News archive for 2020

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September 2020

25 Sep 2020   Southland is tops for investors

24 Sep 2020   What the Reserve Bank's latest move means for housing

23 Sep 2020   New renters' guide for tenants

22 Sep 2020   Growth halts for Capital rents

21 Sep 2020   Call for rent caps after freeze ends

18 Sep 2020   High demand keeps pushing prices up

16 Sep 2020   COMMENT: Never a right time to invest – why buyers need to act now

15 Sep 2020   Ex-partner’s behaviour not a tenancy breach

14 Sep 2020   Expect house prices to keep rising - Westpac

11 Sep 2020   Covid be damned – the market is booming

10 Sep 2020   Real estate price-fixing saga ends with big penalty

9 Sep 2020   Interest rates not bargains driving investors

8 Sep 2020   COMMENT: Furore over Healthy Homes story misleading

4 Sep 2020   Where are properties selling most above CVs?

3 Sep 2020   COMMENT: Don’t miss your $5,000 deductions!

2 Sep 2020   Super City powers through lockdown 2.0

2 Sep 2020   Moving rent tech out of the past

1 Sep 2020   High consent issuance not expected to continue

1 Sep 2020   Market holds firm in Covid-19 storm

1 Sep 2020   Record housing stock lows round NZ

August 2020

31 Aug 2020   Consents no longer needed for low-risk work

31 Aug 2020   Online rent talk attracts ComCom attention

31 Aug 2020   Steady Southern star

28 Aug 2020   Buyer sentiment at eight year high

27 Aug 2020   Clouds remain over housing market

26 Aug 2020   Borrowing boom in July – before second lockdown

25 Aug 2020   No rent growth for first time in three years

24 Aug 2020   Routine inspection pays off

20 Aug 2020   Investors' market share on the rise

19 Aug 2020   Changes to RTA now in force

19 Aug 2020   Election not an issue for property buyers & sellers

17 Aug 2020   Mortgage deferral scheme extended to March

17 Aug 2020   COMMENT: Real estate possible at level three

14 Aug 2020   Covid-19 return could derail market boom

12 Aug 2020   Mortgage deferral programme to be extended

12 Aug 2020   The return of Covid-19: what it means for landlords

11 Aug 2020   How elections impact on the market

10 Aug 2020   Greens propose more landlord regulations

6 Aug 2020   Persistent RTA breaches cost landlord

6 Aug 2020   New rental laws will have unexpected outcomes

5 Aug 2020   Radical tenancy reforms now law

5 Aug 2020   Is the market resurgence coming to an end?

4 Aug 2020   Auckland sees highest sales since 2015

4 Aug 2020   ANZ eases servicing test

3 Aug 2020   Prices not impacted by new listings surge

1 Aug 2020   The final countdown

July 2020

31 Jul 2020   Queenstown rents take a nosedive

31 Jul 2020   200 issues: Top Regions Revealed

30 Jul 2020   Covid-19 fog hangs over consents increase

30 Jul 2020   COMMENT: It’s not all doom & gloom

29 Jul 2020   Mortgage holidays set for extension

28 Jul 2020   Opposition to RTA overhaul rages

27 Jul 2020   Crunch time for tenancy law reforms

27 Jul 2020   COMMENT: Extend mortgage holidays

24 Jul 2020   New urban planning rules for Councils

23 Jul 2020   Demand is keeping prices resilient

21 Jul 2020   Covid crisis will impact on market - in time

20 Jul 2020   Partner’s residence breached tenancy agreement

17 Jul 2020   Servicing tests hinder home loan market

16 Jul 2020   Mortgage demand picked to decline

14 Jul 2020   Sales, prices surge up - defying expectations

13 Jul 2020   COMMENT: Disappointment with the RTA Bill

10 Jul 2020   Select Committee green lights tenancy law reforms

9 Jul 2020   Augusta Capital takeover bid now unconditional

9 Jul 2020   Investors not rushing to sell

8 Jul 2020   Values settle into new normal

7 Jul 2020   COMMENT: A call to arms

6 Jul 2020   Advisers buoyed by strong property market

3 Jul 2020   Why the future is not bleak for the housing market

2 Jul 2020   SuperCity sales defy expectations – for now

1 Jul 2020   Consents rebound likely to be short-lived

1 Jul 2020   Four new buyers’ markets emerge

June 2020

30 Jun 2020   COMMENT: Are Airbnb hosts in breach of the RTA?

30 Jun 2020   Signs of confidence but early days yet

29 Jun 2020   Apartment views

26 Jun 2020   COMMENT: Don’t discount migration as a demand driver

25 Jun 2020   Mortgage borrowing rebounds in May

25 Jun 2020   SuperCity yields improving

25 Jun 2020   What’s going on in the rental market

24 Jun 2020   S&P forecast 10% house price fall

23 Jun 2020   Mould complaint doesn’t warrant reduced tenancy term

19 Jun 2020   Market outlook: what economists have to say

18 Jun 2020   Tenancy termination ban lifted

18 Jun 2020   Huge surge in buyer demand

17 Jun 2020   Southland comes up trumps for investors

17 Jun 2020   New-to-bank lending freeze

16 Jun 2020   COMMENT: Allow KiwiSaver for investment properties

15 Jun 2020   Market feels Covid-19 impact

12 Jun 2020   Wind up emergency tenancy provisions now - REINZ

12 Jun 2020   Trading NZPIF places

11 Jun 2020   Level one: the new normal

10 Jun 2020   Investors hunt for bargains

9 Jun 2020   $75m on offer for new developments

8 Jun 2020   What lockdown meant for landlords’ finances

7 Jun 2020   COMMENT: Will level one mean level one for residential landlords?

5 Jun 2020   Bright spots in commercial outlook

4 Jun 2020   Concerns over commercial rent dispute plan

4 Jun 2020   Bank LVR limits on hold

3 Jun 2020   Weak sales, resilient prices

3 Jun 2020   Market teeters on cliff edge - QV

2 Jun 2020   Compliance statement deadline extended

2 Jun 2020   Consents fall could have been worse

2 Jun 2020   No post-Covid-19 dent in asking prices

May 2020

29 May 2020   Major industrial development powers on

29 May 2020   Holiday hotspots: what lies ahead?

28 May 2020   Resilience needed in face of change

27 May 2020   Price expectations spiral down

26 May 2020   Mortgage lending slumps to record low in April

22 May 2020   COMMENT: Housing supply increase is being hampered

21 May 2020   Downward pressures might push investors out

20 May 2020   Rent arrears end tenancies in lockdown

19 May 2020   Rent increase freeze to change the market

18 May 2020   Navigating level two: what landlords need to know

15 May 2020   House sales plummet in lockdown

14 May 2020   How Budget 2020 supports the housing market

14 May 2020   Budget 2020: Social housing boost

14 May 2020   Industrial holdings leave Provincia in strong position

13 May 2020   OCR reaction: Reserve Bank open to lower, negative rates

13 May 2020   COMMENT: Which property markets are most vulnerable?

12 May 2020   Elephant in the room at level two

11 May 2020   There’s life in the market yet

8 May 2020   Investors expect road ahead to be tougher

7 May 2020   Real estate in level two

6 May 2020   Capital investor calls for commercial rates moratorium

6 May 2020   Market enters unknown waters

5 May 2020   Uncertain future for commercial development

4 May 2020   Contactless solution for rental viewings

4 May 2020   SuperCity sales fall 50% in lockdown

1 May 2020   Majority of MPs qualify as property investors

1 May 2020   Insurance FAQs for uncertain times

April 2020

30 Apr 2020   Reserve Bank ends LVR restrictions

30 Apr 2020   Govt considers commercial rent relief solutions

30 Apr 2020   Covid-19 could strike REITs a hard blow

29 Apr 2020   What alert level three means for landlords

24 Apr 2020   House price drops are short-lived - Alexander

23 Apr 2020   Rental market showing signs of life again

23 Apr 2020   Private property viewings allowed under level three

21 Apr 2020   Share your views on what Covid-19 means for investors

21 Apr 2020   Reserve Bank to scrap LVR restrictions

20 Apr 2020   NZPIF conference 2020 postponed

20 Apr 2020   COMMENT: The rental housing conundrum

18 Apr 2020   COMMENT: The ongoing fight for landlords’ rights

17 Apr 2020   Life at level three for residential landlords

16 Apr 2020   More relief needed for commercial property sector

15 Apr 2020   [VIDEO] Don’t expect a buyers’ market immediately

15 Apr 2020   Market strong before turbulence to come

14 Apr 2020   One in five tenancies could fall into arrears

8 Apr 2020   “No access in emergency” lease clause: putting it in context

7 Apr 2020   Tenancy reform Select Committee hearings to go ahead

7 Apr 2020   Life remains in real estate industry

6 Apr 2020   Lockdown market sentiment

3 Apr 2020   How the lockdown is affecting landlords

2 Apr 2020   Supreme Court dismisses price-fixing appeal

2 Apr 2020   COMMENT: Making sense of it all: COVID-19, the economy & property

2 Apr 2020   Auckland market booming before lockdown

1 Apr 2020   Uncertainty set to plague 2020’s market

March 2020

31 Mar 2020   Covid-19 will impact on building activity

31 Mar 2020   What lies ahead for the housing market

31 Mar 2020   South Auckland skyrockets - pre-lockdown

30 Mar 2020   Moving properties during COVID-19 lockdown

30 Mar 2020   Banks roll out mortgage holiday

27 Mar 2020   Commercial sector facing hundreds of millions in lost revenue

27 Mar 2020   Landlords’ plea: don’t unfairly target us

25 Mar 2020   Emergency rules boost tenant protections

25 Mar 2020   Covid-19 crisis: what landlords need to know

24 Mar 2020   COMMENT: Property from the trenches

23 Mar 2020   Freeze on rent rises introduced - temporarily

23 Mar 2020   Put RTA reform proposals on ice

20 Mar 2020   How to address tenant job loss in the age of coronavirus

18 Mar 2020   Battle against RTA reforms continues

17 Mar 2020   ASB slashes house price forecasts

16 Mar 2020   What coronavirus means for property investors

13 Mar 2020   New loan to boost energy-efficient housing

13 Mar 2020   Syndicates take big share of commercial purchases

12 Mar 2020   Housing market powers on – for now

12 Mar 2020   Affordability under pressure - ASB

11 Mar 2020   Get on top of boarding house rules

9 Mar 2020   National would ditch proposed rental regulations

9 Mar 2020   Will mortgage rates fall much further?

6 Mar 2020   Failure to lodge bonds earns major penalty

5 Mar 2020   More growth for co-working office space

4 Mar 2020   SuperCity sales soar up

4 Mar 2020   Values escape coronavirus contagion

3 Mar 2020   On the brink of a crisis

2 Mar 2020   Removal of no-cause notice opposed by 45% of tenants

2 Mar 2020   Drop the quarter-acre dream to address supply shortage

2 Mar 2020   COMMENT: Act against radical tenancy changes

February 2020

28 Feb 2020   Manawatu on the move

26 Feb 2020   Tenancy reform submissions due March 25

26 Feb 2020   The cost of overstaying tenants

24 Feb 2020   RTA reforms pile pressure on landlords

24 Feb 2020   Regions lead the price growth pack

21 Feb 2020   Full steam ahead for tenancy reforms

20 Feb 2020   The new face of the NZPIF

19 Feb 2020   Heartland launches reverse mortgages for investors

18 Feb 2020   Strong start for market in 2020

17 Feb 2020   Tenancy reform bill hits Parliament

16 Feb 2020   REINZ & NZPIF join up to battle RTA changes

14 Feb 2020   Government brokers to match landlords with tenants

13 Feb 2020   Rising house prices glossed over in MPS

11 Feb 2020   Rental contaminated, not damaged by meth

10 Feb 2020   Headwinds for the commercial market

7 Feb 2020   COMMENT: Checking in on insulation

5 Feb 2020   Steady demand makes for rising values

4 Feb 2020   New growth cycle for Auckland

4 Feb 2020   Don't use KiwiSaver for investment property - yet

3 Feb 2020   Could a shift in the listings shortage be coming?

January 2020

31 Jan 2020   SuperCity rents moving up - slowly

31 Jan 2020   New Plymouth possibilities

30 Jan 2020   COMMENT: The truth about flexible workspaces

29 Jan 2020   Australian giant in Augusta takeover bid

29 Jan 2020   Confidence in rental returns at new low

28 Jan 2020   Why house price growth will continue

27 Jan 2020   Looking outside the box

24 Jan 2020   Getting heating right

23 Jan 2020   Demand for rentals running hot

23 Jan 2020   A decade of property price growth

22 Jan 2020   Upping the ante on price growth

21 Jan 2020   Threat to assault ends problem tenancy

17 Jan 2020   Call for apartment law reform petition support

16 Jan 2020   Highest sales in December for three years

13 Jan 2020   Evidence needed to support Tribunal claims

9 Jan 2020   Proptech the future for commercial investment

8 Jan 2020   Auckland housing market is back

6 Jan 2020   Book excerpt: Financial Freedom - 5 Steps 5 Years

3 Jan 2020   COMMENT: What lies ahead in 2020?

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