News archive for 2018

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December 2018

12 Dec 2018   What lies ahead in 2019

11 Dec 2018   Has the sun set on holiday rentals?

10 Dec 2018   New record for Wellington prices

7 Dec 2018   Ring-fencing Bill hits Parliament

5 Dec 2018   Sales surge up in Super City

5 Dec 2018   Strong value growth in affordable centres

4 Dec 2018   COMMENT: Setting policies good practice for landlords

3 Dec 2018   Queenstown price chill post-ban

November 2018

30 Nov 2018   Climate change insurance threat

30 Nov 2018   Boom times for Auckland consents

30 Nov 2018   Late Cycle Growth in Kapiti Coast & Horowhenua

29 Nov 2018   Wellington rents riding high

29 Nov 2018   COMMENT: Embedded networks - what to watch out for

28 Nov 2018   LVR easing will prompt modest growth

28 Nov 2018   LVR restrictions eased for investors

27 Nov 2018   Halt to apartment law reform plan

26 Nov 2018   CGT would be repealed under National

26 Nov 2018   Belief in rental investment returns cools

23 Nov 2018   Court of Appeal rules against price fixers

22 Nov 2018   Migration at lowest since 2015

22 Nov 2018   Growth in NZ demand for co-working space

21 Nov 2018   COMMENT: War on tenancies should stop

20 Nov 2018   Spring magic makes for price rises

19 Nov 2018   Insurance essentials

16 Nov 2018   Fierce opposition to tenancy proposals

15 Nov 2018   Landlords to bear letting fee costs

15 Nov 2018   Rates fall boosting housing market - Westpac

14 Nov 2018   Sales activity bounces back to life

13 Nov 2018   Infrastructure “tax” for buyers in new development

13 Nov 2018   Taking the plunge

12 Nov 2018   House buyer sentiment hits 5 year high

9 Nov 2018   PMG announces new market offer

7 Nov 2018   Defiant Wellington values keep rising

6 Nov 2018   COMMENT: Landlording is a business

5 Nov 2018   Auckland market wakes from slumber

5 Nov 2018   Talking tax

2 Nov 2018   Investor exodus unlikely

2 Nov 2018   Auckland yields improving

1 Nov 2018   Letting fees banned

1 Nov 2018   SuperCity now a buyers market

1 Nov 2018   Growth cycle not over yet

October 2018

31 Oct 2018   Changing consent landscape

31 Oct 2018   COMMENT: Reforms would increase rental shortage

30 Oct 2018   Stately southern star

29 Oct 2018   Tight supply means rent rises

26 Oct 2018   Don’t remove 90 day notice - NZPIF

26 Oct 2018   Making insurance easier

25 Oct 2018   Investor lending falls in September

25 Oct 2018   COMMENT: Have we hit the bottom?

24 Oct 2018   Time to ease LVRs - ANZ

23 Oct 2018   Is commercial the answer?

19 Oct 2018   Cooling migration pressure

18 Oct 2018   Housing affordability improves

17 Oct 2018   First home buyers pace setters: CoreLogic

17 Oct 2018   COMMENT: Clear the red tape - get 100,000 houses

17 Oct 2018   Capital price gains

16 Oct 2018   Unlawful tenancies back in Tribunal scope

15 Oct 2018   Small beginnings, big dreams

13 Oct 2018   Tribunal to adopt Gluckman's meth standard

12 Oct 2018   COMMENT: Reform word games

12 Oct 2018   LVR easing talk grows

11 Oct 2018   September sales at 7 year low

10 Oct 2018   Calls for property management regulation grow

9 Oct 2018   COMMENT: What “bad tenant” tales are really saying

8 Oct 2018   Front-footing change

5 Oct 2018   End is nigh for letting fees

4 Oct 2018   Time for apartment law reform

3 Oct 2018   Supply increase puts hold on prices

3 Oct 2018   Values holding pattern

2 Oct 2018   Shortage driving Hamilton values

2 Oct 2018   New Housing Ministry opens doors

1 Oct 2018   Spring listings deluge

September 2018

28 Sep 2018   Auckland consents reach record levels

28 Sep 2018   Jail for Waldorf Celestion Apartment developers

27 Sep 2018   Investor lending activity still subdued

26 Sep 2018   New group to battle reforms

25 Sep 2018   Summer rent rise starts early

25 Sep 2018   Addressing tenancy law reform

24 Sep 2018   Lessons from the GFC

21 Sep 2018   Get ready for CGT warfare

21 Sep 2018   Migration drops to 2015 level

20 Sep 2018   No firm call on CGT

17 Sep 2018   Price decline continues - TMP

17 Sep 2018   Regions revving up

13 Sep 2018   First Auckland price increase in six months

12 Sep 2018   Landlords don’t make excessive profits – Tywford

10 Sep 2018   Life changers

9 Sep 2018   Rental WoF won't help affordability

7 Sep 2018   Lower vacancy rates in “green” buildings

6 Sep 2018   Modest market a-changing

5 Sep 2018   Prices up despite subdued market

4 Sep 2018   Proposed Healthy Homes standards out

4 Sep 2018   Game of two halves

August 2018

30 Aug 2018   Auckland consents at 2nd highest ever

28 Aug 2018   Airbnb room rental is subletting

27 Aug 2018   Balance needed in tenancy reforms

27 Aug 2018   Tenancy law reform proposals announced

27 Aug 2018   Shore attractions

24 Aug 2018   Rents poised to skyrocket this summer

23 Aug 2018   Bond, insulation breaches prove costly

22 Aug 2018   A different system: the rental market in Scandinavia

21 Aug 2018   Migration drops more than expected

20 Aug 2018   Auckland prices take a slide

20 Aug 2018   Storing up value

17 Aug 2018   Shortage reshapes Hamilton market

16 Aug 2018   Caution behind muted expectations

15 Aug 2018   Foreign buyers now banned

15 Aug 2018   REINZ data suggests "buyers' market" in Auckland

13 Aug 2018   Manawatu property man

10 Aug 2018   Failure to provide heating costs

9 Aug 2018   Reserve Bank springs surprise with dovish OCR forecast

8 Aug 2018   Proof rent can be paid crucial

8 Aug 2018   Slow rise for Auckland rents

8 Aug 2018   Rate hike challenge looming

6 Aug 2018   How to profit from the new plan

3 Aug 2018   Auckland sales, listings down

3 Aug 2018   Bed tax diminishes value of Airbnb rentals

2 Aug 2018   Tenant turnover trending down

1 Aug 2018   Strength in lower-end of market

1 Aug 2018   Stock on market falls further

July 2018

31 Jul 2018   Development fraudsters guilty

31 Jul 2018   Consents down yet construction growth forecast

30 Jul 2018   Record winter rent growth

30 Jul 2018   Southern charms

27 Jul 2018   Overseas buyers in 22% inner Auckland sales

27 Jul 2018   Higher meth test levels, lower premiums

25 Jul 2018   No insulation grants for landlords

23 Jul 2018   Meth report bombshell: what it means

20 Jul 2018   Migration flow lowest since late 2015

19 Jul 2018   KiwiBuild success would slow market - TMP

17 Jul 2018   Soft market due to more than winter chill

16 Jul 2018   It makes sense to rent

13 Jul 2018   Govt steps up building programme

13 Jul 2018   Flawed rental policy not the answer

12 Jul 2018   Rental “fix” plan not realistic

12 Jul 2018   Tribunal sticks to existing meth standard

11 Jul 2018   Real estate agent admits Izone Park fraud

11 Jul 2018   Housing infrastructure loans announced

9 Jul 2018   Inner Auckland rising star

9 Jul 2018   Avoid the one bank trap

6 Jul 2018   New alliance to up property manager standards

4 Jul 2018   SuperCity market down but not out

4 Jul 2018   Tax working group agrees property fairly taxed

4 Jul 2018   Winter chill settles on market

3 Jul 2018   Auckland listings plummet

2 Jul 2018   Is vaping a new risk for landlords?

June 2018

29 Jun 2018   Auckland consents reach 15 year high

27 Jun 2018   Short term rental industry thriving

25 Jun 2018   Energy city powering on

22 Jun 2018   Four year high in migrant departures

22 Jun 2018   Foreign buyer ban hangover pending

20 Jun 2018   Correct facts on tax & rental properties - NZPIF

20 Jun 2018   Queenstown tops NZ rent ranks

19 Jun 2018   Tax changes would slash house prices

18 Jun 2018   Demand cools in Auckland

18 Jun 2018   To have and to hold

14 Jun 2018   Auckland market fall continues

13 Jun 2018   Developers keen on KiwiBuild tender

12 Jun 2018   Auckland supply drive at risk

11 Jun 2018   Getting to grips with leases

8 Jun 2018   New Housing “super” Ministry coming

8 Jun 2018   Higher meth test levels for REA

7 Jun 2018   Overseas buyer rise due to proposed ban

7 Jun 2018   Tackling meth uncertainty

7 Jun 2018   Southern market values star

6 Jun 2018   Signs of life in sales rise

5 Jun 2018   Young investor success stories

1 Jun 2018   Supply pressure building

May 2018

31 May 2018   Proceed with caution on meth

30 May 2018   Townhouse consents surge

29 May 2018   Meth relief for landlords

29 May 2018   Rock steady performer

28 May 2018   Bleak investor predictions premature

28 May 2018   Asbestos duties clarified

25 May 2018   Investor mortgages creeping up

24 May 2018   Getting landlord cover right

23 May 2018   Jail for dodgy property consultant

23 May 2018   Regulate property managers - REINZ

22 May 2018   Airbnb profits for landlord not tenant

22 May 2018   Soft rebound for price optimism

21 May 2018   Migration hits two year low

21 May 2018   Pinning down value

21 May 2018   Regional rents soar

18 May 2018   Landlords left in cold on insulation

17 May 2018   Budgeting to build

16 May 2018   Property investing popular with MPs

15 May 2018   Auckland rent rise shock

14 May 2018   Taking control of his future

11 May 2018   Sales activity soft but stabilising

9 May 2018   Speak up on negative gearing changes

9 May 2018   NZ’s two speed market

8 May 2018   Investors staying, not going

7 May 2018   Tiny house big investment

4 May 2018   Keep on top of maintenance issues

3 May 2018   More choice for Auckland buyers

2 May 2018   Values moderation ahead

1 May 2018   Lightening landlords’ workloads

1 May 2018   Consents up but trend slowing

1 May 2018   Super City listings decline

April 2018

30 Apr 2018   Deals in Christchurch City Centre

27 Apr 2018   Apartments offer better deals

26 Apr 2018   Industrial rents on the rise

24 Apr 2018   Tax policy could heighten rental crisis

24 Apr 2018   Migration trend continues to ease

23 Apr 2018   Making the switch

20 Apr 2018   Time to tackle asbestos

19 Apr 2018   Tenant damage liability changes unfair

18 Apr 2018   Tenant damage liability: the Select Committee speaks

17 Apr 2018   Super City market stagnates

16 Apr 2018   Rent rise no surprise

16 Apr 2018   Invercargill property magnate

13 Apr 2018   Auckland shortage to get worse

11 Apr 2018   Buyer demand cooling

11 Apr 2018   Time to talk tax

10 Apr 2018   Opportunities in SuperCity CBD market lull

10 Apr 2018   First woman president for NZPIF

9 Apr 2018   Don’t neglect tenant safety

9 Apr 2018   Meth contamination demystified

5 Apr 2018   SuperCity March sales at 8 year low

5 Apr 2018   City markets take value growth hit

4 Apr 2018   Landlords top property managers for tenants

4 Apr 2018   Regions outshine main centres

3 Apr 2018   South Auckland growth imminent

March 2018

29 Mar 2018   No more negative gearing

29 Mar 2018   Auckland densification boosts consents

28 Mar 2018   CGT by stealth

28 Mar 2018   Rethink letting fees ban

26 Mar 2018   Rents soar in the Super City

26 Mar 2018   Commercial outlook 2018

23 Mar 2018   Auckland unattractive to investors - ANZ

22 Mar 2018   Letting fees to go

21 Mar 2018   Affordable housing in Auckland now doable

21 Mar 2018   Drop off in migration flows

21 Mar 2018   Values soar but options remain

20 Mar 2018   Brighter price outlook - Colliers

19 Mar 2018   Auckland’s hottest suburbs

19 Mar 2018   Sorted for retirement

16 Mar 2018   Rental property lure for first home buyers

14 Mar 2018   Prices, sales bounce up - REINZ

13 Mar 2018   Taskforce must maintain momentum

12 Mar 2018   To buy or to build?

9 Mar 2018   Shock awaits for tax avoiders

8 Mar 2018   Boosting Auckland housing development

7 Mar 2018   Masonry fix timeline extended

7 Mar 2018   Go regional for gains

6 Mar 2018   Embrace work space changes

5 Mar 2018   Sellers lower price expectations

5 Mar 2018   Rotorua more than bubbling along

2 Mar 2018   Costs impact on consents

1 Mar 2018   Market blues for investors

February 2018

28 Feb 2018   Migration resilience means no demand let-up

28 Feb 2018   Bright line test extension fast tracked

26 Feb 2018   Rents on the rise

26 Feb 2018   Top 10 tips for managing commercial tenants

23 Feb 2018   Capital prices hit record high

21 Feb 2018   Housing risks to peak in 2018

21 Feb 2018   Greater flexibility for earthquake fund

20 Feb 2018   Price expectations hit new low

19 Feb 2018   Throwing out the rulebook

15 Feb 2018   Extension to bright line test on the way

15 Feb 2018   Don’t count on the housing market recovery

13 Feb 2018   Stocktake offers no solutions

12 Feb 2018   Tenancy law reform needed: housing stocktake

12 Feb 2018   What’s driving the market?

9 Feb 2018   SuperCity values on the rise

7 Feb 2018   Reassessing Capital rental squeeze

5 Feb 2018   Slow start for Auckland

5 Feb 2018   Hot in Queenstown

2 Feb 2018   Slow, halting growth path for consents

2 Feb 2018   Migration tide continues to turn

1 Feb 2018   No go for rent controls

1 Feb 2018   Cooler days for former hot spots

January 2018

31 Jan 2018   Rental squeeze to intensify

29 Jan 2018   Making the right call

26 Jan 2018   Falling affordability the norm

24 Jan 2018   Loss making sales on the rise

22 Jan 2018   Supply answer to affordability problem

22 Jan 2018   Make $$$$ from extra space

19 Jan 2018   Investor confidence slumps

18 Jan 2018   Little relief for buyers - REINZ

17 Jan 2018   Landlords: don’t overlook smoke alarms

16 Jan 2018   Reckless damage by tenants not intentional

15 Jan 2018   Year of the yield

12 Jan 2018   15 year high for Auckland consents

12 Jan 2018   Reducing pet rental risks

11 Jan 2018   Slow growth trend takes hold

10 Jan 2018   Healthy homes in everyone’s interest - APIA

10 Jan 2018   Opening rental doors to pets

8 Jan 2018   Falling sales, rising prices for Super City

5 Jan 2018   Nelson values hold firm

4 Jan 2018   Housing stock on market building

3 Jan 2018   Looking ahead to 2018

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