News archive for 2008

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December 2008

22 Dec 2008   Bargain bonanza in coastal holiday towns

19 Dec 2008   Era of the shrewd investor

17 Dec 2008   Kiwis looking to property again

17 Dec 2008   Officials paint gloomy picture

16 Dec 2008   Things looking up for property investors

16 Dec 2008   Tauranga: Bargains in the bay

12 Dec 2008   Numbers speaking volumes

11 Dec 2008   Median house price edges higher in November: REINZ

11 Dec 2008   Residential Highlights – November 2008

11 Dec 2008   Time to go down under

9 Dec 2008   Default on rental debt leaving landlords out of pocket

8 Dec 2008   Average house price falls for a second month

8 Dec 2008   Main urban areas commentary: QV

4 Dec 2008   Auckland property sales fall

4 Dec 2008   Rates down, down, down - market up?

4 Dec 2008   OCR reduced to 5%

3 Dec 2008   Mortgagee website a hit

3 Dec 2008   Creating Cash Flow

3 Dec 2008   Tenants can now pay rent online

1 Dec 2008   Investors looking for property in Manakau

November 2008

28 Nov 2008   Pouncing on problems

28 Nov 2008   Building approvals fall to record low

27 Nov 2008   Home loan report: Longer fixing now an option

27 Nov 2008   ANZ and NBNZ make borrowing harder

25 Nov 2008   Leap in Tenancy Tribunal applications

24 Nov 2008   Property affordability improves as loan costs fall

24 Nov 2008   BNZ takes rate war to six-month term

22 Nov 2008   Shaking up property management

20 Nov 2008   Rotorua: Hot opportunities

19 Nov 2008   Flat-fee property management has come to NZ

18 Nov 2008   Property sales record slump in first half

14 Nov 2008   Market bites online victim

14 Nov 2008   New govt brightens outlook for property market

14 Nov 2008   [Book] How to Sell a House Fast in a Slow Real Estate Market

13 Nov 2008   Median house price rises in October: REINZ

13 Nov 2008   REINZ residential highlights – October 2008

10 Nov 2008   NZ average house price fall 6.8% in October: QV

10 Nov 2008   Main urban areas commentary: QV

6 Nov 2008   October slow, but prices rebound

6 Nov 2008   November ready for action in market

6 Nov 2008   Playing the waiting game

5 Nov 2008   Waikato: A bellweather property market?

4 Nov 2008   IRD starts crackdown on property investors' LAQCs

October 2008

31 Oct 2008   More rental properties needed

31 Oct 2008   Private landlords to play greater role

31 Oct 2008   Property investment gets reality check

29 Oct 2008   Rates dropping while funding dries up

27 Oct 2008   Dunedin pair named top landlords

24 Oct 2008   Your investments in the hands of politicians

24 Oct 2008   OCR drop good news for investors

24 Oct 2008   Fear factor to fade

23 Oct 2008   OCR reduced to 6.5%

17 Oct 2008   Investors starting to pick up pace

17 Oct 2008   [Toolbox] Warning: Potential hazards ahead

17 Oct 2008   The cuts are coming

13 Oct 2008   Average house price falls in September: QV

13 Oct 2008   Main urban areas commentary: QV

10 Oct 2008   NZ house sales rise from 26-year low; prices steady: REINZ

10 Oct 2008   Residential Highlights – September 2008

10 Oct 2008   Oz v Kiwi Property investing

9 Oct 2008   Nelson: Under the sun

8 Oct 2008   Demand for greener living growing

8 Oct 2008   Tumultuous times continue for lenders

6 Oct 2008   Auckland home sales pick up with Spring

3 Oct 2008   Building code red tape cut

2 Oct 2008   Beginning of the end for fixed rates?

2 Oct 2008   [DVD] Building Real Estate Wealth in Changing Property Markets

September 2008

30 Sep 2008   Non-bank lenders withdrawing rates due to US markets

30 Sep 2008   Fix for a year, rates heading lower

30 Sep 2008   Building approvals fall to 22-year low

29 Sep 2008   New tenancy checking service launched

26 Sep 2008   The business of property investing

25 Sep 2008   RTA amendments on hold yet again

25 Sep 2008   Kiwibank cuts two-year rate below 8%

23 Sep 2008   Possible compensation for landlords over P

19 Sep 2008   What economists miss

19 Sep 2008   Keep fixing short and sweet

18 Sep 2008   [Book] Create Wealth

12 Sep 2008   Tribunal forced to rehear case

11 Sep 2008   Property Investors Show Resilience in Slump: Survey

11 Sep 2008   OCR reduced to 7.5%

11 Sep 2008   National to look after investors

10 Sep 2008   NZ house sales sink to 26-year low

10 Sep 2008   REINZ residential highlights - August 2008

10 Sep 2008   NZ property investors undeterred, seek new houses

9 Sep 2008   34,000 bonds unclaimed

8 Sep 2008   QV residential highlights

8 Sep 2008   Sellers drop house prices for buyers

5 Sep 2008   Heat rising in housing policy

5 Sep 2008   Real Estate Agents Bill passed

4 Sep 2008   Surge in central city rental levels

3 Sep 2008   Auckland house sales fell in August

1 Sep 2008   September issue – available now

1 Sep 2008   Manawatu: Rural riches

August 2008

29 Aug 2008   What drives the property market?

29 Aug 2008   Call for clarity over grounds for eviction

28 Aug 2008   $1b insulation fund launched

27 Aug 2008   Canterbury economy on top

27 Aug 2008   Steaming ahead head act

22 Aug 2008   Battle of boffins and buyers

22 Aug 2008   Take part in our survey for property investors

21 Aug 2008   Prepare for action

20 Aug 2008   Slow but steady improvement

20 Aug 2008   Tweaking of mortgage rates continues

20 Aug 2008   Housing market optimism picks up

15 Aug 2008   You make up your mind what is happening

15 Aug 2008   No upturn ahead

14 Aug 2008   Home loan report: On the home straight for cuts?

12 Aug 2008   Property market recovers in July: REINZ

12 Aug 2008   Residential Highlights – July 2008

12 Aug 2008   Book: A Greener House

11 Aug 2008   What's happening to house prices in your region?

11 Aug 2008   Property values continue to decline: QV

8 Aug 2008   Should the rules around property change?

7 Aug 2008   Home loan report: Fragile market

6 Aug 2008   Auckland house prices fell in July

5 Aug 2008   Book: Forecasting for Real Estate Wealth

4 Aug 2008   Sales climbed, prices slipped

4 Aug 2008   August issue - available now

4 Aug 2008   Toolbox: Xero for property investors

1 Aug 2008   Surviving the downturn

1 Aug 2008   Agents bill heads towards law

1 Aug 2008   Rising rents affecting owner occupation

July 2008

31 Jul 2008   CBS comfortably riding out recession

30 Jul 2008   Bollard defends inflation targeting as economy shrinks

30 Jul 2008   Rate cut provides lid

30 Jul 2008   New website a one stop shop or waste of time?

25 Jul 2008   Mexican stand-off easing?

25 Jul 2008   Toolbox: Mapping for treasure

24 Jul 2008   OCR reduced to 8.00%

23 Jul 2008   A lingering problem

23 Jul 2008   Negative forces consolidate

17 Jul 2008   Bearish sentiments

17 Jul 2008   Confidence in rental property crashes

16 Jul 2008   Mortgage applications fall 21% in first half, Veda says

16 Jul 2008   Home loan report: Rollercoaster rates

15 Jul 2008   Queenstown puts it in perspective

14 Jul 2008   Almost no house price growth: QV

14 Jul 2008   QV urban areas highlights - June 2008

11 Jul 2008   The end is nigh

11 Jul 2008   What’s on the cards

11 Jul 2008   REINZ residential highlights - June 2008

9 Jul 2008   Mass moves to commission-based agencies

8 Jul 2008   Home loan report: Make it short!

8 Jul 2008   Silver lining for property managers

7 Jul 2008   Hamilton: Dabbling in the river city

7 Jul 2008   July issue - available now

4 Jul 2008   Keep your PI hat on and keep it Kiwi

3 Jul 2008   Auckland house prices fall; pain ‘still in pipeline’

3 Jul 2008   Increase in private landlords

3 Jul 2008   Surprise! Funding costs rise again

2 Jul 2008   NZ vs OZ: What's better?

June 2008

27 Jun 2008   Retreating residential rents

27 Jun 2008   Toolbox: Easy as tax

27 Jun 2008   One of the biggest challenges facing property investors

26 Jun 2008   Rate changes slowing to a trickle

23 Jun 2008   Unexpected fall in rents

20 Jun 2008   RTA rewrite a long time coming but is it foolproof?

18 Jun 2008   Home Ownership Trust launched

16 Jun 2008   Commercial returns out in front

12 Jun 2008   P-labs flourish in managed rental properties

12 Jun 2008   Immigration doesn't affect property prices

12 Jun 2008   Looking at the bigger picture

12 Jun 2008   Mexican stand-off in housing market

11 Jun 2008   Property market holds up in May: REINZ

11 Jun 2008   REINZ residential highlights – May 2008

10 Jun 2008   Toolbox: QV Insider

9 Jun 2008   QV regional highlights

9 Jun 2008   House prices down and expected to keep falling

5 Jun 2008   Rate cuts predicted, but beware

5 Jun 2008   Auckland property volumes down but prices up

5 Jun 2008   Flurry of rates

5 Jun 2008   OCR unchanged, but coming down sooner than expected

4 Jun 2008   Book: NZ Real Estate Investors' Secrets 2nd Edition

3 Jun 2008   June issue - available now

2 Jun 2008   Dunedin: Mecca of the South

May 2008

30 May 2008   Bill introduced to modernise unit titles law

30 May 2008   Greater protection under new RTA bill

29 May 2008   Home loan report: Budget stalls rate relief

28 May 2008   Shared equity pilot getting mixed reactions

19 May 2008   Vendor in trouble over false advertising

16 May 2008   Final funding for Pegasus secured

15 May 2008   It's raining rate relief!

13 May 2008   Book: Commercial Real Estate Investing

12 May 2008   REINZ Residential Highlights - April 2008

12 May 2008   Residential property sales slump further: REINZ

12 May 2008   Further signs property values easing

12 May 2008   Wellington house prices hold up best

8 May 2008   Buyers and sellers in a tug-of-war

8 May 2008   All just a bunch of rose-tinted glasses?

7 May 2008   Property investment yields down, but optimism remains

6 May 2008   Housing implosion confirmed: Broker

6 May 2008   North vs South: Battle of the mighty Ws

6 May 2008   Auckland property prices continue to hold, despite low volume

5 May 2008   May issue - available now

1 May 2008   Bill to modernise apartment laws on its way

1 May 2008   DIY rules aimed at eliminating building rogues

1 May 2008   Now for some good news

April 2008

30 Apr 2008   Home loan report: hope at last

29 Apr 2008   'Slight' oversupply of houses will help keep prices down

24 Apr 2008   Market perceives that Bollard softens the rhetoric

23 Apr 2008   Should you sell?

23 Apr 2008   Investors lose confidence in rental property

19 Apr 2008   No rate relief likely this week

17 Apr 2008   They're off again

17 Apr 2008   CD: Mentored by the Property Masters

16 Apr 2008   Free advice for Blue Chip investors

15 Apr 2008   Students next door bad for your wealth

14 Apr 2008   Average property price will fall to $300,000: economist

14 Apr 2008   Tauranga stays on top

11 Apr 2008   What's the deal with packaged property?

11 Apr 2008   Black March for bottom end of property market

11 Apr 2008   REINZ Residential Highlights - March 2008

11 Apr 2008   Dalziel lines up Blue Chip advisers

10 Apr 2008   Blue Chip goes into liquidation

9 Apr 2008   Home loan report: Relative calm restored for now

9 Apr 2008   Tax department rules on deducting accountancy fees

8 Apr 2008   Bargain hunters start to appear: Survey

7 Apr 2008   Regional review: Our best-kept secret

5 Apr 2008   Auckland house prices bad sign

4 Apr 2008   Grim news in Auckland property market

4 Apr 2008   The housing market is over valued - so what?

4 Apr 2008   Tenants stay longer in energy efficient houses

4 Apr 2008   House prices 30% over-valued: BNZ

4 Apr 2008   April issue - available now

3 Apr 2008   Home loan report: Glimmer of hope?

1 Apr 2008   Wairarapa: Our best-kept secret

1 Apr 2008   Property investors refocus on cash flow

March 2008

26 Mar 2008   Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

26 Mar 2008   Rates up, up and away

25 Mar 2008   Landlords pushing up rents

20 Mar 2008   Confidence placed in Blue Chip liquidator

20 Mar 2008   Harcourts' sales down over 30%

19 Mar 2008   Book: Property Law - A NZ Investors Guide

19 Mar 2008   Home loan rates up and rising

18 Mar 2008   Falling market offers opportunities for investors

17 Mar 2008   Property investors beware - IRD investigation starting

16 Mar 2008   Go Mr Common Sense

13 Mar 2008   Possible new rules for packaged property

13 Mar 2008   Housing market not a good look for Govt

12 Mar 2008   REINZ residential highlights - February 2008

12 Mar 2008   February residential property market on the edge - REINZ

12 Mar 2008   Time to regulate sellers of packaged property

12 Mar 2008   Blue Chip investors told to hang in there

11 Mar 2008   Not all bad news for property market

10 Mar 2008   Slowdown continues for property values

10 Mar 2008   QV commentary shows values dropping

6 Mar 2008   Auckland produces buyers' market in February

6 Mar 2008   Stark reality of housing market decline

6 Mar 2008   The official cash rate (OCR) will remain unchanged at 8.25%.

4 Mar 2008   New IRD tax book available now

3 Mar 2008   Regional review: Gold on the wild West Coast?

3 Mar 2008   March issue - available now

2 Mar 2008   Where to for rates?

2 Mar 2008   Falling homeownership rate changing rental market

February 2008

28 Feb 2008   Home loan report: Rates still on the rise

25 Feb 2008   Book: Lost Property - 20th Anniversary Edition

22 Feb 2008   Blue Chip liquidators "delighted" with Bryers offer

21 Feb 2008   Interest bill for house doubled

21 Feb 2008   Housing market is swinging in buyers' favour: survey

21 Feb 2008   North Canterbury property in demand

20 Feb 2008   Pressure building on Blue Chip

18 Feb 2008   Joneses' liquidation put down to cash shortage

18 Feb 2008   Investor confidence down

17 Feb 2008   The Joneses gone by lunchtime

16 Feb 2008   [The Landlord asks...] Is there a place for Blue Chips?

15 Feb 2008   Is there a place for Blue Chips?

15 Feb 2008   Down and out? Maybe not...

13 Feb 2008   REINZ reveals poor January performance

13 Feb 2008   REINZ Residential commentary – January 2008

12 Feb 2008   Affordable housing initiatives good for investors

12 Feb 2008   Home loan report: Volatility abounds

12 Feb 2008   Govt plans to pump up housing market

12 Feb 2008   Book: Commercial Real Estate Investor’s Guide

11 Feb 2008   Property prices could go backwards: QV

11 Feb 2008   QV commentary shows Wellington still on top

10 Feb 2008   Housing market screeching to halt

10 Feb 2008   Financing property deals getting harder

10 Feb 2008   Auckland house sales take a big hit

8 Feb 2008   Inspection photos may breach tenants’ privacy

8 Feb 2008   Cow cockies go coastal

7 Feb 2008   APIA calls ‘communications’ meeting

5 Feb 2008   Central Auckland: Humming in the hub

5 Feb 2008   Investors pushing locals out of Murupara

4 Feb 2008   Mortgage rates fall, but for how long?

1 Feb 2008   Gauges looking like a Grimm fairy tale

1 Feb 2008   A glimmer of hope for borrowers

January 2008

30 Jan 2008   Book: The Truth About Positive Cashflow Property

29 Jan 2008   An election for property investors

29 Jan 2008   Ringfencing property losses on agenda again

24 Jan 2008   Reading the OCR tea leaves

24 Jan 2008   OCR remains unchanged at 8.25%.

23 Jan 2008   Harcourts takes over management of Bluechip properties

22 Jan 2008   Doesn't property look safe

21 Jan 2008   Book: Trusts A Kiwi Sham?

20 Jan 2008   Not a lot of good news for borrowers

16 Jan 2008   Rent yields at highest level since Feb

16 Jan 2008   Property market drop might not only be down to holidays

16 Jan 2008   REINZ Residential Highlights – December 2007

14 Jan 2008   Book: All You Need To Know ABout Buying & Selling Your Home

14 Jan 2008   QV commentary shows Wellington on top

14 Jan 2008   Property values cool further

8 Jan 2008   Significant slowdown in Auckland housing market

7 Jan 2008   Auckland house prices rise 12% in 2007

7 Jan 2008   Book: Young & Singles Guide to Property Investment

7 Jan 2008   New look January issue – available now

4 Jan 2008   Wellington: Simply Steady

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