Wednesday, October 21st 2020

What lies ahead for investors

Election 2020 is done and dusted – and a red landslide has left the Labour Party firmly in charge of the next government. But what could that mean for property investors?

Sales, prices skyrocket in defiant market

Tuesday, October 13th 2020

Sales, prices skyrocket in defiant market

It’s official: New Zealand’s housing market is going crazy – and the skyrocketing prices have left economists revising their forecasts and worried it heralds a new bubble.

No sign of investor exodus

Thursday, October 08th 2020

No sign of investor exodus

It looks as though residential landlords are not exiting the market in droves as a result of the Government’s tenancy law reforms and other investor-focused policy changes.

Are returning Kiwis really a market driver?

Tuesday, October 06th 2020

Are returning Kiwis really a market driver?

Returning New Zealanders have been touted as a major driver of housing demand going forward, but some think the flood has ended – and that will impact on the market.

Tenancy reforms, tax changes would go under National

Monday, October 05th 2020

Tenancy reforms, tax changes would go under National

Getting rid of the Government’s tenancy law reforms and tax changes that impact on rental property owners are a key feature of the National Party’s new housing policy.

Labour plans to regulate property managers

Friday, October 02nd 2020

Labour plans to regulate property managers

Property managers will be regulated and subject to a Code of Conduct to ensure they meet professional standards if the Labour Party returns to power after the election.

Booming sales in the Super City

Friday, October 02nd 2020

Booming sales in the Super City

Market activity is not letting up in Auckland with the city’s biggest real estate agency announcing that September saw the highest number of sales in a month since 2017.

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Values on the rise again - CoreLogic

Values on the rise again - CoreLogic

Thursday, October 01st 2020

Growth in property values stalled after the first lockdown – but that’s changing with signs of growth emerging in markets nationwide once again.

Resilient consent numbers surprise

Resilient consent numbers surprise

Wednesday, September 30th 2020

High numbers of residential dwelling consents are still being issued with Stats NZ’s latest data leaving economists surprised at the ongoing resilience of construction.

Southland is tops for investors

Southland is tops for investors

Friday, September 25th 2020

It seems you can’t just beat Southland for high performing investment properties, with the region coming up trumps yet again in a new REINZ report.

Covid be damned – the market is booming

Covid be damned – the market is booming

Friday, September 11th 2020

Those who were anticipating a Covid-prompted housing market collapse got it wrong with the latest REINZ data revealing strong growth in prices and sales.

Real estate price-fixing saga ends with big penalty

Real estate price-fixing saga ends with big penalty

Thursday, September 10th 2020

Price-fixing is in the spotlight, once again, after the Auckland High Court ordered two Hamilton real estate agencies to pay $4 million for engaging in it.

Interest rates not bargains driving investors

Interest rates not bargains driving investors

Wednesday, September 09th 2020

Investors’ hopes of picking up a property bargain in the post-Covid market are fading, the latest joint survey from REINZ and economist Tony Alexander reveals.

Super City powers through lockdown 2.0

Super City powers through lockdown 2.0

Wednesday, September 02nd 2020

Lockdown 2.0? What lockdown? Auckland’s residential property market sailed through the level three restrictions, according to the city’s largest real estate agency.

High consent issuance not expected to continue

High consent issuance not expected to continue

Tuesday, September 01st 2020

Over 10,000 new dwelling consents were issued in the three months to July, a rolling total not seen since the 1970s. But economists don’t expect the trend to continue.

Record housing stock lows round NZ

Record housing stock lows round NZ

Tuesday, September 01st 2020

The amount of available housing stock for sale nationwide plummeted to record lows in August – and that’s helping keep prices bubbling up.

Consents no longer needed for low-risk work

Consents no longer needed for low-risk work

Monday, August 31st 2020

Good news for those wanting to add a sleep-out, shed or carport to a property: today’s the day that consents are no longer needed for low-risk building work.

Online rent talk attracts ComCom attention

Online rent talk attracts ComCom attention

Monday, August 31st 2020

Think it’s okay to post about increasing rents on social media? Well, think again. That’s the warning contained in a Commerce Commission letter sent to property investor representatives last week.

Buyer sentiment at eight year high

Buyer sentiment at eight year high

Friday, August 28th 2020

More people now believe that it is a good time to buy a house than at any other time since 2012, ASB’s latest Housing Confidence Survey reveals.

Clouds remain over housing market

Clouds remain over housing market

Thursday, August 27th 2020

Falling mortgage rates will provide support to the housing market over the coming year – but a weakening of the market is still on the cards, according to bank economists.

Investors' market share on the rise

Investors' market share on the rise

Thursday, August 20th 2020

Concerns about the rising costs of being a landlord aren’t deterring investors with new data showing that mortgaged investors’ share of purchases surged to a four year high in July.

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