Criteria for lifting LVR rules reviewed soon: Wheeler

Next month’s Reserve Bank Financial Stability Report will review the state of the housing market and the implications of that on loan-to-value restrictions, the Reserve Bank governor says.

Investors swerve LVR impact: Report

It is clear that investors have not been the ones to bear the brunt of restrictions that limit low-deposit lending, ANZ's latest Property Focus report says.

Apartments prove more popular

Apartments are becoming more popular with first-home buyers, inner-city real estate agency City Sales says.

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Landlord of the Year named

Nelson property investor Lyn Marshall was named 2014 Landlord of the Year and the New Zealand Property...

Regulation a threat, investors say

Property investors are confident and planning to buy more properties despite the prospect of rising interest...

Builder calls for widespread WOFs

Homeowners should be legally forced to upgrade their house to the current Building Code before being...

Consider levelling playing field, panel told

There were calls for the playing field to be levelled between property investment and long-term savings...

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