bill was defeated last week and Peter Malcolm of Closing the Gap is completely wrong to say that Government rejected this bill to save landlords money.
23-03-2015 more >>

NZPIF announces a new partner - Unovent® A cost revolution in home ventilation

The Unovent moisture reduction system is a game changer.
20-03-2015 more >>

Mitre 10 Mega DIY Evening

Hosted by Martin Dippie (Managing Director of Dunedin Mitre 10 Mega) and Ron Cribb (National Trade Key Account Manager for Mitre 10) who will share their personal experiences in property investment. There will be special deals and prize draws as well as the unveiling of a new offer for OPIA members.
19-03-2015 more >>

Cutting red tape

The Rules Reduction Taskforce has recently been appointed by the Minister of Local Government and they do want to hear about all the rules which get in the way of good ideas
19-03-2015 more >>

Property investors meet in Wellington this month

Representatives of the 20 Property Investors’ Associations (PIAs) affiliated to the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) will gather in Wellington at the Airport Conference Centre on 29 March
19-03-2015 more >>

Reserve Bank targets property investors

On March 5 the Reserve Bank announced that new rules for loans for property investors were on the way
19-03-2015 more >>

Research into landlord motivations

This week MBIE asked for proposals to conduct research on the drivers of landlord motivation to upgrade and maintain their rental properties, where children in those properties may be at risk of rheumatic fever.
19-03-2015 more >>

Working smoke alarms contribute to safey of people and property

A joint statement by NZ Fire Service and NZPIF
17-03-2015 more >>

More mortgage restrictions?

Westpac economist Dominick Stephens comments on the housing market
16-03-2015 more >>

Call for property investors to pay more tax

Towards the end of last year, an organisation called the Financial Services Council (FSC) launched a campaign to reduce the tax obligations for Kiwisaver savings and some term deposits
15-03-2015 more >>

Reserve Bank holds OCR at 3.5%

This statement was issued by the Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler today
12-03-2015 more >>

Building work tops $15 billion in 2014

More than $15 billion worth of building work was carried out in 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today
04-03-2015 more >>

QV homeguide App now available

QV and CoreLogic have jointly launched New Zealand’s first truly independent property App - QV homeguide
03-03-2015 more >>

Breakfast at Dunedin Railway Station

Enjoy pancakes and coffee at a cost of $10 per person while you discuss your property investing plans for 2015. Hosted by OPIA member, Tamara. Sweet Station Café Dunedin Railway Station Dunedin
02-03-2015 more >>

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