Property News

Adams to take the lead on housing

There’s a new housing minister on the block as the Prime Minister gives Social Investment minister Amy Adams broader portfolio responsibilities in a mini Cabinet reshuffle. More...

How to raise the rent by 10%

Wondering how to boost your rental returns? Here is our list of key do-ups that will raise your rent by 10% without risking vacancy. More...

Affordability measure problems

The government’s planned Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) has been delayed again and the Opposition is questioning why. More...

Making a difference for housing supply

Central government involvement and infrastructure funding solutions are key to ensuring Auckland’s Mayoral Taskforce on Housing Supply is more than just a talkfest, a panel of experts say. More...

Thursday news in brief

Life is busy and it’s easy to miss some of the stories that hit the news. So here’s a brief rundown of some of the stories that might have slipped by you this week… More...

High density zones promising for investors

Investors with decent sized properties in areas zoned as high density under Auckland’s Unitary Plan are likely to be sitting pretty – whether buying, selling or holding. More...

Getting started on investment property

Keen to get into property investment? Reality TV home renovator Jono Frankle, who has moved into investing in property, shares his tips on buying a first property. More...

Prices, sales up – driven by high end sales

March saw rising house prices and stronger sales volumes nationwide the latest REINZ data reveals – but REINZ's new House Price Index also shows the jump is not what it seems. More...

Thursday news in brief

Life is busy and it’s easy to miss some of the stories that hit the news. So here’s a brief rundown of some of the stories that might have slipped by you this week… More...

Build more bloody houses - Little

New research shows that investment in affordable housing leads to social and economic gains – just as the Labour Party ramps up its calls for more houses to be built. More...

Final price fixing defendants get $1.5m fine

Property Brokers Limited and its director have been ordered to pay penalties of $1.5 million, for their part in a Manawatu price fixing scandal, by the High Court. More...

Stop tarring investors with speculator brush

Confusion over the difference between speculators and investors must be addressed before rental property providers are scared out of the market, a property investor advocate says. More...

NZ’s hottest suburbs: highest yield locations exposed

NZ Property Investor’s data is in and it reveals brand new hotspots as well as reliable favourites with consistently high yields. More...

Shortfall to get worse before it gets better

Pressures in Auckland’s housing market are set to intensify as the city continues to struggle to deal with the consequences of its past underbuilding, Westpac is cautioning. More...

Auckland no longer least affordable

Think Auckland has the most unaffordable housing in New Zealand? Think again. It’s now the Central Otago Lakes region. More...

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